Eugenio Fraile Nuez
He graduated in Marine Sciences from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the year 2000. Four years later he received his doctorate from the same university, obtaining the extraordinary prize for the best doctoral thesis in the area of Experimental Sciences. Since 2009 he has been a Senior Scientist at the Spanish Institute of Oceanography at the Oceanographic Center of the Canary Islands, Tenerife. His research on Climate Change focuses on the variability of thermohaline properties, mass and heat transport of large-scale ocean processes. In 2011 he started a new line of research focused on submarine volcanological processes, hydrothermal sources and volcanological risk. submarine, with a training stay at the Universitè Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France, in the laboratory, LOCEAN.
He has actively participated in more than 20 national and international research projects, he is the author of more than 55 scientific articles in journals with a high impact index, books, book chapters and popular science magazines, as well as institutional technical advice. He has considerable experience in the design and execution of oceanographic campaigns, accumulating more than 1,200 days at sea in various research vessels. He is a member of the working commission of experts on Climate Change of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography and the Community of Murcia and since 2014, he has been an Advisor to the National Council for Maritime Safety of the Government of Spain on submarine volcanological risk.
He is currently Principal Investigator of the VULCANA project (www.vulcana.eu) for the study of physical-chemical-biological and geological properties in submarine volcanoes of the Canary Islands.
Jesús M. Arrieta
Jesús he is currently holds a permanent position as Senior Scientist at the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain). He graduated in Biological Sciences at the University of the Basque Country where he received the Honorary Collaborator award. After his graduation he moved to the University of Vienna (Austria) and later to the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (The Netherlands), where he obtained his PhD degree at the University of Groningen with the mention “Cum Laude” (top 5%) in 2005. After a postdoctoral period, he held a Ramón y Cajal research position between 2008 and 2014 at the Mediterranean Institute for Advance
Studies (IMEDEA, CSIC). Between 2015 and 2017, he worked at the Red Sea Research Center of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Saudi Arabia) as Research Scientist (R5). He has published over 50 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals including some of the top-tier journals like Science, Nature and PNAS. His scientific interests focus in marine microbial ecology and the role of microbes in the functioning of the biosphere and the regulation of climate processes. Currently leading project POSEIDON, he aims to shed some light on the mechanisms that allow the long-term storage of dissolved organic carbon in the deep ocean.
Juan Tomás Vázquez
Born in Albolote (Granada) in December 1962, he graduated in Geological Sciences (Dynamic and Structural Geology specialty) in 1985 at the Universidad Complutense (Madrid) and received a doctorate from the same university in 2001, with a thesis entitled “Structure of the Northern Margin of the Alboran Sea”. In 1986 he joined the Marine Geology Service of the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain (IGME), first as a postgraduate fellow and later as a Contract Researcher.
Between 1993 and 2007 he was a professor at the University of Cádiz (Associate Professor since 2004 at the Internal Geodynamics area) where he taught Marine Geology and Tectonics. Since October 2007 is Tenured Scientist at the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (Centro Oceanographic of Malaga), forming part of the Marine Geosciences Group (GEMAR). Their lines of research focus on the study of active geological processes in continental margins and ocean basins: geomorphology and active tectonics, emissions of fluids from the subsurface, mass flow processes and tsunami generating mechanisms, developing this work in various areas of the continental margins of Iberia, of the Canary Islands and Antarctica. He has participated in more than 25 national projects, 2 of them as coordinator and principal investigator: MONTERA (Seamounts of the Margins Southern Iberia: Alborán Sea and Gulf of Cádiz) and SUBVENT (Emissions of fluids in the Continental Margins of the Canary Islands and the Gulf of Cadiz), various projects of the ESF, including one from the EUROFLEET programme. Participant in a research group Junta de Andalucía (RMN-0328, of which he was coordinator between 2006 and 2007), of a Group of Research of the Generalitat de Catalunya (2009SGR1071), of 5 UNESCO groups (IGCP and SCAR-IPY), and 2 from INQUA. Since 1986 he has participated in 50 scientific campaigns of a national and international, several of them as chief scientist. He has been the author of numerous scientific papers published in journals and books, 33 of them within the SCI ranking, has participated in more than 250 contributions to national and international conferences, and has been guest editor of 4 special volumes of national and international magazines.
An award-winning journalist who spent nearly 20 years in the profession before becoming an academic. After starting his career working on local newspapers, he moved into science journalism and became Deputy Editor of BBC Focus, the BBC’s science magazine. During his time at Focus, he was named Editorial Person of the Year in the BBC Magazines Awards for Excellence. Since becoming a lecturer, Andy has continued to write for BBC Focus, New Scientist and The Economist, among other publications. Andy is a researcher on the European Commission-funded research project, RETHINK, which is exploring the challenges and opportunities presented by online science communication.
Her research interests are digital communication, linguistic and cultural evolution, experimental methods and data analysis. Before going into academia, Hannah worked in science communication professionally. She worked full time co-ordinating the STEM Ambassador programme and the Nuffield Research Placements in the North East of England. Since then, she has facilitated science communication training with many organisations including the British Council, the UK Environment Agency and “I’m a scientist, get me out of here!”