Responsabilités scientifiques

Since 2000

Steering Committees

  • 2008-2015 : Member of the CCRM steering committee - PACA, Sea Regional Advisory Committee for the region Provence - Alpes - Côte d’Azur
  • 2004-2009 : Member the NoE MARBEF steering committee : Marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning (report)
  • 2000-2002 : Member of BIOMARE steering committee (European concerted action : Implementation and Networking of large-scale long-term Marine Biodiversity research in Europe. Contract number : EVR1-CT2000-20002)
  • 1998-2003 : Member of the MARS steering committee (European Marine Station network), secretary and treasurer.


  • 2012-2018 : co-director of the Human-Environment Observatory (OHM) Mediterranean Littoral, Marseille
  • 2004-2011 : Head of the unit of research CNRS-Unversité de la Méditerranée, UMR 6540 – DIMAR, Diversité, évolution et écologie fonctionnelle marine, Marseille

Principal Investigator (PI)

  • 2012-2016 : Coordinator of the SeasEra project : CIGESMED : Coralligenous based indicators to evaluate and monitor the « good ecological status » of the Mediterranean coastal waters
  • 2011-2014 : Coordinator of the project PROTEKER : Effects of global change on the marine benthos and habitats in Kerguelen Islands. Establishment of a base line for ecological and genetic monitoring, protection and conservation
  • 2010-2017 : in charge at the national level of the MSFD descriptor 4 (marine trophic webs) / DCSMM [fr]
  • 2007-2009 : Co-leader of the ECOS-Sud program (EGIDE cooperation France-Chili) et CaML (Census of Antarctic Marine Life), International Polar Year (IPY) : Origin and evolution of the Antarctic benthic marine fauna : Genetic diversity and molecular divergence between congeneric species of echinoids from Antarctica and South America
  • 2000-2002 : Leader of BIOMARE WP2 Indicators of marine and coastal biodiversity at a European scale (report).


  • 2016-to date : Chair of the European Scientific Diving Panel - ESDP - The European Network of Marine Institutes and Stations
  • 2010-2013 : Chair of the Scientific Board of the CNRS-INEE (CSI INEE) - English summary - (Institute of Ecology and Environment of the National Center for Scientific Research)
  • 2008-2012 : Chair of the European Scientific Diving Panel - ESDP - Marine Board of the European Science Foundation (ESF)
  • 2007-2008 : Vice chair of the scientific commission of IFB1 (Institut Français de la Biodiversité)
  • 2006-2007 : Chair of the evaluation committee of the ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) programme for Biodiversity
  • 2005-2009 : Chair for the project GBIRM : marine genetic biodiversity, in the framework of the MARBEF NoE.


  • 2016-to date : Partner of PROTEKER :
  • 2013-to date : Member of the French Polar Environment Committee (CEP)
  • 2013-to date : Member of the National Natural Reserve of the French Southern Lands (RNN-TAF)
  • 2012-2016 : Partner of DEVOTES : DEVelopment Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good Environmental Status (download the leaflet)
  • 2012-2016 : Member of the European Scientific Diving Panel ESDP – European Marine Board
  • 2011-2012 : Member of the National Committee of Scientific Research (CoNRS), interdisciplinary commission 45 (CID 452) – Environmental systems Dynamics, Sustainable Development, Health and Society
  • 2010-2013 : Member of the committee for polar research at the CNRS-INEE (Ecology and Environment Institute)
  • 2006-to date : Member of the working group « biological resources » of the POLE MER PACA (globally oriented competitiveness cluster for Sea)
  • 2006-2008 : Member of the CCRM-PACA, Sea Regional Advisory Committee for the region Provence - Alpes - Côte d’Azur
  • 2005 : Member of the evaluation committee of the ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) program for Biodiversity
  • 2004-2008 : Member of the NoE MARINE GENOMICS-Europe (Network of Excellence)
  • 2004-2008 : Member of the scientific committee of EuroCoML : Census of Marine Life-Europe
  • 2003-2006 : Member scientific commission of IFB (French Institute for Biodiversity)
  • 2002-2005 : Member of MARBENA advisory committee : Creating a long-term infrastructure for marine biodiversity research in the European Economic area and the Newly Ascending States
  • 1998-2004 : National committee of Scientific Research (CoNRS), section 30 - Biological diversity, populations, ecosystems and evolution

2CID 45 presently is the CID 52 - Social environments : from fundamentals to operations


  • 1991-2003 : Diving officer and responsible of the Scientific Diving training (Chef de Plongée Scientifique - CPS) for the CNRS in the Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls-sur-Mer.