Phelma graduate embarks on unusual civil volunteer service mission
Categorie(s) : Education, Innovation & Society, News
Published : 30 November 2014
Phelma graduate Olivier Llido (class of 2012) is indulging his passion for the French Southern and Antarctic Lands on Île Amsterdam, where he arrived in early November. The 58 sq. km island in the Indian Ocean is one of the most isolated places on earth, inhabited only by the twenty or so scientific researchers Llido will be working with as part of his civil volunteer service with the French Polar Institute.
Llido will be taking part in research on the island’s fauna (like sea lions, elephant seals, and albatrosses), but his primary task will be to oversee a greenhouse gas measurement station. Because the island is so isolated, it is an ideal place for measuring gases representative of the quality of our planet’s atmosphere.