Meet the Team: Matéo Pimoult

At OWC and Innosea, our teams are constantly expanding, into more locations, in expertise and in sectors of influence, so that our people can truly drive safety and sustainability across our energy and oceans.

Every month we introduce you to a member of our team, so that you can meet the energy behind change. This month, we invite you to meet Matéo Pimoult…..

Position: Adaptation to climate change and structural engineer for marine renewables

Office: Barcelona

Hobbies: Hiking in the mountains, skateboarding, climbing and cycling

Favourite book: The Limits to Growth by Donella Meadows

What does your day-to-day look like at Innosea?

I come early to the office, do some sport or read at lunchtime, and then finish my Finite Element Modelling on Ansys in the afternoon. If I’m not modelling an offshore wind structure, I’m probably reading a climate change research paper, handling climate models data or working with Innosea’s Corporate & Social Responsibility Committee to raise employees’ awareness about our environmental impact at work and in our daily lives.

What inspired you to join your industry?

My choices in life are now driven by a single concern: the collapse of our system and life. When you know that our occidental lifestyles already erased 2/3 of the biodiversity, that the pillars allowing life on Earth are threatened by ourselves, and that 800,000 Europeans are dying each year due to this crisis, it’s quite normal to worry. I do, so I want to contribute at my scale, to raise awareness and work with relevant projects such as the development of marine renewable energy – which is why I joined Innosea, they are a very flexible employer. It is not easy to find a company in line with those concerns in the private sector so I’m very grateful to be working in a sympathetic company such as Innosea.

Can you tell us about something exciting you are working on right now?

I’ve just finished a study about the impact of climate change on the wind resource in the Netherlands, which has now been published publicly. Right now, I’m working on the design of a transition piece for an offshore wind turbine’s jacket foundation and providing technical expertise on a research project about the impact of climate change on the offshore wind industry.

What does the future look like in energy and oceans?

I hope the future of energy and oceans will be mainly about preserved areas, massive protection for this biodiversity that allows life on earth and as few human infrastructures as possible – with some renewable infrastructures here and there only. So far, we haven’t artificialized oceans, so let’s keep it like this, and find alternatives to oil & gas or deep-sea mining projects.