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.
Nathalie Tonné holds a MSc and a PhD in Biological Sciences from the Free University of Brussels (VUB). She has worked on diverse topics including loss of landscape features of inferred biological value and its effect on European migratory bird species, and ecology of the seedlings of Rhizophoraceae mangrove species. In addition to her research, she organized the “Plant Physiology” practical course for bachelor students, and assisted students with their respective thesis. Before joining Seascape as a Project Officer for the EMODnet Secretariat, she co-coordinated the interuniversity MSc programme Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (‘Oceans & Lakes’). At the EMODnet Secretariat she is responsible for several core tasks, including the monitoring and follow up of the thematic and regional EMODnet projects as well as gathering user feedback via user surveys and assessment of user friendliness of EMODnet data portals and services.