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Who we are

Combining more than 20 years of experience in oceanography research and operational metocean services for the offshore industry

Our story

When marine science meets innovative web technology

Open Ocean is an innovative company based in Brest and Paris, which conceives since 2011 online decision-making solutions for industrial marine activities.

Our highly qualified team of oceanographers, trained in the best research oceanographic institutes of the world (UPMC, IFREMER, University of Washington) is specialized in high resolution modelling, statistical analysis and data mining.

As a result of our team's very diverse experience, we have conceived and created Metocean Analytics, the first online offer for metocean study on-demand.


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Our vision

Open Ocean wants to be a major actor in the Blue Growth

The oceans cover 71% of the Earth's surface and is more than ever a key resource for energy, food, transport and pharmaceutical sectors but remains a complex and hostile environment.

This is why Open Ocean conceives innovative online solutions that will change the way offshore projects are planned and managed in the 21st century.


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Our team

Renaud Laborbe
Executive Chairman

Passionate about the ocean and new technologies, Renaud was trained as an oceanographer in France (MSc, Pierre et Marie Curie University) and worked in the USA and Brazil. In 2011, he launched Open Ocean with Jerome Cuny to combine his management skills with his operational oceanography experience and web expertise.

Jerome Cuny
Chief Executive Officer

Trained as a physical oceanographer, Jerome has worked as a research scientist in Canada, USA, Belgium and France before being involved in several startup companies. In 2011, he launched Open Ocean with Renaud Laborbe bringing in his international, commercial and operational management experience

Youen Kervella
Research & Development Manager

Based at Open Ocean’s Brest office, Youen holds a Ph.D. in physical oceanography with a specialty in ocean and sediment transport numerical modeling. Youen decided to jump early into Open Ocean’s adventure by joining us in 2011. He now supervises all the R&D developments with a focus on all numerical modeling challenges.

Meidhy Demagny
DevOps & Data Analyst

Data Scientist and computer engineer, Meidhy brings his expertise in the field of data mining, high performance computing and artificial intelligence. He helps Open Ocean to reach the next level of oceanography analysis.

Yves Moisan
Full Stack Developer

Based at Open Ocean’s Brest office, Yves is a mechanical engineer and holds a Master’s degree in mechatronics engineering. Yves is a Full Stack Developer, being responsible for computer program optimization for the analysis of ocean numerical model output data. He works on Metocean Analytics web development, visualization and interaction with Big Data.


Iulia Shevchenko
International Business Developer - Offshore Energies

After graduating from University of Kiev, Paris-Sorbonne University and INSEEC Business School, Iulia worked as a  Business Manager in the Oil & Gas industry, specifically in the international trade of oil drilling tools. Iulia joined Open Ocean as an international business developer with a focus on the offshore energy sector.

Carole Alcalay
Office Manager

Carole holds a masters degree in Applied Foreign Languages in Management & Commerce. She has worked in the International Trade sector, as well as on the organization of prestigious international symposiums. Carole now supervises Open Ocean’s administration and operations.

François Berry
Business developer - Offshore /EMR

François holds a Master in management of coastal and maritime areas with a specialty in geology and oceanology-meteorology. After working for several companies such as Vattenfall or AXYS Technologies as a Project Manager, François joined Open Ocean as a Business developer with a focus on Offshore and Marine Renewable energy.

Loïc Stouff
Metocean project manager

Loïc holds a Master of Sciences in Physical Oceanography and an Engineer’s degree in Hydrography. He is specialized in coastal dynamics, ocean science, geophysical fluid dynamics and tidal dynamics. After working as a GIS Engineer at Teledyne, Loïc joined our team as a Metocean project manager.