Pascal Divanach (deceased)

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Research Director

HCMR Thalassocosmos 71500 Gournes, Crete, Greece

+ 30 2810 337767

Field & DegreeBiology PhD, Oceanology PhD
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Gender Male | Date of birth 1949/11/02
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Education & training
Year (completed) Degree, Department, University, Town (optional), Country
1985Ph.D. 2 (Doctorat ès Sciences) in Biology. University of Sciences & Techniques of Languedoc, Montpellier II, France. (under Professor Jean Paris). Dissertation title: Contribution to Biology and rearing of six Mediterranean Sparids: Sparus aurata, Diplodus sargus, Diplodus vulgaris, Diplodus annularis, Lithognathus mormyrus, Puntazzo puntazzo (Teleostean fishes). 479 p. (in French)
1978Ph.D.1 (Doctorat de 3ème Cycle) in Oceanology. University of Aix-Marseille II, Luminy, France. (Under Professor Jean Marie Pérès). Dissertation title: Conditions for application and depuration value of froth flottation and foaming in intensive marine aquaculture. 133p. (in French)
1974M.Sc. (Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies - D.E.A.) in Oceanology, University of Aix-Marseille II, Luminy, France. Thesis title: Live prey and potential food chains for aquaculture. 35 p. (In French)
1973B.Sc. (Maitrise) in Animal Biology. University of Orsay, Paris VI, France
Work Experience
Year (start) Position – Organization, Town (optional), Country
2016Emeritus Researcher-Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture
2012Interim Director-Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture
2003Director-Institute of Aquaculture, HCMR
1994Research Director- Institute of Marine Biology of Crete - Aquaculture dept
1987Researcher-Institute of Marine Biology of Crete - Aquaculture dept
Personal skills
Mother tongue(s)French
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Aquaculture Europe 2011, European Aquaculture Society (EAS), "Mediterranean Aquaculture 2020', October 18-21, 2011, Rhodes, Greece,

Expert Contributor, FEUFAR (Future of European Fisheries and Aquaculture Research), Expert and Stakeholder Workshop IV, 17-18 June 2008 Iraklion, Crete - Greece,

Member, General Assembly Meeting EFARO (European Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Organisation). 26-29 May 2008 La Grande Motte-France,

Expert contributor, Aquaculture Task Force Meeting EFARO. 10 march 2008 Schipol-Amsterdam. The Netherlands,

Participant, 1ères Journées de la Recherche Filière Piscicole (IFREMER organisator), 03-04 July 2007 Paris. France,

Member, VIIIth meeting (annual Directors) New EFARO Association. 07-12 May 2007. Warnemunde, Germany,

Participant, EATP (European Aquaculture Technological Platforms). First Stakeholder Meeting, 22 March 2007, Brussels, Belgium,

Member, XVIth, Annual Directors Meeting EFARO, 30 May 2006, Reykjavik, Iceland,

Participant, AQUA 2006, 09-13 May 2006, Florence, Italy

Participant, Fast fish Meeting, 01-05 February 2006, La Rochelle, France,

Member, 15th Annal Directors Meeting EFARO, 18-21 May 2005 Renesse, Zeeland, The Netherlands,

Invited speaker VIth EFARO Technical Workshop Diversification in Aquaculture with the title Specific Diversitfication in Mediterranean Finfish Mariculture. Budapest, Hungary,

Member 14th Annual directors meeting EFARO 13-15 May 2004, Galway, Ireland,

Chairman session 2 New species in Aquaculture, PROFET Workshop. RTD needs in Mediterranean fish farming  Athens, Greece 30-31 May 2003, Invited Speaker with the title New species in the Mediterranean - Dream or reality,

7th Panhellenic Symposium on Oceanography and Fisheries, 6 – 9 May 2003, Chersonisos – Crete - Greece Speaker with the title Rearing of the Dentex  dentex (Sparidae),

Participant 11th National Conference of Ichthyologists Panhellinic, Greece, Preveza, 10 - 13 April 2003,

Chairman session New species in Aquaculture. Aquaculture Europe 2002, 16-19 October 2002, Trieste, Italy Invited Speaker with the title New species in the Mediterranean,

Participant 1st International Congress on Aquaculture, Fisheries Technology and Environmental Management. 8-10 June 2002, ECEP Expo Centre, Athens, Greece,

Participant 10th International Symposium on Nutrition and Feeding of Fish, 1-7 June 2002, Rhodos, Greece

Participant, Seminar of the CIHEAM network on Socio-economic and legal aspects of aquaculture in the mediterranean (SELAM) CIHEAM- FAO- EU concerted action MASMANAP, Saragoza, Spain, 21-22 June 2001,

Participant 9th National Conference of Ichthyologists Panhellinic, Greece, Mesolongi, 20 - 23 January 2000,



Kapantagakis A., Divanach P., Papandroulakis N., Tsimenidis N., Kentouri M., 1997. Fish aggregating trapping device. Greek patent O.B.I., No 970100461 (In Greek).

Divanach P., Kentouri M., 1991. Push action device for activation of self feeders in fish culture Greek patent OBI No 910100493. (in Greek)

Divanach P., Kentouri M., 1991. Pull-string device for activation of self feeders in fish culture. Greek patent O.B.I. N0 910100492 (In Greek)

Tesseyre C., Divanach P., Kentouri M., 1978: Process for fish rearing, product and device. French patent (Brevet d'Invention) 78.34803, Agence Nationale pour la Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR), France (in French)

Divanach P., 1976: Process for water depuration in aquaculture tanks. French patent (Brevet d'Invention) 76.31474, ANVAR, France (in French)

Divanach P., Barnabé G., 1976. Process and device for depuration of water. French patent (Brevet d'Invention) 76.27620, ANVAR, France (in French).


Membership of scientific societies

European Aquaculture Society (EAS)

European Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Organisation (EFARO)

Awards & distinctions

EAS Honorary Life Membership awarded to Dr. Pascal Divanach, (2011)

Award distinction by Aquapartners at Hellexpo Athens. 6th National Congress for Fisheries and Aquaculture, 15-17 June, Athens, (2007)

Chevalier dans l'ordre des Palmes Académiques  (Knight in the Order of Academic palms (French distinction), (2006)

Scientific Head of CretAquarium (Aquarium of Crete, Greece), (2004)


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