ResilienSEA – Resilient Seagrasses
The ResilienSEA project aims to enhance the scientific expertise and management of seagrass meadows in seven West Africa countries.
Growing up on the Portuguese coast, the ocean was my first love. I started diving by the age of fourteen and during the last decade, I have sadly encountered bleached reefs on protected areas of Brazil, Florida Keys and the Caribbean islands.
As an environmental economist from the London SchooI of Economics and Political Science, I use my academic background and volunteer experience in the Small Island States to understand and help mitigate the negative impacts of climate change on marine and coastal ecosystems. I previously worked for the UNFCCC Adaptation Programme, and my core interests include climate change adaptation and the role of oceans in multilateral environmental agreements.
I am excited to join GRID-Arendal Ecosystems and Communities Programme for the next six months. I will be assisting the Mami Wata and ResilienSEA projects, and contributing to Portuguese communications in the office. While in Norway I look forward to diving in the Nordic fjords and learning more about oceanic science with my colleagues.