Nicolas MAYOT
Post-doctoral Research Scientist
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
East Boothbay, ME 04544, USA (website)

Education


2016

Ph.D. in Oceanography – Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris, France

Advisors: Dr. Fabrizio D’Ortenzio & Dr. Hervé Claustre

2013

M.Sc. in Oceanography and Marine Environment – Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris, France

Specialization: Data Analysis, Remote Sensing, Ecosystem Modelling, Marine Plankton

2011

B.Sc. in Natural and Life Sciences – Université de Nantes – Nantes, France

Specialization: Environmental Biology

Research Experiences


2017 – now

Post-doctoral research project – Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences – Maine, USA

“Primary production changes across the Subarctic Atlantic: The physical and ecological roles of surface advection”

Supervisor: Dr. Paty Matrai

2013 – 2016

Ph.D. research project – Villefranche Oceanographic Laboratory – France

“Phytoplankton phenology in Mediterranean Sea”

Supervisors: Dr. Fabrizio D’Ortenzio & Dr. Hervé Claustre

2013

Master’s Thesis – Villefranche Oceanographic Laboratory – France

“Spatial distribution of zooplankton and particulate matter in the oceans”

Supervisors: Dr. Lars Stemmann & Dr. Lionel Guidi

Grants and Fellowships


2019 – Rodney L. White Fellowship, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

> 10 weeks of institutional salary support for an undergraduate intern and a postdoc

> Research expenses up to $2,500 and travel support to attend the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020

Travel supports to attend scientific meetings,

> ASLO 2019 – Aquatic Sciences Meeting (San Juan, PR, USA)

> 2019 Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry Summer Workshop (Woods Hole, MA, USA)

Mentorship


Undergraduate students,

2019 – Mariah Ricci (The College of Saint Scholastica, MN), Rodney L. White Fellowship

2018 – Adelaida Arjona (Harvard University, MA), NSF REU Fellowship

Public Engagement and Outreach


2018 & 2019 > Annual open house of the Bigelow Laboratory (Maine, USA)

2017 > Social Media Assistant at the Villefranche Oceanographic Laboratory (France)

Creating social posts for the Biogeochemical-Argo program and outreach projects

2013 – 2016 > Scientific point of contact for school classes for the projects Adopt a Float and MEDITES (France)

2014 & 2015 > Co-organizer of the event “Young Researchers’ Day” (Villefranche-sur-mer, France)

2013 & 2015 > Annual open house of the Villefranche Oceanological Observatory (France)

Professional Presentations


Departmental Seminars

2019

Université Laval, Québec-Océan (Canada)

2017

Laboratory for Ocean Physics and Satellite remote sensing (LOPS, France)

Laboratory for Studies in Geophysics and Spatial Oceanography (LEGOS, France)

Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO, France)

Scientific Meetings

2019

Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry Summer Workshop (Woods Hole, USA) – Poster

International Ocean Colour Science Meeting (South Korea) – Poster

ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting (Puerto Rico, USA) – Oral Presentation

2018

Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry Summer Workshop (Woods Hole, USA) – Poster

ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting (Canada) – Oral Presentation

2016

Ocean Sciences Meeting (New Orleans, USA) – Oral Presentation

2015

GAIC2015, combined GO-SHIP/Argo/IOCCP conference (Ireland) – Oral Presentation

5th Euro-Argo User Meeting (France) – Oral Presentation

Skills and Activities


Scientific Cruise,

Bio-Argo-Med cruise (NAOS project), Mediterranean Sea – May 2015 (1 month)

> Recovery and deployment of profiling floats (2 Argo floats, 8 BGC-Argo floats)

> Responsible for the calibration of oxygen optodes on BGC-Argo float

> Collection of seawater samples for the measurements of nutrient concentration

> Collection and filtration of seawater samples for phytoplankton pigment determination

Computer skills,

> Data analysis softwares – MATLAB, R

> Operating Systems – Windows, Linux

> Applications – Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, Creative Suite Adobe

Languages,

> English – spoken, read and written

> French – mother tongue