USA

Coordinator: Norbert Lee

Norbert is a Marine Biologist in Los Angeles County primarily focused on monitoring the impacts of treated wastewater discharge. His work provides him access to a variety of oceanographic methods and equipment to gain a holistic understanding of what is occurring locally. In his spare time, he enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge of the ocean by teaching scuba diving. He is a GUE and NAUI instructor and actively mentors new divers with a stewardship point of view towards our oceans.

Norbert is continuing the work locally in Los Angeles that was started by Heather and Karim Hamza and helping to build a community of trained divers capable of conducting ghost net cleanups and impact assessment. He hopes to tie in Ghost Diving work with community involvement to educate the public and the next generation of conservationists.