Scientific manager of Coastal Environment
Programs and Scientific Strategy Department at Ifremer
Axel Romaña has Physics master degree and Biologic Oceanography master of advanced studies degree.
He first studied the oxygen cycle dissolved in the upwellings along the Morocco and Mauritania coasts, then integrated a multidisciplinary study aiming to evaluate the biological richness of the Libyan continental shelf for the Sogreah company.
Since 1975, he joins Ifremer where he supervised the team in charge of the impact survey of nuclear power stations installation on the French coasts. In 1983, he took the responsibility of a research team focused on the environmental problems on the Mediterranean coast. He then wrote a methodological guidebook for the setting up of a common survey of the urban rejects on the Mediterranean side.
He was in charge of the “Contaminant chemistry and Pattern establishment” at the Direction for Environment and Coastal development between 1991 and 1997.
In charge of the scientific management for the Seine-Aval program, he coordinated the operations of more than 40 French and abroad scientific laboratories to set up a multidisciplinary and achieved approach in the Seine estuary and bay. In 2005, he took responsibility of the environmental programs at Ifremer.
Since January 2008, he is now in charge of the “Coastal Environment” topic at the Programs and Scientific Strategy Department of the institute.
Scientific discovery –his parents and sisters are scientists too-, the sea and the interest of a multidisciplinary approach to help society.