Aurélie Spadone

Aurélie completed her PhD training at Sorbonne-University (Paris, France) in Environmental Sciences (physical oceanography) in 2009. She joined the International Union for Conservation of Nature – IUCN – in 2010 and is now a Senior programme officer on ocean governance within the Ocean Team of IUCN Centre for Conservation Action, based in IUCN Headquarters in Switzerland. Her portfolio of projects include the following topics: High Seas biodiversity, Marine Plankton, Southern Ocean conservation, Deep-sea mining, Regional seas conventions, CBD EBSAs, KBAs, Important Marine Mammals Areas, MPA agency partnership & networks, and Aquaculture & Nature-based Solutions. Aurélie developed and led multiple marine conservation projects, notably on seamount ecosystems in areas beyond national jurisdiction of the South West Indian Ocean, with a strong focus on the science-policy interface