Patricia Martí Puig, Ph.D.

Marine scientist consultant. Building a bridge between ocean and society

I am a marine scientist with international experience in different fields, including biodiversity and monitoring, conservation and restoration of marine biodiversity and in the science-policy-society interface. With over a decade of international research and professional experience, I have directed and supported marine conservation projects in NGOs, the private sector, and academia in the Mediterranean Sea, Pacific, Caribbean, and Atlantic.

Born in Alicante, on the Mediterranean coast, I have been involved and passionate about the conservation of marine biodiversity since my childhood. This passion has boosted my research and professional career in this field. I pursued my Ph.D. in biodiversity and evolution within the Training Network for Monitoring Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas. With the aim to build the next generation of MPA managers, we were trained in transferable skills such as governance, management, stakeholder engagement, conflict management and socio-economic aspects of MPAs. I am also a board member of the Collaborative Leadership Learning Forum, a Mediterranean network of Early Stage Career professionals that develop leadership skills for marine conservation.

I am currently working as a consultant and within my organisation Oceanogami in several marine conservation projects, including environmental campaigns (i.e. plastic campaigns), the organisation of workshops (i.e. Small-scale fisheries, coastal communities…) and other conservation projects in the field of Marine Protected Areas. As a hobby, I give chess lessons, dance tango, play music and tennis.

As we are highly connected and dependent on the ocean and its recourses, there is a need to integrate ocean science into society. My mission is to pursue further challenges in the science-society-policy interface working for the conservation of marine environment for the present and future generations.


EDUCATION


Doctor of Philosophy (Biodiversity and Evolution). 2013 – 2016. CIRSA, University of Bologna, Italy.
Master of Science (Marine biodiversity and Conservation). 2009 – 2011. Erasmus Mundus. University of Ghent, Belgium, University of Oviedo.
Degree in Biology (speciality animal biology) 2004-2009. University Autonomous of Barcelona, Spain, University of Trieste, Italy.


LICENSES & CERTIFICATES


  • Driving license B
  • Sailing and motor boat license(Patrón Embarcaciones de Recreo)
  • PADI Divemaster and scientific diver
  • PADI freediver
  • First aid and CPR

LANGUAGES


  • Spanish
  • Catalan
  • English
  • Italian
  • French

AWARDS & HONOURS


  • 2016 1st prize Grey’s reef Ocean film festival for Zoe and her adventures in the sea.
  • 2012-2015 Early Stage Researcher (Marie Curie fellowship). Training Network for Monitoring Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MMMPA, funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme (Call FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN, Grant Agreement no.: 290056).
  • 2009 – 2011 Obra Social la Caixa scholarship. Master in Erasmus mundus in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation.
  • 2009. INTEGRANTS fellowship. Mote Marine Laboratory, Florida, USA.
  • 2008- 2009 Leonardo da Vinci fellowship. School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor, UK.
  • 2007 ERASMUS scholarship. University of Trieste, Italy.

CLIENTS & EMPLOYERS


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