Pillar 4: Coastal resilience & Healthy Ocean





Pillar 4: Coastal resilience & Healthy Ocean

Phil MONBET  | Deputy Director Pole Mer Bretagne Atlantique


With a background in chemistry from the University of Brittany, Philippe Monbet completed a thesis "Marine Chemistry" at the European Institute of the Sea (IUEM, Brest). He then joined Ifremer and Ineris "National Institute of Industrial Risks Environment" for missions of marine environmental research, expertise and consulting. His research activities have taken him to the AIMS "Australian Institute of Marine Science", Melbourne Monash University and Plymouth University in the UK where his research was devoted mainly to the biogeochemistry of phosphorus in waters and coastal sediments. Back in France, he has provided consultancies for major French energy stakeholder regarding the ecological monitoring of water around nuclear power plants waterfronts (Flamanville, Penly Paluel) and AREVA NC La Hague. In 2010, he joined Pole Mer Bretagne Atlantique, a Sea Business Cluster dealing with innovation in the maritime sector as Head of European Affairs managing the European projets. Phil has been on secondment for several year at France Energies Marines, the national French research institute on MRE. He has been appointed Deputy Director in charge of the cluster management and international affairs since 2017.

Recent collaboration with the European Commission:

  • Expert evaluator at the European Commission (EASME) since 2016
  • National Contact Point (Space)
  • Copernicus Relay