Ivane Pairaud

Ivane Pairaud


Laboratoire Environnement Ressources Provence-Azur-Corse (PDG-ODE-LITTORAL-LERPAC)

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Employer : Ifremer

Site : Toulon

Postal address : Centre Méditerranée - Zone Portuaire de Brégaillon - CS20 330 - 83507 La Seyne-sur-Mer Cedex

URL : http://annuaire.ifremer.fr/cv/17098/en/

Present position

Researcher in coastal physical modeling, co-head of the Mistrals MERMEX program.


phD in physical oceanography, University of Toulouse, France (2005)

National and international programs

Ongoing projects:
  • MERMEX (Marine Ecosystems Response in the Mediterranean Experiment, http://mermex.pytheas.univ-amu.fr/) : marine ecosystems response to global change in the Mediterranean Sea, part of the MISTRALS meta-program (Mediterranean Integrated STudies at Regional And Local Scales). Co-head of the program. Involved in the MERITE (Marine Ecosystem Response to the Input of contaminants in The coastal zonE) action aiming at investigating the fate of chemical contaminants and their impacts on the benthic and pelagic habitats, in specific coastal ecosystems, such as urbanized bays and contaminated fishing grounds in the western and central Mediterranean. 
  • TURBIDENT (ANR national project, headed by MIO,  Identification des paramètres de modèle de fermeture turbulente des codes de circulation pour la couche de surface, portée par le MIO) : optimization of turbulent closure scheme parameters in 3D oceanic models, based on the use of new kind of surface/subsurface measurements. Subsurface current measurements from an AUV.  
  • MESURHO: responsible for the multi-parameter instrumented platform at the Rhône river mouth. Study of the impact of extreme events on hydrology, currents and sedimentary dynamics at the station location. Validation and correction of physical measurements. 
  • OSR ( Rhone River sediments observatory): provision of measures of sedimentary or associated pollutants stocks and fluxes from the Rhone River, and inform and guide managers and decision making.
  • MATUGLI (ANR national project on the Autonomous turbidity measurements from gliders, headed by CEFREM): study of the fate of the Rhone River and Têt input, and sediment dynamics, over the gulf of Lions. Contribution to ADCP measurements and provision of MesuRho data.
  • T-MedNet temperature network, Cap Sicié:  temperature measurements (5-50m) using thermistances off Cap Sicié. Temperature data treatment, physical processes analysis. 

Direction of oceanographic cruises

CruiseBoatDateGeographic coverage
UPCASTTethys Ii2017Toulon-Cassis
AUV COURANTOEurope2016Presqu'île de Saint-Tropez
RHOMA-AUV 2012Europe2012Rhône + Cassis
RHOMA_LEG2Tethys Ii2011Embouchure du Rhône - Marseille
RHOMA_LEG1Tethys Ii2011Embouchure du Rhône - Marseille
CARTOMEDHaliotis2009Baie de Marseille, zone du massif des Calanques, baie de La Ciotat, ilot de la Cassidaigne, Porquerolles



Bourrin Francois, Durrieu De Madron Xavier, Many Gael, Verney Romaric, Pairaud Ivane, Testor Pierre, Mortier Laurent (2017). tucpa_rhone deployment (EGO glider : tenuse) (Mediterranean Sea - Western basin) . SEANOE . http://doi.org/10.17882/51456
Bourrin Francois, Durrieu De Madron Xavier, Many Gael, Verney Romaric, Pairaud Ivane, Testor Pierre, Mortier Laurent (2017). plumrho deployment (EGO glider : tenuse) (Mediterranean Sea - Western basin) . SEANOE . http://doi.org/10.17882/51434
Bourrin Francois, Durrieu De Madron Xavier, Many Gael, Verney Romaric, Pairaud Ivane, Testor Pierre, Mortier Laurent (2017). matugli deployment (EGO glider : theque) (Mediterranean Sea - Western basin) . SEANOE . http://doi.org/10.17882/51458
Bourrin Francois, Durrieu De Madron Xavier, Many Gael, Verney Romaric, Pairaud Ivane, Testor Pierre, Mortier Laurent (2017). matugli2017 deployment (EGO glider : theque) (Mediterranean Sea - Western basin) . SEANOE . http://doi.org/10.17882/51459


Bourrin Francois, Durrieu De Madron Xavier, Many Gael, Verney Romaric, Pairaud Ivane, Testor Pierre, Mortier Laurent (2016). Matugli01 deployment (EGO glider : Crate) (Mediterranean Sea - Western basin) . SEANOE . http://doi.org/10.17882/49359



