After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Tourism, Iris has worked in the field of marine conservation for over 5 years, taking care of communications and marketing for various organisations; from the first dive centre in the world to achieve a WWF 4-star rating, to a marine conservation NGO in the heart of the coral triangle. Marine conservation and storytelling are her passion, and to educate people and spread awareness through compelling storytelling and writing is her goal.

As Communications and Media Manager, Iris makes complex issues like climate change digestible for the wider public and translates BCSS’s data and research into content that everyone understands.

Iris is based in Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia and often visits Mozambique, the United Kingdom and The Netherlands.

Latest articles by Iris

Apply for the Ocean Community Empowerment and Nature (OCEAN) Grant

The Ocean Community Empowerment and Nature (OCEAN) Grants Programme is an initiative by the United Kingdom’s Blue Planet Fund (BPF), which is jointly managed by the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Foreign, Commonwealth and

2023: Our Year in Review

This year, we launched our 5-Star PADI dive center supporting marine science, encountered exciting marine life such as a Dwarf Minke whale, incredibly rare ornate eagle rays and a sailfish, hosted a great group of Scientific Training Participants, and supported marine

Wildlife Highlights: Hammerheads, Manta Rays and Humpback Dolphins

With a harlequin snake eel sighting leaving the team in sheer excitement, the last few months were dotted with incredible wildlife encounters. Divers were greeted by inquisitive humpback whales cruising through the archipelago, while underwater sharks and ray species hovered

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