Saferseas - Brest France 26th - 30th october 2015
      • Sea Tech Week opening session (October, 11th 2016, 09:00 - 12:30, Grand theater)

      • "20 000 Data Under The Sea" : Sea Tech Week opening session and launch of "Campus Mondial de la Mer".
        Sea Tech Week attendees and more broadly all the experts in marine science and technology in western Brittany are invited to this session.
      • Sea Tech Week opening session (October, 11th 2016, 09:00 - 12:30, Grand theater)
      • Tuesday 11 October, 10:00 - 12:30, Grand theater, Le Quartz Congress Centre

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        09:00 Welcome coffee

        09:30 Words of welcome by:

        • François Cuillandre, Major of Brest and President of "Brest métropole"
        • Representative of Brittany region

        09:40 Introduction of the theme "Sea and digital technologies":

        • by René Garello, President of IEEE-OES (Sea Tech Week partner)

        09:50  Conference on the impact of digital technologies on research in marine science:

        • by Susan Avery, President Emerita of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), USA

        10:10  pluridisciplinary round-table: the impact of digital technologies in ocean characterisation, marine biology, marine safety and security, naval engineering for ocean racing:

        • Benoît Pirenne, Director, User Engagement, Executive, Ocean Networks Canada, Canada
        • Jean-Guy Fontaine, Research Department Head of the NATO Science & Technology Organization, Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (STO-CMRE), Italy
        • A. Murat Eren, Assistant Professor, Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery, University of Chicago, USA
        • Kévin Escoffier, Responsable du bureau d'études, Team Banque Populaire, France

        Exchange time

        11:30 Wrap-up of Ocean Hackathon

        11:40 Launch of the Campus mondial de la mer

        12:30 End


        Session moderated by Anne Chevrel, and with a pinch on humor by Impro infini.





        • SUSAN K. AVERY

        Dr. Susan Avery is President Emerita of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, having served in the leadership role there from 2008-2015.  She currently is serving as Senior Fellow of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership and Visiting Distinguished Faculty at the University of MA, Boston.  She is an atmospheric scientist with research interests in atmospheric circulation and precipitation, climate variability and water resources, and the development of new radar techniques and instruments for remote sensing. 

        Prior to joining WHOI, Dr. Avery served on the faculty at the University of Colorado, Boulder.   She served as  director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences where she facilitated new interdisciplinary research efforts spanning the geosciences and incorporating social and biological sciences. From 2004-2007 she served in interim positions as vice chancellor for research and dean of the graduate school, as well as provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder

        Dr. Avery has given scientific presentations to a wide variety of lay and professional audiences, including TEDx Boston. She has been active in Congressional outreach, including testimony and briefings; active in US and international consortia dedicated to ocean research, observing, and application; and worked with the Governor’s committee to develop the Massachusetts Green Economy plan.  Her current professional service includes the UN Science Advisory Board and advisory committees for the US Global Change Research program, NASA, NSF, and NOAA.  She is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Meteorological Society, for which she also served as president.  Awards and recognition include an honorary degree from University of Massachusetts; charter membership of the National Associate Program in the National Academy of Sciences; and an Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Illinois.



        Director, User Engagement

        Benoît Pirenne is Ocean Networks Canada Director, User Engagement. He joined the University of Victoria on October 2004 to build the Data Management and Archiving System for the NEPTUNE Canada and VENUS observatories. The department he directs consists of three groups: Software Engineering, User Services (with data quality, data products and learning) and Science Services, for a total of about 30 staff.

        Previously, Benoît spent 18 years at the European Southern Observatory (ESO, Munich, Germany), a leading Organization for astronomical research. At ESO Benoît assumed a number of scientific and technical positions. As Head of the Operations Technical Support Department in this Organization, he was responsible for running the data management and archiving system supporting both ESO's telescopes and the NASA/ESA's Hubble Space Telescope.

        Benoît has a bachelor degree in computer science from Liège, Belgium, and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Namur, Belgium.



           [More information about Kévin Escoffier (in French)]


        • A. MURAT EREN

        A. Murat Eren is a fellow of the Marine Biological Laboratory, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago, where he designs algorithms and experiments to better understand naturally occurring microbes and their ecology in complex environments including the human gut, and marine ecosystems.








        Pr. Jean-Guy Fontaine is the Research Department Head of the NATO Science & Technology Organization (STO), Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) located in La Spezia (Italy) since 2012.

        Within this international context, he was previously Director of a Research Department at the Italian Institute of Technology (I.I.T) Genova, for 5 years.

        Earlier he served as an academic Professor at INSA Val de Loire, Bourges (9 years) and before as "Maître de Conferences" at Pierre & Marie Curie University FRANCE (8 years).

        Participating in more than 30 European projects (Eureka Famos, Brite-Euram, Acts, ICT Craft, FET, Strep, FP5/6/7/8), Pr. Fontaine also published over 160 peer reviewed papers in scientific journals, conferences & holds 18 patents.

        From 1987 till 2015, he has been very active in developing and heading the Robotic Centre of Isle de France (CRIIF) where he consolidated a strong industrial network. Among other activities, he is recognised as a scientific advisor for the BelTech Park (biggest technological park in the CIS countries) and as an expert in the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) programme where he led several activities: Advanced Research Workshops, Advanced Studies Institute, Multi Years Programme (ARW, ASI, ANW, MYP).

        His main personal fields of interest are: Secure Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), Complex Systems stability, Tele-presence and existence. Advanced robotics, ubiquitous concepts with multi-modal interfaces are among the other key words in his career.




      • Published on 06/06/2016
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