Ann Dom is deputy director of “Seas At Risk”, the European association of environmental NGOs working to protect the marine environment of the European seas. Ann has a long standing expertise on EU environmental and sustainable development policies. At “Seas At Risk”, her work focuses on ocean governance and blue growth, with a special focus on maritime spatial planning, aquaculture and deep sea mining. Before joining Seas At Risk in 2012 Ann was employed at the European Environment Agency and the Environment Directorate General of the European Commission. She also worked as a consultant and researcher and taught at the Free University of Brussels. Ann holds MSc degrees in physics and in environmental assessment.