Kira Coley

Kira Coley

Kira Coley

Head of Communications and Decade Initiatives

Kira Coley is a freelance science writer and editor, and Head of Communications at Seabed 2030. For almost a decade, she has been telling stories about humankind’s relationship with the ocean.

Kira was Senior Editor of ECO Magazine, a leading international ocean science publication; lecturer in science communication at the University of Portsmouth; and founder of an award-winning start-up that shares best practices and delivers training on communicating science to the general public.

She serves as a communications advisor to the Centre of Blue Governance and Portsmouth Climate Action Board, and sits on the steering committee for the Marine Measurement Forum.  

Kira was recently shortlisted for Editor of the Year 2022 by the Association of British Science Writers and nominated for Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards (2022). She cares deeply about equality and the importance of giving underrepresented groups a voice through vivid and impactful storytelling.