How can we adapt ourselves to the future world? Christian Clot, Explorer

As human beings, we are now facing many different kinds of changes. Climate, technology, social conditions and so on, are challenging us in a whole new way, that we had never experienced in the past centuries. And in fact, we don’t really know how our brain is able to deal with such an amount of changes. Thus, we must conduct scientific studies in real life (rather than simulations), to understand our brain’s ability to adapt and transform itself, in response to novel conditions. This is the kind of studies we perform in the “Adaptation” Institute : in extreme environments like deserts and rain forests, or inside companies. We now know a bit more about what happens to someone suddenly facing a new situation. And emotions, wonderment and decisions are some of the key elements…(Event language: English)


Christian Clot: Explorer/ researcher, CEO of Adaptation Group

For the past twenty years, French-Swiss explorer-researcher Christian Clot has devoted himself to exploring the most extreme environments of our planet.
He has completed long distance journeys and projects on all terrains, from seas to mountains, forests to deserts, examining the interaction between these environments and human adaptation capacities, with several world firsts to his credit. In 2005, he set up a project to study real-time crisis situations, which he expanded in 2014 by developing an international research group on human adaptability: “Adaptation”. The flagship project, the 4×30-Day program, examines the mechanism of human adaptation when facing changes, using an integrative approach in real extreme environments. The next phase is to bring a group of 20 people (10 women and 10 men) to the same territories for a large-scale study. He has won several awards for his work and shares his experiences through books, films and conferences, either for companies or for the general public, and he is the Vice-president of the French Explorer’s Society.
With the support of French Institute in Greece