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France Energies Marines, Research Fellow

Technologies Getting Wet, Corroded, Colonized | DAY 2 | 1:30-3pm

Nolwenn Quillien has joined France Energies Marines (FEM), the French reference institute for MRE research and development, a year ago to work on the ABIOP (Accounting for BIOfouling through established Protocols of quantification) project.  At FEM, she is working at the interface between biological sciences (within the ‘environmental & socio-economic impacts of MRE’ team lead by Morgane Lejart) and technological/material sciences (program lead by Guillaume Damblans). Within the ABIOP project, together with biologists, engineers, developers and operators, she is working to advance knowledge of the biofouling process within MRE environments, which is a key issue for design and maintenance of all MRE technologies.

Nolwenn Quillien holds a PhD in marine biology (double degree: UBO, France and ÂAU, Finland); her fields are to measure the effects of human activities on the structure and the functioning of marine ecosystems, and conversely, to study the influence of living communities on the functioning of human structures at sea.