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OZCAR: The French Network of Critical Zone Observatories

Gaillardet, J and Braud, I and Hankard, F and Anquetin, S and Bour, O and Dorfliger, N and de Dreuzy, JR and Galle, S and Galy, C and Gogo, S and Gourcy, L and Habets, F and Laggoun, F and Longuevergne, L and Le Borgne, T and Naaim-Bouvet, F and Nord, G and Simonneaux, V and Six, D and Tallec, T and Valentin, C and Abril, G and Allemand, P and Arenes, A and Arfib, B and Arnaud, L and Arnaud, N and Arnaud, P and Audry, S and Comte, Bailly V and Batiot, C and Battais, A and Bellot, H and Bernard, E and Bertrand, C and Bessiere, H and Binet, S and Bodin, J and Bodin, X and Boithias, L and Bouchez, J and Boudevillain, B and Moussa, Bouzou I and Branger, F and Braun, JJ and Brunet, P and Caceres, B and Calmels, D and Cappelaere, B and Celle-Jeanton, H and Chabaux, F and Chalikakis, K and Champollion, C and Copard, Y and Cotel, C and Davy, P and Deline, P and Delrieu, G and Demarty, J and Dessert, C and Dumont, M and Emblanch, C and Ezzahar, J and Esteves, M and Favier, V and Faucheux, M and Filizola, N and Flammarion, P and Floury, P and Fovet, O and Fournier, M and Francez, AJ and Gandois, L and Gascuel, C and Gayer, E and Genthon, C and Gerard, MF and Gilbert, D and Gouttevin, I. and Grippa, M and Gruau, G and Jardani, A and Jeanneau, L and Join, JL and Jourde, H and Karbou, F and Labat, D and Lagadeuc, Y and Lajeunesse, E and Lastennet, R and Lavado, W and Lawin, E and Lebel, T and Le Bouteiller, C and Legout, C and Lejeune, Y and Le Meur, E and Le Moigne, N and Lions, J and Lucas, A and Malet, JP and Marais-Sicre, C and Marechal, JC and Marlin, C and Martin, P and Martins, J and Martinez, J.M and Massei, N and Mauclerc, A and Mazzilli, N and Molenat, J and Moreira-Turcq, P and Mougin, E and Morin, S and Ngoupayou, Ndam J and Panthou, G and Peugeot, C and Picard, G and Pierret, MC and Porel, G and Probst, A and Probst, JL and Rabatel, A and Raclot, D. and Ravanel, L and Rejiba, F and Rene, P and Ribolzi, O and Riotte, J and Riviere, A and Robain, H and Ruiz, L and Sanchez-Perez, JM and Santini, W and Sauvage, S and Schoeneich, P and Seidel, JL and Sekhar, M and Sengtaheuanghoung, O and Silvera, N and Steinmann, M and Soruco, A and Tallec, G and Thibert, E and Lao, Valdes D and Vincent, C and Viville, D and Wagnon, P and Zitouna, R (2018) OZCAR: The French Network of Critical Zone Observatories. In: VADOSE ZONE JOURNAL, 17 (1).

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Abstract

The French critical zone initiative, called OZCAR (Observatoires de la Zone Critique-Application et Recherche or Critical Zone Observatories-Application and Research) is a National Research Infrastructure (RI). OZCAR-RI is a network of instrumented sites, bringing together 21 pre-existing research observatories monitoring different compartments of the zone situated between ``the rock and the sky,'' the Earth's skin or critical zone (CZ), over the long term. These observatories are regionally based and have specific initial scientific questions, monitoring strategies, databases, and modeling activities. The diversity of OZCAR-RI observatories and sites is well representative of the heterogeneity of the CZ and of the scientific communities studying it. Despite this diversity, all OZCAR-RI sites share a main overarching mandate, which is to monitor, understand, and predict (''earthcast'') the fluxes of water and matter of the Earth's near surface and how they will change in response to the ``new climatic regime.'' The vision for OZCAR strategic development aims at designing an open infrastructure, building a national CZ community able to share a systemic representation of the CZ, and educating a new generation of scientists more apt to tackle the wicked problem of the Anthropocene. OZCAR articulates around: (i) a set of common scientific questions and cross-cutting scientific activities using the wealth of OZCAR-RI observatories, (ii) an ambitious instrumental development program, and (iii) a better interaction between data and models to integrate the different time and spatial scales. Internationally, OZCAR-RI aims at strengthening the CZ community by providing a model of organization for pre-existing observatories and by offering CZ instrumented sites. OZCAR is one of two French mirrors of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructure (eLTER-ESFRI) project.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to SOIL SCI SOC AMER
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Research > Interdisciplinary Centre for Water Research
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2018 11:00
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2018 11:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/61292

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