Sandstones in Brittany



Institut des Sciences de la Terre d'Orléans


ISTO is a research laboratory in Earth Science dedicated to the external envelops of the Earth from the upper mantle to the atmosphere. Our studies focus on the heat and mass transfers at the interface between the mantle and the crust as well as between the crust and the atmosphere. Application domains of our research activities include the mineral, energy and water primary resources, the volcanic hazards, and the environmental impacts of anthropic activities. In the AUREOLE proposal, the ISTO brings its well-known expertise in experimental methods and apparatus to work on metalloids and metals within mafic magmas and to quantify hydrothermal leaching of mafic rocks under experimental conditions.


The team leader at ISTO is Giada Iacono-Marziano.