Myriam Sibuet - Biography#

The Carreer of Myriam Sibuet includes 39 years of oceanographic research. She participated in 37 deep-sea cruises including submersible diving cruises, 18 as chief scientist. She initiated the use in France of manned (Cyana, then Nautile ) and unmanned submersibles for deep sea ecology studies, and the development of submersible tools for deep sea biology.

She has been a leader of deep-sea ecology research projects and participated in many national and international programs with a multidisciplinary approach: National EUMELI project (eutrophic, mesotrophic and oligotrophic zones) related to JGOFS international program in the tropical east Atlantic. She was a partner of EU projects, on different topics : Natural variability of deep-sea benthic communities (European MAST 1 and MAST 2 programs); Benthic biology and geochemistry of a north eastern Atlantic locality (MAST 3 BENGAL program). She was the leader of the french BIOZAÏRE program in partnership with oil Industry (Ifremer/TOTAL) for the study of the structure and functioning of benthic ecosystems, in the Gulf of Guinea. She has been Co-leader of the EU project CARACOLE on cold water coral mounds in northeast Atlantic, Partner of the European project MEDIFLUX (ESF Eurocore-Euromargin), and of the EU HERMES integrated project.

She was and is still a member of several other national and international scientific committees including the Marine Science Committee of NERC (1993)1996), and she was member of the scientific committee of the international project Census of Marine Life- -COMARGE project since 2003 until she became the chair of that committee from 2005 to-2010 . She is member of the International Network of Deep Sea Ecosystems since 2010.

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