Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2021
    Professor of Marine Systems Modelling, Liège University, Belgium

  • 2015 – 2021
    FNRS Research Director

  • 2010 – 2015
    FNRS Senior Research Associate

  • 2002 – 2010
    FNRS Research Associate

  • 2002 – 2004
    Postdoc at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOZ), the Netherlands, European Marie-Curie Fellowship, supervisor: Prof. Dr. Karline Soetaert

  • 1999 – 2002
    FNRS Senior Postdoctoral Fellow

  • 1995 – 1999
    PhD in Applied Sciences, on the coupled tri-dimensional modelling of the Black Sea physics and biogeochemistry, supervisor : Prof. Dr. Jacques Nihoul, Summa Cum Laude with the congratulations of the jury

  • 1990 – 1995
    FNRS Research fellow, supervisor : Prof. Dr. Jacques Nihoul

  • 1995 – 1996
    Diplôme européen d’études approfondies (DEA) in the modelling of the marine environment (Summa Cum Laude)

  • 1990 – 1995
    Civil engineer in Physics and Mechanics, Liège University, Belgium. Each year with Summa Cum Laude and with the congratulations of the jury in 1992, 1994 and 1995 (graduated with 91.6%)

Selected publications

  • Grégoire Marilaure, Garçon Véronique, Garcia Hernan, Breitburg Denise, Isensee Kirsten, Oschlies Andreas et al., 2021. A global ocean oxygen database and atlas (GO2DAT) for assessing and predicting deoxygenation and ocean health in the open and coastal ocean. Front. Mar. Sci., 21 December 2021,

  • Ivanov, E., Capet, A., De Borger, E., Degraer, S., Delhez, E., Soetaert, K., Vanaverbeke, J., & Grégoire, M. (2021). Offshore wind farm footprint on organic and mineral particle flux to the bottom. Frontiers in Marine Science,

  • Breitburg, D., Levin, L., Oschlies, A., Grégoire, M., & GO2NE network, 2018. Declining oxygen in the global ocean and coastal waters. Science, 359(46), doi: 10.1126/science.aam7240.

  • Capet, A., Beckers, J.-M., & Grégoire, M. (2013). Drivers, mechanisms and long-term variability of seasonal hypoxia on the Black Sea northwestern shelf – is there any recovery after eutrophication? Biogeosciences, 10, 3943-3962,

  • Grégoire, M., Raick, C., & Soetaert, K. (2008). Numerical modeling of the deep Black Sea ecosystem functioning during the late 80’s (eutrophication phase). Progress in Oceanography, 76(9), 286-333. 10.1016/j.pocean.2008.01.002.

  • Raick, C., Soetaert, K., & Grégoire, M. (2006). Model complexity and performance: How far can we simplify? Progress in Oceanography, 70(1), 27-57, 10.1016/j.pocean.2006.03.001.

  • Raick, C., Beckers, J.-M., Soetaert, K., & Grégoire, M. (2006). Can principal component analysis be used to predict the dynamics of a strongly non-linear marine biogeochemical model? Ecological Modelling, 196(3-4), 345-364, 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2006.02.014.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Chair of international programs, networks:

    Co-chair (with Andreas Oschlies, GEOMAR, Germany) of the GO2NE (Global Oxygen Network) recently launched by IOC (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission) UNESCO and of the Global Ocean Oxygen Decade (GOOD) program of the United Nations Ocean Decade.

  • Co-PI with Andreas Oschlies

Principal Investigators in European projects:

  • PI in the European project BS-MFC, Copernicus 2 (Black sea marine forecasting centre, responsible of the biogeochemistry production unit), (01/01/2022-31/12/2024).

  • PI and workpackage leader of the H2020 project BRIDGE (Advancing Black Sea Research and Innovation to co-develop blue growth within resilient ecosystems) (1/06/2021-31/12/2025).

  • PI and workpackage leader, Belgian representative in the JPI Ocean and Climate CE2COAST (downscaling climate and ocean change to services: thresholds and opportunities), project (01/06/2020-30/04/2023).

  • Coordinator of the ESA project Earth Observation for Science and Innovation in the Black Sea (EO4SIBS (11/06/2019-11/09/2021).

  • PI in the European project BS-MFC, Phase 2 (Black sea marine forecasting centre), (01/04/2018-31/12/2021.

  • PI in the European project BS-MFC, Phase 1 (Black sea marine forecasting centre), 2016-2018, Copernicus.

PI in the EU FP7 IP PERSEUS (Policy-oriented marine Environmental Research in the Southern EUropean Seas (01/2012-12/2015).

  • Principal Investigators in National projects:

  • Coordinator of the FullContinuum project (FNRS PDR, 1/01/2021-31/12/2024) on seamless coupling of the ocean and river system

  • Coordinator of the BENTHOX project (FNRS PDR, 1/10/2015-30/09/2019) on the understanding of hypoxia in the Black sea

  • PI in the Face-it project (BRAIN call, Belspo) on the (Functional biodiversity in a Changing sedimentary Environment: Implications for biogeochemistry and food webs in a managerial setting, the North Sea) (20015-2019)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Member of international advisory boards

  • Since 2018 member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) of the EU Marine Copernicus Service.

  • Member of the advisory board of the EU H2020 SEAMLESS project (2020-2023).

  • Member of the scientific Committee of the UN Ocean Decade initiative « Coast Predict »

  • Member of the NEMO Scientific Advisory Committee

  • Member of the Board (2018-2021) of the European Geoscience Union Fridjof medal committee.

  • Since 2017 Member of the Scientific Committee of GMMC (Groupe de Mission Mercator Coriolis) part of the LEFE (Les Enveloppes Fluides et l'Environnement) program from CNRS INSU (Institut des Sciences de la Terre et de l’Univers).

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European MyOcean phase1 -project from the EU GMES program (Global Monitoring for Environmental Security)

  • Member of the Steering Committee » and workpackage leader in EU projects where I am involved (e.g ; BRIDGE, CE2COAST,Copernicus, Sesame,…)

Member of International expert Teams

  • Chair of the European Marine Board Oxygen expert panel for the writing of a “Navigating to the future” policy brief.

  • 2021 – 2022 member of the « High-Level guidance » working group of the World Meteorological Organization for writing the guidance document towards the implementation of the WMO WIGOS vision.

  • Since 2020: member of the Joint Expert Team on Earth Observing System Design and Evolution (JET-EOSDE) of the World Meteorological Organization.

  • Since 2017 member of the Marine Ecosystem Analysis and Prediction Task Team, from GODAE Ocean Predict.

  • Since 2016 member of the Network of EU Experts for ReDeveloping Models of The European Marine Environment (DG-ENV, DG-JRC)

Media coverage

  • Coordinator of a lectures series for the Collège de Belgique on “L’Océan à travers les temps : mécanismes d’une épopée passionnante perturbée par l’Homme » for the Belgian Academy of Sciences.

  • Participation to the France Culture broadcast “la Méthode Scientifique” animated by Nicolas Martin on “Ocean chemistry modifications”.

  • Participation to several media interviews (radio, TV, press release).

Additional qualifications

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Mother of 3 kids.


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