A workshop co-convened by the University of Arizona and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
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The University of Arizona and the CNRS created an International Research Center (IRC) in April 2021. One of the main research themes of interest and collaboration in the IRC is the Food-Energy-Water nexus and their large-scale integration in the context of climate change. One pilot case related to this nexus is the potential development of Agrivoltaic at scale. Indeed, exciting scientific and applied questions arise when envisioning the deployment of such infrastructures at scale, i.e., hundreds of thousand hectares, in very different climatic and socio-economic contexts. Yet, it requires gathering a pluri-disciplinary research team to tackle the foreseen challenges.
In this context, the France-Arizona Institute for Global Grand Challenges and France's National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) co-convene for a 3-day workshop to be held on 25th-27th of April 2023 at the Biosphere 2 site near Tucson, Arizona.
The workshop's objectives are to develop an interdisciplinary research project to be submitted to the IRC in October 2023 that will support a cluster of 10 Ph.D. grants and to begin writing one or more position papers on this ground-breaking topic.