Heather Coleman, Ph.D. – Scientific Advisor

Heather Coleman - Scientific Advisor

Heather is a marine ecologist with experience in policy, environmental economics, ecotoxicology, and oceanography. She organizes and leads trainings, workshops, and working groups in conservation and resource use planning, especially with the decision-support tool Marxan, and is helping PacMARA develop an operational marine ecosystem-based management framework for BC.

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Norma Serra-Sogas, M.Sc. – Program Manager


Norma is a marine biologist and GIS analyst specialized in coastal and marine risk assessment and planning. Originally from Barcelona, Spain, she has traveled the world from New Jersey to Alaska, to finally settle in Victoria, BC. As PacMARA’s Program Manager, she is representing PacMARA locally and assisting the Science Advisor in the organization and delivery of training courses and publications.

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