Resume Steve RaaymakersEcoStrategic Consultants
Steve Raaymakers studied marine biology and natural resource management (BSc) at James Cook University, Australia from 1983 to 1986. He is currently undertaking a part-time PhD in international maritime law at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources & Security (ANCORS) at the University of Wollongong. He is a certified Scientific Technical Diver and Open Water SCUBA Instructor.
Over the last 25 years Steve has worked in integrated coastal and oceans management and in the development and implementation of national, regional and global programs to manage human use of coastal and marine resources, with a special focus on shipping and port activities and international maritime affairs.
Born in New Zealand and raised in the Cook Islands, Steve immigrated to Australia in 1982. He has worked with the Great Barrier Reef tourism industry, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the Queensland Ports Corporation in Australia, and with the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme in the Pacific Islands region. In 2000 he joined the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, and in December 2004 completed his contract as Chief Technical Adviser in the IMO Marine Environment Division, responsible for the GEF/UNDP/IMO Global Ballast Water Management Programme (GloBallast).
Steve established EcoStrategic Consultants in January 2005, and is based in Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
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