Profile & CV

Cheryl.jpegName: Cheryl Van Kempen
Year & Place of Birth: Cayenne, French Guiana 1983
Resident Country: the Netherlands

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@ GLOBADEV (Founder)

Globadev is a social enterprise in Trade for Development. Our goal is to contribute towards equal chances for all on the global market. We apply innovative and creative business and trade models and combine these with novel ways of collaboration. This allows us to be active in a myriad of subject areas and to have a real impact in our participant's lives. We are experts in Ecommerce, Social Media, Web Development, Online Marketing, Business & Community Development. We apply these expertises in our own trading business, but we are also available to contribute to third party projects. For non-profit organisations and projects with a social aspect we are available at social rates.

DELTARES (GIS & Geodata expert)

2018: The Greening Plastic Project, Senegal; The Plastoformer; BLUE2
2017:; MARS
2016: Zambia Water Resources; MER Northsea; 
2015: Groundwater Quality Atlas; Think Hazard! Drought; Groundwater Modelling of North Netherlands
2014: Digitale Atlas Natuurlijk Kapitaal; Fresh Water Options Optimizer (FWOO)
2013: EU BASE; Deltares webmaps;
2012: Conceptual Models of the Netherlands; NHI; Benin NUFFIC & PPEAII proposals; waterdataviewer.
2011: Dewfora; Artificial Recharge Potential of Bangladesh, Tamil Nadu, Kenya and Mozambique.
2010: Flood mapping tool with Remote Sensing. Artificial recharge potential of Burkina Faso.
2008 - 2009: GLOBCAST project, Global Groundwater Change Forecasting by coupling Remote Sensing to a global groundwater model.

IGRAC (then hosted at Deltares)
2008 - 2011: International Groundwater Resources Assessment
Global groundwater GIS assessments of As, F, salinity, storage, abstraction; maintenance of the Global Groundwater Information System (GGIS), Assessments and portal maintenance for the Internationally Shared Aquifer Systems (ISARM) and Transboundary Aquifers of the World (TBA map), DTP and portal maintenance for IGRAC in general.

Utrecht University (summer jobs)
2003: (1 month) Assistant Oceanography on a research vessel during a Mediterranean cruise
200?: (1 semester) Assistant in 1st year's Chemistry Class


Research & Education

Utrecht University, Copernicus Institute 2007 - 2008: Master of Science Sustainable Development | Track Land use, Environment and Biodiversity
Utrecht University, Earth Sciences Department 2001 - 2007: Master of Science in Earth Sciences | Geochemistry track - Graduated in 2007

  • 2006 - 2007 (Apr - Sept) Thesis: Towards a global coastal typology for modelling nutrient fluxes at the land-ocean interface, an application to lagoons - Developed a typology in GIS (0.5 degree resolution) for nutrient filtering in the coastal ocean; as well as a box model for the biogeochemical cycling of N and P in lagoons.
  • 2003 (3 months) Thesis & lab work
    Removal of Iron from Kaolinite from Surinam by reductive dissolution with Dithionite

Mill-Hillcollege, Goirle
1995 - 2001: VWO diploma, Dutch, English, French, Mathematics-B, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography - Graduated in 2001


Other skills

Languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish (in order of fluency)
Programs: ArcInfo, QGIS, Publisher, Access
Programming: VB, PERL, PYTHON, Arcpy, R, MySQL, iMOD
Webdevelopment: (X)HTML, XML, XSLT & Xpath, PHP, CSS, JavaScript, Geoserver, pgAdmin, Zend Framework, Google Maps API, jQuery, Bootstrap, Wordpress, Concrete5, Typo3