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PERSONAL DATA

Gender male
Job title ICZM Consultant
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56 U Fondu Calenzana 20214
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Free-lance 56 U Fondu
Calenzana
Corsica
20214
France
Regions Sea of Azov
Tel +33-(0)495627907
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Degree PhD
Job type Research , Natural Resource Management , Technical Advice & Consulting
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Marine Biotechnology, Marine Products , Marine and Coastal Engineering , Pollution , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Marine Biotechnology, Marine Products , Marine and Coastal Engineering , Pollution
Research Activities - Long experience in EIA & SEA (over 20 projects), including large infrastructure development projects (tourist resort, harbour, cable lying, oil drilling, waste water sea outfall, water resource management), water quality monitoring, or pollution environmental damage assessment, inc. oil pollution (biodiversity inventory, mapping, mitigation, habitat preservation or rehabilitation). - Experience in coastal processes (coastal erosion and its links to climate change, development of coastal protection systems, sediment dynamics, hydrology). - Long experience in environmental and biodiversity monitoring and assessment, habitat restoration & rehabilitation, mainly with coastal & marine habitats (incl. mangroves and wetlands), but also terrestial habitats, substantial experience in pollution environmental damage assessment. - Experience in Country Environmental Profile and Country Environmental Programme identification and formulation (including policy and institutional assessment, regional and international cooperation analysis, natural resources management), and Sector Policy Development. - Experience in environmental management planning, including reviewing Waste Management Plan or Oil Spill Monitoring and Response Plan. - Experience in extensive drainage, and freshwater storage and irrigation systems, coastal defense against seawater intrusion (incl. tidal gates and sea outfalls), groundwater and soil salinization issues, flooding, Integrated Water Resource Management. - Experience in development of water quality monitoring programme (Water Quality Index), and evaluation of water quality improvement projects, all within the frame of the Water Framework Directive, Bathing Water Directives and the new Marine Strategy Framework Directive. - Experience in protected area management planning (incl. biodiversity assessment, zoning, long term monitoring, sustainable development plan), as well as in Evaluation of protected areas design & management plans, or habitat/species restoration programmes, within the Natura 2000 network, and according to the Habitats and Birds Directives. - Experience in Climate Change issues (environmental impact, mitigation, adaptation strategies). - Experience in Programme Evaluation (mid-term and ex-post), including large multi-million programmes and as Team Leader, and in proposal evaluation. - Long experience in international and multi-disciplinary programmes, including EU and WB-GEF funded projects, from proposal/project design (including EDF and MEDA) through to successful completion. Knowledge of EU legislation pertaining to environmental assessment, such as EIA, SEA, ICZM or Habitat directives, or guidelines such as the Environmental Integration Handbook.
Research Region 46, 35, 71, 3, 2, 47, 36, 44, 70, 80
Working languages English, French, Italian
Skills/Expertise Over twenty years of professional experience in research and development programmes, including ten years at the international level, of which five years in a senior position (Task Leader or Chief Scientist). Extensive field work experience mainly in the Mediterranean area and North Africa (Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Turkey), the Caribbean (West Indies, Guyana), the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea (Kuwait, Iran, Pakistan), West Africa (Senegal, Sierra Leone), the Indian Ocean (Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles) and East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania). Performed numerous research and development programmes addressing a wide range of environmental issues, natural resources management, biodiversity assessment and conservation, water quality monitoring and Integrated Water Resources Management, climate change impacts and adaptation, EIA and SEA, and Integrated Coastal Zone Management issues, providing an excellent background for efficiently collecting and analysing data in fields as diverse as the marine environment (including underwater), the coastal zone, river basins and the adjacent land areas. Skilled in performing integrated analysis that consider such a system as a whole unit, taking into account the various interactions shaping the relationships linking its various components. Designed and implemented aquaculture development projects (with special interest in sustainable development issues). Managed, or actively took part in, international and multidisciplinary research programmes (experience in leading teams of scientists and technicians of diverse nationality and cultural background). Experience in designing, implementing and supervising fisheries surveys and oceanographic cruises. Experience in using oceanographic research vessels (including as Team Leader) and oceanographic instruments (Nansen/Niskin bottles, Van Veen bottom sampler, current meters, CTD, drogues, plankton net, etc), and fisheries gear (trawl, traps, gillnets). Sampling for physico-chemical analysis of seawater and sediments (including pollutants), analysis and interpretation of laboratory results. Performed bathymetry surveys (sea floor mapping), from a boat, or using an AUV, or underwater using SCUBA diving. Extensive SCUBA diving experience. Diving Instructor with over 2000 hours under water, experience of deep diving (maximum depth reached: 100 m). Twenty years experience in driving and handling boats. Over fifty publications and professional reports.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr Francois WERNERUS)

Wernerus F.M. 2011. Technical Assistance for the Identification and Formulation of a Project for a Coastal, Marine and Island Specific Biodiversity Management in the ESA-Ю Coastal States (Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Tanzania, Kenya). Action Fiche (AF), Nordic Consulting Group A/S-Euronet Consulting, 11 pp + Annex.
