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 Van Isacker holds a Master’s degree in bio-engineering and certificates for courses in water management. Her professional experience is in consulting and science outreach. Before joining Seascape’s team as Project Officer in September 2020, Nathalie worked as a consultant in transport and as a Scientific Officer for a Public Utility Foundation that supports polar scientific research for the advancement of knowledge, the promotion of informed action on climate change and the development of a sustainable society. She also worked as a Monitoring Expert for European LIFE projects on climate change, nature conservation and the environment. At Seascape Belgium, she supports communication and outreach activities related to the European Atlas of the Seas and the EU4Ocean initiative.