Among other things, she has conducted research on the oyster borer, more efficient trapping of oyster spawn and co-developed an app for mussel fishermen that gives them better insight into their culture. "HZ has established a good position as a knowledge institution in this field," says Eva, who is straightforward and prefers to have her feet in the clay doing research.
Eva studied Water Management at HZ. She then went to work at NIOZ in Yerseke where she was a Macrobenthos research assistant. After three years she started working at Imares in the same village. Here she already did a lot of fieldwork on fish and shellfish. Eva enjoys working with students, whom she wants to enthuse about aquaculture research. "Practical and applied research in this sector is enormously challenging and interesting."