Renate Reitsma is a junior researcher at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) of Leiden University in the Netherlands. She is part of the FluidKnowledge project focusing on Deep Sea Mining as a case study to understand how public-private partnerships address the transition to a clean energy economy. Renate has a strong passion for ocean science and governance, and this drives her professional work. Her background includes a degree in Sustainable Development from Utrecht University, where she was able to present her master’s thesis on ocean fertilization at the annual conference of the Earth System Governance Project in Toronto in October 2022. In addition to her research, Renate is also actively involved with the Advisory Committee on the Protection of the Sea (ACOPS), where she helps analyze environmental, social, and governance standards for Deep Sea Mining and Offshore Wind. Furthermore, she is affiliated with the Earth System Governance Project's ‘Carbon Removal Working Group’.