Coordinator: Gaute Wilhelmsen Seljestad

Gaute is a marine biologist, scientific communicator, TDI and GUE technical diver and CMAS dive instructor. He has been diving since 2007 and has extensive experience in diving the cold, murky northern waters. As a marine biologist he has a keen interest in and understanding of how discarded and lost fishing gear impact and harm the natural environment. He has for multiple years been part of cleaning efforts and the dissemination of information about marine biology and the issues of marine thrash and especially ghost fishing.

It was though these efforts that he was introduced to Ghost Diving, and through the newly formed Norwegian chapter, we aim to increase the cleaning effort of lost fishing gear in Norwegian waters as well as to establishing collaborations and the sharing knowledge with chapters elsewhere.