I Gede Surya Risuana AKA Surya is a Balinese who started as Intern with LINI in November 2016. He was tasked to conduct reef monitoring in the house reefs of LINI Aquaculture and Training Centre at desa Les, Buleleng, Bali. In the beginning of June 2017, Surya joned LINI as a staff to assist our octopus fishery and conservation program in Banggai Laut District Central Sulawesi. While in Banggai, Surya conducted survey and monitoring of the endemic species of Banggai Cardinalfish. Prior to joining LINI, Surya participated in the survey of the impact of micro plastic towards the wellbeing of Pari Manta in Nusa Penida with Marine Megafauna foundation (MMF). Surya graduated from Faculty of Marine Science, Udayana University, Bali.