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About Kaya Asdal
Kaya Asdal
Communications Officer
Phone: +47 995 12 338

My passion for the environment started during my childhood when I spent many hours in safari cars in various Tanzanian national parks. In 2014 I travelled to Australia to study Environmental Management at James Cook University where I was lucky enough to dive the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea, as well as study a variety of tropical ecosystems. 

During my studies I conducted a project assessing the health of the Great Barrier Reef using drone technology and image analysis. After completing my BSc, I started working for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority as a GIS Officer. Here I developed the mapping of the Marine Protected Areas and learned a lot about the management methods of the organisation.

My first experience with GRID-Arendal was as a primary school student when we visited their offices and learned about the global issues they were working on. I returned in 2015 as an intern on the communications team where I worked on producing content for the website, edited various reports, developed content for a book and supported the projects on their media content. 

I have a major passion for scientific communication and was glad to return in 2018 as a Communications Officer. My main responsibilities include communicating all the exciting and important projects we do to the public, and engaging with the local and global community to create awareness and initiate action. I am also a full-time student, pursuing a MSc in Coastal Ecology at the University of Agder. 

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