2024 French University Teaching Qualification in geography, planning and urban studies (CNU 23 & 24)

Guest Lecturer about French MSP case
Knowledge Flows in Marine Spatial Planning Spring School
Oldenburg University (Germany)
Period: March 2022
Level: Master’s (≃20 students)
Duration: 2 hours

Objective: To present the implementation of marine spatial planning in France. How is the management of the plans organised on the national territory and what is the place of participation in the process?

Guest Lecturer about Stakeholders involvement in French MSP case
Knowledge Flows in Marine Spatial Planning Autumn School
Ulster University (Northern Ireland)
Period: October 2022
Level: Bachelor and Master’s (≃40 students)
Duration: 1 hour

Objective: To present an overview of the participation process in support to MSP in France and the different levels of stakeholders engagement.

Lecturer in cartography and computer aided drafting
Dept. of Geography
Sorbonne University (France)
Period: September 2020 – December 2020
Level: 2nd-year undergraduates (≃90 students)
Duration: 55,5 hours

Objective: Learning “Cartes et Données” ® et “Illustrator” ® software to produce computer-aided maps and sketches for spatial analysis. The fundamental mapping skills learned in the first year are put into practice in the production of sketches and statistical maps.

Lecturer in geopolitics of the contemporary world
Dept. of Geography & Planning
Nantes University (France)
Period: September 2021 – December 2021
Level: 2nd-year undergraduates (≃60 students)
Duration: 48 hours

Objective: To provide students basic notions in the geographical study of political issues. The courses are composed of both theoretical elements (the emergence of geopolitics, history of geopolitical research currents and approaches, main authors in this field) and thematic examples which present situations on different continents while approaching them at several scales, in a contemporary context of economic globalisation and the break-up of power poles. The aim is therefore to present analyses of the spatial dimension of political questions and issues, ideologies and conflicts. The following questions can be asked: What is the relationship between space and politics? Who are the stakeholders involved? What is the nature of power relations located in a given area? How can we develop a geographical analysis of certain current conflicts, whether they are “classic” armed conflicts or local political mobilisations?

Lecturer field workshop week
Dept. of Geography & Planning
Nantes University (France)
Period: October 20120
Level: 1st-year undergraduates (≃20 students)
Duration: 20 hours

Objective: This first “field workshop” of the degree course is positioned fairly early in the first semester, so as to encourage students to meet outside the walls of the University. Its objective is to make students aware of the geographer’s viewpoint based on the notion of ”observation”. At the beginning of the academic year, four preparatory sessions take place in the classroom to introduce students to fieldwork, and then some twenty urban sites in Nantes-Métropole are investigated.

Lecturer in cartography and statistics
Dept. of Geography & Planning
Nantes University (France)
Period: January 2020 – May 2020 / January 2021 – May 2021
Level: 1st-year undergraduates (≃25 students)
Duration: 40 hours

Objective: Based on the knowledge of the different
types of implementation and visual variables acquired in the first semester, students must be able to produce thematic maps in compliance with the rules of semiology and graphic legibility.
Particular emphasis will be placed on cartographic design based on examples of statistical data from the field of population geography: which types of data for which type of representation? Which statistical treatment for which result?
The creation of maps will be done either by hand or with the help of the automatic mapping software “Cartes et Données” ®. The objective is to train students in good cartographic The aim is to train students in good cartographic practice in geography and to the keys to be able to deliver a coherent and a coherent and complete graphic document.


Internship supervision for a 2nd-year master’s student during 6 months (2021): Timothée Poupelin (2021) Stakeholders and engagement  in maritime spatial planning. In France, what are the perspectives of improvement for the different consultation strategies in MSP process?, Master Thesis, Nantes University, FRANCE

Internship supervision for a 1st-year master’s student during 2 months (2021): Salomé Berthelot (2021) The map as a tool of influence in a decision-making process. The case of maritime use representations in MSP, Master Thesis, La Rochelle University, FRANCE