Fabri Marie-Claire, Bargain Annaelle, Pairaud Ivane, Pedel Laura, Taupier-Letage I. (2017). Cold-water coral ecosystems in Cassidaigne Canyon: An assessment of their environmental living conditions . Deep-sea Research Part Ii-topical Studies In Oceanography , 137, 436-453 . Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.06.006 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00343/45373/
Peschoud Cecile, Minghelli Audrey, Mathieu Sandrine, Lei Manchun, Pairaud Ivane, Pinazo Christel (2017). Fusion of Sun-Synchronous and Geostationary Images for Coastal and Ocean Color Survey Application to OLCI (Sentinel-3) and FCI (MTG) . Ieee Journal Of Selected Topics In Applied Earth Observations And Remote Sensing , 10(1), 45-56 . Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2016.2558819 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00343/45413/


Lei Manchun, Minghelli Audrey, Fraysse Marion, Pairaud Ivane, Verney Romaric, Pinazo Christel (2016). Geostationary Image Simulation on Coastal Waters Using Hydrodynamic Biogeochemical and Sedimentary Coupled Models . Ieee Journal Of Selected Topics In Applied Earth Observations And Remote Sensing , 9(11), 5209-5222 . Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2016.2533662 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00363/47462/
Thibaut Thierry, Bottin Lorraine, Aurelle Didier, Boudouresque Charles-Francois, Blanfune Aurelie, Verlaque Marc, Pairaud Ivane, Millet Bertrand (2016). Connectivity of Populations of the Seaweed Cystoseira amentacea within the Bay of Marseille (Mediterranean Sea): Genetic Structure and Hydrodynamic Connections . Cryptogamie Algologie , 37(4), 233-255 . http://doi.org/10.7872/crya/v37.iss4.2016.233
Pairaud Ivane, Repecaud Michel, Ravel Christophe, Fuchs Rosalie, Arnaud Mireille, Champelovier Alain, Rabouille Christophe, Bombled Bruno, Toussaint Flora, Garcia Fabrice, Raimbault Patrick, Verney Romaric, Meule Samuel, Gaufres Pierre, Bonnat Armel, Cadiou Jean-Francois (2016). MesuRho. Plateforme instrumentée de suivi des paramètres environnementaux à l’embouchure du Rhône . In Mesures à haute résolution dans l'environnement marin côtier. 2016. Schmitt, F.G. et Lefebvre A. (Eds.). CNRS Alpha. ISBN : 978-2-271-08592-4. pp.73- 87 .
Fabri Marie-Claire, Bargain Annaelle, Pairaud Ivane, Pedel Laura, Taupier-Letage Isabelle (2016). Cold-water coral ecosystems in Cassidaigne Canyon (Mediteranean Sea): an assessment of their environmental living conditions . 3rd INCISE International Submarine Canyon Symposium 2016. 25 to 27 July 2016, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada .
Fabri Marie-Claire, Bargain Annaelle, Pairaud Ivane, Pedel Laura (2016). Cold-water coral ecosystems in Cassidaigne Canyon: an assessment of their potential distribution . GeoHab 2016 (Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping). 2nd to the 6th of May 2016, England.
Fabri Marie-Claire, Bargain Annaelle, Angeletti Lorenzo, Bonaldo Davide, Pairaud Ivane, Foglini Federica, Taviani Marco (2016). Predictive habitat modeling in Mediterranean Canyons including hydrodynamics variables . GeoHab 2016 (Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping). 2nd to the 6th of May 2016, England .
Many Gael, Bourrin Francois, Durrieu De Madron Xavier, Pairaud Ivane, Gangloff Aurelien, Doxaran David, Ody Anouck, Verney Romaric, Menniti Christophe, Le Berre David, Jacquet Matthias (2016). Particle assemblage characterization in the Rhone river ROFI . Journal Of Marine Systems , 157, 39-51 . Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2015.12.010 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00307/41809/
Garreau Pierre, Garnier Valerie, Pairaud Ivane (2016). (Sub-)Mesoscale processes in North-Western Mediterranean Sea Observations and Modelling . 48th Liege Colloquium - Submesoscale Processes: Mechanisms, Implications And New Frontiers. 23-27 May 2016, Liege, Belgium . http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00337/44841/
Pairaud Ivane (2016). Consultation institutionnelle avant-projet du contrat de baie des îles d'or . DDTM 83 - Direction départementale des territoires et de la mer du Var, Délégation à la mer et au littoral, Toulon , Ref. CM/D/16-019 - Courrier DDTMIBEM/2016/90 du 29/03/2016 , 2p.
Ody Anouck, Doxaran David, Vanhellemont Quinten, Nechad Bouchra, Novoa Stefani, Many Gael, Bourrin Francois, Verney Romaric, Pairaud Ivane, Gentili Bernard (2016). Potential of High Spatial and Temporal Ocean Color Satellite Data to Study the Dynamics of Suspended Particles in a Micro-Tidal River Plume . Remote Sensing , 8(3), 1-35 . Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.3390/rs8030245 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00333/44408/
Ross Oliver N., Fraysse Marion, Pinazo Christel, Pairaud Ivane (2016). Impact of an intrusion by the Northern Current on the biogeochemistry in the eastern Gulf of Lion, NW Mediterranean . Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science , 170, 1-9 . Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2015.12.022 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00302/41359/
Mermex group (2016). MERMEX. Marine Ecosystems Response in the Mediterranean Experiment. Synthesis 2010-2015 .
Pairaud Ivane, Cappelli Robin, Garreau Pierre, Petton Sebastien, Theetten Sebastien, Garnier Valerie, Bargain Annaelle, Fabri Marie-Claire (2016). Hydrodynamic modelling of the Cassidaigne canyon: living conditions of cold-water corals in an upwelling area . Rapport - Commission internationale pour l'exploration scientifique de la mer Méditerranée : 41th CIESM Congress, 12-16 september 2016, Kiel, Germany. 2016. n°41, p.125 .


