Yves Henocque is the MSP focal point for the Western Mediterranean. He is a Maritime Policy and Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management Specialist with over 30 years of research and consultancy in coastal and marine environment. First trained in marine ecology, he started working in the field of aquaculture, then of coastal environment at IFREMER (1987) whilst acquiring management and international cooperation skills in Japan, South-East Asian and South Pacific countries. Since the beginning of the 90s, he is involved in the implementation of integrated coastal and ocean management (ICOM) and strategic planning in the Mediterranean and other marine regions, more particularly in the Indian Ocean (Indian Ocean Commission), the South Pacific (South Pacific Commission), South-East Asia (Thailand), and Japan. After a long career at IFREMER, he is currently chairing the Coast and Sea committee at Foundation of France and acting as adviser to the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC).