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Details of Miss Sarah Louisa Marije Maria Vanden Eede   


Gender female
Job title Oceans & Fisheries Policy Officer
WWF International ( wwf)
Marine Programme WWF International Gland CH-1196
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Degree PhD in Science, Marine Sciences
Job type Extension Services (Public Awareness)
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Marine and Coastal Engineering , Policy, Law, Economics, Management , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Fisheries, Aquaculture , Marine and Coastal Engineering , Policy, Law, Economics, Management
Research Activities

At WWF-Belgium (since October 2015), I am working on the sustainability of fisheries, on reducing the impact of our consumption on the fish stocks and the oceans worldwide and on a better protection of the marine biodiversity through influencing national, regional and international policy, working out and leading awareness campaigns and engaging in corporate partnerships.

At IMDC (September 2013-September 2015), I gained expertise in writing environmental impact assessments (EIA) for sand extraction (Blighbank), offshore wind farms (Mermaid and NW2) and the Belgian Offshore Grid (Elia Asset NV). I am also involved in the second progress report for the monitoring program “flexible deposit under the third expansion of the Scheldt”. Internationally, I am closely involved in the environmental and social impact analysis of a large project off the coast of Montevideo in Uruguay (Gas Sayago). Thanks to my academic background, I remain closely involved in all sorts of projects relating to the Belgian coast and coastal defense.                                                    

Research Region 14
Working languages Dutch, English, French, Spanish
Skills/Expertise My PhD handled on the impact of beach nourishment on coastal ecosystems with recommendations for coastal policy in Belgium. I have an extended knowledge on impact assessments of nourishment projects, marine biological valuation and monitoring schemes. I was the leading scientist during beach and shallow subtidal sampling campaigns for all projects concerning Belgian beaches from 2008 until 2012 and she participated in multiple offshore campaigns in and around the Belgian offshore wind farms. I have an extensive knowledge of different sampling strategies and techniques for both abiotic and biotic parameters. I have been writing proposals, offers, reports and scientific articles and she has trained and supervised 10 Bachelor and Master students, studying Biology (Bachelor and Master), Master in Oceans and Lakes or International Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Miss Sarah VANDEN EEDE)

Vanden Eede, S.*, Van Tomme, J.*, De Busschere, C., Vandegehuchte, M., Sabbe, K., Stienen, E., Degraer, S., Vincx, M. and Bonte, D. (2014). Assessing the impact of beach nourishment on the intertidal food web through the development of a mechanistic-envelope model. Accepted for publication in Journal of Applied Ecology
Vanden Eede, S., Laporta, L., Deneudt, K., Stienen, E., Derous, S., Degraer, S. and Vincx, M. (2014). Marine biological valuation of the shallow Belgian coastal zone: a space-use conflict example within the context of marine spatial planning Ocean and Coastal Management 96: 61-72 (DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2014.04.022)
Vanden Eede, S. (2014) Wat is een perfect strand? De Grote Rede: Nieuws over onze Kust en Zee 38: 10-14. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee - Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Oostende
Van Tomme, J., Vanden Eede, S., Speybroeck, J., Degraer, S. and Vincx, M. (2012). Macrofaunal sediment selectivity considerations for beach nourishment programmes. Marine Environmental Research 84, 10-16
Pascual, M., A. Borja, et al. (2011). Marine biological valuation mapping of the Basque continental shelf (Bay of Biscay), within the context of marine spatial planning. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 95(1): 186-198

Created: 2014-07-03 Last Updated: 2016-06-24 by Sarah VANDEN EEDE