Pinazo Christel, Doglioli Andrea, Faure Vincent, Fraysse Marion, Ross Oliver, Pairaud Ivane, Petrenko Anne, Thouvenin Benedicte, Tronczynski Jacek, Verney Romaric, Yohia Christophe (2015). MASSILIA Project. Modelling of the Bay of Marseille : Impact of the Anthropogenic Supply on the marine coastal ecosystem . MERMEX 2015 Workshop. 7-10 Apr 2015 Marseille, France) . http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00292/40337/


Pairaud Ivane, Garreau Pierre, Le Berre David, Fernandez Delphine, Bellomo Lucio, Garnier Valerie (2014). Observation of Mesoscale Instabilities of the Northern Current in the North Western Mediterranean Sea: a combined study using Gliders, Surface Drifters, Moving Vessel Profiler and Vessel Data in the Ligurian . 2014 AGU Fall meeting. 15-19 December 2014, USA . http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00410/52142/
Oursel B., Garnier C., Zebracki Mathilde, Durrieu G., Pairaud Ivane, Omanović D., Cossa Daniel, Lucas Yves (2014). Flood inputs in a Mediterranean coastal zone impacted by a large urban area: Dynamic and fate of trace metals . Marine Chemistry , 167, 44-56 . Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.1016/j.marchem.2014.08.005 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00206/31761/
Toussaint Flora, Rabouille Christophe, Cathalot Cecile, Bombled Bruno, Abchiche Abdel, Aouji Oualid, Buchholtz Gilles, Clemencon Aurelien, Geyskens Nicolas, Repecaud Michel, Pairaud Ivane, Verney Romaric, Tisnerat-Laborde Nadine (2014). A new device to follow temporal variations of oxygen demand in deltaic sediments: the LSCE benthic station . Limnology And Oceanography-methods , 12, 729-741 . Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.4319/lom.2014.12.729 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00230/34126/
Fraysse Marion, Pairaud Ivane, Ross Oliver N., Faure Vincent M., Pinazo Christel (2014). Intrusion of Rhone River diluted water into the Bay of Marseille: Generation processes and impacts on ecosystem functioning . Journal Of Geophysical Research-oceans , 119(10), 6535-6556 . Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.1002/2014JC010022 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00245/35612/
Fabri Marie-Claire, Opderbecke Jan, Pairaud Ivane, Drogou Michele (2014). Rapport de Campagne. ESSAUV-BATHYCOR1. Août 2014 . RST.ODE/LER-PAC/14-20 . http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00233/34401/
Andral Bruno (2014). Bases scientifiques et techniques d’un observatoire du changement global en mer . RST.ODE/LER-PAC/14-09 . http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00233/34388/
Garnier Valerie, Pairaud Ivane, Nicolle Amandine, Alekseenko Elena, Baklouti Melika, Thouvenin Benedicte, Lecornu Fabrice, Garreau Pierre (2014). MENOR: a high-resolution (1.2 km) modeling of the North-Western Mediterranean Sea routinely run by the PREVIMER operational forecast system . Mercator Ocean - Quaterly Newsletter , 49, 69-75 . Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00204/31519/
Oursel B., Garnier C., Pairaud Ivane, Omanovic D., Durrieu G., Syakti A. D., Le Poupon C., Thouvenin Benedicte, Lucas Y. (2014). Behaviour and fate of urban particles in coastal waters: Settling rate, size distribution and metals contamination characterization . Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science , 138, 14-26 . Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2013.12.002 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00169/28066/
Fuchs Rosalie, Pairaud Ivane (2014). Documentation de l'interface MBI (Matlab Buoy Interface). Interface Matlab pour gestion des données issues de bouées in situ haute fréquence. Application à la bouée MAREL MesuRho . ODE/LER-PAC/14-26 . http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00226/33693/
Pairaud Ivane, Bensoussan Nathaniel, Garreau Pierre, Faure Vincent, Garrabou Joaquim (2014). Impacts of climate change on coastal benthic ecosystems: assessing the current risk of mortality outbreaks associated with thermal stress in NW Mediterranean coastal areas . Ocean Dynamics , 64(1), 103-115 . Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.1007/s10236-013-0661-x , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00171/28210/
Fuchs Rosalie, Pairaud Ivane (2014). Study of high frequency measurements from the MesuRho mooring . ODE/LER-PAC/14-25 . http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00226/33697/


