Marten enjoys the application of knowledge in practice, bringing clarity in complex matters and creation of realistic steps to achieve ambitions. He is a process facilitator with extensive project management experience. He enjoys working in a multi disciplinary environment and building bridges.
He is passionate about the application of knowledge, data and technology to enable caring for nature. He has experience with data and information processes, standardisation and visualisation. And how these can lead to user-friendly applications, communication products and insights for decision making in policy and society. He co-founded the honeybee data platform 'BEEP' for citizen science research on bee health.
Marten is a bioprocess engineer, learning about the wonders of biodiversity every day. He has worked in industry and in the development aid sector including a social enterprise.
Marten works together with various partners on strengthening biodiversity including: Alliander, Deltaplan Biodiversiteitsherstel, Deltares, EIS kenniscentrum insecten, Enexis, Gasunie, Impact Institute, IUCN NL, KPN, Min. LNV, MVO NL, PBL, Promote Pollinators, Prorail, Provincie Zuid-Holland, Rijkswaterstaat, RIVM, SoortenNL, SOVON, Stedin, TenneT, Vlinderstichting, Vogelbescherming Nedeland, WenR and Witteveen&Bos
Biodiversity, Pollinators, Pollinator ecology, Collaboration, Theory of change, Technology, Data, Tools, Planning and strategy
Marten works on the following projects and programmes: