Lucile Courtial is a biologist specializing in the relationships between organisms and their environment. She is currently completing a PhD on the combined effects of UVs and global warming on Scleractinian corals at Centre Scientifique de Monaco. A graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris, this young researcher is passionate about the ocean. Her passion comes from her childhood during which she lived 4 years on the island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean. Sent by coral reefs, she decided to learn more about corals through her studies and many trips. Her interest led her to follow long internships at the Institute of Marine Science in Townsville, Australia; at the University of Reunion Island and to work at the IRD in Nouméa, New Caledonia, during her PhD. Today, it wants to use its knowledge and skills to serve the environment in order to limit anthropogenic impacts on the oceans and protect them.