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.
Megan Tijssens holds a Master’s degree in biological science with a specialization in biodiversity, conservation and restoration and a bachelor's degree in pharmaceutical science. Before joining the EMODnet secretariat as intern with the function of Junior Support Officer in September 2022, Megan worked on diverse topics during her academic career including management of invasive aquatic species (decapods), influence of invasive species on the ecosystem as well as reintroduction and translocation of macrophytes. At the EMODnet Secretariat she will be supporting diverse tasks including team meetings and board meetings, logistics support for virtual events, maintaining social media and website, marketing, desktop studies, policy support services and research projects.