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General Discussion / MFA or LCA on fish related plants
« on: April 18, 2010, 19:51 »
Dear community,

I am interested by any study (published or on going, any country) related to MFA or LCA on fish related plants such as:
-fishmeal & fish oil
-canned fish
-frozen fish
-cured (dried and/or salted) fish
-other (fish pasta, etc)

Yours sincerely

Pierre Fréon

General Discussion / Beca francesa de PhD
« on: April 14, 2010, 16:11 »
Soy un investigador francés del IRD ( trabajando con Umberto y SimaPro sobre las cadenas de producción ligada a la anchoveta peruana (  
 Estoy buscando a un(a) candidato(a) peruano(a) para ofrecerle una beca francesa de PhD sobre el análisis comparativo del impacto ambiental (y someramente socio-económico) de las cadenas de producción de anchoveta. La beca permite estadías alternadas entre Perú, Francia y otro país si hace falte. Mas detalles en 2010.pdf. Las condiciones esenciales son :
-Tener un título completo de Master (con tesis) a la fecha limite de la llamada (10 de mayo de 2010)
-Tener una formación en ecología ambiental
-Tener interés y capacidad en modelación con software tal como Umberto y/o Simapro
-Hablar/leer/escribir correctamente el ingles (no necesariamente el francés)
Pueden ver un corto resumen de la propuesta en Si conoce alguien interesado, que me contacte lo antes posible por favor.

General Discussion / PhD grant available
« on: April 14, 2010, 16:06 »
Dear Umberto users,

The French Institute for Development, IRD ( or is offering grants 3-year grants for Master students from developing countries who wish to start a PhD thesis co-supervised by an IRD senior scientist. I am such a scientist and I am ready to co-supervise a student on a scientific topic applied to the Peruvian anchovy supply chain (see for a brief description). This topic will form part of a broader scientific project described in a GLOBEC Newsletter paper (
More details on the call can be found on 2010.pdf. In brief, the grant provide a decent salary for a student without a family to support for alternated stays  in Peru and in France and/or another developed country, plus travel expenses. The major requirements are:

- to have in hand a full Master (with thesis defended) at the time of the dead line for submission (10th of May 2010)
- being trained in environmental ecology
- being interested and trained in modeling with dedicated software of MFA and/or LCA such as Umberto and/or SimaPro
- being fluent in English and Spanish (not necessarily in French).
If you are interested, or know student interested, please contact me (
Yours sincerely
Dr Pierre FREON
Unité EME R212, CRHMT
Centre de Recherche Halieutique Méditerranéenne et Tropicale
IRD - IFREMER & Université Montpellier II
Avenue Jean Monnet,BP 171
34203 Sète Cedex, France
Phone-Fax: +33 (0)4 99 57 32 02
Portable: +33 (0)6 69 76 35 16
e-mail: (updated 02/04/2010 with new pdf files)

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