ÉQUIPE

Une équipe internationale, intergénérationnelle et transdisciplinaire

Le projet #VirtualBlueDecade c'est la rencontre entre chercheurs, étudiants, jeunes professionnels, communicants et professionnels de la sensibilisation à l'environnement. Tous ont la volonté de décrypter leur travail et de le rendre accessible au plus grand nombre.

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Ana Lucía
Maya Aguirre

Ana Lucía is the Director of the Observatory for Marine and Coastal Governance / Center for Social and Environmental Studies in Colombia. She is a lawyer and specialist in constitutional law at the National University of Colombia, and she holds an LLM in Energy and Environmental Law from Tulane University.

Anna Zivian

Anna is Senior Research Fellow at Ocean Conservancy, focusing on ocean climate change as well as equity and justice. Anna is also co-chair of the Ocean Knowledge-Action Network. This work includes supporting efforts to make ocean work more accessible while reducing emissions. Before earning her PhD in Environmental Studies, Anna served as an elected official in Colorado for ten years.

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Anna Zivian

Anna is Senior Research Fellow at Ocean Conservancy, focusing on ocean climate change as well as equity and justice. Anna is also co-chair of the Ocean Knowledge-Action Network. This work includes supporting efforts to make ocean work more accessible while reducing emissions. Before earning her PhD in Environmental Studies, Anna served as an elected official in Colorado for ten years.

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Bleuenn Guilloux

Bleuenn is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Brest, and she’s part of the Ocean University Initiative. Based on an interdisciplinary approach, she explores how to improve existing international ocean and climate legal frameworks.

Charline Guillou

Charline is in charge of the communication of the Ocean University Initiative. Specialized in matters of communication related to the marine environment, she appreciates particularly to work on the interface between science and policy with the aim of promoting more sustainable maritime activities. 

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Charline Guillou

Charline is in charge of the communication of the Ocean University Initiative. Specialized in matters of communication related to the marine environment, she appreciates particularly to work on the interface between science and policy with the aim of promoting more sustainable maritime activities. 

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Denis Bailly

Denis is a lecturer in economics at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale; he is specialized in the fields of resource management and the marine environment. He’s the coordinator of the Ocean University Initiative which aims to create the conditions for the establishment of a United Nations University institute dedicated to the ocean and coasts, and with the means of carrying out prefiguration actions in three fields: research, training and communication.

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Dwight Owens

Dwight has over 25 years’ experience in design and development of rich media and interactive education. Much of this work has been science-related. Since joining Ocean Networks Canada in 2008, Dwight has been immersed in the fascinating world of ocean sciences, supporting communications, outreach, and engagement with geophysicists, marine biologists, oceanographers, seismologists and acousticians.

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Ibukun Adewumi

Ibukun Adewumi is the director international partnership at the African Marine Environment Sustainability Initiative, Lagos, Nigeria, and the West Africa liaison officer for the World Ocean Council. He has over a decade of interdisciplinary research and professional experience on integrated ocean management, blue economy ocean governance, and climate change adaptation on a local, regional and global scale. He is currently a member of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change/Nairobi Work Programme Expert Group on the Ocean. 

Julia Jung

Julia is a marine social scientist currently working with the Cobra Collective to develop online capacity building tools to promote community owned solutions. Her research focuses on community engagement using action research, systems thinking and participatory visual approaches to empower marginalised communities. She is interested in the connection between people and the ocean for health and well-being and in the use of technology and digital tools for learning and engagement.

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Julia Jung

Julia is a marine social scientist currently working with the Cobra Collective to develop online capacity building tools to promote community owned solutions. Her research focuses on community engagement using action research, systems thinking and participatory visual approaches to empower marginalised communities. She is interested in the connection between people and the ocean for health and well-being and in the use of technology and digital tools for learning and engagement.

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Joëlle Richard

Joëlle is a capacity building officer for the Ocean University Initiative in Brest with a background in benthic ecology. She collaboratively creates interdisciplinary pedagogical material related to ocean governance with the aim to train present and future actors of the conservation and sustainable use of the ocean.

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Luisa Sarmiento

Luisa is a Master student of Sustainability in Kiel (Germany). She has a background in Environmental Biology with a wildlife specialization (Montreal, Canada). She has worked in environmental research, but also in waste management and knowledge transfer of indigenous communities.

Michal Lovecky

Michal is a creative XR technologist, founder, and CEO of Cyan Planet, building an immersive media platform to reconnect people with the ocean and spark action for marine conservation. He has delivered over 60 immersive media projects, such as the first-ever 8K VR live streaming over a 5G network and 360° coral reef monitoring. He was awarded by Deloitte for high standards in innovation.  

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Michal Lovecky

Michal is a creative XR technologist, founder, and CEO of Cyan Planet, building an immersive media platform to reconnect people with the ocean and spark action for marine conservation. He has delivered over 60 immersive media projects, such as the first-ever 8K VR live streaming over a 5G network and 360° coral reef monitoring. He was awarded by Deloitte for high standards in innovation.  

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Soeren Thomsen

Soeren is a CNRS PostDoc at LOCEAN/IPSL/Sorbonne University in Paris. For his interdisciplinary research he carries out observations and performs numerical model simulations focusing on the Peruvian and West African upwelling system. He founded the EBUS Webinars project in 2018 and is a strong advocate for inclusive and sustainable international collaboration on the ocean.

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Louise Ras

Louise est une experte en relations internationales, notamment sur les enjeux ocean et climat, qui travaille sur des missions de plaidoyer et sensibilisation. Elle a participé au lancement de l’expédition d’Ocean Literacy de Sailing Hirondelle. Intéressée par la quête de l’approche la plus efficiente pour communiquer les enjeux marins de demain, elle free-lance en rédaction et coordination.

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Tessa Owens

Tessa is an incoming graduate student at Columbia University, where she will graduate with a MPA in Environmental Science and Policy, a degree that is jointly offered by the School of International and Public Affairs and the Earth Institute. Growing up on an island on the west coast of Canada instilled Tessa with a deep sense of care, appreciation, and wonder for our world's oceans. 

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Yuna Sellami

Yuna is an undergraduate student in Economics and Management who aims to specialize in Environmental Policy. Currently, in a gap year, she is a volunteer at the NGO In The Same Boat in Norway, which fights against ocean plastic pollution through beach cleaning and the organization of events with local communities to spread awareness. 

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Phénia Marras - Aït Razouk

Phénia Marras – Aït Razouk believes that cooperation and networking are the means to challenge global issues for the oceans. She leverages expertise in project engineering for European & international cooperation between marine protected areas managers (Caribbean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean), as well as in social economy and media building capacity (Latin America, Cuba, Western Africa, Eastern France).