Seawater Solutions Team

Yanik brings years of experience in international development, having worked on projects in West Africa and Vietnam. Since starting Seawater Solutions, Yanik has built and operated the UK’s first seawater farm, brought crop to market, established a network of commercial, industrial and academic partners, and been recognised through a host of awards and grants.

Founder, CEO

Yanik Nyberg

Founder, CEO

Yanik Nyberg

Nicholas has a background in marine biology and has worked on aquaculture and development projects from Sierra Leone to Vietnam. Nicholas has managed shrimp farms in Vietnam and is now constructing trial sites to demonstrate the potential for integrating saline agriculture with aquaculture. His experience and language skills allow him to connect with farmers and promote saline agriculture in the region.

Global Project Manager

(Asia)

Nicholas Shell
Nicholas Shell

Global Project Manager
(Asia)

Mario is a livelihoods and community-based natural resource management specialist with 6 years’ experience working with isolated and economically marginalised communities in Madagascar, Ethiopia and the Maldives. With a strong background in marine systems and social science research methods Mario has expertise in development assistance evaluations and community-based aquaculture initiatives.

Global Project Manager
(UK and Pacific Regions)

Mario Ray

Global Project Manager

(UK and Pacific Regions)

Mario Ray

Núria joined Seawater Solutions after doing a masters on Environmental Entrepreneurship at University of Strathclyde. With special interest on issues related to plastic pollution, she has been a member of Glasgow Over Plastic for the last 3 years. Her background is in product and graphic design and helps the team to better communicate creating conceptual drawings and marketing materials, managing social media and building the new website.

Design and Media Coordinator

Núria Pérez Viura

Design and Media Coordinator

Núria Pérez Viura

Chris draws on his experience from interning with a project management company in California and his years' work in the contaminated land and waste industry in Scotland to provide bespoke solutions for clients. Chris's background is in civil and environmental engineering with a focus of using plants to remediate contaminated brownfield sites. Chris will help establish and manage new and existing sites whilst offering solutions to clients and other stakeholders.

Environmental Coordinator

Chris Eccles

Environmental Coordinator

Chris Eccles

Joella is an anthropologist, specialising in the nexus of ecology, food, and migration. After a period as a researcher, publishing on migration rights, she became a project manager at the Future Food Convention, a development forum bringing together food security specialists. Joella delivers our research and project agendas in emerging markets.

Programme Officer
Food & Climate Security

Joella Korczak
Joella Korczak

Programme Officer
Food & Climate Security

Vy majored in Plant Molecular Biology at Han University in the Netherlands and use her experience in seed technology research and plant breeding to develop farming strategies for salt tolerant crops in Vietnam. Every year, her hometown in Ben Tre Province suffers from salinity intrusion, therefore, she is passionate about taking some of her work back to the community to solve the salinization problem there.

Quality Assurance Manager

Vy Nguyen

Quality Assurance Manager

Vy Nguyen

Raphael is a professional aquaculture specialist, with keen interest in integrated agro-aqua systems that promote efficient and sustainable use of resources.  He has over a decade of experience in agritech projects and commercial aquaculture operations management.

Raphael holds MSc Aquaculture degree from Ghent University (Belgium), and is currently the Technical Lead on InnovateUK Agri-Tech R9 SANGHA project.

Technical Projects Manager
(Africa)

Raphael Yao Ahiakpe
Raphael Yao Ahiakpe

Technical Projects Manager
(Africa)