Academy 3 structure

Academy 3 "Space, Environment, Risks and Resilience" is led by:

  • An Academy Head
  • A Steering Committee
  • A Scientific Council
  • A Project Manager
Academy Head

The Academy Head leads the strategy and operation of the Academy. He/she is the principle contact of the IDEX Directorate. He/she chairs and leads the Academy's Steering Committee. He/she represents Academy 3 in all interactions with members and laboratories of Côte d'Azur University, other IDEX structures, institutions and partners, and external partners.

Academy Head: Christophe Den Auwer

Portrait Christophe Den Auwer nouveau responsable de l'Académie 3
Portrait Christophe Den Auwer nouveau responsable de l'Académie 3

Institut de Chimie de Nice - ICN

Academy head 2017 - sep.2021

Isabelle Manighetti

portrait Isabelle Manighetti
portrait Isabelle Manighetti

GEOAZUR, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur
Steering Committee

The Steering Committee (CoPil) is the decision-making body of Academy 3. It is currently composed of 4 people in addition to the Academy head, all from different laboratories or structures of the Côte d'Azur University.

The Steering Committee has a decision-making and executive role. It:

  • consults the Academy's Scientific Council
  • defines the Academy's strategy (goals, actions to be carried out)
  • decides on the allocation of the Academy's budget
  • monitors and evaluates current projects and actions

Members of the Steering Committee
portrait Christophe Den Auwer
portrait Christophe Den Auwer

Pr Christophe Den Auwer – ICN

Portrait Dennis Fox
Portrait Dennis Fox

Pr Dennis Fox – ESPACE

portrait Frédéric Grognard
portrait Frédéric Grognard

CR Frédéric Grognard – INRIA

portrait Isabelle Manighetti
portrait Isabelle Manighetti

Phys. CNAP Isabelle Manighetti – GEOAZUR, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur

Tristan Guillot (Lagrange, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur) has been member of the Steering Committee in 2017-2019.
Scientific Council

The Scientific Council (CS) is advisory body. It is a committee of experts representing the disciplinary and institutional diversity of Academy 3. The CS of Academy 3 is therefore largely multi-disciplinary.

The Scientific Council has a role of advisor and of outreach and dissemination. It:

  • advises the CoPil on the Academy's strategic directions
  • evaluates projects submitted to the Academy
  • contributes to the transmission of information to and from laboratories and other partners
  • participates in the Academy's scientific outreach and dissemination activities

In the period of 2021-2025, the CS was composed of 17 members from 14 laboratories of Côte d'Azur University in various disciplines.

Members of the Scientific Council 2021-2025
- MCF Damien Bazin, GREDEG
- CR Frédérique Bertoncello, CEPAM, OTECCA
- DR Georges Carle, TIRO-MATOs
- CR Carole Rovere, IPMC
- DR Christine Coustau, ISA
- MCF Victorita Dolean, LJAD
- Pr Emmanuel Tric, IMREDD
- DR Armel Gallet, ISA
- Pr Nicolas Glaichenhaus, IPMC
- MCF Charlotte Hurel, INPHYNI
- DR Florent Lafarge, INRIA
- DR Nathalie Lazaric, GREDEG
- DR Jérôme Lebrun, I3S
- CR Diego Mercerat, CEREMA-Géoazur
- Dr Hervé Raps, Centre Scientifique de Monaco (CSM)
- Pr Christian Rinaudo, URMIS
- MCF Christine Risso, ECOSEAS
Members of the Scientific Council 2016-2020

Biology, Medicine and Health

DR Christine Coustau, INRAe
Pr Patrick Fénichel, CHU de Nice
DR Armel Gallet, INRAe
Pr Nicolas Glaichenhaus, IPMC

Social Sciences

DR Bertrand Groslambert, SKEMA
Pr Maurille Larivière, SDS
Pr Pascale Steichen, GREDEG
Pr Catherine Thomas, GREDEG


Pr Didier Clamond,  LJAD
DR Luc Pronzato, I3S

Earth and Space Sciences

Pr Guy Libourel, LAGRANGE, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur


CR Xavier Noblin, INPHYNI

Digital Sciences

DR Yuliya Tarabalka, INRIA
DR Josiane Zérubia, INRIA
Project Manager

Having an in-depth knowledge of the organization and operation of IDEX and the Côte d'Azur University, the Project Manager supports the functional and strategic management of the Academy.

His/her role is to:

  • manage the Academy's activities on a daily basis (organizing meetings, monitoring projects, communication, website, etc.)
  • coordinate with the administrative and financial services of the Côte d'Azur University to ensure the proper administrative and budgetary monitoring of projects supported by the Academy
  • establish and maintain links with researchers and laboratories at Côte d'Azur University and their partners
  • contribute to strategic discussions within the Scientific Council and Steering Committee

Project Manager: Manon Le Gourrierec
portrait Manon Le Gourrierec Chargée de mission de l'Académie 3
portrait Manon Le Gourrierec Chargée de mission de l'Académie 3

Academy of Excellence 3
"Space, Environment, Risk and Resilience"