Juan Baztan

 juan.baztan [at] uvsq.fr

 Dr. Juan Baztan, PhD (Logroño, 1974):

After earning a double degree in geology (University of Barcelona) and oceanography (University of Perpignan) in 1998, Juan went on to receive his PhD in marine geology under the direction of Dr. Jean-Pierre Rehault at the Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer and the Institut Français de Recherche pour l' Exploitation de la Mer in Brest, France. His PhD dissertation, "Formation et évolution des canyons sous- marins du Golfe du Lion : relation avec les cycles glacio-eustatiques” was developed while he was working on a team led by Dr. Jean-Louis Olivet, and was presented in November of 2004. During his time as a student, he participated in eight oceanographic research cruises, including (i) the first oceanographic cruise of the research vessel Hesperides through the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Canary Islands in 1998 and (ii) in early 2000, he completed a month-long research cruise in the Bransfield Basin of the Antarctic continent.

With over 50 publications, Juan’s work focuses on the evolution and current state of the coastal and oceanic system, ranging from the coast to the deep sea. Much of his work incorporates his interest in the earth-human system and investigates the ways in which humans modify "natural" processes, with a specific emphasis on ethics in relation to concerns of coastal communities.

In 2010, he joined Professor Jean-Paul Vanderlinden’s research team at the Observatoire de Versailles SQY. Juan’s dedication to interdisciplinary research has connected him with local, regional, national, and international experts through his work on projects such as (i) THESEUS: "Innovative technologies for safer European coasts in a changing climate" and (ii) ARTISTICC: "Adaptation to Transdisciplinary Research and Policy Community Centered Approach", this project seeks to analyze how knowledge, in all its dimensions, can be mobilized to foster coastal adaptation to climate change.

Also, since 2007, Juan has drawn from his firm commitment to collaborative, ethical, and interdisciplinary research to coordinate Marine Sciences For Society: a network of concerned scientists working to enhance the dialogue between marine scientists and society as a whole.



Peer review:

. Baztan J., Cordier M. Huctin J.-M., Zhu Z., Vanderlinden J-P., 2017, "Life on thin ice: Insights from Uummannaq, Greenland for connecting climate science with Arctic communities", Polar Science.

. Baztan J., M. Bergmann, A. Booth, E. Broglio, A. Carrasco, O. Chouinard, M. Clüsener-Godt, M. Cordier, A. Cozar, L. Devrieses, H. Enevoldsen, R. Ernsteins, M. Ferreira-da-Costa, M-C. Fossi, J. Gago, F. Galgani, J. Garrabou, G. Gerdts, M. Gomez, A. Gómez-Parra, L. Gutow, A. Herrera, C. Herring, T. Huck, A. Huvet, J-A. Ivar do Sul, B. Jorgensen, A. Krzan, F. Lagarde, A. Liria, A. Lusher, A. Miguelez, T. Packard, S. Pahl, I. Paul-Pont, D. Peeters, J. Robbens, A-C. Ruiz-Fernández, J. Runge, A. Sánchez-Arcilla, P. Soudant, C. Surette, R.C. Thompson, L. Valdés, J-P. Vanderlinden and N. Wallace, 2017; Breaking Down the Plastic Age, In Fate and Impact of Microplastics in Marine Ecosystems, Pages 177-181, Elsevier, doi 10.1016/B978-0-12-812271-6.00170-8.

. Baztan, P., Jorgensen, B., Tejada, J. & Baztan J. 2016. Structural analysis and stakeholder-developed scenarios for the continuous training of secondary school teachers in Barcelona. Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers, Vol. 7(1). 137–161.

. Vanderlinden, J-P., Baztan J., Touili, N., Kane, I.O., Rulleau, B., Diaz Simal, P., Pietrantoni, L., Prati, G. and Zagonari, F. 2016, Coastal Flooding, Uncertainty and Climate Change: Science as a Solution to (mis)Perceptions? A qualitative enquiry in three coastal European settings. Journal of Coastal Research, N°. 77 161pp. ISSN 07 49 0 208

. Baztan J., Jorgensen, B., Vanderlinden, J.-P., Pahl, S., Thompson, R., Carrasco, A., Miguelez, A., Huck, T., Garrabou, J., Broglio E., Chouinard O., Surette, C., Soudant, P., Huvet, A., Galgani, F., Paul-Pont, I. 2015. Protected shores contaminated with plastic: From knowledge to action. In Coastal zones: Solutions for the 21st century (pp. 185-195). Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-802748-6.00011-5

