Inne Withouck




Inne is a PhD student enrolled at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and based at the NAFC. By investigating current practice and developing novel GIS techniques, she aims to assist the energy sector in optimising the siting and design of marine energy developments, with a focus on coexisting with fisheries. She is funded by the Bryden Centre.

Brief History

Inne graduated from the University of Leuven (Belgium) in 2014 with a BSc in Geography, specialising in environmental sciences. She then went on to join the EMBC+ programme (International Master of Science in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation) where she was enrolled in courses based at Ghent University (Belgium) and UPMC (University Pierre and Marie Curie, France). She completed her master’s thesis at Centro de Ciências do Mar (CCMAR) in Portugal investigating the potential of sea cucumbers as ecological indicators.

After graduating from EMBC+, she worked as a scientific research fellow for an environmental services company (eCOAST, Belgium), and later on assisted in the coordination of the International Master in Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea) at Ghent University. In the spring of 2018, she participated in a yearly oceanographic monitoring campaign in the NW Mediterranean (MOOSE-GE) before starting her PhD project at the NAFC later that year.