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Pierre Briole
CNRS Research Director
Geology Laboratory - UMR CNRS 8538
Department of Geosciences - Ecole Normale Supérieure
24 Rue Lhomond - 75005 Paris

Tel: 01 44 32 22 24


Pierre Briole is senior scientist at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). He earned his PhD in 1990 at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris and since 2007 he his working at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris. He is expert in geodesy and remote sensing applied to volcanoes and seismic zones. Since twenty-five years he has been measuring and modelling the ground deformation of several volcanoes in the Italy (Etna, Campi Flegrei, Vulcano), France (Piton de la Fournaise), Greece (Nisyros), Japan (Sakurajima, Myakejima), Portugal (Sao Miguel island). He has been also involved in the study of seismic areas in Greece (Gulf of Corinth), Chile (Atacama), Djibouti (Asal Rift), Algeria (Algiers region). After several earthquakes he has been involved in fast post-seismic response, involving both field GPS campaigns and SAR interferometry studies. He has participated to several EU and ESA project concerning the monitoring of volcanoes and seismic zones. In the ongoing MEDSUV European supersite project he is in charge of the coordination of the tasks concerning Etna volcano.