Kristina M. Gjerde

Senior High Seas Advisor, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
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For the past 30+ years, Kristina has focused on the nexus of law, science, and policy relevant to sustaining marine biodiversity. In addition to advancing a new UN treaty for marine life beyond boundaries, Kristina has co-founded four science-policy partnerships: the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative, The Sargasso Sea Project, the High Seas Alliance  and the Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative (DOSI), authored or co-authored more than 150 publications and serves on the advisory board of many ocean-related initiatives.