Career

Advising on scientific and environmental issues (2020 – present)

Working group: Balearics Climate Assembly
  • February 2021 – Present.
    • European Climate Foundation + University of the Balearic Islands.
Cartagena Oceanographic Research Institute (CORI)
  • Vice-President.
  • June 2020 – Present.
    • Collaborator: Climate change, oceans and society at CORI.
Fourth Vice-Presidency of the Government of Spain and Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge.
  • March 2021 – May 2021.
    • Member of the Cabinet of Ms Teresa Ribera Rodríguez, Fourth Vice-President of the Government of Spain and Minister for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge.
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) at the Balearic Islands
  • December 2020 – March 2021.
    • Head of Scientific Culture and Institutional Relations at CSIC Illes Balears.

Teaching

MSc Scientific Communication of Scientific Research (VIU)
  • Climate Change communication. 2020.
Physics II. Bachelor in Marine Sciences.
  • University of Barcelona – Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC).
    • Years:
      • 2017 – 2018.
      • 2018 – 2019.
Biological Oceanography. MSc in Marines Sciences and Management.
  • University of Barcelona – Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC).
    • Years:
      • 2016 – 2017.
      • 2018 – 2019.
Natural Disasters and Risk Management. MSc in Marines Sciences and Management.
  • University of Barcelona – Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC).
    • Years:
      • 2016 – 2017.
      • 2017 – 2018.

Research (2010-2020)

[My scientific profile on ResearchGate]

During my PhD, I 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. Furthermore, I also performed research stays in top universities and institutions from several countries: Spain (UMU, ICMAN-CSIC, IMEDEA-CSIC, ICM-CSIC), Canada (Takuvik – Université Laval), United Kingdom (University of Aberdeen), Switzerland (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology – ETH Zurich), and the United States of America at SCRIPPS (University of California San Diego, thanks to a Fulbright fellowship).

Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC)

PhD in Marine Sciences

  • November 2015 – July 2020
  • PhD in Marine Sciences (Polytechnic University of Catalonia): “Modelling of isoprene distribution and cycling in the ocean“.
  • Barcelona, Spain.
SCRIPPS Institution of Oceanography – University of California San Diego

PhD Research Project (2019-2020)

  • Research Project Fellowship from the Fulbright Programme.
  • San Diego, California, USA.
IMEDEA-CSIC

Research Stay

  • April 2019 – September 2019 | 5 months
  • Mallorca, Spain
ETH Zürich

Research Stay

  • June 2018 | 1 month
  • UP Group – Environmental Systems Science. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ).
  • Fellowship: International Research Stays for Scientists. Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) – “la Caixa” Foundation.
  • Zurich, Switzerland.
ETH Zürich

Research Stay

  • May – September 2017 | 4 months
  • UP Group – Environmental Systems Science. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ).
  • Fellowship: International Research Stays for Scientists. Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) – “la Caixa” Foundation.
  • Zurich, Switzerland.
Takuvik (Université Laval – CNRS)

Research Stay

  • January – April, 2016 | 3 months
  • Ocean Ecosystems and Geosystems. Takuvik joint Université Laval / CNRS laboratory program.
  • Ville du Québec, Québec, Canadá
IMEDEA-CSIC

MSc Research Stay

  • October 2013 – September 2014 | 1 year
  • Mallorca, Spain
OceanLab – University of Aberdeen

BSc Research Stay

  • July – September 2013 | 2 months
  • “Benthic ecosystem functioning, anthropogenic impacts and climate change”. University of Aberdeen.
  • Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Earth Physics – University of Murcia

BSc Research Stay

  • September 2012 – July 2013
  • “Modelling the Regional Atmosphere”, Earth Physics, Department of Physics.
  • Murcia, Spain
ICMAN-CSIC

BSc Research Stay

  • July – September 2011
  • JAE-Intro 2011 Grant
  • “Ecosystem Oceanography”, Institute of Marine Sciences of Andalucia (ICMAN-CSIC)
  • Cádiz, Spain
Marine Ecology – University of Murcia

