Olivier Laroussinie

Phone: +33670838081
Education & career

Currently deputy-director for maritime planning and large projects at Cerema’s technical directorate for Risks Water and Sea, he is acting as senior expert to reinforce the achievements and services offered by Cerema in favour of maritime and coastal territories and communities.

After a first experience as forest engineer, he spent 10 years in forest ecosystem research. Joining the Environment Department at the national level in 2003, he was in charge of the national biodiversity strategy as well as the nature reserves and national parks policy.

He took the direction of the French marine protected areas Agency in February 2007, at its very beginning, and from October 2014 he also led the prefiguration for the French biodiversity agency.

In June 2016, he joined the Delegation for Sea and Coast as deputy delegate at the ministry in charge of the sea. He was particularly in charge of maritime strategic and spatial planning. He participated to international seminars and events in relation with marine strategic planning issues, and participated in initial and professional trainings.

Background is in rural engineering, water and forest.

Current teaching activities

Introduction to marine spatial planning at ENSAM (National School for Maritime Affairs and Security)

Available for teaching/education
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