Stéphanie Dupré

Stéphanie Dupré

Marine Geophysicist (PhD)

Laboratoire Aléas géologiques et Dynamique sédimentaire (PDG-REM-GM-LAD)

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Employer : Ifremer

Site : Brest

Postal address : Centre Bretagne - ZI de la Pointe du Diable - CS 10070 - 29280 Plouzané


ORCID orcid icon : 0000-0002-1021-8383

ResearcherID : A-2054-2012

Present position

Marine geophysicist, specialist in marine fluid systems

Research Interests

Submarine seepage systems and implications for energetic and mineral resources, geohazards including earthquakes, sedimentary instabilities and methane releases

Acoustic detection of fluid systems in the sediments, on the seafloor and in the water column; (multi-resolution) geophysical signatures of fluid-escape systems and associated geo-structures (e.g. pockmarks, mud volcanoes, methane-derived authigenic carbonates)


HDR (habilitation to conduct research, french diploma) in Marine Sciences, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France; 2019: « Fluid Emissions at the seafloor: acoustic signature and impacts »

PhD in Earth Sciences, Tectonics and Structural Geology Department, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 2003:  « Integrated tectonic study of the South Gabon Margin. Insights on the rifting style from seismic, well and gravity data analysis and numerical modelling »


2021 RCF - Des émanations de méthane étudiées dans le Golfe de Gascogne

2020 Le - Fonds marins : la science traque les fuites de méthane

Direction of oceanographic cruises

CruiseBoatDateGeographic coverage
GAZCOGNE3Thalassa2018Bassin aquitain
GAZCOGNE3Cotes De L2017Bassin aquitain
GAZCOGNE2Pourquoi Pas?2013Plateau Aquitain



Torelli Martina, Kowalewski Isabelle, Gervais Veronique, Wendebourg Johannes, Dupré Stephanie, Wolf Sylvie, Gout Claude, Deville Eric (2021). Quantification of natural microbial methane from generation to emission in the offshore Aquitaine: A basin modelling approach . Marine and Petroleum Geology , 127, 104949 (17p.) .
Sánchez Nuria, Zeppilli Daniela, Baldrighi Elisa, Vanreusel Ann, Gasimandova Lahitsiresy Max, Brandily Christophe, Pastor Lucie, Macheriotou Lara, García-Gómez Guillermo, Dupré Stephanie, Olu Karine (2021). A threefold perspective on the role of a pockmark in benthic faunal communities and biodiversity patterns . Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers , 167, 103425 (17p.) .


Ondreas Helene, Olu Karine, Dupre Stephanie, Scalabrin Carla, Alix Anne-Sophie, Garrocq Clément, Ruffine Livio (2020). Geological and biological diversity of seeps in the Sea of Marmara . Deep-sea Research Part I-oceanographic Research Papers , 161, 103287 (17p.) .
Dupré Stephanie, Loubrieu Benoit, Pierre C., Scalabrin Carla, Guerin Charline, Ehrhold Axel, Ogor Andre, Gautier Emeric, Ruffine Livio, Biville Romain, Saout Johan, Breton C, Floodpage J., Lescanne M. (2020). The Aquitaine Shelf edge (Bay of Biscay): a primary outlet for microbial methane release . Geophysical Research Letters , 47(7), e2019GL084561 (10p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Baltzer Agnes, Dupre Stephanie, Gregoire Gwendoline, Murat Anne, Garnaud Sébastien, Grosbois Sylvain, All Participants (2020). Pockmarks et Ecosystèmes Benthiques. Journées thématiques de la Société Géologique de France, 30 & 31 janvier 2020, . Livre des résumés / Pockmarks and Benthic Ecosystems. SGF days. Paris, 30-31 January 2020. Abstract book . Société Géologique de France.


De Bettignies Thibaut, Dupre Stephanie, Olu Karine, Bourillet Jean-Francois (2019). Eval 2018. Structures sous-marines causées par des émissions de gaz (1180) . MNHN, UMPS Patrimoine National , Ref. IFR_REM_2018_1704 , 20p.


