Research Director at the Institute of Research for Development (IRD)
Marie Bonnin is a researcher in marine environmental law at IRD. She is interested in the protection of the marine environment through law. Working at the European University Institute of the Sea (IUEM), she has many interactions with researchers in natural and physical sciences.
After having worked on the legal translation of research conducted in marine ecology, she is now interested in the applicability and effectiveness of legal rules protecting the environment.
From a geographical point of view, she has more specifically worked on marine environmental law in West Africa, in collaboration with universities and research institutes in Senegal, Mauritania and Cape Verde. In recent years, she has extended her activities to the tropical Atlantic.
Since 2017, she is the main coordinator of a European research project: the PADDLE project “Planning in a liquid world”. The 100 researchers from 18 different institutions of this project are interested in the opportunities and limits of marine spatial planning in the tropical Atlantic. She is part of the team of the Normandy Chair for Peace within the INDIJEN project. Her current research focuses on the effectiveness of marine environmental law.