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Scientific & Technological Frontiers in Microplastics in the Oceans

Joint European Disruptive Initiative, Tara Foundation | Dr. Jean-François Ghiglione, Romain Troublé, André Loesekrug-Pietri

One of the next GrandChallenge launched by the Joint European Disruptive Initiative (JEDI), the European Darpa, will tackle the issue of microplastics in the Oceans.

Join this discussion jointly organized by Tara Foundation and JEDI with great experts in this field to discover with scientific and technological frontiers we need to overcome on the massive issue of microplastics in the oceans – an issue of growing concern for all citizen of the world and for the younger generation in particular!

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Dr. Jean-François Ghiglione

CNRS

Dr. Jean-François GHIGLIONE, director of research at CNRS-Sorbonne University (France). Marine microbial ecotoxicologist, expert in plastic pollution and plastic biodegradation. Co-director of the research network Polymers&Oceans, co-founder of the start-up Plastic@Sea and coordinator of the mission Microplastic 2019 supported by the Tara Ocean foundation.

Romain Troublé

Tara Foundation

With a double degree in biotechnology and business management, Romain is equally known for his sailing skills and participations in the America’s Cup in 2000 and 2003. From 2003 to 2006, he specialized in polar logistics in the Arctic, Antarctic and in Siberia, involved in the organisation of sports and scientific expeditions at the poles, but also in the discovery of frozen mammoths in Siberia. He is the Executive Director of the Tara Ocean Foundation since 2006. Romain is also President of the Ocean&Climate Platform.

André Loesekrug-Pietri

Joint European Disruptive Initiative

André Loesekrug-Pietri, held leadership positions in private equity, government, industry and as an entrepreneur. Starting as assistant to the CEO of Aerospatiale-Airbus, he then spent 15 years in private equity and venture capital. In 2017, he became Special Advisor to the French Minister of Defence, responsible in particular for technology and innovation. He is the Director of the Joint European Disruptive Initiative (JEDI), the European Darpa. Graduate from HEC and from Harvard Kennedy School, he attended Sup-Aero aerospace engineering school. Nominated Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, he is a private pilot and Colonel with the French Air Force People’s Reserve @andrepietri and @eurojedi

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