About mr. Leo de Vrees
Leo de Vrees (1956) has a long history in marine matters. He is co-chairing a Support Group of North Sea countries on MSP and environmental impacts related to offshore wind energy development. He is core-member of the team who developed the policy for the North Sea. He was involved in the development of the UNESCO/IOC guidelines on MSP. From 2010 – 2014 he worked for the marine unit of DG Environment of the European Commission on the implementation of the Marine Strategy. Other topics he worked on are: SEA, licensing wind farms, Natura2000.