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Gabrielle Hairabedian

Research Scientist
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Gabrielle Hairabedian is a researcher in the section Urban Environments and Infrastructure from February 2023, and has experience working at NIVA since 2018. She was an advisor in the section Project Support where she supported project leaders with project management, planning and follow-up in EU, the Research Council of Norway, and Norwegian Environment Agency financed projects and contributed to the improvement of internal processes across the entire organization. In addition, she has built and designed several websites (e.g.,,,, and and supported EEA applications.

She started at NIVA working with ballast projects, where she was responsible for coordinating both land- and ship-based testing of ballast water treatment technology (e.g., filtration, UV, ozonation, and electrolysis). As a member of the ballast water team, she worked in the bacteria lab, with data analysis, quality assurance and reporting. Prior to NIVA, she taught biology at a high school in rural Liberia as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer, supported the administration at an environmental research center at a leading university in Armenia and mentored students from all over the world in sustainable development and environmental security in the Dominican Republic. She has an M.Sc. in Environment and Natural Resources, specializing in sustainable water and sanitation systems and technology from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).