Professional Staff



Program Manager

Norma Serra-Sogas has been PacMARA Program Manager and Marxan trainer since 2011. Norma leads the training program by organizing and delivering Marxan and Systematic Conservation Planning training courses around the world, both in English and Spanish. Norma also represents PacMARA locally, participate in activities related to marine ecosystem based management, marine spatial planning and associated science policy development.

Norma is also a Research Associate with the CORAL Group at University of Victoria, Canada. Her current research interest are spatial risk analysis, marine vessel traffic modelling, monitoring and assessment, and stakeholder engagement via workshops and other activities. She holds a MSc from University of Victoria, and an Advanced GIS degree from Spain. She is originally from Barcelona, Spain, but now lives in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, with her husband and daughter.

Norma can be contacted at nserra(at)