In 2022, the SCOR Corporate Foundation for Science decided to co-finance, alongside BNP-Paribas and CCR (Caisse centrale de réassurance), the MINES ParisTech and INRAE (French National Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment) Geo-Learning Chair.
Chairholder: Denis Allard, Senior Researcher at INRAE | Deputy Chairholder: Xavier Freulon, Research Fellow at MINES ParisTech
In 2022, the SCOR Corporate Foundation for Science decided to co-finance, alongside BNP-Paribas, CCR (Caisse centrale de réassurance), and ANDRA (Agence nationale pour la gestion des déchets radioactifs), the MINES ParisTech and INRAE (French National Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment) Geo-Learning Chair.
Established for a period of five years (2022 to 2027), this Chair aims to develop and apply methods stemming from the recent data science revolution to the challenges created by the climate transition. More specifically, the Chair will develop models and methods in geostatistics, in the theory of extreme events, and in machine learning, with applications to environmental science, to climate, and more generally to natural hazards (floods, storms, etc.).
The Chair’s research will take the form of doctoral theses, postdoctoral contracts and master's theses written within the framework of courses taught by MINES ParisTech and specialized master's programs.
The methodological advances made by the Chair will be implemented as open-source computing tools, and the research results will be published in academic journals and widely disseminated in order to fuel scientific debate on these topics.
Geolearning Seminar, November 2023: slides [French]
Geolearning Seminar, November 2022: slides [English]