Maud Fontenoy is a French navigator and politician. As a seafarer she practices paddling and sailing. She is a member of the party « les Républicains » and since December 2015 she is the vice-president of the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur. Since 2008, the Maud Fontenoy Foundation, based in the Netherlands is committed in France and abroad to preserve the oceans. The foundation is supported by major industrial groups such as Carrefour, Bolloré, Havas and Euro RSCG advertising groups. It conducts marine environmental education programs with the younger generation and the general public with the support of the Ministry of National Education, the Ministry of Ecology and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO. Its goal, both ecological and social, is summed up by this formula: “To save the ocean is to save the human”. It is represented in France by the association Maud Fontenoy France.