OTELo Lorraine Earth and Environment Observatory

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Last updated: 09-01-2017

The Lorraine Earth and Environment Observatory (OTELo) constitutes one of the principal centres for research and training in the national Sciences of the Universe and Environment programme.

Created in 2010 by ENSG and the Fédération de Recherche Eau-Sol-Terre(FR EST), OTELo unites almost 400 people from four major research laboratories:

  • Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques – Centre for Petrographic and Geochemical Research (CRPG)
  • Laboratoire GéoRessources – Geology and Management of mineral and energy resources.
  • Laboratoire interdisciplinaire des Environnement Continentaux  - Continental Environment Interdisciplinary Laboratory (LIEC)
  • Laboratoire Sols et Environnement - Soils and Environment Laboratory (LSE)

Its research activity is based around six themes:

  • Origins
  • Lithosphere fluids, transfers and dynamics
  • Resources
  • The Earth’s surface and tectonic-climate interactions
  • Soil evolution and processes
  • Sustainable Management

In research and innovation, OTELo is renowned for an array of geochemistry facilities that is unique in France. It also has an international reputation for expertise in the understanding and management of energy and mineral resources, and for its strong Engineering and Development initiatives with the biggest national industries.

In association with its research activities, OTELo offers an opportunity of university training in Geosciences that is unique in France.