About Us

We are a team of passionate conservationists with a mission to highlight the threat of plastic pollution and human impact on our oceans to inspire action for our oceans. Photo: Kurt Arrigo with Barba.no

Meet the crew

We are a small, but ambitious group of caring individuals


We are a team of passionate conservationists with a mission to highlight the threat of plastic pollution and human impact on our oceans to inspire action for our oceans.

Co-founder & Captain

Andreas B. Heide


Andreas is the proud owner and captain of Barba. He grew up next to the ocean in Stavanger and has been addicted to it ever since. He is also educated as a marine biologist and passionate conservationist. Business experience offshore oil & gas. Expedition leader Greenland 2010, Jan Mayen 2012 Svalbard 2015, Norwegian arctic winter 2016-2018

https://barba.no/
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Co-founder & Impact Manager

Sandra C. Ness


Impact Manager with an MA in digital media management from Hyper Island, marketing manager in TMC and founder of Turnss. Professional background from a diverse set of industries including digital transformation in shipping, Equity sales, Advertising and PR.

https://turnss.no/
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Filmmaker & Cameraman

Mark Romanov


Filmmaker and cameraman specialising in underwater and aerial cinematography, from California, USA. Currently Director of Photography for a new wildlife-themed series on the History Channel as well as Discovery Channel for Shark Week. Contributor to, BBC planet 2 and Disneynature’s “Bears”.

https://www.markromanov.com/
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We are a small team aiming for big impact

All the other crew


We get our meaning and mattering if we tell our story so that others can reflect themselves in it and therefore take action against pollution

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Biotechnologist and sailor

Diane Seda

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Nanoplastic Scientist

Jessica E. Roos

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Whale Scientist

Marianne H. Rasmussen

Fabrice Schnoller
Engineer Biologist & VR Specialist

Fabrice Schnoller

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Photographer

Tord Karlsen

We’re in good company

Meet our ecosystem of partners


We only work with partners that are passionate about conserving the ocean and making a positive impact on our oceans.

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