Kristina Gjerde (Policy Advisor for the IUCN Global Marine Program)

kristina-gjerde.jpgKristina Gjerde is an expert on the law of the high seas — the vast areas of the sea and seabed that exist beyond any national jurisdiction. These places belong to the world; Gjerde’s work aims to help the world work together to protect them.

Kristina Gjerde is high seas policy advisor for the IUCN Global Marine Program.

Since late 2008, she has also been working with Census scientists and others to establish the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative.

She lives in Poland with her husband and son, but she enjoys every opportunity to dive into the ocean that is so much a part of her life.

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