I’m a marine scientist. My topic is Bio-optics, specifically the impact of anthropogenic influences on the coastal and Gulf of Guinea waters quality. I hold a PhD Thesis (2013) entitled « Multi-temporal monitoring of phytoplankton biomass: Contribution of remote sensing to the origin and typology of chlorophyll plumes » in Join Research Centre of European Commision, Italy. I currently research and lecture at the Centre Universitaire de Recherche et d’Application en Télédétection (CURAT), Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire. Also, i’m Technical Assistant to the National Coastal Environment management Program in Ministry of the Environment and the Sustainable Development in my country.
To develop more my work and to provide informations to support sustainable management and protection of our marine ecosystem, a good experience of in-situ measurements of optical properties for the validation of satellite data is required. 2020 NF-POGO Shipboard training onboard the Gulf of Guinea cruise will represent a strong asset for our department as coastal and marine fisheries. In fact it will allow me to access infrastructures and materials that my laboratory doesn’t have to collect, analysis oceanographic data and to validate our research based on satellite data. It will allow us to train and supervise researchers to the ocean color and marine Optics data and the students programs (master and PhD) of our institute graduate school. I will bring my knowledge and build capacity of technical staff members of ministries (sustainable development, environment) and those in charge of coastal management in national and regional projects climate change impact on the maritime zone.