Who are we?

Who are we?

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Josep-Maria Gili i Sardà

Professor of Research in Systematics, Ecology and Evolution of the Superior Council of Scientific Research (CSIC). Doctor of Biological Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona has developed research projects in the Mediterranean and in the Atlantic, Pacific and Antarctic Oceans for 40 years. He has created the ecology groups of the benthic suspensivores and the biology of the gelatinous zooplankton at the Institute of Marine Sciences of Barcelona (ICM).

 

At present, the projects that he directs are focused on the research of the scientific base that allows to obtain a conservation and management respectful of the marine ecosystems and a social and rigorous management of environmental problems as they are the proliferations of jellyfish.

 

He directs the collaboration project between the ICM-CSIC and Obra Social la Caixa, the sea in-depth whose main objective is to generate educational resources for the primary and secondary schools and make the sea more present in the educational world. He has received the Critics’ Prize Serra D’Or in 1985 and the Environmental Prize of the Institut d’Estudis Catalans in 2010.

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Begoña Vendrell Simón

Begoña Vendrell Simón, biòloga i antropòloga, és professora de ciències experimentals a l’Escola Sant Gregori de Barcelona. Abans de dedicar-se a la docència, va estar fent recerca predoctoral a l’Institut de Ciències del Mar de Barcelona sobre ecologia bentònica a l’Antàrtida.

 

La seva passió per l’educació, però, va fer que s’impliqués en nombrosos projectes i tasques de divulgació i d’educació, i que finalment hagi redirigit la seva tesi doctoral cap a aquest camp. A més, va estudiar Antropologia social i cultural, i li interessa en particular el coneixement ecològic tradicional. 

 

Va ser la coordinadora del projecte El mar a fons des dels seus inicis, per al qual ha ideat i realitzat molt material didàctic i n’és col·laboradora habitual. Participa en l’organització i realització de tallers per a formació de professorat, i li encanta aprendre de companyes i alumnes. 

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Rebeca Zapata Guardiola

Graduated in Biology from the University of La Laguna in 2005, where she carried out biological sampling in several species of commercial fishing interest in the IEO of the Canary Islands. Subsequently (2006-2007) she completed her master’s studies in Sustainable Management of Marine and Coastal Systems (IUSC-UB) that would lead her to begin her doctoral studies at the University of Seville.

Her doctoral thesis entitled “Diversity and Evolution of Antarctic Gorgonians (Octocorallia, Primnoidae) distribution, growth, and reproductive aspects” has allowed her to participate in several Antarctic campaigns on board the German polarstern vessel (2007-2008, 2013-2014 and 2015-2016) besides organizing the XI SCAR Biology Symposium that was held in Barcelona in 2013.

Since obtaining her PhD (2014) she is coordinating the education and outreach project “El Mar a Fons” project of the ICM-CSIC in collaboration with OBra Social “La Caixa”.

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Stefano Ambroso

Stefano Ambroso is a PhD student at the Department of Marine Biology of the Institut de Ciències del Mar in Barcelona. His current research focuses on the study of the structure and dynamics of benthic communities dominated by long-lived species, dwelling on the continental shelf of the Weddell Sea by means of Remote Operated Vehicle (ROVs). He has been involved in many marine research projects (BENTOLARV, LIFE-INDEMARES, MEDRECOVER, ENPI, ECOSAFIMED) related with the conservation and management of Mediterranean coastal areas. His research activity is also related to the ecology and the spatial distribution patterns of Mediterranean benthic communities and their relationship with the environmental parameters. He is also interested to achieve a comprehensive understanding of several ecological and biological aspects of the Mediterranean gorgonian such as their distribution, growth and reproduction.

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Janire Salazar

Graduated in Biology by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). In her last year of her degree she participated in the Support of Practical Teaching Program of the Zoology department of the UAB. She developed her practicum at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC) about reproductive aspects of Mediterranean gorgons under the LIFE+INDEMARES project. From then, she participates actively as well in research projects as in outreach projects in the group Benthic Suspension Feeders of ICM-CSIC.

 

Master in Oceanography and Marine Environmental Management by the University of Barcelona (UB) and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), she based her Master Degree Final Work in the search of distribution patterns of Antarctic gorgons in the Weddell Sea. She is part of the team “The Sea in Depth”, a project that involves diferent outreach events and where she develops and creates different didactical resources. She is also an active member of APECS-Spain, the Association of Polar Early-Career Scientists that organizes each year different activities in primary and high schools and in museums about Antarctica. She also belongs to the Comision of ICM-CSIC in the alliance with Tanit School under the Magnet project, a project to mitigate the effects of scholar segregation.

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Laura Peral

Laura Peral Bey és llicenciada en Biologia per l’Universitat de La Laguna, Canàries. Durant la carrera va col·laborar en diversos projectes de divulgació i recerca a l’Illa del Hierro (Canàries) i a les Illes de Cabo Verde. En el 2011 obté el Màster en Oceanografia i Gestió del Medi Marí a l’Universitat de Barcelona; paral·lelament, participa en l’estudi de les comunitats de coralls profunds del Cap de Creus en el marc del projecte LIFE-INDEMARES a l’Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC).

 

La seva passió per la divulgació científica i l’educació la duu a participar en el projecte divulgatiu “El mar a fons” (ICM-CSIC), en el qual s’encarrega de la creació i redacció de diferents materials didàctics.

 

Actualment viu a Itàlia, on és docent de Ciències Naturals en una escola de Torí.

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