Opening Conference of the Science Festival in the framework of Science Tuesdays
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 8:30 pm at the International University Center for Research – Hôtel Dupanloup – 1 rue Dupanloup – 45000 Orléans
Public lecture, free admission
Greenhouse gases and pollution: what are the challenges for man and our planet?
By Véronique Daële (CNRS, PRAT platform manager), Sébastien Gogo (University of Orléans, PESAt platform manager) and Andrey Sampedro Lopez (OREGES animator, Lig’Air).
The PRAT and PESAt platforms are part of the 7 innovation platforms implemented under the PIVOTS program, in which BRGM is a partner.
2017 was the hottest 2nd year the Earth has seen since the mid-19th century. This warming is due to the greenhouse effect. If there is a natural greenhouse effect that allows the Earth’s temperature to be temperate, human activity has added an additional effect since the industrial era that threatens the planet’s good balance today.
In order to understand this phenomenon and air pollution in general, it is necessary to study the impact of pollutants, particularly gaseous and particulate pollutants, such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide emitted by human activity. Studying air pollution is the goal of the PRAT platform. This platform located in the Centre – Val de Loire Region aims to study the impact on the climate and the environment of pollutants emitted by transport, heating, industrial activities. Its specificity is to be able to test pollutants in real conditions, thanks to its unique simulation chamber in Europe, Helios.