Sikko Visscher is an historian and social scientist, with research experience in Singapore and Malaysia, and now a full time Policy Officer. At the KITLV, he works as Research Advisor and Liaison Officer. He is involved in the development of strategy regarding the bilateral research cooperation with Indonesia and with the management of initiatives and activities in European cooperation. He is a board member and Secretary of the Member Association (Vereniging) KITLV as well as the European Association of Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS). He will be the organizational coordinator of the research project: Climate Change and Governance in Indonesia and the Caribbean: A Pilot Programme on Marine Protected Areas and Coastal Zones.