New PhD student: Linda Latuta

Photo: Linda Latuta

One of our new PhD fellows joining the Climate Narratives team is Linda Latuta. In this post she introduces herself.

My name is Linda, and I am a PhD student at the Geophysical Institute, UiB, with the ClimateNarratives project. I hold a BSc in Environmental Science from the University of Leeds and an MSc in Aquatic Science and Technology from the Technical University of Denmark. Throughout my education, I have developed a keen interest in polar oceans and built an interdisciplinary skillset relevant to this region. My core specialisation is oceanography, which I supplemented with cryosphere, remote sensing, and marine ecology skills.

My PhD focuses on the physical oceanography of Disko Bay in West Greenland. This area has a rich biodiversity and a vast cultural heritage, both of which are rooted in the intricate ice-ocean-atmosphere interactions that take place in the bay. My research aims to better resolve the variability in key physical processes, with their ripple effects through the ecosystem, and their importance to local communities. I believe that a great source of knowledge lies in the intersection of disciplines, which is why I am thrilled to be part of the ClimateNarratives project that embraces the interdisciplinary approach.

Outside of work, I do martial arts and get out to nature at the first opportunity. I am trying to build a collection of various water mass samples, to which I welcome any contributions. One day, I hope to write a children’s book about the fascinatingly beautiful Copepod species I photographed during a research cruise.