The people at AZTI are our main asset to achieve the goals that we have set. AZTI is committed to the people in the organisation and in the growth of its human team, which is a reflection of its strength. A human team of over 240 professionals makes possible the growth of the organisation.

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José María Ferarios
Researcher AZTI - Efficient Use Of Resources (Marine Technologies)Sustainable Fishing Technologies, Maritime Transport, Marine Energy.

Expert in fishing gear technology, measurements of the engineering performance of the fishing gears at sea using underwater instrumentation. Fishing gear design, netting materials properties, modelling and performance.
Projects for the development or transfer of fishing technology for implementation in the fishing fleet of the Basque Country
Development of technical aspects related to the implementation of the Comprehensive Occupational Risk Prevention Plan (ORP) in the Basque fisheries sector.

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Jose Antonio Fernandes Salvador
Senior Researcher AZTI - Sustainable Fisheries ManagementClimate Change, Ecosystem Approach to Management, Human Activities and Marine Spatial Planning, Aquaculture, Operational Oceanography.

I am a data scientist from computing and artificial intelligence studies with the skills and experience needed to translate the data into valuable information for marine research, policy and industrial applications. These skills are curiosity, economic knowledge, knowing how to find information, have an understanding of statistics and machine learning, and finally have multidisciplinary communicative skills.

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Itziar Fernández
Administrative Officer AZTI - EcofinAdministration and Finance

Fundación azti 2008

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Mercedes Fernández-Monge
Responsable AZTI - People And OrganisationOrganisational Development and Internal Communication.

Now she is within the process of organization and persons of AZTI, responsible of Leadership, Working team and Internal Communication. Before, Director of the Marketing and Communication Department in AZTI. She has a broad experience in organizing and managing activities that bring together scientific knowledge and citizens’ every day. The main tasks carried out area responsible for drawing up the Communication Plan within the Commercial and Marketing Plans. Responsible for seeking public funding to carry out projects related to communications initiatives, like scientific events, technology watch for the foodstuffs sector, and projects for dissemination. Participation in the drawing up of Strategic Business Plans 2004, 2010, 2015. Participation in the EFQM evaluation process and the development and establishment of corporate culture values. Silver Q in 2007 and 2008; Gold Q in 2011. Participation in TECNALIA CORPORATION’s communication working group since 2001 and up to the present carrying out annual communication plans: branding, corporate events, Internet 2.0 channels, Award for Journalism (VII Edition).

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Jorge Ferrer
Laboratory Technician AZTI - Efficient and Sustainables Processes

Laboratory analyst since 2001.
Auditor in the Spanish Self-control Association of Juices and Nectars (A.E.A.Z.N.).
Inspector for the International Association Sure Global Fare (SGF-IRMA;
Food safety internal auditor

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Luis Ferrer
Senior Researcher AZTI - Efficient Use of Resources (Marine Technologies)Operational Oceanography, Marine Energy, Climate Change, Aquaculture, Marine Ecosystems Functioning.

Since 1995 I have been working in numerical models to obtain forecasts and hindcasts of waves and currents. This information is used to obtain wave energy resource, marine dynamics and particle-tracking in the Basque Country coastal area, but also in the rest of the Bay of Biscay.

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Almudena Fontán
Senior Researcher AZTI - Marine Ecosystems FunctioningObservation and Data, Climate Change, Operational Oceanography, Environmental Impact and Quality.

She is a senior researcher of the Marine Research Division of AZTI since 2003. Fontan received a BSc in Marine Science (ULPGC), an MSc in Science and Marine Technologies (University of Cantabria), an MPhil in Physical Oceanography (National Centre of Oceanography, UK) and a PhD in Science and Technology (University of the Basque Country). Short-term postdoctoral research at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (University of California). Fontan’s work deals with air-sea interaction and hydrography with emphasis on their influence on marine ecosystems. She has participated in scientific and technical projects dealing with atmosphere-ocean interaction, hydrography, ocean climate and environmental monitoring in the Bay of Biscay. Her research interests also include data analysis methods in Physical Oceanography. Author and co-author of 26 scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals and participation in over 60 international conferences. She is member of the ICES Working Group on Oceanic Hydrography.

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Igaratza Fraile
Researcher AZTI - Sustainable Fisheries ManagementIntegrated Assessment of Living Resources, Marine Ecosystems Functioning, Observation and Data.

- Graduated in Marine Sciences, University of Las Palmas de G.C. (Spain), 2003
- PhD in Natural Sciences, University of Bremen (Germany), 2008

Research interest
- Population structure of tuna species
- Geochemical tracers in fish otoliths
- Migration pathways of tuna species
- Ecosystem modelling

My research focuses on studying population structure of temperate and tropical tuna, with special emphasis on otolith chemistry being use as tracer to identify origin (e.g. nursery habitats) and potential movements of marine fish. Recent work also involves the use of electronic tags to investigate movement and population connectivity of large pelagic fishes.

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Javier Franco
Principal Researcher AZTIAssessment of the Marine Environment Health Status, Environmental Impact and Quality, Conservation of Marine Ecosystems, Marine Ecosystems Functioning, Ecosystem Approach to Management.

PhD in Biology by the Department of Vegetal Biology and Ecology of the University of the Basque Country (1994). He is working in the Marine Research Division of AZTI since 1995. Since 2004 he is the Head of the Marine and Coastal Environmental Management Area (16 researchers). Expert in estuarine ecology, phytoplankton ecology and biodiversity. He has worked for years in the implementation of some European Directives (i.e. Water Framework Directive and Marine Strategy Directive). He has participated in more than 60 national and international projects (EU FP, Interreg, National Science Programme, regional administrations, etc.) during 20 years and he has published over 75 papers, books, chapters and technical documents on the abovementioned topics (around 45 in SCI journals). He has participated in international working groups (ICES, ICES/OSPAR, WFD working groups, etc). He collaborates as a teacher in three Postgraduate Masters (U. Basque Country). He has supervised twoPhD students.