Farewell to Mr. Clément Chazot – Aug 02, 2016

Mr. Clément Chazot, Junior Programme Officer Voluntary International Scientific (VIS) of the French Government – Seconded by the French Oil Company Total S.A. to REMPEC has concluded his support to the Centre on 15 July 2016.  His secondment through the VIS programme had ended in May 2016, however thanks to the direct contribution of Total S.A, the Centre benefited from his support till 15 July 2016.

REMPEC greatly appreciated his involvement and contribution to the work of the Centre in the field of preparedness for and response to marine pollution from ships. Clément has, in particular, greatly contributed to the implementation of externally funded projects and most notably from European funding, namely the Project entitled Mediterranean decision support System for Marine Safety (MEDESS-4MS), terminated in March 2015, as well as the project for Preparedness for Oil-polluted Shoreline cleanup and Oiled Wildlife interventions (POSOW II). In this regard, Clément assisted in the supervision of the administrative and financial aspects of the projects, which included the monitoring of audits, the review of publications and various documents as well as the organization of and participation to training sessions and other meetings.

Clement will be remembered for his commitment, work, support and enthusiasm throughout the duration of his contract. His skills and kindness were greatly appreciated, especially during the restructuring process of the Centre, during which REMPEC had limited human resources.

The REMPEC team wishes Clément all the best in his future career and hopes that the preparedness and response community will see in his availability a great recruitment opportunity.

The secondment by France of Junior Programme Officers in the framework of the French mechanism of International Scientific Volunteering has enabled REMPEC to benefit from the technical knowledge and dynamism of newly graduated student since 1979. The recruitment process for the selection of the new Junior Programme Officer has been completed and the selected candidate is expected in Malta in August 2016.