Anna Apler works as a senior geologist and researcher at the Geological Survey of Sweden, where she has been employed since 2007. In her current position, she works on sustainability issues linked to the mining industry and metal and mineral production at national, regional, and global levels.
During her years at the Geological Survey of Sweden, Anna has also worked as a field geologist on research vessels on projects related to marine geology. The work included geological mapping, as well as management of environmental and resource issues related to blue growth and environmental protection at sea. Between 2014 and 2021, Anna worked part-time on research studies at Uppsala University, where she investigated historically deposited waste on the seabed and how this waste affects aquatic systems today. This work led to a PhD degree in natural resources and sustainable development. Today, Anna applies her expertise in marine management and mineral resource governance to address issues related to responsible and just mineral extraction, both on land and in deep-sea environments.