Task 3 of the goals contract

IFSTTAR has organised the research work of Task 3 around the interactions between humans and the environment. The issues in question are complex and, initially, involve an analysis of the impacts of human activities on the environment. These impacts are often expressed in day-to-day language by terms like “pollution”, “adverse impacts”, “reduction in biodiversity”, “environmental damage”, for example. This task’s work sets out to measure, forecast and propose ways of mitigating these impacts. But the analysis also serves another purpose, insofar as changes in our environment affect our day-to-day lives in noticeable ways. It is important to analyse these interactions to be able to foresee the ways in which we may have to alter our lifestyles. The key expressions in this context include “adapting to climate change”, “resilience to natural hazards”… Research is mainly focused on developing decision-making aid tools and tools that are necessary to adapt to the changing environment.

The four goals of this task are as follows:

  • R-3A: To observe, analyse and model climatic and natural hazards and damage to the environment
  • R-3B: To evaluate and quantify the interactions between humans and their environment
  • R-3C: To mitigate the consequences of climatic and natural hazards and impacts on the environment and health
  • R-3D: To develop forecasting and decision-making aid tools to meet the needs of society

Éléments de programmation 2017

Le programme de recherche et de développement de l'IFSTTAR 2017

Éléments de bilan et de programmation 2016

Le programme est exposé selon trois rubriques :

Appraisal and planning information 2015

IFSTTAR’s research and development programme was approved by its Scientific Council on 17 March 2015 :

By their nature, the research topics covered by IFSTTAR are cross-cutting and multidisplinary. Research also needs initiatives and trials in order to develop innovative ideas. This is why IFSTTAR has put in place cross-cutting activities and incentivized programmes.

The incentivised arrangements that are part of IFSTTAR’s own research programme or that which is run jointly with CEREMA are as follows :

  • GERI IFSTTAR Research and Discussion Groups
  • ORSI Strategic and Incentivized Research Operations
  • R2i IFSTAAR Incentivized Research

Appraisal and planning information for 2014

IFSTTAR's research and development programme was validated by the Scientific Council on 20 March 2014 :