Aix-Marseille University PhD Prize

  • 2020 - Natascha Schmidt, CEM team - Environmental occurrence and fluxes of organic contaminants of emerging concern in the coastal NW Mediterranean sea and the Rhône river. Work conducted under the supervision of Richard Sempéré, CNRS researcher assigned to the MIO, and Javier Castro Jimenez, IFREMER researcher.
  • 2017 - Rémi Amiraux, MEB team - Ice biota degradation in the Arctic environment : impact of bacterial stress state on this material's preservation and burial. Work conducted under the supervision of Patricia Bonin and François Rontani, CNRS researchers assigned to the MIO.
  • 2016 - Aurélie Blanfuné, EMBIO team - Global change in the NW Mediterranean Sea : the fate of forests of Cystoseira and Sargassum, Lithophyllum rims and blooms of Ostreopsis. Work carried out under the direction of Marc Verlaque and Charles-François Boudouresque, teacher-researchers assigned to the MIO.
  • 2014 - Marion Kersalé, OPLC team - Dynamics of meso- and submesoscale oceanic processes from numerical simulations and in situ data. Work carried out under the direction of Anne Petrenko, Andréa Doglioli and Ivan Dekeyser, teacher-researchers, assigned to the MIO.
  • 2014 - Marine Lasbleiz, CEM team - Biogeochemical cycles (Si, C, N, P) in relation to nutritional dynamics of phytoplankton in the iron-fertilized region of Kerguelen. Work carried out under the direction of Bernard Queguiner, teacher-researcher, and Karine Leblanc, CNRS researcher, assigned to the MIO.

Congress Prize of the Doctoral School of Environmental Sciences

      Category Best oral presentation

  • 2018 –  Guillaume Pillot
  • 2014 - Chiara Accola

           Category Best poster

  • 2018 – Guillaume Koenig
  • 2017 – Guillaume Marchessaux

Mar Benavides, CNRS Bronze Medal 2021

Mar Benavides, IRD researcher assigned to the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanology - MIO has received the CNRS Bronze Medal 2021.

The bronze medal rewards the first works of researchers who are specialists in their field. This distinction represents an encouragement from the CNRS to pursue research that is already well underway and fruitful.


2020 - The UNESCO-L'OREAL International Rising Talent Prize

Frédéric Lemoigne received the Oustanting Early Career Scientist Award from the EGU

Frédéric Lemoigne, MIO researcher, CEM team, was awarded the Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award, 2020 Ocean Sciences (OS) Division, by the European Geosciences Union (EGU).

The EGU has nominated the 49 recipients of the division's 2020 Union Medals and Awards, Division Medals and Outstanding Early Research Career Awards. These individuals are honoured for their significant contributions to the Earth, planetary and space sciences. They will receive their awards at the EGU 2020 General Assembly, to be held in Vienna from 3 to 8 May 2020.

Grand Prize in Oceanography "Christian Le Provost" 2019 : Sophie Bonnet, 7th Laureate

The Christian Le Provost 2019 prize is awarded to Sophie Bonnet, Research Director at the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanology in Marseille.

Created in 2011, this prize is intended to reward the author of research conducted in a French laboratory for outstanding work in physical oceanography and biogeochemistry.

Louise Rousselet (OPLC team) is awarded the thesis prize of the 2019 Academy of the Marine of the Year

Her thesis subject which she defended last December was as follows:       

"Study of (sub)mesoscale circulations and their influences on the spatial distribution of biogeochemical/biological elements with coupled physical and biogeochemical in situ and satellite observations"

Managers: Andrea Doglioli and Anne Petrenko

Louise will receive her award at the Academy's formal back-to-school session on Monday, October 14. She is currently in post-doc at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, CA.

IAPSO: Mar Benavides (MIO/CYBELE) winner of the 2019 Medal for Emerging Scientist - Ocean Chemical Sciences Section

The IAPSO Early Career Scientist Medal honours Early Career Scientists for their outstanding research in the physical or chemical sciences of the oceans, and for their cooperation in international research. The IAPSO Early Career Scientist Medal is presented by the IAPSO President, every two years, at the biannual IAPSO Assembly, where the Awardee will be expected to give a talk on a scientific topic of their choice. Financial assistance to attend the Assembly will be available.

IAPSO Early Career Scientist Medal recipient 2019 - Chemical ocean science

Dr Mar Benavides, Scientific Researcher at the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development, Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography, Marseille, France is the recipient of the 2019 IAPSO Early Career Scientist medal in chemical ocean science. This is awarded in recognition of her development of original strategies, integrating disciplines, to introduce a novel and comprehensive oceanographic approach to nitrogen cycling research.

The 2019 Medal will be awarded on Friday July 12, during the IUGG General Assembly which will be held in Montreal, Canada, 8 – 18 , July 2019.

Lisa Tanet: Best poster award at an international conference

Lisa Tanet (MEB team) was awarded the prize for the best poster in the "Spotlight presentation" category at the 20th international symposium on bioluminescence and chemiluminescence held at the Cité des Congrès in Nantes, France, from 28 to 31 May 2018. This congress brought together more than 250 participants and 170 presentations (oral and poster).

BiolumReef, "Coup de cœur" award from the Jacques Rougerie Foundation Institut de France

A thesis student and two researchers from the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO/PYTHÉAS, CNRS / University of Toulon / IRD / AMU) - Lisa Tanet, Laurie Casalot and Christian Tamburini - and two architects - François Desruelles (Treex) and Olivier Bocquet (Tangram Lab) - received on Thursday 18 January 2018 at the Institut de France the "coup de cœur" prize from the jury, in the "Innovation and Architecture for the Sea" category, of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation - Institut de France international competition for their BiolumReef project.



Christian TAMBURINI (MIO) and Stéphanie ESCOFFIER (CPPM) received the 2014 Prize from the monthly magazine La Recherche

Stéphanie ESCOFFIER (CPPM) and Christian TAMBURINI (MIO) received on 21 October 2014, at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, the 2014 Research Prize from the monthly magazine La Recherche for their work on the use of the ANTARES marine telescope to monitor the movement of deep water bodies via the bioluminescence of abyssal bacteria.

Marion Kersalé receives the Marine Academy Award

Marion Kersalé received the Marine Academy Award on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the Military Academy during the Academy's formal back-to-school session, for her thesis Dynamics of oceanic processes of meso- and subméso-scale based on numerical simulations and in situ data.


Charles-François Boudouresque receives the Academy Award 2014

The International Academy of Underwater Sciences and Techniques awarded the 2014 Academy Award (Golden Trident) to Charles-François Boudouresque, Professor Emeritus at the MIO.

The ceremony took place at the University of Bologna (Italy) on 27 September 2014.


Julien Marmain, winner of the Admiral Daveluy Thesis Award

Julien Marmain, who defended his thesis in December 2013 on Coastal circulation in the North-Western Mediterranean: HF radar current measurement and coupling with a digital model, received the Admiral Daveluy thesis prize (official National Navy prize awarded by the Chief of Staff) in the "Engineering sciences" section, on Tuesday 3 June 2014 at 6.30 pm at the CESM premises at the Ecole Militaire (Paris, 7th arrondissement).