Katja Baumann, (DipASc) holds a Diploma in Environmental Science. She currently has 13 years of experience in sustainable development research and project coordination. She joined MARIKO GmbH in 2012 as a Project Manager, spearheading key projects MariTIM and LNG Initiative Nordwest. She took over the reigns of MARIKO GmbH in February 2015, setting the course for an increasingly international role for the research institute. With a focus on Green Shipping, Katja has project managed the development of new vessels and inland waterway-based logistic concepts through the above-listed EU INTERREG IV-A projects in close partnership with players spanning the maritime industry in Germany and the Netherlands.