. Baztan J., Chouinard O., Jorgensen B., Tett P., Vanderlinden J-P and Vasseur L., Introduction to Coastal Zones, Elsevier, 2015 doi 10.1016/B978-0-12-802748-6.02001-5

. Vanderlinden J-P., Quenet G., Da Cunha C. and Baztan J., Paradigm Shifts, Coastal Zones, and Adaptation to Fast-Paced Change: Moving Toward Transdisciplinary Community-Centered Approaches, In Coastal Zones, Elsevier, 2015, Pages 3-9, ISBN 9780128027486

. Vanderlinden J-P., Baztan J., Coates T., González-Dávila O., Hissel F., Kane I., Koundouri P., McFadden L., Parker D., Penning-Rowsell E., Pietrantoni L., Pescaroli G., Prati G., Rulleau B., Stithou M. and Touili N., 2011 Nonstructural Approaches to Coastal Risk Mitigations, In Coastal Risk Management in a Changing Climate, Elsevier, Boston, 2015, Pages 237-274, doi 10.1016/B978-0-12-802748-6.00001-2

. Baztan J., Carrasco, A., Chouinard, O., Cleaud, M., Gabaldon, J.E., Huck, T., Jaffrès, L., Jorgensen, B., Miguelez, A., Paillard, C., Vanderlinden, J.-P., 2014. Protected areas in the Atlantic facing the hazards of micro-plastic pollution: First diagnosis of three islands in the Canary Current. Marine Pollution Bulletin 80, 302–311.doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.12.052

Touili, N., Baztan J., Vanderlinden, J.-P., Kane, I.O., Diaz-Simal, P., Pietrantoni, L. 2014. Public perception of engineering-based coastal flooding and erosion risk mitigation options: Lessons from three European coastal settings.Coastal Engineering, 87, p205-209. doi 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2014.01.004.

Kane, I.O., Vanderlinden, J.-P., Baztan, J., Touili, N., Claus, S. 2014. Communicating risk through a DSS: A coastal risk centred empirical analysis, Coastal Engineering, 87, p240-248. doi 10.1016/j.coastaleng.2014.01.007.

. Baztan, J., Kane, I. O., Rulleau, B., Touili, N., Vanderlinden, J.-P., McFadden, L., 2011. General framing document for the development of a coherent portfolio of risk management approaches. European Commission.

. Baztan J. 2010 Gestión integrada de zonas costeras y producción de energía. Será Chile un ejemplo?, Open Blog Peer Review, 2010.

. Baztan J. 2010 British Petroleum, el Golfo de México y los Hidrocarburos: el necio el valor y el precio, Open Blog Peer Review, 2010.

. Bache F., Olivet J-L, Gorini C. Rabineau M., Baztan J., Suc J-P. 2009, Messinian erosional and salinity crises: View from the Provence Basin (Gulf of Lions, Western Mediterranean), Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 286. doi10.1016/j.epsl.2009.06.021.

. BaztanJ., Berné, S., Olivet, J-L., Rabineau, M., Gaudin, M., Réhault, JP. 2005 Axial incision the key to understand canyon evolution (in Submarine canyons of the western Gulf of Lions). Marine and Petroleum Geology, 22, 845-863. doi 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2005.03.011

Baztan, J. (2004) Formation et évolution des canyons sous-marins du Golfe du Lion : relation avec les cycles glacio-eustatiques, thèse de doctorat de l’Université de Bretagne Occidentale, 417 pp.



. Baztan J., Jorgensen B., Pahl S., Thompson R.C., Vanderlinden J.-P. (Eds.) 2017, MICRO 2016. Fate and Impact of Microplastics in Marine Ecosystems, From the Coastline to the Open Sea. 294pp. Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-12-812271-6.

. Baztan, J., Chouinard, O., Jorgensen, B., Tett, P., Vanderlinden, J.-P., Vasseur, L. (Eds.). 2015. Coastal zones: Solutions for the 21st century. 351pp. Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-12-802748-6

. Chouinard O., Baztan J., Vanderlinden J-P., 2011, Zones côtières et changement climatique, Le défi de la gestion intégrée,Presses Universite Du Quebec, 242 pp. ISBN 978-2-7605-3188-8



Baztan J., Vanderlinden., Cordier M., da Cunha C., Gaye N., Huctin J-M., Kane A., Quensiere J., Remvikos Y., Seck A., 2016. Community needs, values, and representations. Lessons learned from Greenland and Senegal’s ARTisticc study sites. AGU fall meeting, San Francisco December 2016, paper number GC31E-1151.

