Mathieu Blondel is a real estate agent living in Côte d’Azur, France, with previous experience in the restaurant business as well as agricultural and environmental engineering and banking. Prior to developing concept for a restaurant and selling two franchises, Mathieu worked for a French bank, and then for an FAO program, developing rurual credit for Haiti. As a coastal dweller, Mathieu is fascinated by constructions on the water, and is convinced that the future of humanity lies in colonization of the oceans. He believes the transition from fishing on the ocean to farming on the ocean represents an exciting stage of development, and wishes to participate in the establishment of the first city on the water. As an ambassador, Mathieu plans to study the present opportunities and obstacles to creating a seastead structure off the French Mediterranean Coast.