Brice Trouillet


Nantes Université
Campus du Tertre - BP81227
44312 Nantes Cedex 3 (France)

Education & career

Full professor, Geography, Nantes University (2007-...)
Director of LETG (a CNRS research lab: LETG)

Current teaching activities

Maritime geography, GIS/mapping, Thesis supervision (to date: 79 Master students and 10 PhD candidates).

I've also been the Director of the Master programme "Geography & Planning of Maritime spaces" (2011-2015), created in 1976 in the University of Nantes.

Research activities

I am a geographer whose research focuses on ocean geography, more specifically on the relations between human groups and maritime space. Through the lens of STS and critical approaches, I particularly use the case of fisheries and marine renewable energy in marine spatial planning to study how power relations and knowledge issues intertwine in (geo)technological devices (maps, data portals...) that ultimately shape 'socio-technical agencements' forming an intermediate with the marine 'environment'.


Ongoing research programs related to MSP:

  • Chaire maritime (coord. B. Trouillet; Nantes University Foundation, 2018-2023)
  • Data-Map (coord. B. Trouillet; WEAMEC, 2021-2024)
  • Fish2Sustainability (coord. R. Devillers, IRD; Belmont Forum, 2021-2023)
  • MSP4BIO (coord. I. Lukic, s.Pro; HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-12, 2022-2025)
  • Multi-Frame (coord. S. Altvater, s.Pro; Belmont Forum; coord. B. Trouillet, ANR, 2020-2023)
  • PADDLE (coord. M. Bonnin, IRD; EU, H2020-MSCA-RISE, 2017-2023)
  • Re-DOp-Valpena (coord. N. Rollo; EMFF, 2021-2023)
Selected publications (up to 5)