Lina Röschel is a research associate with the Ocean Governance Research Group at IASS since 2021. Trained as a geographer, her main fields of work include biodiversity protection, nature-based solutions and ecosystem-based approaches with a focus on the marine environment. She has worked extensively with European biodiversity and nature protection policies under the aim of researching the complex issue of consolidating socioeconomic ambitions with nature protection and restoration targets. In her current project, Lina takes her research beyond the European policy realm and onto the global ocean governance framework. The project OceanNETs aims to determine to what extent, and under what conditions, the large-scale deployment of ocean-based negative emission technologies (NETs) could contribute to realistic and effective pathways for Europe and the world to achieve climate neutrality and the goals established in the Paris Agreement. In her task, Lina will examine challenges and opportunities for ocean-based NETs within the regional and global ocean governance framework.
Prior to joining IASS, Lina Röschel was a Researcher at Ecologic Institute in Berlin, Germany, where she worked on projects related to European nature policy. As a student, she worked at Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research and the NewClimate Institute, Berlin, and interned with the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development, Policy Analysis Branch. She holds an MSc in Physical Geography of Human-Environment-Systems from Humboldt University, with a study abroad at New York University.