Dmitry Shcherbin is a postdoctoral fellow at NTNU. He has experience in ecological modeling and high performance computing. He holds a PhD in computational chemistry obtained from UiT. At NTNU he is participating in the Deep Sea Pilot project, where he models the impact of mining activities on the deep-sea benthic ecosystem from a biogeochemical perspective. The objective is to assess the risk of mining plumes, the results of which could inform environmental risk assessment and mitigation measures.