Thomas Yannick, Marsset Bruno, Ker Stephan, Dupont Pauline, Badhani Shray, Colin Florent, Ehrhold Axel, Murphy Shane, Museur Thomas, Thereau Estelle, Dupre Stephanie (2018). Rapport de la mission océanographique GAZCOGNE3, N/O Thalassa - 27 août au 3 septembre 2018 (compte rendu d’acquisition de sismique Très Haute Résolution) . PDG/REM/GM/LAD-13122018-02 .
Fouquet Yves, Pelleter Ewan, Konn Cecile, Chazot Gilles, Dupre Stephanie, Alix Anne-Sophie, Cheron Sandrine, Donval Jean-Pierre, Guyader Vivien, Etoubleau Joel, Charlou Jean-Luc, Labanieh Shasa, Scalabrin Carla (2018). Volcanic and hydrothermal processes in submarine calderas: the Kulo Lasi example (SW Pacific) . Ore Geology Reviews , 99, 314-343 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Ruffine Livio, Ondreas Helene, Blanc-Valleron Marie-Madeleine, Teichert Barbara M. A., Scalabrin Carla, Rinnert Emmanuel, Birot Dominique, Croguennec Claire, Ponzevera Emmanuel, Pierre Catherine, Donval Jean-Pierre, Alix Anne-Sophie, Germain Yoan, Bignon Laurent, Etoubleau Joel, Caprais Jean-Claude, Knoery Joel, Lesongeur Francoise, Thomas Bastien, Roubi Angelique, Legoix Ludovic Nicolas, Burnard Pete, Chevalier Nicolas, Lu Hailong, Dupre Stephanie, Fontanier Christophe, Dissard Delphine, Olgun Nazli, Yang Hailin, Strauss Harald, Ozaksoy Volkan, Perchoc Jonathan, Podeur Christian, Tarditi Corinne, Ozbeki Eyyup, Guyader Vivien, Marty Bernard, Madre David G, Pitel-Roudaut Mathilde, Grall Celine, Embriaco Davide, Polonia Mina, Gasperini Lucas, Cagatay M. Namik, Henry Pierre, Geli Louis (2018). Multidisciplinary investigation on cold seeps with vigorous gas emissions in the Sea of Marmara (MarsiteCruise): Strategy for site detection and sampling and first scientific outcome . Deep-sea Research Part Ii-topical Studies In Oceanography , 153, 36-47 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Henry P., Grall Celine, Kende J., Viseur S., Ozeren M. S., Sengor A. M. C., Dupre Stephanie, Scalabrin Carla, Geli Louis (2018). A statistical approach to relationships between fluid emissions and faults: The Sea of Marmara case . Deep-sea Research Part Ii-topical Studies In Oceanography , 153, 131-143 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Grall Celine, Henry Pierre, Dupre Stephanie, Geli Louis, Scalabrin Carla, Zitter Tiphaine A. C., Sengor A. M. Celal, Cagatay M. Namik, Cifci Gunay (2018). Upward migration of gas in an active tectonic basin: an example from the Sea of Marmara . Deep-sea Research Part Ii-topical Studies In Oceanography , 153, 17-35 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Geli Louis, Henry P., Grall Celine, Tary Jean-Baptiste, Lomax A., Batsi Evangelia, Riboulot Vincent, Cros Estelle, Gurbuz C., Isik S. E., Sengor A. M. C., Le Pichon X., Ruffine Livio, Dupre Stephanie, Thomas Yannick, Kalafat D., Bayrakci G., Coutellier Q., Regnier Thibaut, Westbrook Graham, Saritas H., Cifci G., Cagatay M. N., Ozeren M. S., Gorur N., Tryon M., Bohnhoff M., Gasperini L., Klingelhoefer Frauke, Scalabrin Carla, Augustin Jean-Marie, Embriaco D., Marinaro G., Frugoni F., Monna S., Etiope G., Favali P., Becel A. (2018). Gas and seismicity within the Istanbul seismic gap . Scientific Reports , 8(1), 6819 (11p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Fontanier Christophe, Mamo Briony, Toucanne Samuel, Bayon Germain, Schmidt Sabine, Deflandre Bruno, Dennielou Bernard, Jouet Gwenael, Garnier Eline, Sakai Saburo, Lamas Ruth Martinez, Duros Pauline, Toyofuku Takashi, Sale Aurelien, Belleney Deborah, Bichon Sabrina, Boissier Audrey, Cheron Sandrine, Pitel Mathilde, Roubi Angelique, Rovere Mickael, Gremare Antoine, Dupre Stephanie, Jorry Stephan (2018). Are deep-sea ecosystems surrounding Madagascar threatened by land-use or climate change? Deep-sea Research Part I-oceanographic Research Papers , 131, 93-100 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Scalabrin Carla, Dupre Stephanie (2018). Water Column Acoustics: Remote Detection of Gas Seeps . In Gas Hydrates 2: Geoscience Issues and Potential Industrial Applications. Livio Ruffine, Daniel Broseta, Arnaud Desmedt (Eds). 2018. Print ISBN:9781786302212, Online ISBN:9781119451174, DOI:10.1002/9781119451174 . Chap.1, pp.11-20 (Wiley) .
Ceramicola Silvia, Dupre Stephanie, Somoza Luis, Woodside John (2018). Cold seep systems . In Micallef A., Krastel S., Savini A. (eds) Submarine Geomorphology. Springer Geology. Springer, Cham. Part of the Springer Geology book series. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-57852-1. Chap.21 pp 367-387 (Springer Nature) .


