Continental To coastal Ecosystems: evolution, adaptability and governance 

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LabEx COTE "Transfer and valorization" Call for projects 2014

The LabEx COTE has launched a new Call for "Transfer and valorization" projects.  The objective is to support transfer, valorization, dissemination, educational and other activities of the LabEx COTE partner units. This year, all applications will be considered upon receipt. Forms should be sent to

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Speed Searching for post-docs and PhD students June 28, 2017 at 18h30

SPIE/OSA Bordeaux Student Chapter and AquiDoc are organizing a Speed Searching for post-docs and PhD students to talk and exchange about their respective research topics in a friendly atmosphere. Based on the concept of speed-dating, this event will take place on Wednesday June, 28th at 6.30 p.m. at the A9 building in Talence (Peixotto tram stop). If you are interested in participating, please fill-in this form.

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COTE Summer School 2017COTE Summer School 2017 July 03, 2017 and July 07, 2017

The COTE Cluster of Excellence organizes its fifth international Summer School on: "Weak signals and emerging issues in ecological transition". The course will take place in Bordeaux, France, from 03 to 07 July 2017.

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Post-doc position at the University of Lorraine : Evaluation of soil quality supplemented with ashes

A 12-months post-doctoral position is available at the University of Lorraine. The objective is to evaluate the quality of soil supplemented with ashes for biomass production.

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LabEx COTE supports your training activities

At the end of 2014, the LabEx COTE launched a call for "Training" projects to support educational, training, teaching and other activities by its partner units. The activities shall be related to COTE's scientific priorities and involve at least two partner units. Applications accepted all year round. Financing: Up to 6,000 euros tax included (this allocation will not represent more than 50% of the total budget of the proposed activity).

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Three "transfer" engineer positions co-financed by the LabEx COTE every year

Three "transfer" engineer positions co-financed 50 % by the LabEx COTE are proposed. The job profile proposed by the project holder shall include transfer and valorization missions at the interface between a LabEx laboratory and a socio-economic partner (SME, local authority, manager, organization, industry, etc). Job profile proposals will be assessed by the transfer group and the Executive committee of the LabEx COTE.

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A multidisciplinary research environment

COTE aims to identify the drivers of ecosystem changes and to decipher and predict the evolution of ecosystem. It boasts complementary disciplines, ranging from environmental physics and chemistry, ecology and evolutionary sciences to economics and social sciences.

Continental To coastal Ecosystems: evolution, adaptability and governance

The evolution of human societies is closely linked to the availability of the resources and services provided by natural and domesticated ecosystems. In recent decades, the equilibrium between human societies and ecosystems has been threatened by global and local environmental changes, including human-induced climate change, a continuing increase in the amount of land cultivated, the overexploitation of natural resources, chemical pollution and the emergence of new consumer needs.

COTE comprises experts in biological, physical, chemical and socio-economical sciences to decipher and predict the responses of the ecosystems to human-induced changes and to provide predictive tools and methods to regulate or drive their evolution. These objectives are of direct relevance to the National research and innovation strategy. COTE is composed of 10 laboratories belonging to major national research institutions involved in the environmental sciences of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and numbers about 200 scientists.

Schéma CoteComplementary disciplines to identify, predict changes and responses

How ecosystems evolve

Generate predictive tools and methods for regulating or driving the evolution of ecosystems. We expect to obtain various criteria and indicators, benchmarks, evaluations of costs and benefits, develop risk perception, and establish the conditions for ensuring viable economic, social and environmental development.