Smart Environmental Sensing in Extreme Environnements – SENSE
SENSE aims at improving the monitoring and understanding of physical and biogeochemical processes at work in extreme environments, with a particular focus on polar and high-altitude ones.
Climate change and the biogeochemistry of greenhouse gases in extreme environments such as the poles and high-altitude regions remain poorly constrained, despite their global importance. The bottleneck often lies in the difficulty to access these regions and to deploy the required instruments in a reliable and cost-efficient manner.
The SENSE laboratory aims at improving the way key environmental information are obtained in such regions, by working on engineering and technologies. Driving priorities will include sensing dissolved gases (notably their greenhouse gas components) in aquatic environments using in-situ probes and to possibly improve telemetry and biologging with smarter sensors.