Nicolas MAYOT
Senior Research Associate
School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia (website)
Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK



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

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


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

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


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

Specialization: Environmental Biology

Research Experiences

2020 – now

Senior Research Associate – University of East Anglia – UK

“Oxygen and Carbon budget analysis”

Supervisor: Pr. Corinne Le Quéré

2017 – 2019

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. Patricia A. Matrai

2013 – 2016

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

“Phytoplankton phenology in Mediterranean Sea”

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


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)


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


Université of East Anglia (UEA, UK)

Villefranche Oceanographic Laboratory (LOV, France)


Université Laval, Québec-Océan (Canada)


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


Ocean Sciences Meeting (San Diego, USA) – Oral Presentation


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


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

ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting (Canada) – Oral Presentation


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


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


> English – spoken, read and written

> French – mother tongue