WG6 Leader

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David is a senior lecturer/researcher Marine Policy at Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.

He is an environmental scientist by training who spent the first 15 years of his career on education and applied research on soil contamination, nature conservation and water quality management. Since 2002 he has been teaching courses on Coastal and Marine Management.

From 2009 till 2013 David worked for the Centre for Marine Policy as a senior researcher Maritime Spatial Planning on the EU funded projects MASPNOSE, MESMA and DAMARA. He has also advised on MSFD implementation in the Netherlands.

David is a member of two ICES expert groups and a strategic initiative.

His current teaching focusses on marine policy, marine spatial planning, sustainable island management, and sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture.

His key research interest is on the science-policy-practice interface in marine conservation with emphasis on documenting and understanding marine governance.


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