Studies carried out during expeditions in extreme ecological environments, as well as during climatic or social crises, which act as life accelerators.



Alone or as a group, these projects are unique areas of exploration because they create paroxysmal situations, conducive to observing people in real situations over a very short time.

Our know-how is the fruit of over 20 years of experience, a committed team and a network of multidisciplinary skills to operate in all types of environments.

Indeed, scientific field expeditions in extreme environments require varied and specialized skills in domains such as team management, scientific direction and coordination, filming videos and logistics.

From the hottest desert, to polar environments, passing through tropical or cold humid jungles, and depths or high altitudes, the Adaptation Institute carries out scientific expeditions on all types of terrains and conditions, to study human adaptation capacities in facing change.



Mission Baïkal



During the 2020 winter, a team led by Christian Clot, will set off on an expedition to Lake Baïkal in Russia. On the huge frozen lake, the team will progress with temperatures as low as -40°C, to test the equipment and scientific protocols necessary to carry out Mission-20.



Mission Death Valley” (USA) – 2019



The Institute went on another mission in September 2019 to challenge the Death Valley furnace in the United States (California). Five men and five women, led by Christian Clot, went on a ten-day expedition to test new scientific protocols and various equipment, including the carts designed by our partner SODI, for the 4×30 DAY-MISSION-20. These tests, conducted under real conditions, were rich in learning experiences. They’ll enable us to get the most out of our expedition studies, in the most extreme climatic conditions.