Britta Denise Hardesty
Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO, Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship
Tasmania, Australia (Originally from the United States)
Britta Hardesty has been leading a portfolio of marine debris projects, receiving national and global recognition in leading plastic pollution research with high value and impact. As a broadly trained scientist who has worked on all the continents, she brings a unique understanding to environmental issues. Britta increasingly provides scientific advice on plastic pollution issues to governments, non-government organisations, industry and other stakeholders, internationally and within Australia. She is passionate about science with impact, engaging the next generation and science communication. She works intensively with community groups and citizen scientists of all ages to find simple, affordable, effective solutions to debris and litter-related problems.