Who we are

A great group of people
Andreas Gazis

Andreas Gazis

Theoretical Physics – Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems – Automotive Engineering – Traffic Engineering – Data Collection and Analysis

Andreas holds a degree in Theoretical Physics, an MSc in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems, a Ph.D. in Automotive Engineering and a postdoc in Traffic Engineering. He has worked with electronic engineers and marine biologists in Greece, traffic engineers and in Portugal and the public sector in Sweden. A bulk of his work has been on data collection and analysis, often designing the methodology of the teams he has worked with.

Andreas has been involved with flying since childhood, both building models and as a pilot of sailplanes and paragliders. Through this, he became fascinated by the emergence of the civil UAV field and the promises it holds for environmental monitoring. Andreas has been closely following the development of the Ardupilot project, having built and tested most hardware developed around it since its inception.

Somya Joshi

Somya Joshi

Human-Computer-Interaction - Participatory Design for Sustainability - Applied Nature of Technology Innovation - Sustainable Development Goals

Within Skarl, my main areas of interest & expertise lie within the applied nature of technology innovation, towards the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals.

Somya holds a Ph.D. in Human-Computer-Interaction, with a specialization in participatory design for Sustainability. Within Skarl, her main areas of interest & expertise lies within the applied nature of technology innovation, towards the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals. Somya brings to the team experience of having led large European and international research projects on Citizen Science, Policy Co-Creation & Sustainable Development. Somya is currently working as an Associate Professor at Stockholm University on Governance & Sustainability. She brings to Skarl a wide array of experience in designing and deploying capacity development workshops using co-design methodologies. She has also worked with local and national level governments as well as development agencies towards the realization of environmental and humanitarian goals.

Carl Österlin

Carl Österlin

Geography - Environmental Management - Physical Planning - Physical Geography

Within Skarl, my main interest and expertise are figuring out new types of technologies can improve the understanding of the interplay between human and nature.

Carl holds a degree in Geography, an MSc in Environmental Management and Physical Planning. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Physical Geography at the Department of Physical Geography at Stockholm University at the Environment, Resource Dynamics and Management Group. His research interest involves various forms of sustainable land-use management and the development of improved environmental indicators. One such particularly interesting field is the application of new technology like Citizen Science, UAV’s and GIS to extract environmental information for decision-makers. Calle is a geographer and with a strong interest in landscapes. Within Skarl, his main interest and expertise are figuring out new types of technologies can improve the understanding of the interplay between human and nature.

Elin Leander

Elin Leander

Marine Biologist - Politics - Policy Advisor - Aquatic Environmental Monitoring - Ecotoxicology - Environmental Law - Science communication

In the SKARL projects, I will be working on improving litter monitoring methodologies.

Elin is a marine biologist with a passion for politics. She is committed to improve the marine environment combining work on a policy level as well as working hands-on in the field. She has worked as a policy advisor at the European Parliament in Brussels. Additionally, she has significant experience working with aquatic environmental monitoring. Elin has been working with EU Interreg projects on marine litter, mapping litter pathways from land to sea. She has an MSc in Marine Biology with a specialization in ecotoxicology from Stockholm University, additionally, she has studied Environmental Law and Science communication. With her competence and specialization in marine litter, Elin is of course particularly involved in the SKARL projects working with improving litter monitoring methodologies. During the autumn of 2018, Elin is setting up the Oxford branch of SKARL while reading for a second masters in Environmental Change and Management at Oxford University.