Michel Guillaume, Dupre Stephanie, Baltzer Agnes, Ehrhold Axel, Imbert Patrice, Pitel Mathilde, Loubrieu Benoit, Scalabrin Carla, Lazure Pascal, Marie Louis, Geldof Jean-Baptiste, Deville Eric (2017). Pockmarks on the South Aquitaine Margin continental slope: The seabed expression of past fluid circulation and former bottom currents . Comptes Rendus Geoscience , 349(8), 391-401 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Pierre Catherine, Demange Jerome, Blanc-Valleron Marie-Madeleine, Dupre Stephanie (2017). Authigenic carbonate mounds from active methane seeps on the southern Aquitaine Shelf (Bay of Biscay, France): evidence for anaerobic oxidation of biogenic methane and submarine groundwater discharge during formation . Continental Shelf Research , 133, 13-25 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Ruffine Livio, Donval Jean-Pierre, Croguennec Claire, Bignon Laurent, Birot Dominique, Battani Anne, Bayon Germain, Caprais Jean-Claude, Lanteri Nadine, Levache Denis, Dupre Stephanie (2017). Gas Seepage along the Edge of the Aquitaine Shelf (France): Origin and Local Fluxes . Geofluids , 2017(4240818), 1-13 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Dupre Stephanie, Scalabrin Carla, Grall Celine, Augustin Jean-Marie, Henry Pierre, Sengor A. M. Celal, Goeruer Naci, Cagatay M. Namik, Geli Louis (2015). Tectonic and sedimentary controls on widespread gas emissions in the Sea of Marmara: Results from systematic, shipborne multibeam echo sounder water column imaging . Journal Of Geophysical Research-solid Earth , 120(5), 2891-2912 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Fouquet Yves, Alix Anne-Sophie, Birot Dominique, Cheron Sandrine, Charlou Jean-Luc, Donval Jean-Pierre, Etoubleau Joel, Germain Yoan, Guillou Martin, Guerin Charline, Guyader Vivien, Konn Cecile, Labanieh Shasa, Pelleter Ewan, Pierre Delphine, Dupre Stephanie, Scalabrin Carla, Cambon Marie-Anne, Menot Lenaick, Pradillon Florence, Chazot Gilles, Dyment Jerome, Szitkar Florent, Gouin Jerôme (2015). Discovery of Extensive Hydrothermal Fields in the Wallis and Futuna Back-Arc Environment (SW Pacific) . André-Mayer AS, Cathelineau M, Muchez Ph, Pirard E, Sindern S (eds) Mineral resources in a sustainable world. Proceedings of the 13th Biennial SGA Meeting, 24-27 August 2015, Nancy, France. Volume ? pp.1223-1226 .


