Sebastian Unger is head of the Ocean Governance Research Group at IASS Potsdam with over 15 years of experience in international ocean policy. His research focuses on key challenges in global ocean governance and opportunities for transformative change. Before joining IASS, Sebastian was appointed Deputy Secretary to the OSPAR Commission and served at the German Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt). Sebastian frequently provides expert advice to governments and international organizations. He is Senior Fellow at TMG Think Tank for Sustainability and co-founder of the Marine Regions Forum.