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Dr Hanna Nuuttila

Dr Hanna Nuuttila

Research Fellow, Biosciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602154

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About

I am a marine scientist with over 15 years of experience in marine mammal research and conservation in the industry – science interface and stakeholder engagement for the sustainable use of marine resources.

In my past projects I have assessed impacts and possibilities of marine renewable energy devices and developed and refined marine mammal monitoring methods from passive acoustics to aerial surveys and DNA sampling. More recently I have been involved in seagrass restoration and am currently engaged in a multi-method study researching co-benefits of climate change mitigation, exploring the possibilities of coastal conservation and restoration projects in increasing socio-economic and ecological resilience through community participation.

As a practical marine scientist with advanced boating, diving and expedition logistics expertise I am fortunate to contribute to several marine projects and marine biology teaching at Swansea University.

 

 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Marine ecology
  • Marine mammal ecology and conservation
  • Marine renewable energy
  • Passive acoustic monitoring
  • Community conservation
  • Transformative climate change adaption and mitigation

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests
Hanna Nuuttila on boat

I have keen interest in teaching solid practical marine biology skills to students from boating, snorkelling and diving to survey design and planning successful fieldwork. I am a dive instructor, HSE diver and the acting Dive Project Manager at Swansea. I am also RYA powerboat instructor and ex RNLI-volunteer , a first aid instructor, CAA approved drone pilot and a commercial skipper. I believe good seamanship and strong knowledge of marine logistical challenges enables more efficient, productive and safer research in the marine and coastal environment.

Research
Collaborations

Project Seagrass
Sustainable Places institute Cardiff