La Rochelle, France (7 jours/7)

Eléonore Méheust

From field work to databases

I joined the French stranding network in Brittany in 2011 and I carried out my first survey at sea, as a marine megafauna observer, in 2014. So, I was in charted territory when I joined the team in 2018.
Mainly in the “Strandings” team, I am involved in the implementation and scientific exploitation of stranding monitoring data. This includes the coordination and animation of the stranding network (daily monitoring of strandings, exchanges with the members of the strandings network, training course for the observation and sampling protocols), collect field data and manage and analyse the stranding data. In addition, I represent the observatory within the French Seals Network, coordinate by the French Biodiversity Office
I take part, as marine megafauna observer, to boat (MEGASCOPE) and plane (SPEE, SAMM) surveys in the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay. I also contribute to the implementation, the analyses and the report of the MEGASCOPE surveys.

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