Wernerus F.M. 2011. Technical Assistance for the Identification and Formulation of a Project for a Coastal, Marine and Island Specific Biodiversity Management in the ESA-Ю Coastal States (Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Tanzania, Kenya). Final Mission Report, Nordic Consulting Group A/S-Euronet Consulting, 50 pp.
Wernerus F.M. 2011. Pre-feasibility study for regional wetland management and restoration strategy (Sindh, Pakistan). Phase II Report, The Louis Berger Group, 75 pp.
Wernerus F.M. 2011. Technical Assistance for the Identification and Formulation of a Project for a Coastal, Marine and Island Specific Biodiversity Management in the ESA-Ю Coastal States (Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Tanzania, Kenya). Technical and Administrative Provisions (TAPs), Nordic Consulting Group A/S-Euronet Consulting, 15 pp.
Wernerus F.M. & Granier L., 2010. Termes de Référence pour une étude approfondie des zones côtières sénégalaises (Terms of Reference for a detailed study of Senegalese coastal zones), NIRAS Consulting Engineers & Planners A/S, Denmark, 15 pp.
Wernerus F.M. 2010. Status of sea water, physical resources, mangroves and developments in the Indus delta and left bank coast ? Identification of issues and problems. Phase I Report, The Louis Berger Group, 45 pp.
Wernerus F.M. 2010. Technical Assistance for the Identification and Formulation of a Project for a Coastal, Marine and Island Specific Biodiversity Management in the ESA-Ю Coastal States (Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Tanzania, Kenya). Programme Identification Fiche (PIF), Nordic Consulting Group A/S-Euronet Consulting, 12 pp.
Wernerus F.M. 2010. Two-day workshop on coastal lagoon management: Lagoon Formation and Biology ? Importance of Lagoons in Coastal Management ? Planning Issues. PowerPoint Presentations, Agrotec Spa.
Wernerus F.M. & Granier L., 2010. Mission préparatoire d’identification d’actions concrètes de lutte contre l’érosion côtière et de formulation d’une étude sur les zones côtières sénégalaises (Preparatory mission for the identification of practical actions to fight coastal erosion and formulation of a study on the Senegalese coastal zones), EU 2009/215747, Final Synthesis Report, NIRAS Consulting Engineers & Planners A/S, Denmark, 32 pp. + PowerPoint presentation.
Wernerus F.M. 2010. Three-day workshop on coastal zone management: Coastal Zone Planning – Coastal Zone Planning Tools – Coastal Zone Planning and Fisheries/Aquaculture Interactions. PowerPoint Presentations, Agrotec Spa.
Lees, D. G.; F. M. J. Wernerus & M. Ch. Simpson, 2009. Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Sea Defense Sector Policy in Guyana: Final Report, IBF International Consulting S.A. for the EC, 113 pp + annexes.
Wernerus F.M. & Granier L., 2009. Fiche d’Action pour le Sénégal – Composantes strategique et opérationnelle (Action Fiche for Senegal – Strategic and operational components), NIRAS Consulting Engineers & Planners A/S, Denmark, 11 pp.
Wernerus F.M. & Ragusa G., 2009. Mid Term Evaluation of the Regional Programme for the Sustainable Management of the Coastal Zones of the Countries of the Indian Ocean (ReCoMaP), Final Report, MWH Belgium, 94 pp.
Wernerus F.M., 2009. Implementation of a Lagoonal Water Quality Index in Mauritius, Report on Monitoring and Sampling, EPRD Poland, 34 pp.
Wernerus F.M. & Ragusa G., 2009. Mid Term Evaluation of the Regional Programme for the Sustainable Management of the Coastal Zones of the Countries of the Indian Ocean (ReCoMaP), Desk Phase Report, MWH Belgium, 35 pp.
Wernerus F.M. & J. Berkhout, 2009. Implementation of a Lagoonal Water Quality Index in Mauritius, First Draft Final Report, EPRD Poland, 50 pp. + Annexes.
Wernerus F.M., 2009. LIFE Italy Country Study Report, presented by COWI Belgium, 14 pp. + 7 interview reports and 12 in-depth analysis project fiches.
Wernerus F.M. & J. Berkhout, 2009. Implementation of a Lagoonal Water Quality Index in Mauritius, Final Report, EPRD Poland, 64 pp. + Annexes.
Wernerus F.M., 2009. LIFE France Country Study Report, presented by COWI Belgium, 11 pp. + 6 interview reports and 9 in-depth analysis project fiches.
Wernerus F.M., 2008: Etude de Pré-investissement relative à la Dépollution du Golfe de Tunis – Capacités de réaction de l’écosystème – Rapport de mission, 10 pp. + powerpoint presentation.
