Clare Waldmann joined Ecologic Institute as a Transatlantic Fellow from September 2014 until January 2015, as a part of a year in Germany as a Robert Bosch Fellow. She was working on projects relevant to marine and coastal policy and climate adaptation. She is a native English speaker with a working knowledge of German.
From fall 2014 through winter 2015, Clare Waldmann was working on coastal and marine environment and policy projects, including coastal adaptation to climate change impacts. She was developing methods, tools, and management practices to increase coastal communities' resiliency to climate change through the collaborative project Resilience-Increasing Strategies for Coasts-Toolkit (RISC-KIT) and researching coastal adaptation for the project Bottom Up Adaptation Strategies throughout Europe (BASE), both projects under theSeventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Union (EU).
As a Robert Bosch Fellow, Clare Waldmann was bringing her professional experiences from the United States to continue strengthening transatlantic relations in environmental policy. Most recently, Clare Waldmann worked as a Project Manager for the California Ocean Protection Council, where she worked at the interface between marine science and policy in the fields of marine protected areas, ocean acidification, and geospatial data sharing. Clare Waldmann has also worked for the Long Island South Shore Estuary Reserve Council, partnering with agencies and stakeholders to develop watershed management plans and fish habitat restoration strategies.
Clare Waldmann holds a Master of Landscape Architecture in Environmental Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, where her research included application of the Water Framework Directive in Portugal and France. In her master's thesis, Clare Waldmann analyzed dam removal planning processes in California's Coast Ranges. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Middlebury College, where she graduated cum laude in Environmental Studies and Geography, and studied abroad with the School for International Training in Madagascar.