Fraysse Marion, Pinazo Christel, Faure Vincent Martin, Fuchs Rosalie, Lazzari Paolo, Raimbault Patrick, Pairaud Ivane (2013). Development of a 3D Coupled Physical-Biogeochemical Model for the Marseille Coastal Area (NW Mediterranean Sea): What Complexity Is Required in the Coastal Zone? Plos One , 8(12), e80012 . Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0080012 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00170/28090/
Pairaud Ivane, Arsouze Thomas, Ayata Sakina-Dorothee, Baklouti Melika, Banaru Daniela, Diaz Frederic, Dutay Jean-Claude, Estournel Claude, Garnier Valerie, Garreau Pierre, Marsaleix Patrick, Pinazo Christel, Ulses Caroline, Verney Romaric, Thouvenin Benedicte (2013). Rapport sur les activités de modélisation du groupe Mermex-modélisation (septembre 2013) . RST.ODE/LER-PAC/13-30 .
Garnier Cedric, Brach-Papa Christophe, Cossa Daniel, Dang D.H., Goutx Madeleine, Oursel B., Pairaud Ivane, Pinazo Christel, Schafer Jorg, Tedetti Marc, Thouvenin Benedicte (2013). C3A (Contaminant inputs from large Cities in the Coastal Area) . Mermex - WP3 Letter , (2), 6-11 .
Garrabou Joachim, Bensoussan Nathaniel, Pairaud Ivane, Garreau Pierre, Somot Samuel, Linares Cristina, Kersting Diego K., Cebrian Emma, De Caralt Sonia, Kipson Silvija, Ledoux Jean-Baptiste, Frleta-Valic Masa (2013). Assessing climate change impacts on marine biodiversity conservation: The case study of mass mortality events in the NW Mediterranean basin . http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00164/27558/
Pinazo Christel, Fraysse Marion, Doglioli Andrea, Faure Vincent Martin, Pairaud Ivane, Petrenko Anne, Thouvenin Benedicte, Tronczynski Jacek, Verney Romaric, Yohia Christophe (2013). MASSILIA: Modélisation de la baie de MArSeILLe : Influence des apports Anthropiques de la métropole sur l’écosystème marin . RST.ODE/LER/PAC/13-14 . http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00145/25592/
Bensoussan Nathaniel, Garreau Pierre, Pairaud Ivane, Somot S., Garrabou J. (2013). Multidisciplinary approach to assess potential risk of mortality of benthic ecosystems facing climate change in the NW Mediterranean Sea . Oceans - San Diego, 2013. pp.1-7 .
Verney Romaric, Jany Cassandre, Thouvenin Benedicte, Pairaud Ivane, Vousdoukas Michalis I., Pinazo Christel, Ardhuin Fabrice, Cann Philippe (2013). Sediment transport in the Bay of Marseille : Role of extrem events. Proceedings of Coastal Dynamics 2013, June 24-28 2013, Arcachon, France. pp.1811-1822 . http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00204/31515/


