Ocean Equity Research

Ina Tessnow-von Wysocki

Ocean Nexus Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Dr. Ina Tessnow-von Wysocki is an Ocean Nexus Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), based at the University of Wollongong. Her research on international ocean governance in areas beyond national jurisdiction focuses on ocean equity with regards to multi-jurisdictional coherence of fisheries, deep-sea mining and marine biodiversity governance.

She holds a B.A. in Politics, International Relations and Asian Studies from Griffith University, Australia, a M.A. of International Relations from the joint program at Humboldt University Berlin, Freie University and University of Potsdam, Germany and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Vienna, Austria. Her professional experience includes climate and foreign policy with the German government, the GIZ, and NGOs, in Europe, North America, Oceania and Latin America. She completed her PhD in the ERC project MARIPOLDATA on science–policy interfaces for ocean protection within the United Nations negotiations on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ).

Ina cares about humans’ relationship with nature to recognise the environment and future generations in governance decisions. She loves spending time at the ocean with scuba diving, surfing, sailing, beach walks and watching sunrises and sunsets.