The common theme in my career is investigating and communicating in (operational) meteorology, setting up new training material/lessons/products and being an intermediar between KNMI and all kind of clients within and outside our institute. As a meteorology student I became interested in practical research and all kinds of questions amongst meteorology: e.g: "Can we understand and predict dynamical processes in the atmosphere especially related to convection”. I work part time as a trainer/developer and part time as an aviation meteorologist in the central forecast office in De Bilt. In addition to these activities, I am a board member of the NVBM and help organize activities that call attention to diversity in the playfield of meteorology.
Setting up simulator training for aviation meteorologist; Maintaining and upgrading a severe weather database; add complex weathersituations in close relationship with mesoscale model development. Beiing a meteorological adviser for a variety of clients and PR-activities.