Kirstin holds a degree in environmental economics and environmental management and a masters in applied physical oceanography. She is experienced in project management and marine surveying and has 8 years experience in oil spill preparedness and response. This experience includes hands-on spill experience, SCAT, working in remote environments and extreme cold weather working. She has planned all oil spill aspects for multiple Arctic drilling campaigns and assessed oil spill capability for operations in seasonally ice covered environments. Kirstin is trained in ICS.