Maarten Erich

Maarten Erich

Director & Science

Maarten Erich

My story

Water has always inspired me. Growing up next to water I was fascinated with everything in and around it. This curiosity made me study the research Master, Freshwater and Marine Biology, which revealed all the fascinating processes in this beautiful environment. Unfortunately, it also displayed the impact we humans have on this system. One of the rapidly emerging problems affecting our waters is the plastic pollution. Seeing plastic in nature saddens me. The Ocean Movement offers me the beautiful opportunities to work with likeminded people to counteract this problem. Conducting research to generate knowledge and communicating this is one of the key elements setting this in motion. A little thing can already achieve a lot. For example, stop using single use coffee cups. Bring your own lightweight bamboo cup to reduce your impact.

Contact details:

Email: maarten@theoceanmovement.org

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