ISCO is pleased to announce that, following on the unanimous recommendation of the Nominating Committee and consultation with the Executive Committee, Mr Dennis van der Veem, has been co-opted on to the Executive Committee with immediate effect. It is anticipated that his election as a member of the Executive Committee will be formalised at the 2014 AGM.
Mr. Van der Veen graduated in 2007 from the Open University in Environmental Sciences, specialising in environmental risks in the marine transport of hazardous goods. He has 20 years of professional experience in environmental sciences, of which 10 years with the Dutch Institute for Applied Sciences TNO and 12 years at the Dutch governmental agency Rijkswaterstaat. Currently he is managing director of the consultancy firm ASCC. In both the positions at Rijkswaterstaat and at ASCC Mr. Van der Veen is international recognized as expert on remote sensing and bioremediation.
Mr. Van der Veen has executed and managed a number of projects, including EU-projects and EU-workshops on topics dealing with oil spill response, law enforcement and remote sensing of spills. He is co-author of the IMO Guidelines on Bioremediation and is currently working on the Action Plan for implementation of IMDG-Code in Turkey.