CERC - Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Canada’s New Arctic Frontier

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Guislain Bécu

Research Associate

Contact information:
Université Laval,
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, avenue de la Médecine
Local VCH-2051,
Quebec city, (Quebec) G1V 0A6 Canada


T: +1 418-656-2131 ext. 8567
F: +1 418-656-2339
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Education:
Ph.D. LAMORA - Lasers, Molecules and Atmospheric Radiation (2000-2004)
Laboratoire d'Optique Atmosphérique - Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France

M. Sc. Oceanography (2007 - 2010)
D.E.A. (eq. Master 2) Physique Expérimentale des Atomes et Molécules et Applications (1999-2000)
Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI, Paris, France

Maîtrise (eq. Master 1) de Physique (1998-1999)
Université d'Artois, Lens, France

Past employments :
2007-2010
MetOcean party chief
GEMS Survey Ltd., Devizes, U.K.

2004-2007
Research Engineer
Laboratoire d'océanographie de Villefranche, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

Research Interests :
In-situ optical and biogeochemical data acquisition with deck instruments, profiling instruments and with AUVs.

Publications:

Antoine, D., F. d'Ortenzio, S. B. Hooker, G Bécu, B. Gentili, D. Tailliez, and A. J. Scott, 2008, Assessment of uncertainty in the ocean reflectance determined by three satellite ocean color sensors (MERIS, SeaWiFS and MODIS-A) at an offshore site in the Mediterranean Sea (BOUSSOLE project), Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, C07013, doi:10.1029/2007JC004472.

Antoine, D., P. Guevel, J.-F. Desté, G. Bécu, F. Louis, A.J. Scott and P. Bardey, 2008, The «BOUSSOLE» buoy A new transparent-to-swell taut mooring dedicated to marine optics: design, tests and performance at sea, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 25, 968-989.

Antoine, D. M. Chami, H. Claustre, F. D'Ortenzio, A. Morel, G. Bécu, B. Gentili, F. Louis, J. Ras, E. Roussier, A.J. Scott, D. Tailliez, S. B. Hooker, P. Guevel, J.-F. Desté, C. Dempsey and D. Adams. 2006, BOUSSOLE : a joint CNRS-INSU, ESA, CNES and NASA Ocean Color Calibration And Validation Activity. NASA Technical memorandum N° 2006 - 214147, 61 pp.

G Bécu, Contribution à la vérification des observations spatiales de la couleur de l'océan à l'aide du réseau de radiomètres optiques SIMBADA, Ph.D. Thesis, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France, March 24, 2004.

Dandonneau Y, P-Y Deschamps, J-M Nicolas, H Loisel, J Blanchot, Y Montel, F Thieuleux, and G Bécu, 2004, Seasonal and interannual variability of ocean color and composition of phytoplankton communities in the North Atlantic, Equatorial Pacific and South Pacific, Deep Sea Research part II, Volume 51, issue 1-3, January - February, pp 303-318.

G Bécu, P-Y Deschamps and J-M Nicolas, MERIS level-2 products validation with SIMBADA radiometers, talk - MERIS and AATSR Validation Team workshop, ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, October 22, 2002.

G Bécu, P-Y Deschamps and J-M Nicolas, MERIS level-2 products validation using SIMBADA radiometers, proceedings of the ENVISAT validation workshop, ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, December 9-13, 2002, ESA special publication.

Ruddick K, V De Cauwer, Y Park, G Bécu, J-P De Blauwe, E De Vreker, P-Y Deschamps, M Knockaert, B Nechad, A Pollentier, P Roose, D Saudemont, and D Van Tuyckom, Preliminary validation of MERIS water products for Belgian coastal waters, proceedings of ENVISAT validation workshop, ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, December 9-13, 2002,ESA special publication.