Independant Consultant, Capacity Development, Marine Division
Phone: 0032 478 31 58 11
Wouter is involved in capacity development activities for the GRID-Arendal Marine Programme. He obtained the degree of PhD in Biology at the Catholic University Leuven (Belgium) in 2002 and is specialized in aquatic ecology. He has over 10 years of experience with scientific capacity development, first in interuniversity cooperation projects and training programmes for the Belgian Development Cooperation, and later (2005-2010) as training coordinator at the UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE at the Flanders Marine Institute in Oostende (Belgium). He was involved in over 50 training activities for Oceanographic Data and Information Networks (ODINs) including subjects such as oceanographic data management, marine GIS, modeling, marine biodiversity data management, sea level data management and the development of marine atlases.