Ifremer's Blue Chairs call for applications to study the new Mayotte Volcano External

Deadline 31st of March, 2022.

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Contact: Ann Renault
E-mail: anne.renault [at] ifremer.fr
website: Ifremer
Deadline: March 31, 2022

Ifremer is launching ambitious “Blue Chair” projects for research, building knowledge, and developing solutions within new fields of research. This innovative strategy is part of the Institute’s first-class scientific investment plan, which aims to accelerate and boost the implementation of its strategic plan for 2030 and contribute to the objectives of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).

Included is a project for the Indian Ocean in 2022. The seismic-volcanic crisis affecting the department of Mayotte for the last three years is a remarkable terrain for studying the sea-land continuum and assessing the impacts of the ocean on coastal socio-ecological systems. 

In view of the scientific and societal issues associated with the seismic-volcanic crisis in Mayotte and the observation resources in place, Ifremer is looking to open a research chair devoted to the sea-land continuum in the Indian Ocean. This chair will be supported by human resources (thesis students, post-doctoral students, and civic service volunteers) and an operating budget. It will also benefit from facilitated access to the sea through exploration projects currently in preparation.

The selection of candidates will be based on an application to be submitted to Ifremer’s Scientific Directorate before 31 March 2022marie [dot] casseatifremer [dot] fr

The project will start at the latest on 01 January 2023.

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