The IndoCet Consortium was founded in November 2014, in Reunion island, France, by Adèle de Toma-Cadinouche, Alexandre Zerbini, Andy Willson, Anjara Saloma, Claire Garrigue, François-Xavier Mayer, Ken Findlay, Laurène Trudelle, Laurent Mouysset, Michel Vély, Olivier Tyack, Sabrina Fossette, Salvatore Cerchio and Violaine Dulau.
Alexandre Zerbini, Ph.D.
Marine biologist, NOAA
I have been studying marine mammals since 1992. I studied taxonomy of southern minke whale species while a masters student in Brazil. I pursued a Ph.D. at the University of Washington and graduated in 2006. My research has focused on …
Senior Marine Consultant, Five Oceans Environmental Services (5OES)
Based in Oman my primary interests are in the ecology of marine vertebrates in the northern Indian Ocean area and development of research and mitigation solutions to address threats. As part of a team within 5OES this work is entertained through …
PhD Student, Antananarivo Univ., Paris-Sud Orsay Univ., Cétamada
I have been working for marine mammal research and conservation programs in Madagascar since 2011. I am involved in scientific research programs (tagging, acoustic studies, photo-identification) and in all programs related to community-based development.
Claire Garrigue, Ph.D.
Marine biologist, Opération Cétacés
The goal of my work is to determine the population status of humpback whales that over-winter in the lagoons of New Caledonia. The field methodology for this long-term study (now running for over 18 years) is based on photo-identification, …
Scientific supervisor, Cétamada
As one of the founding members of the Cétamada association, my main activity is dedicated to marine mammal research and conservation in the Indian Ocean, and particularly in Madagascar’s coastal areas. I’ve worked for many years for the establishment …
Laurène Trudelle, Ph.D.
Marine biologist, Paris Sud University
I have completed a PhD in Marine Ecology from the University of Paris-Saclay (France) in February 2016. My primary research interests are marine mammal ecology, behaviour, distribution and, particularly, the relationships between animals and their habitats.
Salvatore Cerchio, Ph.D.
Marine biologist, New England Aquarium
I have been studying cetaceans for 36 years around the world. I have been working in Madagascar since 2004, studying cetaceans from humpback whales to coastal dolphins to Omura’s whales. Currently I am a visiting Scientist …