Welcome to the SAiVE Laboratory
The SAiVE Laboratory, Spatio-temporal Analytics of isotopes Variations in the Environment, was created by Clement P. Bataille in 2017. We are in the department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Ottawa.
Growing up in a little village of southern France, close to the famous wine region of Bordeaux, I was drawn from an early age to consider the interactions of the geosphere and of the biosphere at large spatial scales. At the core of the wine making country is the notion of terroir, a land with unique geological, pedological, geographical, and climatic conditions that gives specific characteristics to the growing agricultural products. My childhood trained me to think about the natural world as a system with interconnected spheres. But it is not until I discovered isotope science, and the advances in geospatial and data science, that I understood how deep and broad I could investigate these interconnections.
Our group applies isotope and data science to solve problems ranging from understanding the habitability of the Earth across billions of years to tracking the migration of butterflies across Africa.
Clement P. Bataille
Geospatial and Data Science