20-30 Jul 2021 Cargèse (France)
20-31 Jul 2021 Cargèse, Corsica (France)

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The objectives of the Cargèse summer school are to provide participants with a high level interdisciplinary training on the fundamental processes and recent theoretical and methodological advances that have emerged in the study of flow, transport and biogeochemical processes in the subsurface.

Scientific Comity :

Anne de Wit (ULB, Belgium)
Philippe Davy (CNRS, France)
Marco Dentz (CSIG, Spain)
John Selker (Oregon State University, USA)
Jennifer Druhan (University of Illinois, USA)
Dani Or (ETH, Switzerland)
Damien Jougnot (CNRS, France)
Clément Roques (ETH, Switzerland)

Important dates :
Full Program : December 2020
Inscription : April 2021
Summer School : 20-30 July 2021

Features :

For this edition, we will explore in detail the role of these processes within the Critical Zone as well as with surface water -groundwater interactions. We will also present the state of the art in actual applications, such as global water management, ecohydrology, geothermal energy, CO2 storage, induced sismicity, sea water intrusions, underground remediation, risk assessment for nuclear waste storage and shale gas exploitation. 

The school is specifically designed to provide participants with different backgrounds fundamental concepts and recent advances on frontier research. Each day, the program will include 2 lectures focusing on fundamental processes (1 hour each) and 3 research seminars presenting the last research developments (45 minutes each). Hands-on will also be organized on i) numerical methods, ii) laboratory imaging, iii) innovative field sensing and monitoring in hydrogeophysics. 

Each participant will have the opportunity to present his/her current work during poster sessions. The outstanding environment of Cargèse favors informal interactions between participants and lecturers. 

Program overlook

  • Fundamental processes

Flows of one or more miscible and non-miscible phases (including issues related to unsaturated zone)
Theory of solute transport and dispersion
Reactive transport (mixing, dissolution, precipitation)
Microbiological processes: biofilm, bioatenuation and transport of microorganisms.
Chemical and physicochemical processes in pore-fluid interface: wetability, formation of colloids, ...
Surface water – groundwater interactons: hyporheic exchanges, discharge-concentration relationships.
Coupled process and non-linearities: density driven flows, hydro-mechanics, heat transfer.

  • Tools

Basic Concepts of statistics (percolation, random walk, fractal dimension).
(up)scaling techniques (dimensionless numbers, homogenization, hybrid and non-local methods).
Numerical simulation methods for processes across scales.
Statistical and stochastic distributions of parameters and reservoir properties, Geostatistical approaches, Inversion techniques.
New experimental methods for characterizing processes at the field and the laboratory scale (optical index matching, smart tracers).
Specific approaches of fractured reservoirs, fracture interaction matrix and fracture networks.
Hydrogeophysical methods



The previous editions of the Cargèse Summer School on "Flow and Transport in Porous and Fractured media" had taken place in the summers of 2005 (www.fast.u-psud.fr/~cargese), 2010 (osur.univ-rennes1.fr/cargese2010), 2015 (osur.univ-rennes1.fr/cargese2015) and 2018 (cargese2018.sciencesconf.org). 

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