Dr. Vandhna Kumar
BSc, University of the South Pacific,
MSc, University of the South Pacific,
PhD, University of Toulouse III
Vandhna Kumar is from Fiji and has a PhD in physical oceanography from the University of Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier. In 2019 – 2023, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow on the OCEANSTATES project, based at the University of Bergen’s Geophysical Institute. Her work in OCEANSTATES focused on refining sea level rise projections for the Pacific islands using state of the art climate models and downscaling techniques. Dr. Kumar has a long-standing affiliation with the University of the South Pacific and is committed to integrating climate science and community level adaption to climate change and sea level rise in the Pacific islands.