Norma’s roles with PacMARA are to lead the training program organizing and delivering 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, investigate and act on opportunities that may arise from local, regional and international marine planning and activities.
Norma also works as Research Associate with the CORAL Group at University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She holds a MSc from University of Victoria, where she researched chronic marine oil pollution off the west coast of Canada, with Dr. Rosaline Canessa (UVic) and Dr. Patrick O’Hara (CWS-EC) as supervisors. Norma also has an Advanced GIS degree from Spain, and BSc in Marine Biology. She is originally from Barcelona, Spain, but now lives in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, with her husband and daughter.
To contact Norma, pleas email her at nserra[at]pacmara.org