Isida Karpuzi is the Chief Sustainability Officer at The Carbon Games, where she co-leads the development of niche mobility solutions aimed at addressing diverse challenges within the transportation industry. The Carbon Games team has crafted innovative solutions for road traffic congestion, daily school commutes, and sustainable ocean transportation. At the core of their mission is the belief in encouraging users to swiftly embrace sustainable choices. The Carbon Games achieves this by gamifying the entire experience, making it rewarding for individuals to partake in eco-conscious actions. Isida holds a Master’s degree in Architecture of Sustainable New Cities and is passionately committed to creating a more sustainable and environmentally responsible world through pioneering mobility solutions.
Ville Karvinen is the EMODnet Seabed Habitats Coordinator and a researcher in the Marine Ecology group at the Finnish Environment Institute (Syke).
Aiming for a sustainable future for the marine environment by combining scientific research with practical policy applications, Ville works on translating marine habitat mapping data into information that facilitates planning the sustainable use of marine areas. This includes researching novel methods for marine habitat / biodiversity / ecosystem services mapping and monitoring as well as ensuring the best available data can be used in Marine Spatial Planning, the conservation of threatened habitats & species, and the effective management of Marine Protected Areas.
He has also been involved in the national and regional MSP processes, working with MSP policy and data issues both in Finland and within the Regional Sea Convention for the Baltic Sea (HELCOM). His work in marine conservation has also taken him to the Western Indian Ocean, where he has engaged in facilitating marine habitat mapping and MSP development in Zanzibar, seeking to share and apply knowledge to further global sustainability in marine environments.
Anu Kaskela (PhD) works as a senior scientist at the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK). She has about 20 years of work experience as a marine geologist and has been involved in several national and international projects studying seafloor geological environment & geodiversity, seabed habitat mapping, harmonisation of marine data and marine spatial planning. She has been involved in EMODnet Geology, which brings together harmonised marine geological data, since 2009 and is currently project’s deputy coordinator.