BSc Research Stay

  • October 2010 – June 2012.
  • Management & Ecology of Coastal Marine Ecosystems, Dept. of Ecology & Hidrology.
  • Murcia, Spain

Scientific Publicatons

Research articles
  • Pablo Rodríguez-Ros, Martí Galí, Pau Cortés, Charlotte Mary Robinson, David Antoine, Charel Wohl, Ming Xi Yang, Rafel Simó. Remote sensing retrieval of isoprene concentrations in the Southern Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL087888
  • Rodríguez-Ros, P.; Cortés, P.; Robinson, C.M.; Nunes, S.; Hassler, C.; Royer, S.-J.; Estrada, M.; Sala, M.M.; Simó, R. Distribution and Drivers of Marine Isoprene Concentration across the Southern Ocean. Atmosphere 2020, 11, 556.
  • Isoprene turnover in the surface ocean. Simó, Rafel; Cortés, Pau; Masdeu, Marta; Rodríguez Ros, Pablo. (In preparation).
  • Isoprene emission in the Southern Ocean: an ecological modelling approach. Rodríguez Ros, Pablo; Nissen, Cara; Cortés, Pau; Gruber, Nicolas; Vallina, Sergio; Vogt, Meike; Simó, Rafel. (In preparation).
  • Main drivers of transparent exopolymer particle distribution across the surface Atlantic Ocean. Marina Zamanillo, Eva Ortega-Retuerta, Sdena Nunes, Pablo Rodríguez-Ros, Marta Estrada, María Montserrat Sala, and Rafel Simó. Biogeosciences, 2018. Link.
  • Contribution of Doñana Wetlands to carbon sequestration. Edward P. Morris, Susana Flecha, Jordi Figuerola, Eduardo Costas, Gabriel Navarro, Javier Ruiz, Pablo Rodríguez , Emma Huertas. PlosOne, 2013. Link.
Conferences
  • Ocean Sciences Meetin. San Diego, California, 2020. “Remote sensing retrieval of isoprene concentrations in the Southern Ocean“. Pablo Rodriguez Ros, Martí Gali, Pau Cortés, Charel Wohl, Mingxi Yang, Charlotte M Robinson, David Antoine and Rafel Simo.
  • SOLAS Open Science Conference 2019 – Hokkaido. April 2019, Hokkaido, Japan. “Ecological modelling of the biogenic emission of isoprene in the Southern Ocean”. Pablo Rodríguez, Cara Nissen, Pau Cortés, Nicolas Gruber, Sergio Vallina, Rafel Simó, Meike Vogt.
  • SOLAS Open Science Conference 2019 – Hokkaido. April 2019, Hokkaido, Japan. Sources and sinks of DMS, isoprene and halomethanes in a coral reef
    ecosystem of the French Polynesia.
  • SOLAS Open Science Conference 2019 – Hokkaido. April 2019, Hokkaido, Japan. Day/night VOC’s cycling in open ocean and coral reef ecosystems of the French Polynesia.
  • SIBECOL 2019 – Ecological Iberian Society. February 2019, Barcelona. “Ecological modelling of the biogenic emission of isoprene in the Southern Ocean”. Pablo Rodríguez, Cara Nissen, Pau Cortés, Nicolas Gruber, Sergio Vallina, Rafel Simó, Meike Vogt.
  • Jornadas Investigadores Predoctorales Interdisciplinar (JIPI) – Universitat de Barcelona (February 2018). Isoprene in the Southern Ocean: Filling the gap. Pablo Rodríguez, Pau Cortés, Martí Galí, Cara Nissen ,Meike Vogt, Nicolas Gruber, Sergio Vallina, Rafel Simó.
  • Ocean Sciences Meeting, 11-16 February. Portland, Oregon, EEUU. ”Pelagic Ecosystem Emissions of Aerosol-Forming Substances in Antarctica and the Subantarctic”. Rafel Simó, Manuel DallOsto, Pau Cortés, Marina Zamanillo , Pablo Rodríguez-Ros, Charlotte Cree, Sdena Nunes, Gonzalo Pérez, Eva Ortega-Retuerta , Mikhail V Emelianov, Celia Marrase, Dolors Vaqué, Marta Estrada, M. Montserrat Sala, Mark F Fitzsimons, Rachael Beale, Ruth L Airs, Jurgita Ovadnevaite, Marco Paglione, David Beddows, Darius Ceburnis, Matteo Rinaldi, Stefano Decesari, Cristina Facchini, Roy M Harrison, Colin D. D. O’Dowd.
  • Ocean Sciences Meeting, 11-16 February. Portland, Oregon, EEUU. Comparative distribution of Volatile Organic Compounds across the surface oceans. Pau Cortés, Rafel Simó, Pablo Rodríguez-Ros, Sdena Nunes, Marina Zamanillo, Sarah-Jeanne Royer, Eva Ortega-Retuerta , Maria Montserrat Sala ,Gonzalo Pérez, Marta Estrada, Teresa Catala, Xos Antón lvarez-Salgado , Antonio Gávalas-Olea, Jos Luis Garrido.