Baztan J., Carrasco A., Chouinard O., Cordier M., Jorgensen B., Miguelez A., Vanderlinden J-P., 2016. Breaking down the plastic age: Road to MICRO 2018. AGU fall meeting, San Francisco December 2016, paper number PA41C-2156.

Baztan et al., MICRO 2016 scientific committee. 2016, Lanzarote Declaration, MICRO 2016, international conference, Arrecife, Spain, May 2016.

Baztan J., et al., Where go the plastics? And whence do they come? From diagnosis to participatory community-based observatory network. 2016. Micro 2016, international conference, Arrecife, Spain, May 2016.

Baztan, J.; Vanderlinden, JP.; Chouinard, O.; Jorgensen, B., Micro-plastic Pollution Demonstrably Threatens Protected Areas in the Atlantic: Diagnosis of Three Islands in the Canary Current and Next Steps, Chemical Pollution session, Coastal Zone Canada 2014, Halifax, Canada.

Baztan, J. and Chouinard O., Special Session “A Transdisciplinary Approach to Community-Centered Adaptation.” Conférence internationale Zone côtière Canada 2014, Halifax, Canada.

Baztan, J., Carrasco, A., Chouinard, O., Cleaud, M., Gabaldon, J.E., Huck, T., Jaffrès, L., Jorgensen, B., Miguelez, A., Paillard, C., Vanderlinden, J.-P. Micro-plastic pollution demonstrably threatens protected areas in the Atlantic: diagnosis of three islands in the Canary Current and next steps.Workshop international MICRO2014, Plouzané, 13-15 January 2014.

Baztan J., Jorgensen B., Noblet M., coordination of the "Coastal Zones: 21st Century Challenges" (2012) Document for Country and UN Delegations, Rio+20, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

Baztan J., J-P. Vanderlinden, O. Chouinard, R. Ernstein, S. Plante, B. Jorgensen, A. Sanchez, Y. M. Paulet, M. Noblet, S. Schultes, A. Pacheco, C. M. Botero, C. Gutierrez, Z. Konstantinou, L. McFadden, Y. Henocque, R. Ranasinghe, I. Delgado Fernandez, M. Sommer, D. Conde, C. Vlassopoulo, Francisco J. Miranda et al. (2012), The coastal zones: 21st century myths and challenges. Planet Under Pressure Conference, London, UK.

Baztan J., Vanderlinden J-P, Miguelez Q, Chouinard O., et al. (2012), “Construction de solutions communes pour le développement et la conservation de l'archipel de Chinijo, Lanzarote”. Conférence internationale Zone côtière Canada 2012, Rimouski, Québec.

Baztan J., Vanderlinden J-P, Chouinard O., Sánchez Arcilla et al. (2012), “Los desafíos de las zonas costeras en el siglo XXI: propuestas para la Cumbre de la Tierra Rio+20 ”, 1er congreso Iberoamericano de Gestión Integrada de Áreas Litorales, Cádiz.

Baztan J., Baztan P., Floch S., Lacombe L., Jaffrès L., (2011) “Con-Vivencias”, 4o campo de desconcentración polivalente, Alcontar, España.

Baztan J. (2010), “Human Participation in Climate Evolution and its Consequences”, NICE 2010 Spring School, Giens, France, May 30th to June 6th.

Baztan J., Vanderlinden J-P., & Kane I. (2010) “Le trait de côte, "sentier" de transmission des risques côtiers associés aux changements climatiques : connaissances, sciences et résilience”. Sea Tech Week 2010, séminaire "Océan, climat et vulnérabilité", 22 et 23 juin 2010.

Baztan J. & Trillo V. (2010) “Oh! Ocean”, 3er campo de desconcentración polivalente, Alcontar, España.

Baztan J. (2010) Co-chair in climeco2, Sesion 5 “Communicating climate change: from information to action”. "Oceans, Marine Ecosystems, and Society facing Climate Change", Summer School, Brest, France, 23-27 August.

Baztan J., Dos Reis AT., Droz L., Rabineau M., Olivet J-L., (2007) Chronologie et architecture sédimentaire du système sous-marin du Rhône, de la bordure du plateau au bas de la pente, de 5Ma a nos jours, 11ème Congrès Français de Sédimentologie, Caen, France.

