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Hervé Claustre

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Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche, LOV
Institut de la Mer de Villefranche, IMEV
181 Chemin du Lazaret
06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer (France)
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Hervé Claustre

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2001-present: Senior Scientist

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LOV (UMR 7093)

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phytoplankton, carbon cycle, biological carbon pump, physical-biogeochemical coupling, bgc-argo, autonomous observations, ocean color, ocean literacy
2001-present: Senior Scientist
1990-2000: CNRS Research Scientist, Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche, France

1994: HDR in Biological Oceanography, Université Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris 6, France
1987: PhD in Biological Oceanography, Université Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris 6, France
Hervé Claustre is CNRS Senior Scientist at LOV. In 2004, he led the BIOSOPE project dedicated to the exploration of the poorly known waters of the South Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Since then, he focuses on the development of new observational techniques based on gliders and profiling floats. He is presently the co-chair of  the international BGC-Argo program  whose main objective is the operation of a sustained array of profiling floats supporting the global observation of marine biogeochemistry in the context of an ocean under increasing anthropogenic pressure. He has contributed to more than 160 articles in international peer-reviewed journals. He was awarded the CNRS silver medal in 2005 and two advanced grants from the European Research Council  (2010: remOcean; 2019: REFINE) for the development of breakthrough robotic observational approaches. He is increasingly involved in projects dedicated to promote Ocean Literacy.


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