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Rianne Vastenhouw
Project coordinator

    At OpenGeoHub, Rianne supports OpenGeoHub’s business by helping with managing and coordinating various European and international projects. Specific tasks include but are not limited to:

    • cross-checking budgets, helping with organizing time sheets, calendar planning, organizing and coordinating meetings including logistical issues,
    • cross-checking agronomy designs and helping build yield-weather-soil models for agronomy applications,
    • communicating and representing OpenGeoHub and EnvirometriX businesses with Dutch institutions,
    • inputting and processing tabular data using Google docs and sheets, R and/or Python scripting,
    • helping with the organization of events including OpenGeoHub summer schools, hackathons, and workshops,
    • managing and producing financial reports and time-sheets.



    MSc, WUR (Organic Agriculture, specialisation Agroecology, minor Land & Water Management)
    BSc, WUR (Nutrition and Health)
    EIT Climate-KIC Master Label (entrepreneurship, climate action)

    Rianne has a background in agricultural sciences with a specialization in land and water management. Additionally, she followed a track on entrepreneurship and climate action from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). At OpenGeoHub, Rianne is a project coordinator. Besides the above-mentioned tasks, her function also includes assisting in updating the company websites and preparing documents and materials for future interns.


    • 2020–present: Project coordinator, OpenGeoHub
    • 2020: Research analyst and assistant project manager, Agrisim, The Netherlands,
    • 2014–2020: Coordinator and event manager, YoungKLV, The Netherlands,
    • 2016: Event manager, ISU, Norway.
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