Baztan J., Rabineau M., Berné S., Sultan N., Flores J-A, Olivet J.-L., Bache F., Nouze H., Jouet G., Cattaneo A. (2005). De la stratigraphie de la plate-forme externe du Golfe du Lion etde sa relation avec l'évolution des canyons sous-marins. 10ème Congrès Français de Sédimentologie, Geant, France.

Baztan J., Rabineau M., Berné S., Sultan N., Flores J.A., Bache F., Jouet G., (2005) Stratigraphy of the outer shelf inferred from seismic data and shallow cores: relationship to canyon head evolution (in the Gulf of Lions, Mediterranean Sea). JointEUROSTRATAFORM/PROMESS 1annual Meeting, 24-27 october 2005, Salamanca, Espagne.

Baztan, J., Berné, S., Olivet, J.L., Rabineau, M., Aslanian, D., (2004). A key to understand submarine canyon evolution in the Gulf of Lion (Mediterranean Sea). AGU, San Francisco, USA.

Baztan J., Berné S., Olivet J.L., Rabineau M., Gaudin M., Aslanian D., Réhault J.P., (2003) L'incision axiale dans les canyons sous-marins du Golfe du Lion: un élèment clef pour comprendre leur évolution. 9ème Congrès Français de Sédimentologie, Bordeaux. , France.

Baztán, J., Berné, S., Canals, M., Rehault, J.P., Rabineau, M., Olivet, J.L. and Lofi, J., (2000) Evolution des canyons sous-marins: l’exemple du Canyon du Cap de Creus; GDR Marges, Atelier Golfe du Lion, Abstr. , p. 4, Paris, France.

Baztán, J., Berné, S., Canals, M., Olivet, J.L., Rabineau, M., Réhault, J.P. and Lofi, J., (2000) Widespread LGM axial incision in submarine canyons of the Western Gulf of Lions; Geology and Petroleum Geology of the Mediterranean and Circum-Mediterranean Basins, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, St. Julians, Malta.

Baztán, J., Berné, S., Canals, M., Rehault, J.P., Rabineau, M., Olivet, J.L. and Lofi, J., (2000) Evolution des canyons sous-marins: l’exemple du Canyon du Cap de Creus; GDR Marges, Paris, France.

Vanderlinden J-P., Berman M., Chouinard O., Kane A., Nikulkina I., Ragueneau O., Thomson T-K., Baztan J., Cordier M., Curry T., da Cunha C., Gaye N., Huctin J-M., Kennedy G., Kofinas G., Maze C., Quensiere J., Raimonet M., Remvikos Y., Seck A., Surette C., Zhu Z., 2016. Coasts under multiple stresses: lessons learned from ARTisticc's eight coastal study sites. AGU fall meeting, San Francisco December 2016, paper number GC33E-02.

Chouinard, O., Baztan, J., Vanderlinden, J.-P. 2016, Facing global changes through a community-rooted, transdisciplinary, transnational, policy-centred adaptation framework. Session: Coastal Adaptions: Capacities, Communities, Contexts". XIV World Congress of rural sociology Toronto, June 2016.

Chouinard, O., Surette, C., Baztan, J., et Jorgensen. B., (2016). Beech Sweep Initiatives on the Acadian Coast line in Atlantic Canada. MICRO 2016, Lanzarote, Spain, May 25th -27th, 2016.

Noblet M., Baztan J., J-P. Vanderlinden, O. Chouinard, C. Vlassopoulou, A. Sanchez Arcilla, R. Ernstein, S. Plante, B. Jorgensen, Y. Henocque, A. Pacheco, Z. Konstantinou, L. McFadden, Y-M. Paulet, C-M. Botero, C. Gutierrez Gálvez, R. Ranasinghe, I. Delgado Fernandez, M. Sommer, D. Conde, Francisco J. Miranda et al. (2012), Les défis du 21ème siècle pour les zones côtières : Rio+20, moteur d'action; Conférence internationale Zone côtière Canada, Rimouski, Québec, Canada.

Vanderlinden J-P, Baztan J., Rulleau B., Touili N., Kane I., Diaz-Simal P., Zagonari F., Pietrantoni L., Prati G., Koundouri P., Stithou M. and McFadden L. et al., (2011), chapter 8: Social Risk Perception and economic profiling and damage assessment; into the “Homogenous Methods for the Development of Local Scenarios” European Commission deliverable, Theseus project.

Chouinard O., Baztan J., Plante S., Martin G. (2011), Adaptation réfléchie en milieux côtiers sur le Littoral acadien du sud du Golfe du Saint-Laurent. Territoire et environnement: des représentations à l’action , Axe 3 - Les nouvelles pratiques induites par la perspective du changement climatique, Tours.

