Chiara Bertelli is a marine biologist with over 10 years’ experience of coastal and marine ecological survey work including boat-based and SCUBA surveys. Interests include seagrass ecology, benthic and fish ID, acoustic monitoring of cetaceans, BRUV and marine conservation, monitoring and management in specific reference to the marine renewable energy sector. Currently studying a part-time PhD looking at environmental drivers of change in seagrass meadows. Also working on a Sky Ocean Rescue seagrass restoration project in partnership with WWF. Work experience also includes tropical coral reef survey in Fiji and teaching marine biology courses in the field around the Caribbean.