Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board is regulated by Article 10 of Decree no. 84-428 of 5 June 1984 (consolidated version: 29 July 2010):

“A scientific advisory board, operating in close conjunction with the president of the Institute, is consulted by the president on the research programmes and on the scientific aspects of the technology development programmes carried out by IFREMER. The scientific advisory board shares its opinions on the overall rationale of these programmes and ranks the different proposals. It issues recommendations on investments in major equipment of general interest, whose management is entrusted to IFREMER for the benefit of all users, and periodically reviews and assesses the obtained results. It can also formulate proposals regarding the orientation of research.

The scientific advisory board has sixteen members, of whom at least one is of foreign nationality. Thirteen members, including the president of the board, are nominated via a joint order by the ministers that supervise the Institute and five are suggested by the president of IFREMER. Three members are elected by IFREMER staff according to the procedures stipulated in the joint decree from the ministries that supervise the Institute. The members of the scientific advisory board sit for a five-year term, which can be renewed.

The scientific advisory board is convened by its president, or if necessary, upon request of the president of the Institute.”


Patrick Landais
Delegated Director of Innovation and Development at ANDRA

Members nominated by joint decree of the supervising ministries

Denis Allemand
Scientific Director of the Centre Scientifique de Monaco

Chris Bowler
CNRS Research Director, École Normale Supérieure, Director of the Environmental and Evolutionary Genomics Section

Francesco Chiocci
Professor at the University La Sapienza Department of Earth Sciences, Rome

Pascale Delécluse
Director of the INSU at the CNRS

Marion Gehlen
CEA (Senior Researcher), Laboratory of Climate and Environmental Sciences, Gif-sur-Yvette

Peter Herman
Senior Advisor, Deltares, Delft, the Netherlands

François Lallier
Director of the ‘Adaptation and Diversity in the Marine Environment’ joint research unit in Roscoff (University of Pierre and Marie Curie)

Marina Lévy
CNRS (Senior Researcher), Laboratory of Oceanography and Climate, Institut Pierre Simon Laplace, Paris

Jean-Marie Mouchel
Professor, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, Director of the Piren Seine programme

Fabienne Petit
Professor, University of Rouen, Director of the Fédération Sciences appliquées à l'environnement

Edwige Quillet
INRA (Senior Researcher), head of the Aquaculture Genetics research team, UMR GABI, Jouy-en-Josas

Hélène Rey-Valette
Research-lecturer, UMR Lameta, Economics Faculty, Montpellier

Members elected by IFREMER staff

Marie-Édith Bouhier, CFDT labour union representative
Acoustics Engineer

Franck Coppin, CFDT labour union, alternate
Fisheries Engineer

Catherine Dreanno, CGT labour union, alternate
Molecular Biologist

Raymond Kaas, CGT labour union representative

Karine Olu-Le Roy, CFDT labour union alternate
Deep-sea Ecologist

Jean-François Pépin, CFDT labour union representative
Animal (Mollusc) Health Manager

Regular Guest Members

Philippe Bertrand
Mer AllEnvi Working Group, Deputy Scientific Director of the Ocean-Atmosphere Department, INSU

Jacqueline Garnier-Laplace
AllEnvi ‘Risks’ Working Group, Director of the Environmental Risks Department, IRSN

Yves-Marie Paulet
AllEnvi ‘Marine’ Working Group, Professor, University of Western Brittany, Brest

Sylvie Rebuffat
Professor, National Natural History Museum
AllEnvi Scientific Steering Committee

Thomas Changeux
AllEnvi ‘Marine’ Working Group, Overseas Territories Committee, IRD

Secretary of the Scientific Advisory Board

Marie-Hélène Tusseau-Vuillemin
Scientific Director, IFREMER