Master – Earth and Planetary Sciences, Environment (STPE)

Domain: Sciences, technologies and health in tropical environments

Course: Resources and Natural Risks of Tropical Environments (RNET): atmosphere and climate
Resources and Natural Risks of Tropical Environments (RNET): geomatics - and remote sensing

ECTS credits


level of studies
at the end of training

Baccalaureate + 5

Teaching locations

Saint-Denis – Moufia Campus

Type of training : Master

Training regime: Initial formation

Training summary

The STPE RNET Master offers to train scientists at Baccalaureate +5 level in the applied and fundamental fields of atmospheric and climate sciences or geomatics and remote sensing applied to geosciences, always in tropical regions.

Training aims

Four courses can be selected by the student:

1. Atmosphere / Climate (AC)

2. Geomatics and Remote Sensing (GT)

3. Geophysics

4. Hydrogeology, soil and environment

Note that only routes 1 and 2 are entirely in Reunion.
The training is linked to the exceptional natural specificities of Reunion and the Indian Ocean, relying on internationally recognized laboratories in the fields of observation and management of the environment, risks and territories. tropical.
Whatever the chosen path, the RNET Master emphasizes the permanent link between observation, measurements (field, laboratory, observatories, Earth observation satellites), their processing, their modeling and their operational integration . For this reason, training is shared between disciplines close to observation and fieldwork and others more quantitative.

Advantages of the training

Course also linked to the Observatory of Sciences of the Universe of Reunion (OSUR)

Participation each year in lessons and activities outside the model: The Climate fresco and geomatics days.

Targeted skills

The RNET Master has an original character due to its interdisciplinarity since it combines the knowledge necessary to understand measurement by remote sensing and geomatics instruments with various applications in the field of atmosphere, hydrology, geophysics and geography.

The skills can be implemented in the context of professions related to research, teaching and management of the environment, territories and risks in a context of climate change and adaptation.

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Summary of lessons by course

Master 1 STPE:

Common core: University and pre-professional English, remote sensing, signal processing, programming, geographic information system (GIS), statistical methods, statistical methods, internship in observatories, seminars, geophysical fluid mechanics, risk management in the environment , geochemical methods and atmospheric chemistry, modeling and numerical methods, general hydrology, professional internship.


RNET geomatics and remote sensing course (GT):

Master 1: water resources, internal geophysics, subsurface geophysics

Master 2: Earth observation by satellite, satellite image processing, geomatics and remote sensing programming, remote sensing and regional issues, environmental planning and assessments, GIS, project setup and management, research and innovation seminars, coastal risks and oceanic, land-based and hydrological risks, atmospheric risks


RNET Atmosphere and Climate (AC) course:

Master 1: meteorology, radiation and radiative transfer, climate variability and global change

Master 2: weather and atmospheric dynamics, atmospheric chemistry, climate and climate change, numerical methods and atmospheric modeling, atmospheric risks, observations and instrumentation, measurement networks


A two-month professional internship supervised in master 1 (design offices, laboratories, etc.)
A six-month master 2 research internship

Specific devices

The Master 2 of the RNET Atmosphere, Hydrogeology Soil Environment and RNET Geophysics courses are agreed with metropolitan universities so mobility is to be expected.

Conditions of access to training

On file, baccalaureate + 3 or equivalent

Continuing Studies


Career opportunities

  • Design office

  • Research

  • Environmental Agency

  • Teaching

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