Vincent Doumeizel is a visionary in environmental sustainability and oceanic health. He serves as a Senior Adviser on the oceans to the United Nations Global Compact. His groundbreaking work, The Seaweed Revolution (2023), highlights his commitment to ecological solutions using seaweed.
Doumeizel completed his MA in Business Administration and Management from 1994 to 1997 at Paris Business School. His thesis focused on the supply chain of fruits and vegetables from West Africa. This early interest in supply chains laid the foundation for his future work.
The Seaweed Revolution marks Doumeizel's debut as an author. In this book, he explores the untapped potential of seaweed. Doumeizel argues that seaweed can address significant challenges of our time. The list includes feeding populations, replacing plastics, cleaning oceans, restoring biodiversity, and sequestering carbon. His book has been acknowledged as a finalist for the 2022 Environment Book Prize by the Veolia Foundation.
Her expertise stems from his extensive international experience, particularly in Asia. He advocates globally for the diverse applications of marine plants. These plants can help tackle climate change, ocean pollution, biodiversity loss, and food shortages. Seaweed Manifesto was co-authored by him and presented at the United Nations. He also co-founded and co-directs the first global seaweed coalition with CNRS.
In The Seaweed Revolution, Doumeizel emphasizes seaweed's versatility. It grows in varied environments, from glaciers to sun-heated lagoons. Seaweed cultivation is limited to a few varieties, yet its diversity offers extensive ecological benefits. It can enhance food security, replace harmful materials, foster medical advancements, and bolster economies in coastal communities.
Doumeizel stresses the historical significance of seaweed in human development. He points out our lost connection with this resource. With growing global populations and environmental crises, he urges a reevaluation of seaweed's potential.
Doumeizel's book has received praise from environmentalists and authors like Mark Lynas and Alexandra Cousteau. His work is essential for anyone interested in the planet's future and the powers of seaweed.
He currently co-leads the Global Seaweed Coalition. The coalition aims to scale the seaweed industry to combat hunger, global warming, pollution, and poverty. The development of biorefineries depends on private investment, according to Doumeizel. He sees significant potential in regions such as Africa and India.
Vincent Doumeizel lives in London.