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A Discussion With: Hervé Quénol

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Our interview with Hervé Quénol, Research Director at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).

Hervé Quénol's research work as a climatologist involves analyzing climate variability, at the regional scale, in the context of global warming, with a specificity on viticulture.

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Hervé Quénol
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Currently working in New Zealand with the Centre for Atmospheric Research at the University of Canterbury, we had the chance to speak with him about his research projects during a recent trip to France. He talked to us about his early work in the field of climatology and viticulture, the importance of incorporating regional-scale climate simulations to the field, the impact that climate change is likely to have for wine-producing regions tomorrow (from the Val de Rance to Southern New Zealand), and his latest project - the creation of an international associated laboratory project between researchers at the CNRS and researchers in New Zealand.

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My goal is to have at least one vineyard or site equipped with sensors in every type of climate in the world.

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Hervé Quénol is currently studying 35 vineyards in 15 countries and conducts his research in conjunction with the French laboratory Littoral, Environment, Remote Sensing, Geomatics (LETG-CNRS). He was also head of the Rennes site of the Joint Research Unit (UMR) for five years.

Read the full article (in French) here.