"The things I find most exciting about my job are the diversity of the work I do, and all the oceanographic research cruises I participate in. These are real human adventures."
From one to six weeks in length, these cruises have taken Arnaud around the world, from the Gulf of Guinea to the ocean around Wallis and Futuna and to the Gulf of Mozambique.
While at sea, Arnaud works on data collection and supervision. Before his departure, he has to decide what equipment he'll need on board and to oversee its installation. While on land, his role is centered on software development. "Our needs and the tools we use are very specific, so the software has to be built on internally-developed proprietary solutions."
Arnaud works in the Marine Geoscience department alongside geologists and sedimentologists. The tools they use for their research have very high-quality resolution and rely on ultra-modern equipment such as AUVs (autonomous underwater vehicles).