Simon Nordblad Schmidt is from Copenhagen, Denmark and has since his first visit on Svalbard back in 2005 been drawn towards the Arctic. Since then, Simon has returned to Svalbard on several occasions, most recently as an Arctic Biology student at The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS).

Simon finished his bachelors in biology at the University of Copenhagen this spring and looks to widen his perspective on Arctic matters before continuing his studies within the field of Arctic biology. He will be a part of the Office from August through December 2017.