Nane Wardenberg

Coastal Marine Management Student, Scientific intern
Nane Wardenberg

About Nane

My name is Nane Wardenberg, I am 22 years old and originally from Germany.

The sea and its wonders have fascinated me since I was a little girl. Almost every vacation my family and I went to the sea, and it didn’t matter if it was the North Sea or the Baltic Sea in Germany, or the Atlantic Ocean, I was always the first in the water and the last to come out. I was particularly thrilled by a vacation in Australia, where I not only went snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef but was able to get up close and personal with humpback whales on a whale watching trip. I was totally enthralled by these giants of the sea and have felt a deep connection to these animals ever since.

After finishing high school and a year abroad in Australia and New Zealand, the question arose at some point what kind of job I would like to do in the future. For me it was always important that I do something that makes me happy and with which I can make a difference in the world. That this should have something to do with the sea has been clear to me for a long time. I decided to study coastal and marine management in the Netherlands, which allows me to combine marine biology with the marine management.

The reason why I chose this study and not only marine biology, as it was my dream as a child, was that this study offers me a lot of practical experience. This way, I can apply the things I learn right from the start and find a direction that interests me with the help of the various internships. The internships can take place anywhere in the world and my university encourages us to make those international experiences to get a good insight into the working world. Since I would like to work with the larger marine animals (whales, dolphins, sharks, etc.), I became aware of Marine Dynamics Academy.

The Scientific Skills based internship gives me the opportunity to get a better understanding of the marine life around us and shows me different aspects in the work field of a marine biologist. I hope that the internship will help me in my future decisions which path I want to take in my studies. During the course I wish to gain more knowledge about sharks and whales, as well as learning about different research and mark/recapture methods. Furthermore, I am interested in how we can make researched information more accessible, for everyone, so we can educated more people about ocean related topics.

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