  • Ocean Sciences Meeting, 11-16 February. Portland, Oregon, EEUU. ”Transparent Exopolymer Particles and Coomassie Stainable Particles Show Uncoupled Distributions in the Surface Ocean”. Marina Zamanillo, Eva Ortega-Retuerta, Pablo Rodríguez-Ros, Pau Cortés, Sdena Nunes, Marta Estrada, Maria Montserrat Sala, Cèlia Marras, Josep M. Gasol, Carolina Cisternas-Novoa, Anja Engel Rafel Simó.
  • GODAE Ocean View International School. Mallorca, España (October 2017). ”Studying the marine biogeochemistry of Isoprene (C5H8) through remote sensing images and ecological modelling”. Pablo Rodríguez-Ros, Pau Cortés, Martí Galí, Cara Nissen , Meike Vogt, Nicolas Gruber, Sergio Vallina, Rafel Simó.
  • 15th Symposium on Aquatic Microbial Ecology. Zagreb, Croatia (3-8 septiembre 2017). ”Surveying Organic Reactive gases and PArticles Across the Surface Southern Ocean (SORPASSO)”. Marina Zamanillo, Eva Ortega-Retuerta, Sdena Nunes, Marta Estrada, M. Montserrat Sala, Pablo Rodríguez-Ros, Josep M. Gasol and Rafel Simó.
  • High Altitudes meet High Latitudes: Globalizing Polar Issues. Crans-Montana, Suiza. (11-12 September 2017). ”Surveying Organic Reactive gases and PArticles Across the Surface Southern Ocean (SORPASSO)”. Cortés, P., Zamanillo, M., RodríguezRos, P., Pérez, G., Pearson, H., Simó, R. Banyuls-ICM Interlab Meeting. Banyuls, France (June 2017).
  • “Exploring ocean-atmosphere exchanges in the Southern Ocean: the PEGASO and ACE projects”. R. Simó, P. Cortés, M. Zamanillo, P. Rodríguez-Ros, S.J. Royer, S.O. Nunes, D. López-Sandoval, E. Ortega-Retuerta, M. Emelianov, M. Estrada, M.M. Sala, D. Vaqué, C. Marrasé, M. DallOsto et al. (ICMCSIC, Barcelona); C. Cree, M. Fitzsimons, R. Airs (Plymouth Univ./PML); S. Decesari et al. (Univ. Bologna); J. Ovadnevaite, D. Ceburnis et al. (NUI Galway); G.L. P´erez (INIBIOMA, Bariloche); C. Cisternas-Novoa, A. Engel (GEOMAR, Kiel). Banyuls-ICM Interlab Meeting. Banyuls, France (June 2017).
  • ”Viral abundance and community structure among four contrasting areas in the Southern Ocean and their implication to marine aerosol formation”. Ana Sotomayor-García, Maria Montserrat Sala, Isabel Ferrera, Marta Estrada, Yaiza M. Castillo, Pau Cortés, Pablo Rodríguez-Ros, Charlotte Cree, Ruth Airs, Mark Fitzsimons, Marta Sebastian, Celia Marrasé, Manuel DallOsto, Rafel Simó, Dolors Vaqué. EuroMarine Foresight Symposium. Bremerhaven, Germany (November 2016).
  • ”The Biological Carbon Pump in a Changing World”. Organic Matter characterization in a mosaic of phytoplankton blooms in the Southern Ocean. November 2016. Eva Ortega Retuerta; Celia Marraseé; Marina Zamanillo; Pablo Rodríguez Ros; Gonzalo L. Pérez; Marta Estrada; Rafel Simó.
  • 7th EUROLAG: European Coastal Lagoons Symposium (March 2016). Influence of a nutrient gradient in the ecophysiological response of the rocky macroalgae community in a coastal lagoon (Mar Menor, Spain). Marta García-Sánchez, Nathalie, Korbee, Isabel Maria Pérez-Ruzafa, Concepción Marcos, Pablo, Rodríguez-Ros, Félix L. Figueroa & Angel Pérez-Ruzafa.
  • First Ibero-American Meeting in Marine Sciences. Cádiz, Spain (January 2012). TRANSPARENT EXOPOLYMER PARTICLES IN A MANGROVE: THE COOMBABAH LAKE (AUSTRALIA) Prieto, L., Rodríguez-Ros, P., Ferrer-Marco, M., Palhares, D. y Pitt, K.
  • 9th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference. Orlando, Florida, EEUU (June 2012) Spatio-temporal distribution of air-water CO2 exchange in Doñana wetlands (Spain) S. Flecha, Edward P. Morris, Jordi Figuerola, Eduardo Costas, Gabriel Navarro, Pablo Rodríguez, and I. Emma Huertas.
  • Global Change In the Mediterranean Congress (2012). Air-water carbondioxide fluxes in a Mediterranean wetland. Edward P. Morris, Susana Flecha, Jordi Figuerola, Eduardo Costas, Pablo Rodríguez, Gabriel Navarro and Emma Huertas.

