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About Kaya Asdal
Kaya Asdal
Marine 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 my role at GRID-Arendal today is to assist the marine projects with communications. This includes content, websites and social media as well as outreach and local events. I am also a full-time student, pursuing a MSc in Coastal Ecology at the University of Agder. 

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