Program Participant

Program Participant

Kristina Gjerde

Senior High Seas Policy Advisor, Global Marine and Polar Program, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and Adjunct Professor, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey

Kristina Maria Gjerde is Senior High Seas Advisor to IUCN’s Global Marine and Polar Program, adjunct professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California, and co-lead of the Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative (DOSI for short).

Kristina received her Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law. She specializes in international marine environmental law, particularly as it relates to the high seas and international seabed Area. Her interest is in the nexus of international law, science and management, and the ability of international law to adapt to increasing impacts of human use and climate-related changes.

Kristina has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications combining marine law, science and policy and sits on the boards of multiple scientific partnerships including the Deep Ocean Observation Strategy, the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative and the Atlantic Ocean Observation project known as AtlantOS. She also participated in the EU funded MIDAS project—Managing Impacts of Deep Sea Resource Exploitation.

You can find Kristina Gjerde in:

Submarine Cable Workshop 2: Critical Influencers of Network Availability Panel & Guest Speakers on Environmental Considerations
Sunday, 21 January 2018

Submarine Cable Luncheon: Evolving Environmental Regulation of Submarine Cables
Sunday, 21 January 2018


Emerging Regulations Potentially Impacting Use of the Deep Ocean Environment in International Waters



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