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.
Pieter is a marine scientist with a side-project-turned-specialty in visualizing information. He shares your enthusiasm about research and puts that energy into clear and attractive designs. Pieter has a MSc in biology and more than eight years of experience in visual science communication at the VIB (Flanders Institute of Biotechnology) and various international projects. He has given guest lectures about scientific design at the Universities of Antwerp, Gent, Leuven and Luxemburg.
Before joining Seascape as a Science and Communications Officer, he was in charge of the design department of an agency active in life science communication.
As Science and Communications Officer, Pieter will be active and support a range of Seascape Belgium activities and projects. He will work on supporting communications for specific HE Research Projects. He will also provide targeted support for EMODnet communication (e.g. website, infographics, etc.) and support management of the collaborative tools EMODnet uses.