New perspectives on marine citizen science
Ocean, Society and Action: Webinar on June 11 at 6:00 p.m.
In the current context, where many voices from the scientific field have highlighted the importance of healthy ecosystems for our own health, what about the oceans? It is a good time to reflect on its conservation and the role that citizen science should have.
We invite you to celebrate World Oceans Day with Sea Watchers, in a plural debate to discuss the challenges that citizen science must take to have an impact on marine conservation.
Evelyn Segura, biologist and scientific disseminator
Presenter and scientific advisor to the documentary series ¡Qué Animal! from La2 of TVE. Collaborator of the Aruser @ s program of La Sexta and El Gallo que no Cesa in RNE. Author of the book Adapt or die, the secrets of nature to survive in the animal world, Ediciones Paidós.
Cristina Linares, professor of Ecology and Marine Conservation at the University of Barcelona
Researcher at the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Institut de Recerca de la Biodiversitat (IRBio), University of Barcelona. Recognized as ICREA Academia2019 for its track record. Her research focuses on studying the response of marine ecosystems to global change, mainly in Marine Protected Areas.
María José Pedragosa, co-founder of POPSICASE
Biologist by training, advertising and social entrepreneur by profession. She currently runs POPSICASE, a startup that makes mobile phone cases from fishing nets with a circular economy process.
Josep Lluis Massuet Casals, PADI Regional Manager & Political Advisor Spain
Diver since childhood, with 30 years of experience as a diving instructor, technical diving and apnea, and experience in state body training. Since 2010 he works for PADI as Political Adviser, Instructor Examiner and Regional Manager for Spain. President of ABRE (Asociación Buceo Recreativo de España), president of the GET6 working group of Aenor / UNE and collaborator with different official bodies in the CCAA, MAPA, Marina Mercante.
Olga Ayza, technician of the Biodiversity Service of the General Directorate for the Fight Against Climate Change and Environment of the Government of the Canary Islands
Graduated in Marine Sciences, she began her professional career at the Canary Islands Institute of Marine Sciences of the Canary Islands Government, in the area of Fisheries Biology, to later work in environmental management. She currently coordinates, together with the rest of the team, the Network of Observers of the marine environment in the Canary Islands (RedPROMAR), started in 2012.
We want to count on your participation from the beginning. Therefore, before the event, a pre-survey will be sent to those who register to collect views on citizen science and the key issues that you would like to address in the webinar. During the event we will propose interactive dynamics to get involved at all times. We are committed to a diverse debate that responds to current challenges. We look forward to your participation!
Sea Watchers maintains an alliance with the LIFE INTEMARES project, coordinated by the Biodiversity Foundation of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, to promote a citizen science program that contributes to enhancing social participation to improve the management of marine spaces of the Natura 2000 Network. In the Balearic Islands, the platform has the support of the Marilles Foundation, to strengthen marine citizen science on the islands.