Lotte van Oosterhout is a junior researcher in the department of Environmental Economics at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She has an educational background in International Business and Languages from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and Environment and Resource Management from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. While working towards her Master degree in Environment and Resource Management, she was employed as a project advisor at the European Partnership for Responsible Minerals at the Dutch Enterprise Agency (RVO).
Lotte’s bachelor’s thesis focused on electronic goods produced from Humanium Metal (metal made by melting down illegal firearms seized in conflict zones), whilst her master’s thesis explored the potential of marine park user fees for nature conservation in the Caribbean region.
After graduation she shortly worked as a Sustainable Finance Consultant before joining the research team of the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) in November 2019. Currently, Lotte is working on the CLAIM project; a European Commission funded project which focusses on the development and application of innovative methods to manage marine litter and pollution in the Mediterranean and Baltic Sea.
Financing mechanisms for nature conservation; corporate social responsibility; ecosystem services; economic valuation; stakeholder analysis, marine litter.
2020: Master’s degree in Environment and Resource Management (Cum Laude), with a specialization in Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity, Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
2019: Pre-master Environment and Resource Management (Minor in Sustainability: Great Challenges, Interdisciplinary Solutions), Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
2018: Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Languages (Cum Laude), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
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