Dr. Sander van den Burg is a senior researcher in Aquaculture and Mariculture at Wageningen Economic Research (WEcR). Sander studied Environmental Sciences and obtained a PhD at the Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University. Project leader on multiple maritime projects (eg. MERMAID-FP7, SEABIOPLAS-FP7, MARIBE-H2020), concerning sustainable use of the ocean can contribute to the achievement of SDG2 and SDG 14. Coauthored and co-led several key papers on seaweed value chains and governance: Van den Burg, et al. (2021) in ICES Journal Marine Science; Van den Burg, et al. (2020) in Frontiers Marine Science; Banach, et al. (2020) in Marine Policy.