Off Road Consulting

Company Background:

Off Road Consulting is based in Dundee, and owned by Dr Marjan van de Weg. Her consultancy offers advice on climate change and sustainability, and in particular the complex data analysis involved, for the third sector, governmental parties, and businesses. With over 10 years of experience in climate change related research (fieldwork, modelling, and database research), she easily switches her focus from a global to a local climate change context. Throughout her research career, Marjan’s focus has been the influence of climate change on the carbon cycle. For this, she has worked in a wide range of ecosystems, from Peruvian tropical forests and Arctic tundra, to Scottish agricultural wetlands and Dutch peat lands. Her experiences as a university lecturer, scientific editor, and STEM ambassador make her well-equipped to communicate complex environmental topics to a range of audiences, such as school children, university students, and fellow consultants.  


Summary of Skills:

  • Statistical analysis of complex data (advice and/or analysis)
  • Feasibility studies, desk research, report writing,and peer-reviewing
  • Project management, coordination and (fieldwork) planning
  • Developing lectures and workshops on quantitative data analysis and climate change
  • Knowledge transfer between academics and non-specialist audiences
  • Grant and bid writing
  • Carbon modeling and analyses
  • IT skills: R, SPSS, Systat, Sigmaplot, and VGStudiomax
  • Language skills: Fluent in Dutch and English, beginner in Spanish


Clients and former collaborators include Edinburgh Tool library (carbon modeling), University of Edinburgh (developing lecture material), Cactus Communications (scientific editing), IMSA consultants Amsterdam (feasibility study carbon offsetting), Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemical cycling (collaboration data analysis/ data mining), University of Exeter (research collaboration), University of El Paso Texas, US (research collaboration).

Contact details: 

Marjan van de Weg (PhD, MSc)
Owner Off Road Consulting
8 3r Paton's Lane
Dundee, DD2 1BY 

Tel: +44(0)7943296775

Web: www.off-road-consulting.com

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