Evangelia Tzika is a policy officer in the Directorate-General of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE). She has been coordinating marine/maritime research and innovation in DG MARE under Horizon Europe programme, also as part of the Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters secretariat. Previously she has been engaged in planning and sustainable development activities. Her background is on planning and regional development with a master degree on maritime spatial planning.
Henry Vallius is a marine geologist with a Ph.D. in geochemistry of Baltic Sea sediments and works as senior scientist at the Geological Survey of Finland. He has over 30 years of experience in marine science from research cruises in the Baltic Sea as well as the Atlantic Ocean. He acts as the coordinator of the EU funded EMODnet Geology project, which deals with collection, harmonization, and publication of marine data products from European seas and beyond. He also has a position as adjunct professor in marine geology and marine geochemistry at Åbo Akademi University, Finland.
As a Project Officer for the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) Secretariat, Nathalie Van Isacker supports communication and outreach activities related to the European Atlas of the Seas, the European Commission’s ocean literacy and communication tool. Nathalie holds a Master’s degree in bio-engineering (1996) and certificates for continuing education courses in water management and communication.