François Bourrin
Research Engineer (2007 - 2009)
Contact information:
Phone: +33 (0)4 93 76 37 17
Fax: +33 (0)4 93 76 37 39

Ph.D. Oceanography and sedimentology (2003-2007)
Université de Perpignan – CEFREM UMR 5110
Dissertation topic: Variability of sediment fluxes from coastal rivers and sediment transport in the Gulf of Lions.
Advisor: Xavier Durrieu de Madron.

M. Sc. Oceanography (2001-2002)
Université Bordeaux I – DGO UMR EPOC 5805
Dissertation topic: Estimation of sediment fluxes derived from acoustic backscatter measurements in the Gironde estuary.
Advisor: Aldo Sottolichio.

Research interests:

Autonomous platforms: gliders and profiling floats; Meso-scale physical/biological processes in Northwestern Mediterranean Sea; Sediment transport on coastal areas and continental shelves



  • Many G, Bourrin F, Durrieu de Madron X, Ody A, Doxaran D, Cauchy P (2017). Glider and satellite monitoring of the variability of the suspended particle distribution and size in the Rhône ROFI. Progress in Oceanography, doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2017.05.006. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2016

  • Many G., Bourrin F. Durrieu de Madron X., Paired I., Gangloff A., Doxaran D., Ody A., Verney R., Menniti C., Le Berre D., Jacquet M. (2016). Particle assemblage characterization in the Rhone river ROFI, Journal of Marine Systems, doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2015.12.010 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Ody A., Doxaran D., Vanhellemont Q., Nehad B., Novoa S., Many G., Bourrin F., Verney R., Pairaud I. et B. Gentili (2016). Potential of High Spatial and Temporal Ocean Color Satellite Data to Study the Dynamics of Suspended Particles in a Micro-Tidal River Plume. Remote Sens. 2016, 8(3), 245; doi:10.3390/rs8030245.(Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2014

  • Bressac M, Guieu C, Doxaran D, Bourrin F, Desboeufs K, Leblond N, Ridame C (2014) Quantification of the lithogenic carbon pump following a simulated dust-deposition event in large mesocosms. Biogeosciences 11: 1007-1020 | doi: 10.5194/bg-11-1007-2014. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Durrieu de Madron, X, Houpert L., Puig P., Sanchez-Vidal A., Testor P., Bosse A., Estournel C., Somot S., Bourrin F., Bouin M.N., Beauverger M. Beguery L., Calafat A., Canals M. , Cassou C., Coppola L., Dausse D., D'Ortenzio F., Font J., Heussner S., Kunesch S., Lefevre D., Le Goff H., Martín J., Mortier L., Palanques A., and P. Raimbault (2013). Interaction of dense shelf water cascading and open-sea convection in the Northwestern Mediterranean during winter 2012. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 40, 1379–1385, doi:10.1002/grl.50331 (Get PDF Reprint)
  • 2012

  • Bressac M., Guieu C., Doxaran D., Bourrin F., Obolensky G. and J.M. Grisoni (2012). A mesocosm experiment coupled with optical measurements to assess the fate and sinking of atmospheric particles in clear oligotrophic waters. Geo-Marine Letters, DOI 10.1007/s00367-011-0269-4, 32, 153-164. (Get PDF Reprint)
  • Kim J.-H., R. Buscail, F. Bourrin, A. Palanques, J.S. Sinninghe Damsté, J. Bonnin and S. Schouten (in press). “Transport and depositional process of soil organic matter during wet and dry storms on the Têt inner shelf (NW Mediterranean), Palaeogeography.” Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. (Get PDF)
  • Bourrin, F., X. Durrieu de Madron, S. Heussner and C. Estournel (2008). "Impact of winter dense water formation on shelf sediment erosion (evidence from the Gulf of Lions, NW Mediterranean)." Continental Shelf Research 28(15): 1984-1999. (Get PDF)
  • Bourrin, F., P. L. Friend, C. L. Amos, E. Manca, C. Ulses, A. Palanques, X. Durrieu de Madron and C. E. L. Thompson (2008). "Sediment dispersal from a typical Mediterranean flood: The Têt River, Gulf of Lions." Continental Shelf Research 28(15): 1895-1910. (Get PDF)
  • Bourrin, F., A. Monaco, J.-C. Aloïsi, J.-A. Sanchez-Cabeza, J. Lofi, S. Heussner, X. Durrieu de Madron, G. Jeanty, R. Buscail and G. Saragoni (2007). "Last millennia sedimentary record on a micro-tidal, low-accumulation prodelta (Têt NW Mediterranean)." Marine Geology 243(1-4): 77-96. (Get PDF)
  • Curran, K. J., P. S. Hill, T. G. Milligan, O. A. Mikkelsen, B. A. Law, X. Durrieu de Madron and F. Bourrin (2007). "Settling velocity, effective density, and mass composition of suspended sediment in a coastal bottom boundary layer, Gulf of Lions, France." Continental Shelf Research 27(10-11): 1408-1421. (Get PDF)
  • Bourrin, F., X. Durrieu de Madron and W. Ludwig (2006). "Contribution of the study of coastal rivers and associated prodeltas to sediment supply in North-western Mediterranean Sea (Gulf of Lions)." Life and Environment 56(4): 307-314. (Get PDF)
  • Guillén, J., F. Bourrin, A. Palanques, X. Durrieu de Madron, P. Puig and R. Buscail (2006). "Sediment dynamics during wet and dry storm events on the Têt inner shelf (SW Gulf of Lions)." Marine Geology 234(1-4): 129-142. (Get PDF)
  • Kim, J.-H., S. Schouten, R. Buscail, W. Ludwig, J. Bonnin, J. Sinninghe Damsté and F. Bourrin (2006). "Origin and distribution of terrestrial organic matter in the NW Mediterranean (Gulf of Lions): application of the newly developed BIT index." Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 7(Q11017). (Get PDF)
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