Angela Schultz-ZehdenAngela Schultz-Zehden (MBA, MSc European Studies, BSc Economics) is manager-owner of s.Pro - sustainable-projects GmbH. She is highly experienced in the development and management of complex international cooperation projects and strategic project pipelines covering the whole spectrum of sustainable development. She has been involved in the development of Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and Integrated Maritime Policy since 2001. In this time, she has developed and led a whole string of projects related to MSP and sustainable use of marine resources in the Baltic Sea Region and beyond. She also acts as managing director of the pan-Baltic SUBMARINER Network, whose secretariat is hosted by s.Pro.
Ivana LukicIvana is working on the projects related to maritime economies, stakeholder engagement and maritime spatial planning (MSP). Her professional background includes work on the regional offshore renewable energy aspect of the Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan. Ivana also has extensive international experience with industry engagement as the leader of the World Ocean Council MSP Working Group. Ivana holds an international master diploma in MSP and quality engineering, and research experience at the Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (Portugal).
Efthalia ArvanitiEfthalia is a community builder and curates ideas and concepts with an impact. She develops sustainable blue/green value chains, that can improve people's lives, reduce waste and protect the marine environment. Efthlia holds a PhD in biorefining for production of chemicals and fuels, an MSc in environmental sciences and a BSc in chemistry. She is also certified expert in Promoting Innovation by Climate-KIC. In the last 14 years Efthalia has worked with numerous cross-disciplinary and cross-functional teams in 5 EU countries.
Pedro BroseiPedro is an international consultant on local, rural and fisheries development. He graduated in Law from the Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin), and also holds certificates in European Studies and in the Management of European Administration. Before he joined s-pro and the secretariat of the SUBMARINER network he was thematic & territorial coordinator in the FARNET support unit, animating the European Network of Fisheries Local Action Groups. He also worked as a Policy Officer in DG AGRI of the European Commission and the European LEADER+ Observatory for Rural Areas.
Alberto TerenziAlberto Terenzi (MA International Relations, MSc Renewable Energy Management) is a senior project manager experienced in the acquisition and coordination of EU-funded projects, especially in the fields of sustainability and education. Before joining the SUBMARINER network, Alberto worked for EIT RawMaterials, where he coordinated the Cross-KIC Strategic Education Cluster, which aims to position the European Institute of Innovation and Technology at the forefront of digital and entrepreneurial education, supporting the twin green and digital transitions. Furthermore, Alberto worked for ICLEI, Local Governments for Sustainability, where he managed several H2020 projects and consulted cities on climate adaptation and resilience.
Annette HeißAnnette is an experienced project manager with a focus on Sustainable Blue Economy. Her academic background lies in Business Administration and Environmental Management (M.A.). Before joining s.Pro and the Submariner Network team, she worked for an organisation in the field of marine conservation and sustainable use of marine resources for more than ten years. She is also a certified OKR master (Objectives and Key Results) with a special interest in mediation and stakeholder engagement processes.
Frederick BruceFrederick is involved primarily in the administration of SUBMARINER’s Blue Growth projects such as GRASS, with an avid interest in IMTA, RAS and low-trophic species, particularly macroalgae. Prior to working at s.Pro, Frederick set up his own business to raise awareness for environmental causes and support local SMEs through seaweed-based health foods, cosmetics and artwork. He holds an Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Aquaculture and is working towards a Master’s degree in the same field. Frederick is fluent in English and German, with basic knowledge of French and Spanish.
Anne KierkegaardAnne (M.Litt. Creative Writing, MSc Public Administration, BSc EU Studies) supports the s.Pro team on administrative tasks. Anne has experience with project administration from social and cultural organizations in Denmark, the Middle East, and Germany. She also has a great interest in the role of the ocean in contemporary literature. Anne is a native speaker of Danish. She is fluent in English, has a very good command of German, and basic knowledge of Italian and French.
Katharina KurzweilKatharina applies her communication skills in ocean multi-use projects and supports the development of the Submariner Catalogue listing sustainable businesses in the Baltic Sea Region. Katharina holds a B.A. in Sustainable Business Management and an international Master’s degree in Environmental and Resource Economics. She is familiar with economic topics related to coastal and marine ecosystems such as monetary valuation of ecosystem services and blue carbon. She is fluent in German and English, with basic knowledge of Spanish.
Irina ZimmermannIrina holds a B.A. in International Relations and an M.A. in Global Politics & Economics. Previously, she gained experience as a consultant on energy policy and communications within German and international entities in sustainability sector. She is currently aspiring a doctoral degree in Environmental Governance at the Free University Berlin. Her research looks into coordination challenges of cross-border environmental projects. Irina is fluent in English, German, Russian and has a basic knowledge of Finnish.
Ivana StojanovicIvana is a project manager experienced in the coordination of international projects, especially in the fields of marine environment conservation, including Marine Protected Areas design and management and Marine Spatial Planning. She holds a Master degree in Molecular and Industrial Biotechnology from the University of Bologna. Before joining the SUBMARINER network, Ivana worked for the Ministry of Sustainable Development/Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism of Montenegro, as Adviser and later on Head of Division dealing with protection and integrated management of marine and coastal ecosystems. She coordinated MSFD transposition and first cycle of implementation in Montenegro, as well as the preparation of the draft MSP, creating, coordinating and implementing national and transboundary projects. Furthermore, Ivana was the country representative in the Mediterranean regional sea convention (Barcelona Convention), EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, UN Environment Programme, as well as in the national Working Group for negotiations in the accession process with the EU on the Environment and Climate Change Chapter.
Martin KrenselMartin is responsible for the office management at s.Pro. He supports all s.Pro staff on a daily basis to help them fully concentrate on their project management work. Martin has a diploma in Economics (Dipl. Oec. Univ.) and has plenty of experience in office management in all types of national and international companies.
Joanna Clarkson (maternity leave)Joanna (MSc European Studies) has extensive experience of EU project and programme management. At s.Pro, she applies her organisational and communication skills to Interreg projects in the areas of Integrated Maritime Policy and Resource Efficiency and Blue Growth, as well as undertaking editorial work for online and print publications. Previously, Joanna worked both directly and as a contractor for the European Commission in programme management and editorial roles. She is a native speaker of English and German and has a good command of French.
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