EMSO ERIC welcomes Ingrid Puillat as its new Director General who will lead the Consortium until 2027.

Ingrid -selected following a highly competitive selection process- has a strong scientific background in marine science, a PhD in Physical Oceanography from the University of Aix Marseille, France, since 2000, and a remarkable career in advancing marine science and research infrastructures development.

With more than twenty years of international experience in marine research institutions, including three years in the Directorate-General Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Ingrid has a strong experience in the enhancement and management of the European Marine Research Infrastructures.  She contributed to the scientific coordination of ESONET-NoE, the European Sea Observatory Network of Excellence, aimed at the implementation of a network of deep-sea observatories around Europe, bringing together 57 partners across the European Union. ESONET-NoE laid the groundwork for the establishment of EMSO and its distributed structure.

Before she was appointed EMSO Director General, Ingrid also served as the Scientific Coordinator of the JERICO series of projects, including JERICO-FP7, a Integrated Infrastructure Initiative (I3) dedicated to designing a joint European research infrastructure network for coastal observatories. The experience and knowledge that Ingrid Puillat acquired during her time at JERICO will be valuable in her new DG position.

As Director General of EMSO ERIC, Ingrid Puillat will bring her extensive expertise and strategic vision to the leadership of EMSO ERIC unique marine multidisciplinary, distributed Research Infrastructure. Reaffirming common priorities and synergies to promote and enhance EMSO’s mission and goals in ocean science and sustainability, she will lead the development and advancement of the ERIC in the coming years.

Ingrid Puillat addresses a few words to the Consortium: “I am very excited about this new position and I am impatient to meet our Members and the community for fruitful discussions about the future of the EMSO infrastructure. I hope to see you soon”.