Kate Larkin holds a BSc in Natural Sciences and a PhD (2006) in marine science from the University of Southampton Ocean and Earth Sciences, U.K. Her research expertise includes marine biogeochemistry, deep-sea environments (in particular benthic ecosystems), oceanic carbon cycling, oxygen minimum zones, bioluminescence and ocean observation (from infrastructures and time-series analysis to governance). She has over 10 years’ experience working in European marine science and connecting science with policy, industry and wider society. Kate first worked for organisations in the U.K., including the National Oceanography Centre and Natural Environment Research Council, with roles spanning postdoctoral research and scientific management of European projects (FP6 EUR-OCEANS NoE; FP7 EuroSITES) to knowledge exchange of oceanography for industry and the defence sector.
Kate is heading Seascape Belgium's Marine Knowledge and Research activities as well as taking on the role of Deputy Head of the Secretariat of the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet), a long-term marine data management and sharing initiative supported by the European Commission Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

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