The goal of the C-CASCADES project is to gain a better understanding of the role of the continent-ocean
interface within the carbon cycle and in regulating the Earth's climate.
In the context of this project, 15 PhD students from around the world will be developing theses on the transport,
transformation and future of carbon in the Earth's water system, made up of rivers, lakes, reservoirs, coastal waters
and the open sea. One particular focus will be to quantify exchanges of greenhouse gases (GHG) such as CO2 and CH4 with
the atmosphere and their impact on climate.C-CASCADES is being coordinated by the ULB - in the hands of Pierre Regnier
from the Faculty of Science's Biogeochemistry and Earth System Modelling Department - and involves 15 scientists from research
institutions and the private sector in 8 countries.