About us

Established in 2017 as a spin-off from Seascape Consultants Ltd, Seascape Belgium provides high-level advice and sustainable solutions for key stakeholders in the rapidly developing blue economy, including from maritime industry, policymakers, regulatory bodies and civil society. Our team consists of marine science, data and policy experts providing services related to policy advice, research project management and communication, organization of workshops and conferences and stakeholder facilitation. Seascape Belgium specialists have expertise in the fields of ocean governance, maritime spatial planning, oceanography, marine biodiversity, data management and GIS, marine biotechnology, seafloor geology and ocean literacy. Programme management is a key part of our portfolio with our senior partners enjoying well-established and productive relationships with stakeholders across the EU and internationally.

Seascape Belgium staff currently coordinate the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) as well as the development of the European Atlas of the Seas (EAS). Seascape Belgium is also a supporting partner in the Horizon 2020 projects SOPHIE gathering support for European Oceans and Human Health (OHH) research, INMARE on biodiscovery of marine enzymes for industrial applications, and ATLAS which involves a trans-Atlantic assessment and deep-water ecosystem-based spatial management plan for Europe.

Seascape Belgium Experts

 

Jan-Bart Calewaert graduated as a bio-engineer in cellular and genetic biotechnology from ...

Kate Larkin holds a BSc in Natural Sciences and a PhD (2006) in marine science from the University of...

Andrée-Anne Marsan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and a Master’s degree in Project...

Mieke has worked nearly 20 years for a multinational petrochemical company before joining...

Julie Auerbach, is an Irish National. After graduating in Geology and Earth Science from University College...

Conor Delaney is an environmental data scientist and has over 20 years of experience working at...

Francis Strobbe has been working for more than 10 years at the Belgian Marine Data Centre of the Royal Belgian...

Nathalie Tonné holds a MSc and a PhD in Biological Sciences from the Free University of Brussels (VUB).

Tim Collart is trained as a marine geologist at the University of Ghent. In 2019, he completed a PhD in...

Xiaoyu Fang holds a bachelor’s degree in Coastal and Oceanographic Science and a master’s degree in...

Nathalie Van Isacker holds a Master’s degree in bio-engineering and certificates for courses in water management.

Maxime Depoorter holds an MSC in Public Administration and Management from the University of Ghent (2015) and an MSC...

Anaïs Dyckmans has a background in photography and has been active as a videographer...

Oonagh McMeel holds a BSc in genetics and a PhD in molecular phylogenetics from Queen’s University Belfast.

Julia Vera Prieto holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Amsterdam and has successfully completed an...

Marijn Rabaut is trained as a marine biologist/scientist at the University of Ghent and holds a PhD in Science......

Professor David Johnson trained as a physical geographer and completed an MSc in Recreational Land Management (...

Professor Phil Weaver trained as a geologist and completed a PhD in micropalaeontology in 1978.  He joined the...

Dr Vikki Gunn trained as a geologist and completed her PhD in mining geology and petrology at the University of...