Ronan Uhel is Head of Natural System and Sustainability (NSS) at the EEA. He is responsible for the strategic and operational activities on inter-connected topics to inform ecosystem natural capital issues, covering biodiversity, inland waters and marine environment, land and territorial issues, including the agriculture and forest sectors. He has responsibilities for several European Topic Centres.
He joined the EEA in October 1995 as project manager for state of environment (SoE) reporting and was appointed Head of Group Land Use in 2003. With an academic background in Geography, Physical planning and Oceanography, and a European Commission traineeship in EU environmental legislation and regional policies, he has 25 years of professional experience in environmental and sustainable development, analysis and assessments at European and international level.
Before joining the EEA, he worked for the French Institute for the Environment (1993-1995) where he was in charge of the national Corine Land cover programme (Co-ordination of Information on the Environment –EU programme). Prior to this, he worked for EC Directorate General for Environment and Civil protection for several years on EU state of the environment reports and the Corine programme.