Oceans, Environmental Issues and Climate Change
Currently, I am Head of Scientific Culture and Institutional Relations at CSIC Illes Balears.
I am an oceanographer (PhD) with a special interest in solving scientific and environmental issues through building bridges between science, society and politics. I am passionate about social communication of global change, the biggest challenge for humankind, and committed to its understanding and fight. I am firmly convinced that scientists must play an essential role in the current context of global change in terms of advising, communication and policy/politics. Therefore, it is vital to connect science, politics and society to fight climate change, as well as mitigating its effects and adapting to the present and future environmental conditions.
I was born (1990) and raised in Cartagena, Region of Murcia, Spain. Since I was a child I enjoyed nature, sports and science, which extremely influenced me when I was a teenager and I had to choose what to do for a living. Consequently, I studied a B.Sc. in environmental sciences, then I did a M.Sc. in Global Change and a M.Sc. in Social Communication of Scientific Research.
I completed a PhD in marine sciences at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC) in Barcelona thanks to a grant from “la Caixa” Foundation. I finished my PhD developing a research project at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (University of California San Diego) thanks to a Fulbright felowship. During my PhD, I researched on marine trace gases in the oceans with a special focus on the Antarctic Ocean, for which I used different ecological-biogeochemical modelling approaches.
I also participated participated in several research cruises and scientific expeditions along 4/5 of the world’s oceans (Atlantic, Antarctic, Indian & Pacific). Spending a total of approximately 5 months at sea.
I have performed research stays in top universities and institutions from different countries: Spain (UMU, ICMAN-CSIC, IMEDEA-CSIC, ICM-CSIC), Canada (Takuvik – U. Laval), United Kingdom (U. Aberdeen), Switzerland (ETH Zurich), and the United States of America at SCRIPPS (UCSD).