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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 a safari car 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. After the completion of my B.Sc., I started working for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority as a GIS Officer. Here I spent my days working on the mapping of the Marine Protected Areas and learned a lot about their management methods.


My first experience with GRID-Arendal was as a primary school student when we visited the GRID office and learned about some of their work. I returned in 2015 as an intern on the Communications Team where I worked on producing content for the website, helped edit various reports and supported the projects on their media content. I have a major passion for scientific communication and am glad to be back as a Communications Officer. My main responsibility is to communicate all the exciting and important projects we do to the public. I am also a full-time student, pursuing a Master of Science in Coastal Ecology at the University of Agder. 

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