Thierry Moutin and Gérald Gregori from MIO on Radio Grenouille

Let's talk about climate change!

Gerald Gregori, oceanographer, specialized in microbiology and research fellow at the CNRS, invites Thierry Moutin, professor at the University of Aix-Marseille, specialist in the cycle of elements in oceanography.



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.

The MIO wishes Jean Blanchot, IRD researcher of the EMBIO team, an excellent retirement

It is in a friendly atmosphere that the MIO staff came in large numbers to wish Jean Blanchot an excellent retirement. Richard Sempéré first retraced Jean's career and career as a researcher at ORSTOM and then at IRD, then Jean recounted with his usual verve and humour, a few anectodes from these campani at sea and these various assignments, from New Caledonia to Madagascar and Polynesia Franciasis.
Jean will now cultivate his bees in his Aveyron land.


TONGA: the first days aboard the Atalante!

IRD in the South Pacific - First video feedback from Sophie Bonnet, oceanographer at the MIO, pilot of the TONGA mission aboard the Atalante on its way to the arc of Tonga to study the effects of underwater volcanoes on surface waters. To be continued!

 "This project is supported by A*Midex" / "This project is co-financed by A*Midex".


The nature of the exported iron plays a major role in its ocean cycle

For the first time, an international team, including our MIO colleague Thibaut Wagener, made in situ observations of bacterial iron regeneration in the mesopelagic zone - the "black" ocean where light does not penetrate - of the Southern Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. By combining these observations with numerical simulations of the PISCES biogeochemical model, the researchers highlighted the contrasting roles of biogenic and lithogenic iron in the mesopelagic zone.