Who We Are

The People Behind the DOSI Project

DOSI Executive & HQ

Lisa Levin

(Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA)

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Elva Escobar

(Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

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Maria Baker

(University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, UK)

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Kristina Gjerde

(International Union for Conservation of Nature, USA)

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Harriet Harden-Davies

(University of Wollongong, Australia)

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Diva Amon

(SpeSeas, Trinidad and Tobago / Natural History Museum, UK)

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Brandon Gertz

Director of Communications (

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Christopher Barrio Froján

Programme Officer (University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, UK)

Instagram Volunteer Team

Laura Anthony

(Florida State University, USA)

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Samantha Hanson

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Elise Rourke

(University of Newcastle, Australia)

Michael Wintermantel

(Florida State University, USA)

DOSI Advisory Board (2021 – 2023)

Jeff Ardron

(Commonwealth Secretariat, UK)

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Jon Copley, DOSI Advisory Board

Jon Copley

(University of Southampton, UK)

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Judith Gobin

(University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago)

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Maila Guilhon, DOSI Advisory Board

Maila Guilhon

(University of Sao Paolo, Brazil)

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Baban Ingole, DOSI Advisory Board

Baban Ingole

(National Centre for Polar & Ocean Research, India)

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Se-Jong Ju, DOSI Board Member

Se-Jong Ju

(Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, South Korea)

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Alan Leonardi

(NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration & Research, USA)

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Hannah Lily, Lawyer, DOSI Advisory Board

Hannah Lily

(Hannah Lily Law, UK)

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Anna Metaxas

(Dalhousie University, Canada)

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Agnes Muthumbi

(University of Nairobi, Kenya)

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Pei-Yuan Qian

(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)

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Eva Ramirez-Llodra

(NIVA, Norway & REV Ocean, Norway)

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Julia Sigwart, DOSI Advisory Board

Julia Sigwart

(Queen's University, N. Ireland)

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Oliver Steeds, Nekton

Oliver Steeds

(Nekton, UK)

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DOSI Topic Working Groups and Leads


(Harriet Harden-Davies,Paul Snelgrove – Memorial University, Canada, Jeff Marlow – Harvard, USA, Christine Gaebel – University of Edinburgh, Scotland) 

Deep-Sea Minerals

Sabine Gollner – NIOZ, Netherlands, Patricia Esquete – CESAM, Portugal & Jesse van der Grient, SAERI, Falkland Islands)

Climate Change

(Moriaki Yasuhara – University of Hong Kong, Lisa Levin – Scripps, USA, Sarah Seabrook – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand 

Offshore Energy

(Erik Cordes – Temple University, USA, Daniel Jones – NOC, UK & Emilia Bravo – Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina) 

Deep-Ocean Fisheries

(Lissette Victorero – Norwegian Institute for Water Research / University of Aveiro, Portugal & Matthew Gianni – DSCC, Netherlands) 

Marine Genetic Resources

(Elva Escobar Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Marcel Jaspers – University of Aberdeen, UK & Muriel Rabone – Natural History Museum) 

Deep-Sea Tailings Disposal 

New leads to be confirmed

New Technologies

(Dhugal Lindsay – Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan) 

Decade of Deep-Ocean Science

(Ana Hilario – University of Aveiro, Portugal & Kerry Howell, University of Plymouth, UK) 

Pollution & Debris

(Lucy Woodall – University of Oxford, UK, Nelia Mestre – University of Algarve, Portugal & Shamik Dasgupta – Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)