The 2021 Cohort

Meet the inspirational ocean professionals selected for 2021 cohort of the Edinburgh Ocean Leaders Programme.

The 2021 cohort includes eight Ocean Leaders selected through a global nomination and international selection process.

Umair Shahid

Development professional specialising on the sustainable management of fisheries in the Indian Ocean.

Klaas de Vos

Independent consultant working on the blue economy and sustainable development of the ocean.

Diva Amon

Deep-sea biologist working at the nexus of science, policy, and communications.

Priscila Lopes

Human ecologist specialising in fisheries co-management and sustainable resource use.

Tommy Melo

Co-founder of conservation NGO, working to protect the marine environment of Cabo Verde.

Bruno Monteferri

Environmental lawyer, filmmaker and founder of initiative to support citizen engagement in conservation.

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