Marine biologist

Sari Tolvanen is a marine biologist from Finland and has worked in the marine conservation sector for 17 years, building on extensive field experience as she moved from research to advocacy and policy engagement in a leadership role with Greenpeace International. For 10 years she played a key role in the organization’s science – led campaigns focused on combating illegal fishing, implementing marine reserves and improving the management of tuna fisheries in the Pacific and globally. Sari co–founded a consultancy group, Ma rine Change in 2014 and is now based in Indonesia. She leads Marine Change’s work particularly to do with small – scale fisheries, MPAs, policy and technological innovation. Sari’s role in the Ocean Eye project is to oversee the the long – term conservation and community impact