Who are we?

Erick Balthazar, agronomist, has been working for many years on questions of development, environment and reconstruction in Haiti. Has worked among others for the Comité Interministériel d'aménagement du Territoire (CIAT) of Haiti.

Gilbert Bélanger is a biology professor and research director at the Centre d'initiation à la recherche et d'aide au développement durable (CIRADD). His interests revolve around sustainable development and how it can be integrated in projects contributing to the development of rural environments, in particular innovative social practices. 

Omer Chouinard is professor in environmental sociology. His areas of interest encompass the impacts of climate change on coastal communities, social economy, social and environmental justice, participative research and social innovation.

Charlotte Da Cunha is lecturer in economics. She is particularly interested in participatory methods and practice. Her research activity is centered on the facilitation of transdisciplinary dynamics and the development and evaluation of the governance process.

Philippe Deboudt is a geography professor. His research interests are the management of natural risks, the evaluation of vulnerability, integrated coastal zones management and environmental equality.

Kénel Délusca is an agronomist. He holds a PhD in geography from the University of Montreal with a specialisation in climatology and climate change. He has worked as an expert in climate change adaptation for governments and UN institutions in Canada and Haiti, among others.

Michel Desse is a geography professor at the Laboratoire Ruralités of the University of Poitiers. He is a specialist of the Caribbean islands. His research also revolves around the littoral zone and its uses in the context of adaptation to climate change.

Hervé Flanquart is lecturer in sociology. He works on risk perception in territories with an approach rooted in analytical and cognitive sociology.

Louis Marrou is geography professor at the University of La Rochelle in France. He works on the use of the maritime spaces and the occupation of archipelagos.

Mélinda Noblet holds a PhD in political science. Her research revolves around the adaptation to climate change in coastal zones and she has worked as an expert in Canada and Senegal. She is particularly interested in the North/South comparison and in the role of public policies.

Steve Plante teaches social, regional and territorial development at the Univeristy of Quebec in Rimouski. He is specialized in the analysis of the dynamics of actors in insula and coastal environments and in participative governance, community engagement and the adaptation of coastal communities.

Claude Rioux is an economist and professor in the management of marine resources at the University of Quebec in Rimouski. His research is focused on the economic aspects of climate change, the use and value of marine resources and the development of coastal communities.

Bruno Urli is professor in the management of marine resources at the University of Quebec in Rimouski. His research interests are workforce management, project management and multicriteria analysis in decision making. 

Jean-Paul Vanderlinden is professor in environmental studies and ecological economics at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yveline. His work is centered on risk management in coastal areas and on the epistemology of interdisciplinarity.

Sebastian Weissenberger is a chemist and environmental scientist. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Quebec in Montreal and at the University of Moncton. He specializes in climate change, adaptation, communication and mitigation and dynamic modelling.