Proudly announcing my new job to the world: as a project assistant! I will be working on the project of the Artificial Reefs on Saba and St. Eustatius (AROSSTA). I will be starting my career as a Coastal and Marine Management in the Caribbean. In a total of 4 months I am contracted to work with many local organisations in the Caribbean as well as the Netherlands, for this project. Three out of the four months, I will be building and deploying artificial reefs on Saba (Bank) and St. Eustatius together with other students under my supervision. I am looking forward in cooperating with many stakeholders that I have known from previous internships and to develop new skills and expertise.
In the meantime I met with the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance and the head of the Oceans Unit of the World Wildlife Fund of the Netherlands. The project has had a good start and the future is looking bright. Depending on everyone's effort, the deployment of the reefs may be finished before the end date we had in mind!