Dipl.-Biol. Angela Jensen

Angela Jensen is a biologist (major in marine biology) from Trier. She studied at the University of Bremen and at the Ocean University of China in Qingdao. She wrote her thesis on the reef ecology of the South Chinese island of Hainan. During her studies, she was able to gain experience at different institutes such as the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Ecology and the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar Research. She has also participated in international research expeditions to the South China Sea, across the Atlantic (Hesperides) and to Antarctica (Polarstern).

She has been a professional diver in the world's oceans for 20 years and has witnessed the dramatic increase in plastic pollution with her own eyes. In response, she has increasingly focused her career on education for sustainable development (SDG 14 and SDG 13) and co-founded the association THE BLUE MIND e.V. as 2nd chair at the end of 2018. The aim is to bring marine conservation to places far from the sea and to sustainably anchor the issue of plastic pollution in the oceans in schools.  Close cooperation with day-care centres, schools and local youth groups, but also with the Local Agenda 21 in Trier, the ART, the Municipal Education Management of the City of Trier, the Development Policy Network of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate, the Pedagogical State Institute of Rhineland-Palatinate and the Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy and Mobility have made it possible to hold more than 90 educational events this year alone and thus to sensitise more than 2,000 children/youth and adults to the topic.

Since 1.10.2021 she has been working at the University of Trier in Department VI, Biology and its Didactics. There she leads the seminar: Education for Sustainable Development for Master of Education students and develops learning-teaching modules on this topic with the students.