I received the Ph.D. degree from LILLE 1 University - Science and Technology, France, in 1999. I defended my HDR (French university diploma - accreditation to supervise research) in 2016. My research interests include the dynamics of phytoplankton blooms (including Harmful Algal Bloom), development and implementation of automated and high resolutions monitoring systems and numerical tools. I’m the Head of the Coastal Environment & Shellfish Resources laboratory from IFREMER (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea) since 2005. I’m the coordinator of biological monitoring networks such as the SRN (dedicated to the study of the eutrophication in the eastern English Channel) and I was the coordinator of the environmental and fishery monitoring of the Gravelines nuclear power plant (2001-2007). I’m the scientific coordinator of the MAREL Carnot system (automated system for high frequency, multi-parameter data collection in the marine environment) within the Research Infrastructure ILICO. I’m the French delegate in the OSPAR Eutrophication Committee, support for the French Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (since 2003). I’m also involved as a Thematic Leader for the Eutrophication issues in the implementation of the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive.