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Annika is currently finishing her PhD at the European University Institute funded by the German Academic Exchange Service. Her thesis focuses on the governance of ocean acidification and specifically on finding governance solutions which can deal with the scientific reality of this complex problem. 

Annika joined the Shipping Group of the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (UCL) as a research assistant in December 2023. Here, she is working on governance and policy within shipping and specifically the International Maritime Organization (IMO). She is interested in the interplay between the international level and the national level, including national action of member states of specific country groups such as the Caribbean. In addition, Annika is exploring the role of the shipping industry for ocean health and in particular ocean acidification. 

Previously, she has been a visiting scholar at the Asia-Pacific Center for Environmental Law at the National University of Singapore, the UCL Energy Institute Shipping Research Group, and the UC Davis Center for Environmental Policy & Behavior and the Bodega Marine Laboratory. Annika holds LL.M.s from the EUI, the University of Oslo and a Maîtrise from Aix Marseille University. In addition, she has gathered teaching experience at the School of Transnational Governance, the University of Tübingen, and Wageningen University. She is also an assistant editor at Transnational Environmental Law. Annika is interested more broadly in environmental law and the law of the sea and has recently co-authored a peer-reviewed paper on investment environmental jurisprudence.