Ir. A. (Anke) Cotteleer studied marine technology at Delft University of Technology. She started her career in the offshore industry as a marine engineer at Heerema and later at Aker Solutions where she was responsible for calculations regarding the design and installation of offshore platforms. Since 2010, she has worked at MARIN and performs research on marine traffic flows. Currently, she is involved in the CoVadem initiative as a data scientist.