Pascale Joannot, born in Morocco, arrived in New Caledonia as a teenager and has lived there for 26 years.
Trained as an oceanographer and specialist in coral reefs, she directed the Noumea Aquarium for 17 years. She initiated and followed the project of the new Aquarium des Lagons de Nouvelle-Calédonie, until its inauguration in August 2007.
Founder of the environmental initiation centre in 1996, she has also taught at the University of New Caledonia. After serving as a member of Congress and the South Province, she was delegated to the High Commissioner for Research and Technology before moving to the National Museum of Natural History where she directed the prefiguration of the collections department from 2001 to 2008 and then became deputy director of collections until 2017.
In addition to her duties, in 2007 she created the Overseas Delegation at the Museum and taught general ecology at the Paris-Val de Seine National School of Architecture for 10 years.
Since 2017, she has been the director of the scientific expeditions division of the Museum, which she created and organised. A former auditor of the IHEDN (54°), she is a member of several bodies, including the National Committee for Biodiversity, where she represents New Caledonia, IFRECOR since its creation in 1998, the Humanity and Biodiversity association and, since 2019, a member of the Fondation de la Mer.
During Biomim'expo 4, on October 22, 2019 at La Villette, Pascale Joannot proposes a friendly exchange with you in the " just like at home "She will talk about her job and answer your questions about her work as an oceanographer and director of the Museum's scientific expeditions division.