Celia Le Lievre

Title: PhD Student
Role: Researcher
Location: University College Cork
Email: celia.lelievre@ucc.ie
Phone: +353 (0)21 486 4395


Celia graduated with a Master in Ocean Sciences and Maritime Law at the University of Brest (France) as well as a LL.M in International Commercial Law at the University of Aberdeen  (Scotland). She is currently doing a PhD at MaREI Centre on Marine Spatial Planning and more specifically on the role that Marine Spatial Planning may play in the  mitigation of domestic and trans-boundary environmental impacts created by offshore renewable energy developments.


Celia is working as research assistant on the SIMcelt project ( Supporting the Implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning in the Celtic Sea).

Her work is to provide legal support to address challenges associated with the implementation of transboundary Maritime Spatial Planning in the Celtic Sea.

In particular, Celia is looking at how national and International legal requirements for MSP may assist with delivering ecosystem-based MSP settings and resolve spatial conflicts between maritime stakeholders.


Célia joined MaREI as a Research Assistant in September 2015 to work on the RICORE project, specifically to look at the legal aspects associated with a risk-based approach to the consenting of offshore renewable energy projects. Before that, Celia graduated with a Master in Ocean and Coastal Sciences at the University of Brest (University of Brittany) and a LL.M in International and Commercial Law (Aberdeen, UK) where she received special training on all aspects of Energy and Environmental Law.  Celia held positions as a paralegal and intern in Maritime Corporations, the French Federation of Maritime Pilots and Port structures (Port Officer). As a PhD student, she is now focusing her PhD on current research priorities which aim to develop, implement Maritime Spatial Planning and simplify consenting processes for Offshore Renewables across the European Union.


Further information can be found on Celia’s Linkedin Profile 

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