Dupre Stephanie, Berger Laurent, Le Bouffant Naig, Scalabrin Carla, Bourillet Jean-Francois (2014). Fluid emissions at the Aquitaine Shelf (Bay of Biscay, France): A biogenic origin or the expression of hydrocarbon leakage? Continental Shelf Research , 88, 24-33 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Bayrakci Gaye, Scalabrin Carla, Dupre Stephanie, Leblond Isabelle, Tary Jean-Baptiste, Lanteri Nadine, Augustin Jean-Marie, Berger Laurent, Cros Estelle, Ogor Andre, Tsabaris Christos, Lescanne Marc, Geli Louis (2014). Acoustic monitoring of gas emissions from the seafloor. Part II: a case study from the Sea of Marmara . Marine Geophysical Research , 35(3), 211-229 .
Dupre Stephanie, Mascle Jean, Foucher Jean-Paul, Harmegnies Francois, Woodside John, Pierre Catherine (2014). Warm brine lakes in craters of active mud volcanoes, Menes caldera off NW Egypt: evidence for deep-rooted thermogenic processes . Geo-marine Letters , 34(2-3), 153-168 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Mascle Jean, Mary Flore, Praeg Daniel, Brosolo Laetitia, Camera Laurent, Ceramicola Silvia, Dupre Stephanie (2014). Distribution and geological control of mud volcanoes and other fluid/free gas seepage features in the Mediterranean Sea and nearby Gulf of Cadiz . Geo-marine Letters , 34(2-3), 89-110 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Pierre Catherine, Bayon Germain, Blanc-Valleron Marie-Madeleine, Mascle Jean, Dupre Stephanie (2014). Authigenic carbonates related to active seepage of methane-rich hot brines at the Cheops mud volcano, Menes caldera (Nile deep-sea fan, eastern Mediterranean Sea) . Geo-marine Letters , 34(2-3), 253-267 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Praeg Daniel, Ketzer Joao Marcelo, Augustin Adolfo Herbert, Migeon Sebastien, Ceramicola Silvia, Dano Alexandre, Ducassou Emmanuelle, Dupre Stephanie, Mascle Jean, Rodrigues Luiz Frederico (2014). Fluid seepage in relation to seabed deformation on the central Nile Deep-Sea Fan, part 2: evidence from multibeam and sidescan imagery . Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research , 37, 141-150 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Dupre Stephanie, Loubrieu Benoit, Pierre Delphine, Leon Pierre, Guillou Raymond, Purcell Michael, Packard Gregory, Sherrell Andrew, Ferrante Olivier (2014). Multi-Frequency Sonar Data Analysis: Application to the Deep-Sea Wreckage Search of the Airbus AF447 Airplane (Mid Atlantic Ridge Region) . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Underwater Remote Sensing 2012 - Detection and Classification of Underwater Targets .


