Daphné Buiron

 dbuiron71 [at] gmail.com


PhD in glaciology, geosciences, and climate


Daphné Buiron defended a PhD in glaciology in 2010 at the LGGE (Grenoble), focusing on the investigation of polar ice cores and global climate change. In 2012 she overwintered at the French Dumont d’Urville station in Terre Adélie, working as a chemist and glaciologist. Passionate by polar regions, she started in 2015 to work as an expedition guide onboard cruising ships in Antarctica and in the arctic and overseeing the organization of citizens sciences programs onboard. She publishes articles for general journals, co-wrote a documentary book about the Astrolabe ice-breaker ship in 2017, write books for kids and gives conferences and educational workshops. Fascinated by Greenland and Inuit culture she spent three months in Greenlandic villages. She completed the MOOK Nordic Quebec about Inuit anthropology (Univ Laval) in 2020. Today, she investigates research inspired by her field explorations, provides sciences mediation, and takes part of multidisciplinary projects focusing on human and natural life in polar and remote places. She actively keeps going with writing to share her experiences.



Life in the arctic, in Antarctic station, in islands and other remote places

Oceanography, glaciology, and climate

Icebreakers and supply ships

Art & sciences projects

Tourism in polar regions



Sciences research, documentaries, field work (on land, on ice, at sea)

Science mediation, citizen sciences

Publications (articles, literature)

Expedition guide onboard cruising ships

Education, conferences



Cap Au Nord 2020-2021: innovative school, expedition in Iceland

Co-founder of the Association Empreintes Polaires

Member of the Ecole de l’Exploration (St Malo)

Participation to the workshop Iles 2019 (Brest)



A. Manoukian, D. Buiron, B.Temime-Roussel, H.Wortham, E.Quivet, Measurements of VOC/SVOC emission factors from burning incenses in an environmental test chamber: influence of temperature, relative humidity, and air exchange rate. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2015

E. Capron, A. Landais, D. Buiron, A. Cauquoin, J. Chappellaz, M. Debret, J. Jouzel, M. Leuenberger, P. Martinerie, V. Masson-Delmotte, R. Mulvaney, F. Parrenin, and F. Prié, Glacial-interglacial dynamics of Antarctic firn columns: comparison between simulations and ice core air-δ15N measurements. Clim.of the Past, 9,889-899, 2013

Y. Richard, M. Rouault, B. Pohl, J. Cretat, I. Duclot, S., Taboulot, C.J.C Reason, C. Macron, and D.Buiron, Temperature changes in the mid- and high –latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere. Int. J. Climatol., 33: 1948–1963. doi: 10.1002/joc.3563, 2013

M. Montagnat, D. Buiron, L. Arnaud , A. Broquet,, P. Schlitz, R. Jacob , S. Kipfstuhl, Measurements and numerical simulation of fabric evolution along the Talos Dome ice core, Antarctica, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 357-368, 168-178, 2012

D. Buiron, J. Chappellaz, M. Baumgartner, M. Bonazza, E. Capron, M. Frezzotti, M. Kageyama, A. Landais, B. Lemieux-Dudon, V. Masson-Delmotte, F. Parrenin, A. Schilt, E. Selmo, M. Severi, B. Stenni, D. Swingedouw: Regional differences in Antarctic ice cores records of millennial variability during the last 50 000 years: data and analysis of model simulations. Quaternary Science Reviews 48, 99-112, 2012

D. Buiron, J. Chappellaz, B. Stenni, M. Frezzotti, M. Baumgartner, E. Capron, A. Landais, B. Lemieux-Dudon, V. Masson-Delmotte, M. Montagnat, F. Parrenin, A. Schilt: TALDICE-1 age scale of the Talos Dome deep ice core, East Antarctica. Climate of the Past, 7, 1-16, 2011

V. Masson-Delmotte, D. Buiron, A. Ekaykin, M. Frezzotti, H. Gallée, J. Jouzel, G. Krinner, A. Landais, H. Motoyama, H. Oerter, K. Pol, D. Pollard, C. Ritz, E. Schlosser, L. C. Sime, H. Sodemann, B. Stenni, R. Uemura, and F. Vimeux: A comparison of the present and last interglacial periods in six Antarctic ice cores. Clim. Past, 7, 397-423, 2011

P. Köhler, G. Knorr, D. Buiron, A. Lourantou, and J. Chappellaz: Abrupt rise in atmospheric CO2 at the onset of the Bølling/Allerød: in-situ ice core data versus true atmospheric signals. Climate of the Past 7, 473-486, 2011

B. Stenni, D. Buiron, M. Frezzotti, S. Albani, C. Barbante, E. Bard, J. M. Barnola, M. Baroni, M. Baumgartner, M. Bonazza, E. Capron, E. Castellano, J. Chappellaz, B. Delmonte, S. Falourd, L. Genoni, P. Iacumin, J. Jouzel, S. Kipfstuhl, A. Landais, B. Lemieux-Dudon, V. Maggi, V. Masson-Delmotte, C. Mazzola, B. Minster, M. Montagnat, R. Mulvaney, B. Narcisi, H. Oerter, F. Parrenin, J. R. Petit, C. Ritz, C. Scarchilli, A. Schilt, S. Schüpbach, J. Schwander, E. Selmo, M. Severi, T. F. J. R. Petit, C. Ritz, C. Scarchilli, A. Schilt, S. Schüpbach, J. Schwander, E. Selmo, M. Severi, T. F. , Stocker and R. Udisti : Expression of the bipolar see-saw in Antarctic climate records during the last deglaciation, Nature Geosciences, doi:10.1038/ngeo1026, 2010



