Citizen / General public
Researcher
Student / Future student
Company
Public partner
Journalist
Teacher / Pupil

Arnaud Lemarchand named Knight of the National Order of Merit

Arnaud Lemarchand named Knight of the National Order of Merit

Publication date: 04/06/2021

Awards and Distinctions, Institute Life, Press, Research

Arnaud Lemarchand, research engineer at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, has been awarded the rank of Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite by decree of the President of the Republic of May 21st 2021.

Recently appointed deputy director of the IPGP in charge of instrumentation, Arnaud Lemarchand was, for 15 years, the architect of the French volcanological and seismological observatories (266 autonomous telemetered stations, 221 repetitive measurement sites) and the associated database, which give the IPGP and INSU-CNRS a unique national specificity and international positioning. During this period, he has used his expertise and skills to transform these observatories into a structure at the cutting edge of sensor engineering and real-time data flows, making these data available to the scientific community as well as to the authorities, civil society and the media, thereby encouraging better management and perception of natural risks with the aim of promoting a culture of prevention and resilience.

In 2019, he was also a major player in the design, implementation and federation of the operational infrastructure of the new Réseau de Surveillance Volcanologique et Sismologique de Mayotte (REVOSIMA) on the 4th and latest of France’s active volcanoes, Mayotte.

This appointment is fully deserved recognition of 22 years of efficient and pragmatic work in the service of the community.

Latest news
A new tectonic micro-plate identified north of the Dead Sea Fault
A new tectonic micro-plate identified north of the Dead Sea Fault
In a study published in Science Advances, an international team has systematically analysed Sentinels-2 radar images to identify a new tectonic micro-...
Yann Klinger awarded ERC Advanced Grant 2023
Yann Klinger awarded ERC Advanced Grant 2023
Yann Klinger, CNRS Research Director and head of the Tectonics and Mechanics of the Lithosphere team at the IPGP, has been awarded the prestigious Eur...
Meteorites and magnetism in comics!
Meteorites and magnetism in comics!
To make it easier to communicate her research subject, a researcher from the IPGP and MIT has teamed up with an illustrator, herself a geophysicist, t...
The NanoMagSat mission gets go-ahead from ESA!
The NanoMagSat mission gets go-ahead from ESA!
The Programme Board for Earth Observation of the European Space Agency (ESA) has just decided to proceed with the NanoMagSat mission. This mission, in...