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An ecosystem of committed actors to fight against plastic pollution.

Engineers, sailors, architects, communicators, inspired citizens, determined men and women to change the world… Plastic Odyssey brings together a whole community of enthusiasts and entrepreneurs who all share the same desire: to build a world without plastic in the Ocean.

Pessimism Is Outdated!

The Founders

They imagined “Plastic Odyssey”

“Barely out of school, they made the choice to work towards changing the world. While harnessing determination, and cultivating optimism (and surely a pinch of folly), they created Plastic Odyssey and have been passionately leading the project since its very beginning.

Simon Bernard

Simon
Bernard

Chief Executive Officer

As a merchant navy officer, Simon has been passionate about the environment forever.

Alexandre Dechelotte

Alexandre
Dechelotte

Chief Communication Officer

As a merchant navy officer and father of two youngsters, Alexandre is committed to improving tomorrow for the sake of our future generations.

Bob
Vrignaud

Chief Technology Officer

Trained as an ICAM engineer and passionate about social entrepreneurship, Bob has (almost) already tinkered with everything in his life.

The Team

They Are Making This Journey Possible

Experts in plastic, specialists in ecological transition issues, social innovation, reuse architects, engineers – they work every day to make the adventure possible, each with their own talent(s).

Maïté
Abos

Director of the NGO

Tom Bebien

Tom
BĂ©bien

Recycling Manager

Baptiste

Baptiste
Lomenech

Recycling Technician

Morgane

Morgane
Kerdoncuff

Stopover Manager

Germain
Giraud

Recycling Technician

Juliette

Juliette
Pasquier

OnBoard Laboratory Manager

Benoit Blancher

Benoit
Blancher

Director of Development

Jean-Baptiste Grassin

Jean-Baptiste
Grassin

Fields Project Manager

The Crew

Passionate sailors

In addition to taking care of the ship and leading the team to its destination, they work on developing the machines and ensuring the success of events during stopovers.

Emmanuel - Capitaine

Emmanuel
Wasiak

Captain

Capitaine du Plastic Odysey

Olivier
Charbonnier

Captain

Second Capitaine

Louis
Gautier

Second Captain

Tristan - Second Capitaine du plastic Odyssey

Tristan
Broudic

Second Captain

Chef MĂ©canicien du Plastic Odyssey

Simon
Gouret

Chief Mechanic

Antonin

Antonin
Le Trocquer

Second Mechanic

Jonathan

Jonathan
Gala Bi

Second Mechanic

Maître d'équipage

Patrice
Desouza

Crew Master

Grégory - Cuisinier embarqué

Grégory
Gouyer

Cook

Ibrahima

Ibrahima
Sambou

Sailor

Benjamin - Matelot

Benjamin
Blanchet

Sailor

Patrick - Matelot

Patrick
Awaté

Sailor

The entrepreneurs community

They are ready to change the world

Specialists in recycling, entrepreneurs, investors, engineers – above all, they are men and women who invest themselves and develop concrete solutions to fight against plastic pollution.

The Experts’ Committee

They Share Their Vision and Guidance

They are concerned about the environment, they are alert to the threat caused by plastic, and they want to participate. Without their support and expertise, Plastic Odyssey’s project would not have gone as far as it is today.

Brune
POIRSON

Vice-President of the United Nations Environment Assembly

membre du comité de soutien

Roland
JOURDAIN

Navigator, Co-founder Explore Endowment Fund

Guillaume
BRIANT

Associate Lawyer Stephenson Harwood AARPI

Didier
LE BRET

French Diplomat, Former Ambassador, Partner at ESL & Network

Patricia
RICARD

President of the Institut Océanographique Paul Ricard

Eric
CAMPOS

Chairman Grameen Foundation CA, Director CSR Group CA

Francis
VALLAT

Honorary President SOS mediterranée, Founder French Maritime Cluster

Marc
VAN PETEGHEM

Naval architect, Founder of VPLP, Co-founder of Watever

Claudie
HAIGNERÉ

Astronaut

The Scientific Committee

Sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers, psychologists, geographers, social innovators: they are researchers from various backgrounds who are accompanying us through our mission of itinerant research.

Guillian Graves

Designer and teacher-researcher
ENSCI – Les Ateliers

Baptiste Monsaingeon

Lecturer in sociology
Université de Reims

Christophe Demarque

Lecturer in social psychology
Aix-Marseille Université

Adeline Pierrat

Lecturer in geography
Université du Mans

Bénédicte Florin

Lecturer in geography
Université de Tours

Lucie TaĂŻeb

Lecturer in germanic studies and writer
Université de Bretagne Occidentale

Claudia Cirelli

Research associate in social sciences
Université de Tours

Isabelle Hajek

Lecturer in sociology
Université de Strasbourg

Hervé Flanquart

Sociologist, lecturer in urban planning
Université du Littoral de la Côte d’Opale

Emmanuel Bonnet

Teacher-researcher in innovation and entrepreneurship
ESC Clermont et Origens Media Lab

RĂ©mi de Bercegol

Research associate
Institut Français de Pondicherry

Leila Elgaaied-Gambier

Lecturer in marketing
Toulouse Business School

Philippe Geslin

Ethnologist, research associate
Université de Neuchâtel

The Project’s Ambassadors

They support Plastic Odyssey and give resonance to our adventure.

Alice DAVID

French actress

Cyrielle HARIEL

French journalist

Guillaume NERY

French freediver

Armel TRIPON

French Professional Skipper

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