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Sea Alarm/EUROWA Secretariat

Describe your job

I provide the Secretariat of the EUROWA network along with my trusty colleague Daniela! That means keeping us moving on our Work Programme, organising network meetings, developing and delivering training courses, and project managing the EUROWA-2 project. This is part of my overall role as a Senior Technical Adviser at Sea Alarm, advising authorities, oil industry and NGOs on being better prepared for oiled wildlife incidents.

How would you explain your job to a five-year-old?

Sometimes big accidents happen at sea and animals can get hurt. I help the people who try to make the animals better and I help the people who make sure that  can happen.

What do you love most about your job?

That I believe in it – impacts to wildlife are one of the most visible signs of an oil spill damaging the marine environment, and yet it is a part of oil spill response that still needs much improvement. And also getting to work with dedicated wildlife responders who do an amazing job.

What are the trickiest situations you face as part of your job?

Being available to respond to oiled wildlife incidents anywhere in the world can be challenging, particularly in remote or difficult locations where the level of local preparedness is low.

What was your dream occupation as a child?

A tourist. True!

If you were a superhero, what would your secret power be, and why?

I am torn between being able to breathe under water and being able to fly. Can I have both?!

How can people get in touch with you?

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