- JPI Oceans Secretariat
Yekaterina Astafyeva is the main contact point for the Scoping Action on Blue Carbon addressing the knowledge gaps in relation to Blue Carbon as a measure for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Within the JPI Oceans portfolio of Joint Actions, she manages the Knowledge Hub Ocean Carbon Capacities. She is also involved in the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) and the Knowledge Hub Science for Good Environmental Status. Yekaterina did her doctoral research at the University of Hamburg, where she gave a detailed insight into marine cross-kingdom synergistic interaction between microalgae and bacteria. In addition, she is a member of an expert panel at the German Accreditation Agency ASIIN for the accreditation of degree programmes in Natural Sciences.