Dussurget Renaud, Pairaud Ivane, Dufau Claire, Charria Guillaume, Garreau Pierre, Garnier Valerie (2012). Regional assessment of altimetry products in the NW Med : Comparison to in-situ data and model outputs . CAW-6 - 6th Coastal Altimetry Workshop. 21-22 Sept. 2012, Lido di Garda. http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00410/52143/
Jany Cassandre, Pairaud Ivane, Thouvenin Benedicte, Verney Romaric (2012). METROC : modélisation idéalisée de substances dissoutes et particulaires rejetées en rade de Marseille . RST.ODE/LER/PAC/12-21 . http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00090/20088/
Andral Bruno, Fiandrino Annie, Roque D'Orbcastel Emmanuelle, Pairaud Ivane, Galgani Francois, Gonzalez Jean-Louis, Bouchoucha Marc (2012). Partenariat Ifremer – Agence de l’Eau Rhône Méditerranée et Corse : Recherche – Surveillance – Expertise. 15 années au service de la Méditerranée . RST.ODE/LER-PAC/12-20 . http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00116/22711/
Jany Cassandre, Zebracki Mathilde (2012). METROC : évaluation des apports de contaminants chimiques de la métropole marseillaise au milieu marin . RST.ODE/LER/PAC/12-02 . http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00116/22692/
Tonani Marina, Nilsson J.A.U, Lyubartsev Vladyslav, Grandi Alessandro, Aydogdu A., Azzopardi Joel, Bolzon G., Bruschi A., Drago Aldo, Garau T., Gatti Julie, Gertman Isaac, Goldman R., Hayes Dan, Korres Gerrakimos, Lorente P., Malacic Vlado, Mantziafou Anneta, Nardone G., Olita Antonio, Ozsoy E., Pairaud Ivane, Pensieri S., Perivoliotis L., Petelin Boris, Ravaioli M., Renault L., Sofianos S., Sotillo M.G., Teruzzi A., Zodiatis George (2012). Operational evaluation of the Mediterranean Monitoring and Forecasting Centre products: Implementation and Results . Ocean Science Discussions , 9, 1813-1851 . Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.5194/osd-9-1813-2012 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00226/33687/
Pairaud Ivane, Desmare Stephanie, Gatti Julie, Taupier-Letage Isabelle (2012). Courantologie. Sous-région marine Méditerranée occidentale. Evaluation initiale DCSMM. MEDDE, AAMP, Ifremer , Ref. DCSMM/EI/EE/MO/06/2012 , 9p.


Pairaud Ivane, Gatti Julie, Bensoussan N., Verney Romaric, Garreau Pierre (2011). Hydrology and circulation in a coastal area off Marseille: Validation of a nested 3D model with observations . Journal Of Marine Systems , 88(1), 20-33 . http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2011.02.010


Andral Bruno, Pairaud Ivane (2010). Metroc : les apports par les grandes métropoles. Evaluation des apports et modélisation hydrosédimentaire de la Baie de Marseille . RST.DOPLER/PAC/10-13 .
Cadiou Jean-Francois, Repecaud Michel, Arnaud Mireille, Rabouille Christophe, Raimbault Patrick, Radakovitch Olivier, Meule Samuel, Gaufres Pierre, Pairaud Ivane (2010). MESURHO : a high frequency oceanographic buoy at the Rhone River mouth . 39th CIESM Congress - Venice, Italy, 10 - 14 May 2010 . http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00070/18161/
Gatti Julie, Pairaud Ivane (2010). Optimisation échantillonnage in situ : Qualification des configurations méditerranéennes du modèle MARS3D . RST.DOP.LER-PAC/10-10 . http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00028/13932/
Pairaud Ivane, Auclair Francis, Marsaleix Patrick, Lyard Florent, Pichon Annick (2010). Dynamics of the semi-diurnal and quarter-diurnal internal tides in the Bay of Biscay. Part 2: Baroclinic tides . Continental Shelf Research , 30(3-4), 253-269 . http://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2009.10.008
Pairaud Ivane, Staquet Chantal, Sommeria Joel, Mahdizadeh Mahdi M. (2010). Generation of harmonics and sub-harmonics from an internal tide in a uniformly stratified fluid: numerical and laboratory experiments . Iutam Symposium On Turbulence In The Atmosphere And Oceans , 28(1), 51-62 . Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0360-5_5 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00038/14915/


Sauzade Didier, Andral Bruno, Gonzalez Jean-Louis, Pairaud Ivane, Verney Romaric, Zebracki Mathilde, Cadiou Jean-Francois, Boissery Pierre (2009). Pressions et état de la contamination chimique marine dans le voisinage d'une grande ville côtière méditerranéenne, le cas de Marseille / Pressure and state of the marine chemical contamination in the vicinity of a large coastal Mediterranean city, the case of Marseilles . Proceedings of the International workshop on the Impact of large coastal Mediterranean cities on marine ecosytems, Alexandria, Egypt – 10-12 Feb. 2009 . http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00070/18164/