Grand Prize in Oceanography "Christian Le Provost" 2019 : Sophie Bonnet, Research Director IRD/MIO, 7th Laureate

We are pleased to announce that the jury of the Academy of Sciences has nominated the 7th winner of the Prize: Sophie Bonnet, Director of Research at the IRD at the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanology in Marseille.

Paulo Duarte, Brazilian Visiting Professor at the MIO

Paulo Duarte is a Fisheries Engineer and holds a PhD in Biometrics and Applied Statistics from the Federal Rural University of Pernambuc (UFRPE) and in Sciences from the University of Antwerp.

He is currently a professor in the Department of Statistics and Informatics at UFRPE. Member of the Laboratory of Statistical and CompUtational Modelling of Complex Natural Phenomena (LACUNA-UFRPE), he is developing two main research axes:

Fête de la Science 2019 - Le MIO in all its forms !

This year again the MIO will participate in the Fête de la Science 2019 from 11 to 13 October 2019 at the Village des Sciences de Marseille 2019, Hôtel de Ville, Place Villeneuve-Bargemon, 13002 Marseille.

4 stands

Technological innovation to reduce microplastics in the ocean presented by Mélilotus Thyssen, CNRS MIO Researcher

Plankton in all its dimensions presented by Magali Lescot, CNRS MIO Engineer

Start of the IFQM managers' tour with a first stop at the MIO in Marseille

On September 23, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Steering Committee, composed of Guillaume Saint-Onge (Director of the RQM and Professor at UQAR) and Yves-Marie Paulet (Vice-President Mer of UBO) as well as the two coordinators Sarah Granier and Coralie Pauchet, met with the MIO management and MIO professors and discussed together potential cooperation projects (Research-Traint-innovation) between France and Quebec in the field of oceanography... They visited the MIO facilities.

Amel Nouara (CEM team) will defend his thesis on: Thursday, September 26 at 11:00, Amphitheatre Océanomed (Luminy)

On the following topic: "Development of analytical tools for the quantification and isotopic study of organic compounds from biomass fires in the environment".
Thesis Director: Mr. Richard Sempéré, CNRS Research Director
Co-director: Mr. Christos Panagiatopoulos, CNRS Research Officer

Abstract :

MIO is committed to the climate

The work of climate scientists (latest IPCC synthesis published at the end of 2018) regularly highlights the harmful impact of a global warming of 1.5°C on the Earth system and all its components (climate, biodiversity, human societies).

MIO at the 14th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) in Krakow

Deep-Sea Microbes Prefer High-Pressure Lifestyles

A recent study demonstrates that deep-sea microbes prefer to maintain their high-pressure lifestyles uninterrupted when visiting researchers’ laboratories, compared to excursions where they decompress. Researchers who maintained a deep-sea Mediterranean prokaryotic community under conditions similar to its native environment obtained higher and more accurate estimates of deep-sea microbial activity levels than in comparison samples where the same microbes experienced decompression.

The M.I.O. is honored for its research for development

3 researchers from the MIO (Bernard Olivier, Emilie Strady and Isabelle Biegala) have had their research selected in the book "Science and Sustainable Development: 75 Years of Research in the South" where 116 innovative research projects for developing countries have been selected.

This book presents a very good historical retrospective on the IRD, from 1931 to the present day, at the beginning of the book, as well as on the evolution of attitudes towards science for development, introductory article by Jean-Paul Moatti.

Collaboration agreement between MIO-AMU and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (S I O)

An MoU between the M I O-AMU and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (S I O), University of California has just been signed by American officials (Margareth Lehnen), Yvon Berland and Richard Sempéré.
This agreement, like those signed with other IOCAS institutes, Quingdao China and the University of Texas, should strengthen existing collaborations and develop our student/researcher exchanges and assist in future project development.