Pierre Karleskind is a Member of the European Parliament and Chair of its Committee on Fisheries (PECH). After graduating at the Ecole Polytechnique as an engineer, Pierre Karleskind got his PhD thesis in marine sciences at the Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer, which he defended in 2008. As part of his studies, he crossed the Indian Ocean on the research ship to study microalgae. He began his professional carrier as a consultant in marine science and technology from 2008 to 2018. Pierre Karleskind was elected in 2019.

As an engineer and doctor, he is aware of the importance of research to develop new technologies to make sure Europe can meet challenges of the future and assert itself as the world leader of blue biotechnologies. That is why he is committed to support research and programmes dealing with maritime topics such as renewable energy, transportation, port facilities or marine biology.

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