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Dr. Catherine Jadot

Rue de Malines, 30. 1000 Brussels, Belgium · +32 (0)477.299.839 · catherine@reefball.com


University of Liege, Belgium
PhD in Marine Biology December 2003
M.Sc. in oceanography June 1998
Teaching degree in Sciences September 1998
University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
M.Sc. in Zoology, major in Ecology September 1997

Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey
Summer School: “Climate change impacts on marine Ecosystems” August 2006
University of the Azores, Portugal
Portuguese as foreign language April 2004
Roscoff Oceanologic Observatory, France
ERASMUS internship: “Biodiversity in megatidal seas” August 1996


Reefball, Grand Cayman October 2005 - present
Non-profit international environmental NGO, restoring world's ocean coral reefs and protecting natural reef systems
Marine Biologist Expert – Team leader
Preserve Genetics of Dying Corals. Establish protected coral nurseries with fragments from each salvageable adult
Stabilize High Value Salvageable Adult Colonies – transplanting on artificial reefs
Monitoring of the adult corals that survived transplanting
Reef Base Substrate Restoration.
Red Mangrove restoration
Team Management

World Wild Fund, Belgium November 2005 – February 2006
World independent conservation organization
Team Captain Senior
Fund raising
Increase public awareness of the organisation activities
Team Management

Xcell Space Industries, Luxembourg, Dubai February 2005 – August 2005
Advance research and Development Company. Project: Construction of the first semi-submerged hotel in Dubai, U.A.E.
Marine Biologist Consultant
Assess the state of the environment in Dubai to meet the project requirements.
Realization of a feasibility study for the establishment of the semi-submerged hotel in Dubai
Set up the design of an artificial reef
Coordinate the marine biology parts and the needs of the architects
Coordination & assessment of different suppliers

University of the Azores, Portugal March 2004 – September 2004
Department of Oceanography and Fisheries, project: MareFish, Benefits of Marine Protected Areas: testing the theory with field experiments
Science Officer
Biotelemetry surveys (VR2)
Standard tagging (Spaghetti tag)
Underwater surveys (fish count)
Integration of the data to a GIS (ArcView)

University of Liege, Belgium November 1998 – December 2003 Department of Live Sciences, Behavioural Biology Unit
PhD Student
Biotelemetry study (surgery, survey, VR60, VRAP, data analysis)
Integration of the data into a GIS (ArcView, AMAE ext.)
Underwater surveys (fish count, direct behavioral observations, underwater video, underwater photo)
Population dynamics study
Computerized video tracking system (EthoVision)
Data analysis (statistics: Statview, Super Anova)

University of Liege, Belgium November 1998 – December 2003
Department of Live Sciences, Behavioural Biology Unit
Teaching associate
Course: marine eco-ethology

Camille Héla Foundation fellowship, 1998 - 1999
Recipient of the Special Fund for Research from the University of Liege, Belgium 1999
FRIA Fellow (National Fund for Scientific Research, Belgium) 1999 - 2001
FRIA Fellow (National Fund for Scientific Research, Belgium) 2001 – 2003
Recipient of Travel Grants, FNRS Belgium, 1999, 2000, 2001 & 2002

Native fluency: French
Fluent: English, Portuguese and Dutch.
Basic: German and Russian

Proficient in using MS office, Photoshop, StatView, QuarkXPress, Internet, GIS (ArcView)
CMAS scientific diver
CMAS 4* diver (= divermaster PADI)
CMAS Diving instructor for children
Certificate First Aid Red Cross (2003)
Extensive travels, avid sportswoman (running, MTB, squash, diving, sailing)




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