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Details of Mrs Cecile Dupouy   


Gender female
New Caledonia
Nationality France
Tel 687 26 07 29
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Degree Habilitation Diriger des Recherches in 2013
Job type Research
Research Activities

I am a Biologist specialist in ocean color remote sensing at IRD. My expertise is in marine optics for the validation of ocean colour reflectance.  I have over twenty years of experience in ocean color remote sensing use for studying open ocean as well as coastal ocean phytoplankton dynamics. As a SeaWiFS-POLDER PI, I developed an algorithm for detecting surface blooms of Trichodesmium, the main tropical functional phytoplankton type.  As a member of the  COOC GIS, I am involved in French National remote sensing Programs aiming at using ocean color in oligotrophic lagoons (New Caledonia) and Fiji Islands. I planned sea cruises and coastal surveys dedicated to ocean optics measurements, mainly inherent optical properties  (a, bb) and pigments. I am collaborating since 1996 with Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Japan Aerospace Space Agency JAXA for validation of AVNIR, GLI and MODIS and Sentinel3 validation (member of S3VT) Biological Oceanographer, Institute for Research and Development since 1984.

 Research Interests

Phytoplankton dynamics in open ocean and coastal waters; Satellite remote sensing; Ocean color; Detection of phytoplankton functional groups; Coastal bio-optics; Seasonal and inter-annual ocean variability; Validation of biogeochemical models. Toxic algae. Trichodesmium detection from space and in situ measurements.


Working languages English

Group(s): IOC , GOOS , IODE , JCOMM , HAB , Tsunami , ITIC , ICAN
Created: 2016-07-25 Last Updated: