The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) is a network of European organisations working together to observe the oceans, to make the collected marine data freely available and interoperable, to create seamless data layers across sea-basins and to distribute the data and data products through the Internet. The primary aim of EMODnet is to unlock existing but fragmented and hidden marine data and make them accessible for a wide range of users including private bodies, public authorities and researchers.
Angelika Karampourouni holds a BA in International Marketing from Baruch College in New York and began her career in communication in the United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI), followed by the World Food Programme (WFP) in Rome.
Returning to her native Greece in 2008, Angelika focused on partnership and stakeholder management, leading the secretariat of young entrepreneurs of Greece, before moving to Brussels in 2012 to become the secretary general for young entrepreneurs of Europe (JEUNE), of which she is still a member for its Advisory Board. She worked for the cabinet of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) as a policy advisor from 2015 to 2017.
Angelika’s professional concentration in recent years has been in the private sector undertaking stakeholder manager for startups in the EU and North America, focusing on humanitarian and environmental issues. At the same time, she has actively sought to apply her professional experience in the environmental sector especially on the Blue Economy while also volunteering with marine conservation and coastal protection organizations throughout Europe.
She is joining Seascape Belgium for the EMODnet Secretariat, supporting communications and partnership relationship activities.