flag france Jean-Claude Gascard
Oceanographer • France

“The Arctic has become a crystal ball allowing us to better foresee and predict the climate changes”

Jean-Claude Gascard is a director of research emeritus at the CNRS. He works in the LOCEAN laboratory at the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris. He has been interested in the Arctic Ocean and its role in the earth’s climate for 25 years. He is the coordinator of Europe’s integrated Damocles project (2005-2010), which is looking into the origins and consequences of climate change in the Arctic.

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