Mistrals : IMPACTCC Spring school 2019

The spring school of the transverse action IMPACTCC from MISTRALS will take place between the 1st and 5th of April in Banyuls-sur-mer (66650). It will be about « Climate models and downscaling methods for climate change impacts studies ». During this week, participants will benefit from a theory part with courses/seminars and also practical exercices with the software R.


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Ocean acidification: consequences on ecosystems and human activities

What is ocean acidification? What are the potential consequences for economic activities? How to react? These are the questions that will be addressed during the round tables, which will bring together scientists, professional actors and associations.

This symposium will be based on field experiments and the results of scientific projects funded by the Ministry of the Environment under the "Acidification of the Oceans" programme.

Second Mediterranean Congress of Biotechnology - MCB 2


The Second Mediterranean Congress of Biotechnology will be held in Yasmine Hammamet from 16 to 20 March 2019.

GreenEdge and the Gordon Conference

Shedding Light on the Physical, Biogeochemical and Human Dimensions of Connectivity in Changing Polar Seas

As mentioned in an email this summer, we would like to hold the upcoming GreenEdge annual science meeting as side meeting to the Gordon Research Conference on Polar marine science in Tuscany (Italy) from 17-22 March 2019.

Marion Drouzy (OPLC Team) will defend her thesis on Thursday, December 12 at 9am in the Oceanomed amphitheatre

On the following subject:
"Study of the natural and anthropogenic terrigenic impact on a tropical lagoon system using a 3D hydro-sedimentary modelling approach linked to a measurement network"
Thesis Director: Christel Pinazzo, Senior Lecturer
Co-director: Pascal Douillet, Research Officer

Atmospheric and river samples collected in Vietnam

The MIO conducts studies in Vietnam in air, river and marine compartments, on fine particulate matter pollution and plastic pollution. As part of these activities, regular sampling (atmosphere, rivers, coastal, sediment) is carried out in the Mekong and Red River deltas. The objective is to establish estimates of the atmospheric and river flows of contaminants associated with these various types of pollution to the ocean.

Lea Cabrol correspondent of the IRD and MNHM in Chile

Léa Cabrol has been appointed correspondent to represent IRD in Chile. It also represents the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN).

Congratulations to Chia-Ting CHEN (EMBIO team) who defended her thesis on Monday, November 25, 2019

On the following subject:       

"Feeding planktonophagous fish from the Marseille region (northwestern Western Mediterranean)"

All MIO staff warmly congratulate her

Executive Summary

Feeding planktonophagous fish in the Marseille region (North-Western Western Mediterranean)

Thesis Director: François Carlotti, CNRS Research Director
Co-Director: Danièla Banaru, AMU Senior Lecturer

Congratulations to David Nerini (EMBIO Team) who supported his HDR on November 22, 2019

It was in front of a well-filled amphitheatre that David brilliantly presented his HDR on the following subject: "Contributions for data processing in oceanography: methodological developments and applications in functional data analysis".

Mediterranean Project A*Midex: Start of Didier Aurelle's (MIO) HoloDiv collaboration project with Algeria and Turkey

Mr. Didier AURELLE's HOLODIV project, approved by the A*Midex Foundation as part of the "Mediterranean 2018" call, began its activities in September 2019. This project strengthens Aix-Marseille's cooperation with the University of Istanbul in Turkey and Badji Mokhtar University in Annaba, Algeria.