Futurs ACT


Futurs-ACT governance composition

The governance of the Futurs-ACT regional research network is based around:

  • an executive committee (6 researchers and the operations manager)
  • an operations team:
    • operations manager (Colin Brown)
    • trainees (Masters 1 and 2 interns)
  • a scientific council (8 members) composed of researchers from beyond the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region (including European experts).
  • a stakeholders council (14 members: elected officials, civil servants, scientists, representatives of economic actors, associations, etc. and associated scientists on a case-by-case basis): a forum to share perspectives on the orientation and progress made in research.

The network also interfaces with its member organisations and laboratories of Nouvelle-Aquitaine through:

  • a trustees committee (15) comprising representatives of partner organisations,
  • a laboratories committee, mobilising the research laboratory directors or their representatives.
Schematic presentation of the Futurs-ACT regional research network governance structure

Executive committee


Professor at the University of Bordeaux in the EPOC Joint Research Unit “Oceanic and Continental Environments and Paleoenvironments”, specialised in the ecology of coastal systems. His teaching focuses mainly on biodiversity, climate, and the functioning of ecosystems.

Senior researcher at the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAE) at the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux Centre. Coordinates research in the sociology of the environment and of public action to promote society’s anticipation of climate change, on water governance methods, citizen consultation, user empowerment mechanisms, and participatory science systems.

Associate professor at the PPRIME Institute (National Center for Scientific Research, CNRS) in energy with a specialisation in energy conversion and storage via the hydrogen vector. His teaching focuses on energy and climate issues at the ENSI Poitiers engineering school.

Associate professor in geography at the University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour. Her work focuses on risk management and local ownership of the challenges of climate change and ecological transitions.

Researcher in the ecology of fishery resources at the French National Research Institute for Ocean Science (IFREMER). She works on the ecology of exploited populations in connection with the study of fisheries and the environment, focusing in particular on coastal species (clam, red mullet) of the Bay of Biscay.

Associate professor at the Institute of Education (INSPÉ) in the Bordeaux Academy. His areas of research include teaching curricula, programming and content, including education for sustainable development.

Operations manager in charge of partnerships and development of the Futurs-ACT network. His expertise includes public policy analysis related to environmental services and associated social practices; international human rights law; and contract acquisition and fundraising for research and business development.


Carla Rat-Laclouère
Elsa Barrillon
Victorine Riom
Lara Prévost