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Offre de poste : une thèse CIFRE sur la planification spatiale maritime au Brésil, IRD & Créocean_

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_Missions : The private company CREOCEAN and the public research
institute IRD have decided to collaborate to develop a CIFRE thesis
project focusing on the development of a Decision Support Toolbox (DST)
fitted to Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) in tropical ecosystems. Funding :
IRD/CREOCEAN IRD (Development Research Institute) is a French public
research institution, quite unique within the European research
landscape as it focuses on supporting the development of high quality
research in developing countries. Favouring interdisciplinarity, IRD has
centered its research, for more than 65 years, on the relationships
between humankind and its environment, in Africa, Latin America, Asia,
mediterranean countries and tropical French overseas. Its research,
innovation and capacity building activities aim at contributing to the
social, economical and cultural development of southern countries.
Through its research units in marine science (e.g. UMR Marbec in Sète),
IRD initiated research collaboration with Brazil several decades ago,
and has recently strenghened these collaborations in particular with
Pernambuco state federal universities. Creocean (65 people staff,
turnover : € 7,6M, half of which in export, headquartered in La
Rochelle (France) is a private consultancy company providing
environmental, engineering and planning services in marine and coastal
environment. Creocean belongs to the Keran group (470 people staff,
turnover : € 38M) headquartered in Nantes (France). Creocean expertise
covers geology, geophysics, hydrodynamics, sediment transport, biology,
and ecology. Missions : This thesis will be part of an international
research program named PADDLE (Planning in A liquiD worlD with tropicaL
StakEs) which was recently submitted to an European funding program :
RISE (Research and Innovation Staff Exchange Scheme). PADDLE project
aims at enabling exchanges between experts in order to apply a
knowledge-based framework to improve the marine spatial planning in
dynamical tropical ecosystems. MSP currently offers an increasing number
of opportunities to combine different uses of marine resources in a
single area. PADDLE will reinforce existing networks of experts and will
design innovative tools for tropical sea management. The area of
interest for this PhD will be Northeastern Brazil (Pernambuco state,
Recife region). The research will consist in : - Incorporating
data from ecological, economic, and social systems from a wide range of
disciplines (physicists, ecologists, statisticians, lawyers,
geographers, …), - Producing an up to date understanding
of the ecosystem functioning and of the current management, identifying
the tensions / potential conflicts likely to arise when MSP will be
implemented in the Tropical Atlantic. - Developping a DST for the
stakeholders implemented as a a collaborative platform for an innovative
MSP adapted ot tropical areas. The DST should be able to preddict the
outcomes of various scenarii for alternative management measure
proposals in order to monitor and diagnose the effectiveness of these
measures. Conditions : The research undertaken by a CIFRE fellow is
within the framework of a public and private partnership and is
formulated by both parties. He/she is enrolled in a doctoral course in
the French laboratory and attends all the relevant courses. He/She is
monitored by a thesis supervisor. He/She signs a 3 years full time work
contract with the French company – Beginning of the contract : February
2017 (still conditioned on obtaining the funds) The location of the PhD
is based half in Montpellier-France (CREOCEAN) and half in Recife-Brazil
(IRD). The gross annual salary is of €23,500. Please send CV + cover
letter : / / Job interviews scheduled for November-December 2017_

_Compétences Clés : Research training (Master 2 Research) in ecology
or a related discipline with experience in marine ecology, Excellent
analysis and synthesis capabilities, Excellent relational capacities
(across disciplines and nationalities), Good knowledge of GIS software
and marine ecology, Languages : English and Portuguese essential, French
appreciated, A first experience in decision support tool would be

_Profil : The applicant must be a Master’s Degree graduate or equivalent
at the time of application._

_Référence : STH-CIFRE_

_Activité : Ecosystèmes tropicaux / Tropical ecosystems_

_Type de contrat : Alternance_

_Poste(s) : 1_

_Niveau d’étude : Bac +5 et +_

_Localisation : Montpellier, France et Recife-Brazil_




_PhD in Marine Biology_

_Technical Advisor in Ecotoxicology_