Smoke on Water – Countering global threats from peatland loss & degradation
GRID-Arendal produced a peer-reviewed rapid response assessment to support the Global Peatlands Initiative in its initial work.
I am a Norwegian final-year master student in Marine Coastal Development, a multidisciplinary degree at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Norway. I obtained my Bachelor of Science at James Cook University in Australia, where I also had several part time jobs in relation to my other passion; science communication and engagement. During this time I developed a strong interest in marine spatial planning and the importance of visualizing marine data. I am therefore focusing my master thesis on seafloor habitat mapping and modelling.
My work as an intern at GRID-Arendal is mainly focused on Geographic Information Systems mapping for the State of the Environment and Spatial Planning programme, as well as assisting on other projects as needed.