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Meet our Experts

Where would we be without our experts?

We are forever grateful to these people who share their vast knowledge and skills with us.

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MARINEBIOLOGIST & ARTIC EXPERT

Andreas B. Heide, Explorer& Captain

ADVANCING THE PROTECTION OF THE ARCTIC THROUGH STORYTELLING AND SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION

Led by marine biologist and former Navy diver Andreas B. Heide, S.V. Barba is a marine conservation platform with a mission to generate tangible results that advance the protection of Arctic waters through storytelling and scientific exploration.

Barba represents a dynamic community of partners, ocean ambassadors and Arctic explorers with a commitment to the protection of our planet’s marine ecosystems.

Echoing the needs of contemporary scientific research, Barba’s current focus is on studying Arctic whale populations, as well as the impacts of global warming and plastic pollution at sea.

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DOLHINS & WHALES EXPERT

Fabrice Schnöller,  Biologist & Engineer,

Fabrice Schnoller is a French biologist and free diver based on the island of La Reunion. He’s the founder of Darewin.org and a key player in The Click Effect, a virtual reality wildlife documentary filmed in collaboration with The New York Times in an effort to help us better understand dolphins and whales.

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NORDIC FOREST EXPERT

Sebastian Kirppu, 

Sebastian Kirppu is a loud voice in the Swedish forest debate. He is loved by the environmental movement but less appreciated by the forest companies. The World Wide Fund for Nature chose him as the environmental hero of the year in 2011 and a few years later he was appointed as the listeners' own summer speaker in P1.

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FOREST EXPERT

Shan Amin,| Plant-Insect-Fungal Biologist & Biochemist | Chemical Ecologist

Passionate about sciences on both molecular and macroscopic scales. Generally interested in topics related to ecology, evolution, entomology, environment, toxicology, mycology and plant protection biology. Also zealous about permaculture, pedagogy, psychology, health, leadership, altruism and influencing bureucratic policies / decision-making processes. High work capacity empath and intellectual.

Currently working on bringing nature back into urban / industrialized environments.

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EXPERT, SOLAR RADIOATION MODIFICATION

Clara Botto, Brazil & Portugal

Clara has been engaged with sustainable development at a grassroots and international level, from arts to politics, for the past 8 years. She is currently developing the platform SRM Youth Watch looking into young people’s perspective of the governance of solar radiation modification, campaigns with World’s Youth for Climate Justice seeking an Advisory Opinion from the International Court of Justice on the climate crisis as a human rights issue, is a New European Voice on Existential Risk with the European Leadership Network and is the Science-Policy Thematic Facilitator of the Major Group on Children and Youth to UNEP.


She holds an MSc in International Development and Public Policy, having written her thesis as a policy case study of deep-sea mining in Portugal, and a BSc in Business with a focus on Creative Economy and Marketing, where she researched sustainable fashion and the universities’ lack of preparation to equip youth for sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro.

 

https://www.srmyouthwatch.org/

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AFRICAN FOREST EXPERT

Phillip Owen

Philip Owen is an environmental activist and founding member of GeaSphere, a nonprofit organization registered in South Africa. For more than two decades, GeaSphere has been raising awareness regarding the environmental and social impacts of large-scale industrial timber plantations (also called ‘forests’). The organization networks with Southern African and International Organizations including TimberWatch, South African Water Caucus, Global Forest Coalition, and others.

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