Wernerus F. & T. Agion, 2008: Environmental Impact Assessment study for offshore drilling operations. Final Report, iXSurvey, prepared for Japex-Libya Ltd, 121 pp. + Annexes.
Lees, D. G.; M. Ch. Simpson & F. M. J. Wernerus, 2008. Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Sea Defense Sector Policy in Guyana: Scoping Report, IBF International Consulting S.A. for the EC, 61 pp + annexes.
Woodford J., J. Thlibi, A. Ouertani, F. Wernerus, 2007: Mission d?Identification et de formulation du programme environnement en Tunisie: Profil Environnemental Pays, SOFRECO, 59 pp. + Annexes.
Woodford J., J. Thlibi, A. Ouertani, F. Wernerus, 2007: Mission d’Identification et de formulation du programme environnement en Tunisie: Rapport d’Identification, SOFRECO, 50 pp.
Wernerus F.M., 2006: Economic and Scientific Benefits (SEABEE programme). Technical report. 16pp.
Wernerus F.M., 2006: Seabee: a Mobile Lander for Monitoring and Sampling – Programme Evaluation Report. Technical Report. 29 pp.
Wernerus F.M., 2006: Evaluation of Mediterranean survey (SEABEE programme). Technical report. 11pp.
Report MD2.4b. Results of the second year’s oceanographic surveys. Technical Report, Volume 2, Safege-CIC, April 2005, 146 pp.
Report MD2.4c. Results of the third year’s oceanographic surveys. Technical Report, Volume 1 (water), Safege-CIC, August 2005, 255 pp.
Report MD2.4c. Results of the third year’s oceanographic surveys. Technical Report, Volume 2 (plankton), Safege-CIC, September 2005, 164 pp.
Report MD2.5b - Results of the second year’s fisheries surveys (Final). Technical report, Safege-CIC, December 2004, 286 pp.
Report MD2.4b. Results of the second year’s oceanographic surveys. Technical Report, Volume 1, Safege-CIC, July 2004, 116 pp.
Report MD2.4a. 2004. Results of the first year?s oceanographic surveys (Final). Technical Report, Volume 1, Safege-CIC, March 2004, 226 pp.
Report MD2.6b. Results of the second year’s coral reef surveys (Final). Technical Report, Safege-CIC, July 2004, 111pp.
Versemann, R., F. W. Bach, Ch. Walter, P. Marty, A. A. Bordalo, F. M. Wernerus and Th. Meyer. 2004. Applications of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Robotics.
Marine and Coastal Monitoring and Assessment Report. 2003. Appendix C: MD2.5a - Results of the first year?s fisheries surveys. Monitoring and Assessment of Marine and Coastal Damages, UNCC Claim 5000378, Safege-CIC, October 2003, 156 pp.
Report MD1.3. 2003. Overview on the Fisheries, Nursery ground and Coral reefs in Kuwait up to 2001. Revised Final Technical Report, Safege-CIC, May 2003, 162 pp.
Report MD1.2. 2003. Overview on the reports, publications on pollution in water, sediment and biota in the Kuwaiti marine and coastal environment up to 2002. Revised Final Technical Report, Safege-CIC, May 2003, 248 pp.
Report MD2.6a. 2003. Results of the first year?s coral reef surveys (Final). Technical Report, Safege-CIC, October 2003, 171pp
Wernerus F.M., 2003: Sponge ecology, stock assessment and natural growth in Calvi Bay, Corsica . Final report (NOMATEC Programme). Environmental report, 40 pp. supplemented by a PowerPoint presentation.
Wernerus F.M., 2002: I. Description of existing methods in oceanographic surveying (core sampling and in situ measurements) (SEABEE programme). Technical report. II. Description of how the use of AUVs will influence oceanographic surveying (SEABEE programme). Technical report. III. End user requirements: AUV design for survey, in situ measurements and sampling (SEABEE programme). Technical report. 33 pp.
Bjerrum A., Meyer Th., Wernerus F.M., Bach FW., Verseman R., Redeker Ch., Sousa Pinto I., Bordalo e Sa A., Simpson W. 2002. Autonomous Underwater Lander for Sampling and Monitoring (paper presented at the Hydro 2002 international conference in Kiel). T. Turla Ed., The German Hydrographic Society Special Publication, No 46, pp. 269-279.
Wernerus F.M., 2001: Sponge ecology in Calvi Bay (Corsica): species identification and first assessment of standing stock (NOMATEC Programme). Environmental report, 23 pp.
Wernerus F. M., Reinicke G. B., Meyer Th. & Velimirov B. 1999: Plan de gestion du Parc National d'El Kala et du complexe des zones humides: Inventaire biologique de la zone marine et connaissance des gisements de Corallium rubrum (L., 1758). Environmental report, 124 pp.


Created: 2005-04-21 Last Updated: 2016-07-05 by Francois WERNERUS