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The Team

Behind The Vision,
Committed Men and Women

Engineers, sailors, architects, communicators, inspired citizens, women and men determined to change the world. Plastic Odyssey brings together a community of enthusiasts who all share the same desire: to build a world free of plastic in the Ocean.

Pessimism Is Outdated!

The Founders

They Came Up With “Plastic Odyssey”

They were only recent graduates when they made it their endeavor to change 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

Chief Executive Officer

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

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

Plastic experts, ecological transition specialists, social innovators, recycling architects experts, scenographers, oceanographers. They work relentlessly to make this adventure possible, each with talent(s).

Maïté
Abos

Director of the NGO

Joël
Pain

Managing Director

Charlotte
Boyer Chammard

Stopover Manager

Tom
Bébien

Recycling Manager

Zoë
Le Monnyer

Itinerant Research Manager

Chloé
Legrand

Community Manager

Volunteers Involved All Over The World

Take part in the adventure

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.

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Brune
POIRSON

Vice-President of the United Nations Environment Assembly

membre du comité de soutien

Roland
JOURDAIN

Navigator, Co-founder Explore Endowment Fund

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Guillaume
BRIANT

Associate Lawyer Stephenson Harwood AARPI

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Didier
LE BRET

French Diplomat, Former Ambassador, Partner at ESL & Network

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Patricia
RICARD

President of the Institut Océanographique Paul Ricard

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Éric
CAMPOS

Chairman Grameen Foundation CA, Director CSR Group CA

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Francis
VALLAT

Honorary President SOS mediterranée, Founder French Maritime Cluster

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Marc
VAN PETEGHEM

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

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Claudie
HAIGNERÉ

Astronaut

The Project’s Ambassadors

They Support Plastic Odyssey and Radiate Our Adventure

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Alice DAVID

French actress

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Cyrielle HARIEL

French journalist

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Guillaume NERY

French freediver

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Armel TRIPON

French Professional Skipper

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 Taïeb

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

Rémi 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

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