Jean Dercourt - Curriculum Vitae#


CV(info) (Source: Académie des sciences)

Born March 11, 1935

  • Graduate studies at the Faculty of Paris
  • 1957 Research Fellow at CNRS
  • 1958 Associate of Natural Sciences
  • 1959-1965 Instructor at the Faculty of Paris
  • 1962-1963 Military Service, School Children Troupe Andelys
  • 1964 Doctor of Science, Faculty of Sciences at Paris
  • 1965-1979 Professor at the University of Lille
  • 1969 Visiting Scholar at the University of Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)
  • 1979-2004 Professor at the University Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris
  • 1979-1990 Director of the Laboratory of Comparative geology of continents and oceans associated with the CNRS
  • 1987 -1988 Visiting Fellow at Imperial College (London University)
  • 1987-1992 Co-director with LE Ricou (CNRS-Paris) of the program team Tethys Research Grouping, involving BP, BRGM, CNRS-INSU, ELF, IFP, IFREMER, SHELL, TOTAL, UPMC
  • 1993-2001 Co-director with Mr. Gaetani (University of Milan) Peri-Tethys Programme, comprising AGIP, ARCO, BRGM, Chevron, Conoco, Elf, Exxon, IFP, Shell, Sonatrach


Management and scientific animation

1 / Nationally

  • Member and Chairman of the National Council of Universities (Geology Section) (CNU) (1974-1980, 1982-1985)
  • Consultant to the Mission for Research (Geology), Ministry of Universities (1975-1981)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the National Centre for Ocean Development (CNEXO) (1979-1984)
  • Member of the Board of Scientific and Technical Institute of Marine Fisheries (ISTPM) (1981-1982)
  • Member of the Board of IFREMER (1984-1986)
  • Chairman of the geological map of France (Bureau of Geological and Mining Research, BRGM) (1986-1992)
  • Chairman of the Board of Earth Sciences Bureau of Geological and Mining Research (BRGM) (1995-1997)
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the National Agency for Radioactive Waste (ANDRA) (since 1994)
  • Member and Chairman of the Scientific Council of the French Oil Institute (IFP) (1991-2005)
  • Committee member for oil exploration (COPREP) (1994-2004)
  • Chairman of the National Assessment of Research (NRAC) (1997-2003)
  • Member and Chairman of the Development Council of the Institute of Oceanography (2001-2006)
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Environment Agency and Energy Management (ADEME) (since 2005)


2 / At the international level

  • Vice-Chairman of the Organizing Committee of 26 th International Geological Congress, Commission field sessions, Paris (1975-1980)
  • Member and Chairman of the Commission tectonics (COMTEC) of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) (1980-1992)
  • Chairman of the Commission for the Geological Map of the World (DMCC) (1992-2000)
  • Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Programme Middle-East Basins Evolution (ESEM) (since 2003)


Awards and honors

  • Member (1957) and Chairman of the Geological Society of France
  • Member of the Belgian Society of Geology (Brussels)
  • Fellow of the Geological Society of America (Boulder, Colo.) and the Bulgarian Geological Society (Sofia)
  • Member of the Romanian Academy (Bucharest) (1995), the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Budapest)
  • Member (since 1989) and Vice-President (1992-1994) of the Academia Europaea (London)
  • Member of the Academy of Venezuela (1999), the Royal Academy of Belgium (2005), the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology (Morocco) (2006)
  • Visquenel price of the Geological Society of France (1966)
  • Gonelet price (Price of Industrial Society North) (1966)
  • Fourmarier Medal (Geological Society of Belgium) (1968)
  • Silver Medal of CNRS (1969)
  • Price Von Buch, Geological Society of Germany (1996)
  • International Award of the American Association of Petroleum Geology (1999)
  • Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Earth Sciences in Beijing (1992), the Universitéde Sofia (1995), University of Athens (1997), Institut Catholique de Paris (2000)
  • Commander of the Order of Merit
  • Officer of the Legion of Honor


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