Rachel Terry graduated as a Civil and Coastal Engineer with a masters in engineering (Hons) from the University of Plymouth, in the UK. She combines her technical background with a purpose to contribute to making a better world. Rachel gained design engineer experience on projects in the civil maritime industry and operational experience in offshore wind projects. She is currently the head of Sustainability at Van Oord and strives to support the business to translate its capabilities into creating a net positive impact and a sustainable future.
Articles By Rachel Terry
Climate Risk Overview tool: mapping naturebased flood protection opportunities
The planet is facing enormous challenges caused by human activity, increasing the vulnerability of communities and ecosystems to the forces of nature. This is worsened by the effects of climate change, which is threatening the world’s coastal defences. Van Oord has responded to these challenges by developing the Climate Adaptation Action Plan. The plan is designed to encourage meaningful dialogue between stakeholders in order to provide ready-to-scale marine solutions that help increase the resilience of the communities and ecosystems of coastal areas.