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Meet the Science Communicator Taking the Helm at ECO: Kira Coley

Regular readers of ECO know that some of our best content comes from a science writer of the first order: Kira Coley. Now, after several years as our top correspondent, Ms. Coley has been promoted to our full-time Senior Editor. Her first day at TSC Publishing is March 1.

About Kira Coley

A force of nature, Kira Coley has long been a regular contributor to leading ocean and maritime trade magazines, including ECO and Ocean News & Technology. She has covered topics ranging from deepsea exploration, marine species, and underwater robotics to offshore energy, shipping emissions, and coastal engineering. Simply put, if you work within an ocean-related sector, then she’s probably written about it.

She also played an essential leadership role in establishing our ecoCURRENTS initiative, which provides graduate-level university students an opportunity to publish marine science articles.

Kira is also a lecturer in science communication at the University of Portsmouth, and the Founder and CEO of The Chatty Scientist - a science communication training platform offering interactive resource. She will continue with both. In fact, TSC Publishing will now enter into an official partnership with The Chatty Scientist.

ECO’s founding editor, Greg Leatherman, said, “I could not be more enthused about Kira joining us full-time. Not only does she have the right communication skills to take the helm, she has the acumen and professional enthusiasm to expand ECO’s reach and grow our global readership.”

After ECO’s March/April issue, Greg Leatherman is accepting a promotion to manage the daily operations of TSC Publishing’s flagship publication, Ocean News & Technology. Greg remains involved with the vision of ECO as the managing editor.

Kira Coley graduated with honors after majoring in Marine Biology at the University of Portsmouth. She also received a certificate in Feature Writing from the London College of Journalism.

Meet the Editors at Oi18

You can meet both Kira Coley and Greg Leatherman in person, as ECO and Ocean News & Technology exhibit at Oceanology International, 13-15 March, in London, UK. Stop by stand P550, pick up a copy of our latest magazines, and introduce yourself. We’d love to meet you!

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