Pieter Torrez is a marine biologist from Belgium. He received his bachelor in general biology from the University of Ghent. Thereafter he continued his scientific career by studying an international master in marine biodiversity and conservation, by following courses at the University of Ghent and GMIT, Ireland. His thesis topic was about a certified shrimp fishery in Suriname, South America. Pieter tweets about marine science and he has a keen interest in (interactive) scientific visualization. He is the founder of Scigrades (Scientific Graphic Design), providing the scientific community with great visuals to improve science communication. Pieter regularly writes articles for different kinds of science communication platforms and likes to exchange ideas on how we can involve the general public more into scientific research.