Dr Bernard Avril
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” (www.imber.info/index.php/Meetings/IMBER-OSC-2014) 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, www.esf.org/rescue). Prior to 2004, I was Deputy Executive Officer for the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS, http://ijgofs.whoi.edu), 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.