Patricia Martí Puig, Ph.D.

Marine scientist consultant. Building a bridge between ocean and society

Marine scientist, project manager and entrepreneur, working on the science-politics-society interface. Founder and manager of Oceanogami, an international marine consultancy that deals with finding solutions for ocean sustainability and responsibility. I led and supported marine conservation projects for governments, NGOs, the private sector, and academia in the Mediterranean, Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, Red Sea, and Indian Oceans, particularly on remote islands. This helped me build an international network across diverse disciplines and gave me a broad understanding of current ocean conservation needs. Born in Alicante, on the Mediterranean coast, I have been passionate about conserving marine biodiversity since my childhood. This passion has fueled my professional and research career in this field.

I pursued my Ph.D. within the project Monitoring Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas. With the aim to build the next generation of Marine Protected Area (MPA) managers, we were trained in transferable skills such as governance, management, stakeholder engagement, conflict management and socio-economic aspects of MPAs. This is how we formed the Collaborative Leadership Learning Forum, a Mediterranean network of professionals who develop leadership skills for marine conservation. I am currently working as a consultant within Oceanogami on various marine conservation projects, including environmental awareness campaigns (eg plastic campaigns), organization of workshops (eg small-scale fishing, coastal communities …) and other conservation projects in the Marine Protected Areas. I am also doing the training to be a PADI Diving Instructor and I really enjoy teaching to dive. I combine my passion for the sea with my other passions, such as chess, tango and music.

Since we are connected and dependent on the ocean and its resources, there is a need to integrate marine science with society. My mission is to do my bit to solve the current challenges in science-society-politics, in order to conserve the marine environment for 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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