The director is appointed | JPI OCEANS

The director is appointed


The director is appointed

Mrs. Kathrine Angell-Hansen has been appointed as the director for the secretariat of the Joint Programming Initiative for Healthy and productive Seas and Oceans.

Angell-Hansen earned a cand.real degree (MSc) from the University of Oslo and has 12 years’ international work experience at Norsk Hydro and Stolt-Nielsen S.A. as well as 16 years’ experience in administrative procedures and management in the public sector. She has held positions at the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs. Her duties have primarily focused on marine and maritime issues, and her core competency is in strategic planning and research and innovation policy.
Since 2006, Ms Angell-Hansen has served as a national expert at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) in charge of activities to ensure that research is one of the cornerstones in the emerging European maritime policy. She has worked closely with several directorates under the European Commission (particularly the Research Directorate-General) as well as with key European stakeholders on the development and follow-up of a European maritime research strategy.

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