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Air Quality

The Foundation supports fundamental research in the field of air quality to advance the state of the art in science, characterize the evolution of our atmosphere and its impact on human health.


supported projects since creation of Air Liquide Foundation in 2008

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Preserving Memories of High Altitude Glaciers

The Air Liquide Foundation supports "Ice Memory", an international program for preserving ice obtained from non-polar glaciers, which aims to study past climate variation. The study of this variation can improve prediction of environmental changes to come. The project is led by the Fondation Université Grenoble Alpes and other French and Italian research partners.

Ice Memory, preserving the precious heritage of ice

The purpose of the "Ice Memory" project is to create a collection in Antarctica of ice samples taken from high altitude glaciers threatened by global warming. Approximately twenty glaciers will be drilled for samples in the next twenty years, with the first samples being collected in France and Bolivia.

© Daniele Panareo
© Daniele Panareo

Measuring carbon stored in the forests of Gabon and Indonesia

The Air Liquide Foundation has undertaken two partnership with WWF France : the first one in Indonesia, for a program to reduce greenhouse gas emission caused by the destruction of tropical forests. The second one, in Gabon, aims at measuring carbon stored in the forests and studying the resilience of these forests to climate change.

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Study on the capacity of mangroves in the Indo-Pacific region to fix CO2

Mangrove’s role in the carbon cycle is essential due to its ability to transform the CO2 in the atmosphere into organic matter. The knowledge of this cycle stays partly unknowned. That’s why, the Air Liquide Foundation has decided to support, for 2 years, the IRD’s works, a European research organism, to study the complete carbon cycle.

Study of the mangrove's capacity to capture CO₂ in South Vietnam

Between land and sea, the mangrove is considered as an important ecosystem in the carbon cycle
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