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About Levi Westerveld
Levi Westerveld
Project Assistant
Phone: +47 900 49 909

I am a French/Dutch artist and geographer who provides research, spatial analysis, cartography and capacity building support to an array of projects at GRID-Arendal. Whether conceptualizing a new cartographic style to convey the human experience in maps of refugees, or prototyping a virtual research platform to support informed marine management, I am passionate about pioneering creative projects that deal with complex data.


I have experience in working with various geospatial products, including more complex data sources such as Holocaust survivors testimonies, Indigenous Peoples genealogy records, human faces and drone imagery among others. In the past, I have worked for the Geographies of the Holocaust Collaborative, on a NOAA vessel and at the Taiwan National University Lab for Geospatial Computational Science.


Some highlights from my work with GRID-Arendal include developing a drone mapping methodology to assess mangroves’ carbon sequestration capacity, facilitate participatory mapping workshops with Saami Reindeer Herders in northern Norway and finding novel ways to combine open source data with GIS analysis to fight environmental crime.

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