Evy Copejans

Managing director

Evy is the cofounder and managing director of EMSEA, leading the EU projects components on blue education such as in the EU4Ocean Network of European Blue Schools, Bridge-BS and Ocean Literacy with All (a UN Decade program). She is an experienced education consultant, having created education projects and professional development workshops focused on bringing the ocean to the classroom.

Previously she worked 13 years as a senior Science Communication Officer at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), Ostend, Belgium. After graduating as a geography teacher, she was rewarded with the prize for best thesis `The North Sea, Mare Incognitum´, which highlighted that the ocean was hardly mentioned in the geography curriculum and advising policy makers how to revise it, a work that is still ongoing. She is co-author of several public outreach articles and education publications, including the first textbook in Dutch on marine science for teachers: 'The Science of the Sea - De Wetenschap van de Zee'