15. Mai 2023    


Littoral Environnement Et Sociétés
2 Rue Olympe de Gouges, La Rochelle, 17000


The CNRS offers a PhD thesis on the subject “Supporting coastal climate adaption using a Past-to-Future approach: application to French Pacific Islands (New Caledonia, French Polynesia)” at the research laboratory UMRi LIENSs at La Rochelle (France).

The PhD thesis will contribute to address the following research questions:

  1. How to think climate adaptation to support effectively coastal territories in their efforts to
    reduce coastal erosion and flooding?
  2. Which scientific methodological protocol can be deployed to assist coastal territories in the
    design and implementation of effective and ambitious adaptation strategies?
  3. Which scientific approach can help reducing maladaptation risk?
  4. How can the reconstruction of the trajectories of exposure and vulnerability of coastal
    territories help designing effective and context-specific adaptation pathways?
  5. How to articulate scientific (Western) and local and indigenous knowledge to promote
    effective coastal adaptation strategies in post-colonial island contexts?

This PhD thesis targets a post-master’s degree student trained in social and human sciences, preferably in geography or environmental sciences at large, and having knowledge on coastal environments and climate risks, and a strong interest for interdisciplinary approaches.

Applications can be handed in via the CNRS recruitment portal.

For more information, please follow this link.