Program

DAY 1 : Thursday, 22nd of November

08:00 – ARRIVAL OF PARTICIPANTS
08:45 – WELCOME SPEECH

Gilles ASENJO, President of Surfrider Foundation Europe
Didier BOROTRA, Mayor of Biarritz
Marie-Christine ARAGON, Departmental Counsellor on business, crafts,
PME-PMI, ports and fisheries, and coastal affairs
09:20 – OPENING SPEECH
Garbiñe AYENSA, INTECMAR
Francis VALLAT, French Maritime Cluster
Corinne LEPAGE, MEP, President of the Intergroup Seas and Coastal Areas

10:00 – WORKSHOP 1 A HISTORY OF DISASTERS AT SEA : THE
SINKING OF THE PRESTIGE

Marta GARCIA PEREZ, Professor of Public Law, A Coruña University
Yann RABUTEAU, Lawyer maritimiste network Allegans
Julien HAY, Lecturer in economics, UMR-AMURE
Maître Alexandre FARO, Solicitor for the civil plaintiffs in the Erika lawsuit
Facilitator : Stéphane LATXAGUE, Director of Surfrider Foundation Europe

11:45 – WORKSHOP 2 PUBLIC AUTHORITIES AND THE COASTLINE
CRISIS

Pierre KARLESKIND, Vice-President of the Council of the Brittany Region
Renaud LAGRAVE, Vice-President of the Council of the Aquitaine Region
Mireille PEIRANO, Vice-President of the Council of PACA
Sophie BAHE, Director of the Vigipol ‘Syndicat mixte’ (‘joint commission’)
Garbiñe AYENSA, INTECMAR
Marie-Christine ARAGON, Departmental Counsellor on business, crafts,
PME- PMI, ports and fisheries, and coastal affairs
Facilitator : Jean Marie IZQUIERDO, Manager of the Environment and
Lobbying Department, Surfrider Foundation Europe

15:00 – WORKSHOP 3 THE ROLE OF INNOVATION IN
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Christophe ROUSSEAU, Centre of Documentation, Research and
Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution
Jean-Yves LEBRAS, Collecte Localisation Satellites
Fernando GUILES, Maritime Passive Safety
Julien MADER, Researcher at AZTI
Facilitator : Cristina BARREAU, Head of Mission, Surfrider Foundation Europe

16:45 – WORKSHOP 4 POLLUTION: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE ?

Corinne LEPAGE, MEP, President of the Intergroup Seas and Coastal Areas
Cécile BELLORD, Head of Mission of the Legal Department, Armateurs de France
Maître Renaud LAHITETE, Solicitor in the Prestige lawsuit
Marta GARCIA PEREZ, Professor of Public Law, A Coruña University
Facilitator : Antidia CITORES, Coordinator of the Environment and
Lobbying De- partment, Surfrider Foundation Europe

DAY 2 : Friday 23rd of November

10:00 – WORKSHOP 5 EMERGING ISSUES

Marie-Amélie NEOLLIER, Brittany Coordinator, Surfrider Foundation Europe
Charlotte NITHART, Robin des Bois
Isabelle THOMAS, MEP
Jean-Pierre BEURIER, Emeritus Professor of Public Law, CDMO
Philippe BOISSON, Bureau Veritas
Charles Henri DE BARSAC, Permanent Representative at the IMO,
International Maritime Organisation
Facilitator : Cristina BARREAU, Head of Mission, Surfrider Foundation
Europe

11:45 – WORKSHOP 6 WHICH LAWS WILL PROTECT US ?

Renaud LAGRAVE, Vice-President of the Council for the Aquitaine Region,
President of the Public Interest Group for Coastlines in Aquitaine
Pierre KARLESKIND, Vice-President of the Council of the Brittany Region
Mireille PEIRANO, Vice-President of the Council of PACA
Jean-Bernard KOVARIC, MEDDE, DGITM
Matthias RUETE, European Commission, Director-General for Mobility
and Transport
Damien PERISSE, Conference of Peripheral and Maritime Regions
Facilitator : Antidia CITORES, Coordinator of the Environment and
Lobbying Department, Surfrider Foundation Europe

15:00 – WORKSHOP 7 POLLUTION ON THE HIGH SEAS

Amaiur ALFARO, Professional sailor
Paul MEILHAT, MACIF Skipper, Ambassador for Surfrider Foundation Europe
Didier MUNDUTEGUI, Skipper, CCI Bayonne Pays Basque
Facilitator : Journalist

16:45 – WORKSHOP 8 THE ROLE OF VOLUNTEERS IN THE TRAGEDY

Christian GARNIER, France Nature Environnement
Michel VEUNAC, Town Hall of Biarritz
Christophe ROUSSEAU, Centre of Documentation, Research and
Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution
Anne-Laure DUGUÉ, League for the Protection of Birds
Blanca LAFFON, Researcher, A Coruña University
Facilitator : Julien WEISBEIN, Lecturer of Political Sciences, Sciences Po
Toulouse

18:15 – WORKSHOP 9 CLOSING OF THE CONFERENCE

Eric BANEL, Managing Director, Armateurs de France
Isabelle THOMAS, MEP

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