SELECTED ACTIVITIES / ANIMATION / AWARDS
Since Jan. 2014: CLIVAR Atlantic Panel member
Since 2012: SCAR Panel member
2005-2012: Southern Ocean CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Panel member
2013: Guest Editor of Journal of Marine Science special issue for Tracers of physical and biogeochemical processes, past changes and ongoing anthropogenic impacts: 43rd International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics
2010‐2012: Guest Editor for OceanSciences special issue for the BONUS-GoodHope International Polar Year Project
2007-2014: Co-organizer of seven international meetings on the South Atlantic and Southern Ocean research
2008-2014 Co-convener of various conferences sessions for the AGU, SCAR sessions
Since 2004, PI of 150 Argo floats deployment, validation and calibration of profiles data
Supervision 21 students and 7 post‐docs
PI of the Clivar GoodHope Project (since 2003) and BONUS-GoodHope (50 days, 72 scientists) cruises
Co-PI of the Clivar SAMOC program (since 2007)
Since the early 2000s, Sabrina Speich started to coordinate the scientific observing efforts in the Southern Ocean. In 2001, she spent one year at the University of Cape Town, South Africa as invited professor. This visit led to the construction of the CLIVAR GoodHope project strategy and objectives. The project started officially in 2003. Prof. Speich was then invited to be part of the Southern Ocean CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR scientific panel to help coordinate the observing activity in the Southern Ocean. This led to a very organized and coordinated observing effort within the International Polar Year (2008-2009), during which Prof. Speich led one of the most complete observing project of the Southern Ocean, BONUS-GoodHope. This project federated 27 international research units and institutes. It gathered more than one hundred scientists from different scientific fields of Oceanography, Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysics.
In 2007 Prof. Speich initiated together with Drs S. Garzoli (NOAA, USA) and AL. Piola (SNHA, Argentina) a new international initiative dedicated to build an integrated observing system for the South Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean, SAMOC. This initiative evolved successfully and today is almost completed in terms of deep mooring arrays and repeated observations. SAMOC has been approved by CLIVAR and the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS). This initiative gathers many institutions from many countries (France, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, USA, Russia, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom).
This year Prof. Speich has integrated the Atlantic CLIVAR Panel.
Within the Laboratoire de Physique de l’Océan (LPO) in Brest, Prof. Speich was leading one of the three teams of the laboratory.
Prof. Speich is highly concerned by outreach and science dissemination to a wider audience. In addition to her teaching activity within the Brest University and the Ecole Normale, she gave many talks for the large public; participated to the making of a documentary on the ocean’s currents (Voyage au centre de la mer; Directed by M. Jampolski. Produced by MC4, Arte and Radio Canada), and she wrote or collaborated in the writing of numerous outreach articles.