Elaine van Ommen Kloeke

Dr. Elaine van Ommen Kloeke

Elaine is the program manager for ARISE, building the largest research infrastructure around species identification and biodiversity monitoring innovation in the Netherlands.

As program manager she is responsible for the strategy, daily operations, communication and financial health. She works closely with the 5 teams within ARISE to ensure focus and collaboration within and between teams, while also connecting ARISE to the larger community of researchers and organizations.

Elaine obtained her PhD in Ecological Sciences in 2013 at the VU University of Amsterdam after which she gained experience in digital product management based on machine learning and AI algorithms.


arise, research infrastructure, digital services, ai modelling, machine learning, data management, biomonitoring, sequencing, biodiversity

Dr. Elaine van Ommen Kloeke

Program manager


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ARISE: knowing Nature in the Netherlands

In the ARISE project, Naturalis, together with the Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute and the universities of Amsterdam and Twente, is building an infrastructure that knows and recognizes all (multicellular) Dutch species. Every species, every sample…
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