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French scientists in New Zealand, 2013

French scientists in New Zealand, 2013

The Dumont d’Urville New Zealand-France Science & Technology Support Programme is a fund administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand which enables French and New Zealand scientists to work on projects together in both countries. It is named after Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville, who led scientific expeditions to New Zealand in the early 19th century. In 2013 French scientists, including Catherine Quiblier (left) and Jean-Francois Humbert (right), conducted research into toxic river cyanobacteria with scientists from Nelson’s Cawthron Institute. 

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Tessa Copland, 'French - People and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)

Story by Tessa Copland, published 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 1 Feb 2016