“Te Mana o te Moana spirit of the ocean“
Cécile is an environmental specialist raised in south of France but settled in Moorea Island since 1993. She earned her degree in veterinary medicine and a MBA in France before getting her PhD specialty in marine ecology in French Polynesia. Her experience is mainly in marine mammals, sea turtles and coral reef. In 2004, she founded te mana o te moana NGO “spirit of the ocean” and runs it as the President since then. This “environmental” approved association, recognized of General Interest and member of the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has three objectives: education, conservation and research on the Polynesian marine environment. Cécile is a also founding member of Tetiaroa Society Foundation and sits in its board as well as the scientific advisory board.