Bayon Germain, Dupre Stephanie, Ponzevera Emmanuel, Etoubleau Joel, Cheron Sandrine, Pierre Catherine, Mascle Jean, Boetius Antje, De Lange Gert J. (2013). Formation of carbonate chimneys in the Mediterranean Sea linked to deep-water oxygen depletion . Nature Geoscience , 6(9), 755-760 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Dupre Stephanie, Cloetingh Sierd, Bertotti Giovanni (2011). Structure of the Gabon Margin from integrated seismic reflection and gravity data . Tectonophysics , 506(1-4), 31-45 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Dupre Stephanie, Woodside John, Klaucke Ingo, Mascle Jean, Foucher Jean-Paul (2010). Widespread active seepage activity on the Nile Deep Sea Fan (offshore Egypt) revealed by high-definition geophysical imagery . Marine Geology , 275(1-4), 1-19 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Foucher Jean-Paul, Dupre Stephanie, Scalabrin Carla, Feseker Tomas, Harmegnies Francois, Nouze Herve (2010). Changes in seabed morphology, mud temperature and free gas venting at the Håkon Mosby mud volcano, offshore northern Norway, over the time period 2003-2006 . Geo-marine Letters , 30(3-4), 157-167 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Bayon Germain, Loncke L., Dupre Stephanie, Caprais Jean-Claude, Ducassou E., Duperron Sebastien, Etoubleau Joel, Foucher Jean-Paul, Fouquet Yves, Gontharet S., Henderson G. M., Huguen Caroline, Klaucke I., Mascle J., Migeon S., Olu-Le-Roy Karine, Ondreas Helene, Pierre C., Sibuet Myriam, Stadnitskaia A., Woodside J. (2009). Multi-disciplinary investigation of fluid seepage on an unstable margin: The case of the Central Nile deep sea fan . Marine Geology , 261(1-4), 92-104 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Huguen Caroline, Foucher Jean-Paul, Mascle J., Ondreas Helene, Thouement M., Gontharet S., Stadnitskaia A., Pierre C., Bayon Germain, Loncke L., Boetius A., Bouloubassi I., De Lange G., Caprais Jean-Claude, Fouquet Yves, Woodside J., Dupre Stephanie (2009). Menes caldera, a highly active site of brine seepage in the Eastern Mediterranean sea: "In situ" observations from the NAUTINIL expedition (2003) . Marine Geology , 261(1-4), 138-152 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Foucher Jean-Paul, Westbrook Graham K., Boetius Antje, Ceramicola Silvia, Dupre Stephanie, Mascle Jean, Mienert Jurgen, Pfannkuche Olaf, Pierre Catherine, Praeg Daniel (2009). Structure and Drivers of Cold Seep Ecosystems . Oceanography , 22(1), 92-109 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Dupre Stephanie, Buffet G., Mascle J., Foucher Jean-Paul, Gauger S., Boetius A., Marfia Christian (2008). High-resolution mapping of large gas emitting mud volcanoes on the Egyptian continental margin (Nile Deep Sea Fan) by AUV surveys . Marine Geophysical Researches , 29(4), 275-290 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Pierre Catherine, Mascle Jean, Dupre Stephanie (2008). MEDECO Leg 2 cruise report. R/V Pourquoi pas ? 02 to 30 November 2007 Rhodes-Toulon .
Geli Louis, Henry P, Zitter T, Dupre Stephanie, Tryon M, Cagatay M, De Lepinay B, Le Pichon X, Sengor A, Gorur N, Natalin B, Ucarkus G, Oezeren S, Volker D, Gasperini L, Burnard P, Bourlange S (2008). Gas emissions and active tectonics within the submerged section of the North Anatolian Fault zone in the Sea of Marmara . Earth and Planetary Science Letters , 274(1-2), 34-39 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Dupre Stephanie, Woodside J, Foucher Jean-Paul, De Lange G, Mascle J, Boetius A, Mastalerz V, Stadnitskaia A, Ondreas Helene, Huguen C, Harmegnies Francois, Gontharet Swanne, Loncke L, Deville E, Niemann H, Omoregie E, Olu Karine, Fiala Medioni A, Dahlmann A, Caprais Jean-Claude, Prinzhofer A, Sibuet Myriam, Pierre C, Damste J (2007). Seafloor geological studies above active gas chimneys off Egypt (Central nile deep sea fan) . Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers , 54(7), 1146-1172 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Dupre Stephanie, Bertotti Giovanni, Cloetingh Sierd (2007). Tectonic history along the South Gabon Basin: Anomalous early post-rift subsidence . Marine And Petroleum Geology , 24(3), 151-172 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Dupre Stéphanie, Woodside John, Klaucke Ingo, Mascle Jean, Foucher Jean-Paul (2006). Multi-scale seafloor mapping of active seep-related structures, offshore Egypt . CIESM, 2006. Fluid seepages / mud volcanism in the Mediterranean and adjacent domains. CIESM Workshop Monographs, n°29, ISSN 1726-5886 pp.65-71 .


Woodside John, De Lange Gert J., Dupre Stephanie (2004). MIMES (Multiscale Investigations of Eastern MEditerranean Seep Systems): An expedition on Pelagia 13 June 2004 - 14 July 2004: a contribution to the Mediflux projet of Euromargins . ALW-NWO project 855.01.031 .



Poncelet Cyrille, Billant Gael, Corre Marie-Paule (2021). Globe (GLobal Oceanographic Bathymetry Explorer) Software . SEANOE .


Marie Louis, Loubrieu Benoit, Dupre Stephanie (2019). Seawater temperature, conductivity, pressure and salinity data offshore the Aquitaine Basin (XBT profiles and near-bottom moorings) . SEANOE .


Grall Celine, Dupre Stephanie, Guerin Charline, Normand Alain, Gaillot Arnaud, Fleury Jules, Henry Pierre (2018). Processed AsterX AUV data from the Sea of Marmara: high-resolution bathymetry and seafloor backscatter images . SEANOE .
Dupre Stephanie, Scalabrin Carla, Augustin Jean-Marie, Guerin Charline, Ogor Andre, Clouet Helene, Geli Louis (2018). Spatial distribution of gas emissions from the Sea of Marmara seafloor from 4 November 2009 to 14 December 2009 . SEANOE .


Michel Guillaume, Dupre Stephanie, Saout Johan, Ehrhold Axel, Guerin Charline, Gautier Emeric, Breton Cecile, Bourillet Jean-Francois, Loubrieu Benoit (2017). Pockmark morphological attributes at the Aquitaine slope, GAZCOGNE1 (2013) and BOBGEO2 (2010) marine expeditions . SEANOE .