Laurent Longuevergne
Researcher at the CNRS

Géosciences Rennes - UMR 6118
Université Rennes 1
Campus Beaulieu
35042 Rennes Cedex, France

Office: Building 14B, Room 213
Email: laurent.longuevergne@univ-rennes1.fr
Phone: +33 (0) 223 236 546

I am junior researcher (CR2 CNRS) at Geosciences Rennes laboratory since 2010, working on the development of geophysical and geodetic tools in the hydrogeology team.

After completion of an engineering degree in geophysics from the Polytech’Paris school, I spent a year with the French Polar Institute (IPEV) as a civil volunteer to maintain the geomagnetic and seismological observatories on the Kerguelen Islands. Then, I worked a few months with the French Geological Survey (BRGM) as an engineer to set up a statistical model of the Upper Rhine Aquifer.

In 2004, I begun a PhD within the “hydrogeodesy” ANR project (PI: N. Florsch), on the development of ground geodetic instruments (tiltmeter, gravimeter) as tools for hydrology, combining field observations, modelling and process understanding as necessary steps to decipher physical processes in a fully transdisciplinary study. This contribution was awarded as best 2008 PhD by the CNFGG.

During my Post-doc at the Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas, I extended my knowledge to GRACE gravity satellite with application to water resources and management at larger spatial scales with B.R. Scanlon. I also actively participated in the first challenge of adapting a superconducting gravimeter to the field with C.R. Wilson. My transdisciplinary skills allowed me to create living collaborations with various teams from the geodetic, hydrological and hydrometeorological communities.

I am now the co-PI of the French “Future investment program” EQUIPEX “CRITEX” project, funded by ANR, which aims at developing a shared equipment network for the exploration of the Critical Zone (PI: J. Gaillardet). This project is built on two recognized observation networks, RBV and H+. It gathers 15 universities and 5 research institutions (BRGM, CNRS, INRA, IRD, IRSTEA); and aims to be a meeting place dedicated to create interactions and synergy among observatory leaders, geophysicists and geochemists working around the “Critical Zone”.