Bernard Avril

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Dr Bernard Avril

Member since: 07/05/2013 - 10:32
Professional title: 
Programme Manager/Project Manager
Primary Domain/Field of Expertise (Other): 
Oceanography; Transitions towards Sustainability; Data; Knowledge
Other (professional title): 
former IMBER Executive Officer
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My academic background is in marine biogeochemistry, bio-optics, ecology and sustainability research and foresight. From 2012 to 2015, I was Executive Officer for the “Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research” (IMBER) project. An international project aiming to investigate the sensitivity of marine biogeochemical cycles and ocean-human ecosystems to global change, on time scales ranging from years to decades, IMBER held its Open Science Conference “Future Oceans – Research for marine sustainability” ( in summer 2014. Before 2012, I was Science Officer for Geosciences, Environmental and Sustainability Sciences for the European Science Foundation (ESF), Strasbourg, France, where I have especially coordinated a strategic workshop on the “Impacts of Ocean Acidification”, and a foresight initiative on the “Responses to Environmental and Societal Challenges for our Unstable Earth” (RESCUE, Prior to 2004, I was Deputy Executive Officer for the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS,, based at the Univ. of Bergen. I have contributed to the "JGOFS International Collection Volume 1: Discrete Datasets (1989-2000)" DVD and the"JGOFS International Data Collection. Volume 2: Integrated Datasets" DVD, and to the IMBER (meta)data management activities.

04/05/2016 - 19:29 Hello,

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