Research Cruises and Expeditions

I have participated in fieldwork expeditions and experiments in the Mediterranean Sea, the North Sea, the Antarctic Ocean (x2), the Atlantic Ocean (x2), the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. Being onboard of different research vessels (RV Hespérides, RV Akademik Treshnikov, and RV García del Cid) and research stations (Gump Station, Moorea, French Polynesia).

 

Moorea Expedition – BIOGAPS Project

  • Gump Station (UC Berkeley, USA).
  • Moorea Island, French Polynesia.
  • 4 weeks.
  • April 2018

Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE Project)

Leg 0: Bremerhaven (Germany) – Cape Town (South Africa)
  • 4 weeks.

  • November – December 2016.

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ACE Expedition. Leg 0: Bremerhaven (Germany) – Cape Town (South Africa).
Leg 1: Cape Town (South Africa) – Tasmania (Australia)
  • 4 weeks.
  • December 2016 – January 2017.
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ACE Expedition. Leg 1: Cape Town (South Africa) – Tasmania (Australia). December 2016 – January 2017.

PEGASO Cruise

  • Southern Ocean: Weddell Sea, South Georgia Islands, Orkney Islands and Gerlache Strait.
  • 6 weeks.
  • January – February 2015.
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PEGASO Cruise. Southern Ocean: Weddell Sea, South Georgia Islands, Orkney Islands and Gerlache Strait.  January – February, 2015.

TransPEGASO Cruise

  • Cartagena (Spain) – Punta Arenas (Chile).
  • 4 Weeks.
  • October – November 2014.
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TransPEGASO Cruise. Cartagena (Spain) – Punta Arenas (Chile). October – November, 2014.