Science-Society Interface

Climate change has become everyone’s business. At the level of regional territories, many actors (decision-makers, economic actors, civil society) are exploring and experimenting different approaches to mitigating and adapting to climate change.

One of the central missions of Futurs-ACT is to produce multidisciplinary scientific knowledge that will make it possible
to :

  • inform public decision-making to respond to complex societal issues, and
  • promote and share scientific knowledge to boost transfers to society and the climate transitions.

Scientific references, grounded expertise, and experience sharing are essential conditions to prepare pathways to adapt to future climate change.

Futurs-ACT proposes to co-create approaches at the science-society-political nexus to anticipate climate change in the territories of Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

By bridging the gap between the region’s scientific community and civil society stakeholders seeking knowledge or expertise, we aim to support the emergence and implementation of climate change adaptation projects.

These transfer-promotion projects can concern all areas of the ecological and climate transitions (e.g. technical, economic, cultural) requiring collaboration between scientists and members of civil society.

For all questions concerning this Action Group, please write to the group leads, Christine Bouisset and Denis Salles, or to the general contact email address

Denis Salles –

Senior researcher at the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAE) at the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux Centre. Coordinates research in the sociology of the environment and of public action to promote society’s anticipation of climate change, on water governance methods, citizen consultation, user empowerment mechanisms, and participatory science systems.

Christine Bouisset –

Associate professor in geography at the University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour. Her work focuses on risk management and local ownership of the challenges of climate change and ecological transitions