Jan-Stefan Fritz – German Marine Research Consortium, Germany

Jan-Stefan Fritz is Head of the Brussels Office of the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM), a Member of the Board of Directors of the European Marine Board and a Senior Research Associate in the Institute of Intercultural and International Studies at the University of Bremen. He is work package leader for Engagement & Communication in the AtlantOS EU project, which has as its aim to establish a pan-Atlantic Ocean observation system. He is also Co-coordinator of the Ocean Plastics Lab, Member of the OECD Ocean Economy Project Steering Group and a Member of Operational Board of Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance. Stefan holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and has recently published on ocean governance, deep sea mining as well as on ocean observation and science diplomacy.