Natalie Prinz

Doctoral Assistant, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Waikato, Aotearoa, New Zealand

Natalie Prinz

Natalie Prinz is a Ph.D. candidate in marine ecology at the University of Waikato, where she also teaches. Her Ph.D. project is dedicated to the functional restoration of degraded estuarine sand flats using large, endemic shellfish. Prinz studied marine science in Western Australia followed by an international master’s degree in tropical marine ecology at the University of Bremen, Germany. She studied the ecological consequences of artificial feeding of tropical reef fish in the Cook Islands and the perception of local stakeholders on this practice.

Her professional experience spans from research on the RV Polarstern in the Arctic Ocean to working as a scientific diver in the Red Sea and the Mediterranean. Prinz has received continued support from the German National Academic Foundation and was awarded the University of Bremen Campus Award by the Kellner&Stoll-Stiftung for her master’s project. She was the first All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassador for Germany and is a founding member of the Youth4Ocean initiative. She is currently a committee member of the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society. Prinz believes that conscientious communication is key to empowering the young generation and transforming science into action.

Speakers & Moderators

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Kristin Burmeister

Postdoctoral Researcher in Physical Oceanography, Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS), UK

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Angelika Dummermuth

Science Manager, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Germany

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Karen Evans

Principal Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia

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Lucy Gwen Gillis

Engineer Advisor, IMDC, Belgium

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Inda Intiar

Blue Futures Pathways Outreach Coordinator, SOI Foundation, Canada

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Tim Jennerjahn

Workgroup Leader, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen, Germany

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Jamaluddin Jompa

Dean, Graduate School of Universitas Hasanuddin, Indonesia

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Monika Jones

International TV and Conference Host, Germany

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Britta Knefelkamp

Head of Department “Marine Nature Conservation”, German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Germany

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Lilian Anne Krug

Scientific Coordinator, Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean & NF-POGO Alumni Network for the Ocean, Portugal

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Nelson A. Lagos

Director, Centro de Investigación e Innovación para el Cambio Climático, Universidad Santo Tomás, Chile

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Anna Mandel

Visual and Performing Artist & CEO, DEEPWAVE e.V., Germany

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Aisa O. Manlosa

Postdoctoral Researcher, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Bremen, Germany

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Alicia Mateos-Cárdenas

Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Cork, Ireland

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Kenneth Paul

Member of the Wolastoqey Nation, Canada

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Natalie Prinz

Doctoral Assistant, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Waikato, Aotearoa, New Zealand

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Runa Ray

Founder, Sustainable Fashion Workshop, USA

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Vladimir Ryabinin

Executive Secretary, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO 

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Subrata Sarker

Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh

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Gregor Scheiffarth

Scientist, Lower Saxon Wadden Sea National Park Authority; Germany

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Sophie Seeyave

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean, United Kingdom

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Alexander Turra

Coordinator, UNESCO Chair on Ocean Sustainability (Brazil) and Full Professor, IOUSP, Brazil

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Jacqueline Uku

President, Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association, Kenya

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Anya Waite

CEO & Scientific Director, Ocean Frontier Institute, Canada

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Karen Wiltshire

Vice Director, Alfred Wegener Institute & Director, Biological Station Helgoland, Germany

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Burkard Baschek

Director, German Ocean Museum, Stralsund, Germany

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Dennis Schaper

Manager, Schutzstation Wattenmeer, Sylt, Germany

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Jialin Zhang

Knowledge exchange specialist & project manager, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research, Germany

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Peter Davies

Coastal and Marine Adviser, Secretariat of Pacific Environmental Programme, Samoa

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Christa von Hillebrandt-Andrade

Deputy Director, International Tsunami Information Center, Caribbean Office, Puerto Rico

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Jeanne Izard Everett

Director Programs and Operations, Blue Climate Initiative, Tetiaroa Society, USA

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Oda Keppler

Deputy Director-General „Sustainability, Provision for the Future“ of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany

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Annelie Chankiewitz & Sophie Wolff

Pupils, Secondary School "Kippenberg-Gymnasium", Bremen, Germany

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Claudia Schultz

Research Associate, Project Management Jülich, Marine and Maritime Research, Geosciences and Shipping (MGS), Bonn

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Renate Duckat

Science Journalist at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Project Management Jülich, Bonn, Germany