Jean-Pierre Gattuso is research director at the Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche, CNRS, and Sorbonne University.

His main research activity relates to the cycling of carbon and carbonate in coastal ecosystems. More recently, he focused on the response of marine organisms and ecosystems to climate change ad ocean acidification.

He was the Scientific Coordinator of the EPOCA (European Project on Ocean Acidification, 7 institutes from 9 European countries) and the eFOCE (BNP-Paribas Foundation, 7 institutes from Europe and the US) projects. He was a lead author of the Fifth Assessment report of the IPCC.

Jean-Pierre Gattuso is also the Founding President of the European Geosciences Union Biogeosciences Division and the Founding editor-in-chief of the journal Biogeosciences (presently associate editor for the journal). He chairs the International Scientific Committee of the meeting The Oceans in a High-CO2 World (Hobart, 2016).


  • Blaise Pascal Medal in Earth and Environmental Sciences, European Academy of Sciences (2014)
  • Vladimir Vernadsky Medal, European Geosciences Union (2012)
  • Union Service Award, European Geosciences Union (2005)