François Beauducel is a geophysicist, doctor in internal geophysics, researcher and professor in the seismology laboratory at the Institut de physique du globe in Paris.
For nearly 25 years, he has worked in several geophysical observatories in Belgium, Indonesia, Italy and the West Indies. Its areas of study are the measurement, numerical modeling and operational monitoring of telluric phenomena. He studies more particularly active volcanoes and seismic zones.
François Beauducel was seven years director of the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Guadeloupe where he was during the earthquake of Saintes in November 2004. And it was he who managed this crisis as scientific manager of the laboratory.
His experience in the West Indies led him to become more involved in applied research and prevention work in the area of seismic risk.
He was author at Scitep of Antillean Earthquakes, in the “Current Knowledge” collection.