October 2021 : writing of 3 documentary articles for online website and blog of Ponant Compagnie

D. Buiron. Polar archaeological remains. Journal Revue du Bout du Monde. 2021. to be published

D. Buiron. School at the roof of the world: Nepal Kopan. GeoAdo journal. To be published in July 2022

D. Buiron, The MOSAIC science Expedition at north pole. Journal Mer et Marine, 2021

D. Buiron,. Polar worlds: A complete guide for teenagers. Journal Ouest France Special review for young's. November 2021

D. Buiron, Ouest France Junior Novembre 2020: Publication d’une nouvelle

D. Buiron,. Remember Qullissat: when social media reveal ghost cities. Journal Nexus. 2020

D. Buiron,. Cruising in the Arctic, Journal Ouest France. 2020

D. Buiron,. Greenlandic ice breaker: supplying remote extreme places, Journal Le Marin. 2019

D. Buiron,. Cruising in Antarctica, Journal Le Marin. 2018

D. Buiron, Mystery of Jellyfishes, Mook Bivuak. 2018

D. Buiron, The Astrolabe ice-breaker daily life, Mook Bivuak. 2018

D. Buiron: 6 documentary for the Journal Baika, for teenagers between 2016 and 2020 respectively about: Greenland schools, Astrolabe icebreaker, Icebergs, South Georgia, The Astrolabe in the Suez canal, 2021, discovering Sami Culture in Lapland and northern lights.



D. Buiron: Around the Island: poetry book, auto-edition. Ushant literature festival 2021

D. Buiron and Stephane Dugast, The Astrolabe ship history: towards Antarctica. Documentary Book. Editions Chène E/P/A 2017: 3 awards as best documentary marine book

D. Buiron, Novel for teenagers. Adventures in Antarctica, Editions Le Pommier 2019

D. Buiron and Catherine Cordasco: Novel for kids. The long travel of the Astrolabe ice-breaker, Editions Le Pommier 2018: 1 award for best kid book 2019 in Ushant book festival.



  • September 2021: Photo exhibition and texts for Empreinte Polaire Association : presentation of the different polar regions. ETE POLAIRE event. Vence.
  • Photo exhibition at Ushant Island 2021
  • Photo exhibition 2018: the Astrolabe history, Ploubalsanec Marine Museum, France
  • Writer residency 2018: Ushuant Lighthouse Semaphore : 3 weeks



Septembre 2021: rencontre table ronde: le climat et l’océan, Ecole de l’Exploration, St Malo

June 2021: Organising a Writing for the Ecole de l’Exploration : The haiku of plankton

May 2021 : Online webinar about overwintering in Antarctica.

January 2020: Participation to the Arctic Week workshop (Paris)

2015-2021: Conferences to international passengers about ice, geology, history and climate for Ponant cruises: Antarctic Peninsula , arctic, tropical places, etc

Octobre 2019: Talk: Meeting «  Islands 2019 », Brest: Supply ships: between modernity and nature. Personal researches in Greenland and Britany

June 2019: Lecture: Center of polar worlds (Prémanon) : History of the Astrolabe icebreaker

2015-2020: Many conferences in schools about polar regions, life and sciences

2014 May: CANDAC Meeting, Toronto, Talk

D. Buiron: Extending FTIR measurements and data retrieval with SFIT4 for arctic sites.

September 2015 & 2020: Webinar (online seminar) for schools very young students : why and how to investigate ice cores? APECS Association (For Polar Early Career Scientists)

2010 Avril: EGU, Vienna, Poster

A 50,000-year climatic record from the new coastal TALDICE ice core: consequences on millennial-scale variability features through the Antarctic continent

D. Buiron, B. Stenni, M. Frezzotti, J. Chappellaz,V. Masson-Delmotte, A. Schilt, and  The TALDICE consortium

2010 June: IPY Science conference, Oslo, Talk

Contribution of the new TALDICE ice core to the understanding of glacial millennial-scale variability in East Antarctica

D. Buiron and the TALDICE consortium

2009 April: EGU, Vienna, Poster

Bipolar and chronological consequences of methane measurements in the Talos Dome ice core

D. Buiron, J. Chappellaz, L. Loulergue, A. Schilt, F. Parrenin, B. Lemieux, E. Capron, M. Baumgartner, A. Landais, B. Stenni, V. Masson-Delmotte and M. Frezzotti

 2009 December: AGU, San Francisco, Poster

Last deglaciation and last glacial climatic record from the new coastal TALDICE ice core (East Antarctica)

D. Buiron, B. Stenni, M. Frezzotti, J. Chappellaz, The TALDICE consortium

2008 November: International EPICA conference, Venice: Talk

An update of the Talos Dome ice core time scale based on gas    measurements

D. Buiron, J. Chappellaz, A. Schilt, F. Parrenin, B. Lemieux, M. Baumgartner, A. Landais, B. Stenni, V. Masson-Delmotte and M. Frezzotti

2008 April: EGU, Vienna: Poster

A first CH4-based tentative time scale for the new Talos Dome ice core

D. Buiron, J. Chappellaz, L. Loulergue, A. Landais, B. Narcisi, V. Masson-Delmotte, M. Frezzotti and F. Parrenin

2007 April: EGU, Vienna: Poster

Constraint on the flow of the ice sheet of Antarctica by analysing gases in the Vostok drilling

D. Buiron, J. Chappellaz, J.M. Barnola, F. Parrenin, C. Ritz, J.R. Petit, V. Lipenkov*, D. Raynaud


Last revision: November 2021