Marten Schoonman


Marten is passionate about the application of data and technology for nature conservation. He focuses on the data flow, data standardisation and how these can lead to user-friendly applications and quality decision making. His strength is making the complex understandable and practical. He enjoys facilitating effective collaboration between people of diverse disciplines. He co-founded the BEEP foundation which builds open source tools to help beekeepers in taking care of honey bee colonies. Marten studied bioprocess engineering at Wageningen University & Research and is interested in the balance between pollinators and their environment.


Pollinators, pollinator ecology, biodiversity, technology, data, planning and strategy

Marten Schoonman

Advisor Naturetech for society
Pollinator ecology group


A selection of projects Marten is working on

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Nationale Bijenstrategie

As Naturalis Biodiversity Center we are an advising partner of the Dutch National Pollinator Initiative which brings together all of the bee supporting initiatives.
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Eucera longicornis


Makes information about bees and their food plants publicly available to improve and enrich wild bee research all over the world.
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Groene Cirkels

New way of working together with companies and local governments combined in one big network. Working together to achieve a circulair and sustainable economy.
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