Douguet J.-M., Vanderlinden J.-P., Baztan J., (2011): KerCoasts, a multimedia tool for learning and deliberation support technology on coastal zone management. An user guide, REEDS Research Report, REEDS. France, Versailles, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.

Bache, F., Gorini C., Olivet J. L., Rabineau M., Baztan J., Aslanian D., Suc, J-P. (2009), The Messinian Erosional and Salinity Crisis: view from the Provence Basin (Gulf of Lions, Western Mediterranean): Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 286, Issues 1-2, 30 August 2009, Pages 139-157.

Bache, F. ; Gorini, C. ; Olivet, JL. ; Rabineau, M. ; Baztan, J.; Aslanian, D. ; Suc, J.P. (2009). “Messinian events: view from the Provence Basin (Gulf of Lions, Western Mediterranean)”. 13th congress RCMNS. Naples, Italy. 2nd-6th September 2009.

Fontán, A., Alcántara-Carrió, J., Pacheco, A., Baltzer, A. and Baztan, J. (2008) Sedimentary Dynamics of the Maspalomas upper shelf (Canary Islands). En: T. Boski and D.N. Ramos (Eds.). Quaternary land-ocean Interactions Driving Mechanisms and Coastal.

Bache, F. ; Olivet, JL. ; Gorini, C. ; Rabineau, M. ; Baztan, J. ; Aslanian, D. (2008). “Subsidence of the Gulf of Lion continental margin (France)”. 33nd International Geological Congress. Oslo, Norway. 6th-14th August 2008.

Berné S., Bassetti M.A., Baztan J., Dennielou B., Gaudin M., Jouet G., Rabineau M., SultanN., (2006) Strata formation in the Gulf of Lions during the last glacial cycles: an overview. 17Th International Sedimentological Congress 2006, 27 august-1 september, Fukuoka, Japan.

Droz, L., Dennielou, B., Gaullier, V., Rabineau, M., Baztan, J. and PROGRES Scientific Party, (2005) The Messinian to present sedimentary evolution of the Gulf of Lions (Western Mediterranean).

Sultan, N., Gaudin, M., Berné, S., Baztan, J., Canals, M., Urgeles, R., Lafuerza, S., (2005) Slope failures in submarine canyon heads: example from the Gulf of Lions, Submarine Mass movements and their consequences, Oslo, Norway.

Steckler, M.; Graindorge, D.; Baztan, J.; Rabineau, M.; Gorini, C.; Olivet, J-L; Aslanian, D., (2004) : Results of 2-D backstripping of the Plio-Quaternary sequence of the Gulf of Lions passive margin from the shelf to the basin: insights on the subsidence and paleo-geometries. AGU, 2004 San Francisco,USA.

Gaullier V., Droz L., Rabineau M., Le Drezen E., Normand A., Baztan J., Jouet G., Rothwell G., Colas S., Verdicchi G., Cattaneo A., Cedric Bonnel, Fabienne Duval, Estelle Le Roux, and David Amblas.

(2004) Distal Multidirectional Contractional Salt Tectonics in The Deep-Water NW Mediterranean: Evidence from The PROGRES Cruise, North-Balearic Basin. AAPG Annual Meeting, April 18-21, Dallas-Texas, USA.

Jouet G., Rabineau M., Berné S., Baztan J., Beaudouin C., Duval F., Jegou I., (2003) Marine isotope stage 3 to present signature in shelf margin deltaic sedimentary sequences in the Gulf of Lions: imbrication of cyclicities. Comdelta conference, , Aixen Provence, France.

Berné, S., Aloïsi, J.C., Baztan, J. , Bourillet, J.F., Campillo, A., Carré, D., Crusson, A., Constantin, V. , Dennielou, B., Droz, L., Gorini, C., Lericolais, G., Lofi, J., Méar, Y., Marsset, T., Morvan, L., Rabineau, M., Reis (dos), T., Satra, C., Trébaol, C., (2002). Notice explicative , cartes morpho- bathymétriques du Golfe du Lion au 1/100000, IFREMER, Région Languedoc-Roussillon.

Bernier P., Berné S., Rabineau M. et Baztan J., (2000) Les Pierres de Sète : un indicateur paléobathymétrique et paléoenvironnemental. In : S. Berné, P. Guennoc and A. Monaco (Editors), Atelier "Golfe du Lion" du GDR "Marges". BRGM, Paris, pp. 8. 


Last revision date: July 2017