Sébastien Rochette

Freelance: courses and consulting in statistical modeling, spatial data analyses and mapping.
Creation and management of websites.

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My CV allows me to work with people from a large panel of fields in life science. I have a second degree diploma in laboratory techniques (microbiology, cellular biology, biochemistry), a master in agronomy and a phD in marine science. During my education, I have particularly focused on statistical and modeling methods applied to life sciences. After my phD, as a researcher in marine ecology, I continued to develop my skills in modeling, with a special attention to spatial datasets. Today, I still work on my research projects, in collaboration with my ex-colleagues, to keep up-to-date on scientific questions. As a freelance, I propose my knowledge to universities, research laboratories and companies to help them dealing with their datasets through consulting and/or courses.

PhD in marine science


  • 2016 – : Freelance, courses and consulting in statistical modeling, spatial data analyses and mapping
  • 2011 – 2016 : Researcher in marine habitat mapping, Ifremer Brest
  • 2011 : Post-doctorate in plankton mapping, SAHFOS, Plymouth
  • 2008 – 2011 : PhD in marine science, Agrocampus Ouest, Rennes


  • PhD in marine science, Agrocampus Ouest, Rennes
    • Modeling the life cycle of common sole in the Eastern Channel
  • Master 2 in agronomy, specialized in marine sciences, Agrocampus Ouest, Rennes
  • 2-degree diploma in laboratory techniques, Le Mans


  • Workshop in modeling with R (110h)
    • Ifremer, INRA Avignon, University of Brest, Agrocampus Ouest, national and international conferences
  • Workshop in GIS with QGIS (85h)
    • Ifremer, INRA Avignon, University of Brest

Scientific communications

  • 14 publications (marine species distribution and life cycle modeling)
  • 30+ scientific communications (oral and poster)


  • Marine ecology, marine science, habitat mapping, fisheries ecosystemic approach
  • Quantitative statistics, geostatistics, population models, Bayesian modeling
  • R-software, RShiny, QGIS, JAGS, OpenBUGS, Ecopath with Ecosim, MARS3D
  • LateX, HTML, css
  • Fishing campaigns, field work
  • Website builder and maintainer (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, phpbb)