Hervé Claustre

Senior Scientist, CNRS/Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche
Office Phone
CNRS and UPMC, Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche,


Variability of stocks and fluxes of matter in the upper ocean in the context of global change


Hervé Claustre is CNRS Senior Scientist at LOV. His research activities, largely dedicated to ocean observation, can be summarized as “To develop interdisciplinary approaches at the frontiers of marine biology, chemistry and optics for the study and understanding of biogeochemical processes, ranging from the small to the global scale, to address the variability of stocks and fluxes of matter in the upper ocean in the context of global change”. For more than a decade, Dr Claustre has pursued research of biogeochemical processes at presently unresolved scales or in poorly observed oceanic areas thanks to the development of new observational techniques based on gliders and profiling floats Hervé Claustre was the chairman of the IOCCG (International Ocean Color Coordinating Group) working group on “Bio-optical sensors on Argo floats” and is a member of the Argo Science Team and of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Group of the Euro-Argo program. He has published more than 100 papers since the beginning of his career. In 2010 he was awarded by the prestigious ERC-advanced grant (~$4 million) for the five-year project remOcean (remotely sensed biogeochemical cycles in the Ocean) essentially focused on biogeochemical floats research in various open ocean areas.

Dr. Claustre will serve as a member of international collaborations committee and will share his expertise and of his group on technological aspects, data analysis and outreach activities.