Elodie Le Cornu is a research analyst at COS, where she works on the Human Dimensions of Ocean Planning (HDOP) aspects of our Ecosystem Health focal area. Elodie originally joined COS in 2012 as an intern charged with reviewing the international literature related to ocean planning practices in order to evaluate how social data is treated. This work will lead to the development of a peer-reviewed manuscript. She was also involved in COS’s Working Groups, focusing on resilience of coupled social-ecological systems in small-scale fisheries.
Elodie studied at the University of Paul Valery-Montpellier III in France where she earned both her bachelor’s degree in foreign languages (English, Spanish and Chinese) applied to economics, law and diplomacy and her master’s degree in coastal and marine management. She grew up on the Mediterranean coast where she witnessed the interactions between the environment and coastal communities that compete for limited resources. This led her to further explore the resilience of coupled social-ecological systems. Through several internships, mostly in the Pacific, she acquired international experiences in community-based management, interactions in social-ecological systems, marine conservation education and outreach.
Outside work, Elodie enjoys travelling and discovering new places, people and cultures as well as scuba diving, sailing, kayaking and dancing.