Presenting the activities of CIRIR toward Research and Restitution to the public
For the scientists,
CIRIR is designed as a resource center. It is an impact sample facility. It installs and curates a library of impact materials collected at Rochechouart. The CIRIR sample facility is inspired at a more modest scale, by the Lunar Sample Facility curating the samples returned from the Moon, installed at NASA JSC in Houston. CIRIR builds up and curates a collection of samples returned from Rochechouart, including the cores recovered from the 2017 Drilling Campaing designed and led by CIRIR in 8 sites of the National Reserve.