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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Lucía Zarauz
Senior Researcher AZTI - Sustainable Fisheries ManagementIntegrated Assessment of Living Resources, Ecosystem Approach to Management.

Competences: fisheries monitoring, probability based sampling, stakeholder

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Izaskun Zorita
Researcher AZTI - Marine and Coastal Environmental ManagementAssessment of the Marine Environment Health Status, Environmental Impact and Quality, Aquaculture, Marine Ecosystems Functioning.

European PhD in Biology (2006) at the University of the Basque Country (Spain). During 2007-2008 she combined research activities on biological effects of contaminants in the marine environment with teaching Cell Biology and the postgraduate course on Cell Biology in Environmental Toxicology at the University of the Basque Country. Since 2008, she works as a researcher in the Marine Research Division of AZTI in activities related to ecological and environmental status assessment for the implementation of the Water Framework Directive and Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Expertise in ecotoxicology (bioassays, biomarkers and bioaccumulation) and strategies to combat and assess biofouling formation in the marine environment. She has been involved in more than 20 national and international projects. She is author of 10 publications, 1 book chapter and more than 30 international conferences.

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Irantzu Zubiaur
Senior Researcher AZTI - Marketing and ComunicationMarketing and Communication

Senior Researcher at the Marketing and Communication Department in AZTI. She holds a degree on Communication (Journalism and Advertising specialties) and has completed a MBA. After specializing in corporate and scientific communication, currently she is responsible for AZTI

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Iker Zudaire
Researcher AZTI- Sustainable Fisheries ManagementIntegrated assessment of living resources, Conservation of marine ecosystems, Marine ecosystems functioning, Sustainable fishing technologies

I am a marine biologist specialized in tropical tuna species biological processes. I have conducted most of my research carrier assessing the reproductive biology of tuna and related biological processes (e.g., energetic). I did my MER PhD at AZTI (2008-2014), afterwards I continued my research at IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement- 2013-2015) and at AZTI-IRD with Basque Government Postdoctoral grant (2015-2017). Since January 2018 I am working at AZTI in a project related to the development of biodegradable Fish Aggregating Devices (BIOFAD).

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Jaime Zufía
Coordinator AZTI - Efficient And Sustainable ProcessesFood Chain 4.0, Production Efficiency and Savings, Production Efficiency and Savings, Circular Economy: Valorisation of Food By-Products, Food Processing Technologies.

Jaime Zufía: MSc in Environmental Engineering and Water Management. BSc in Biology. He has 17 years’ experience in conducting environmental projects related to eco-design of food products, Life Cycle Assessment, sustainability of food chain, sustainable production and food by-products and wastewater valorization and treatment, several of them in Latin America (Ecuador and Argentina). Currently he is the head of the Efficiency and Sustainability Department of AZTI and the responsible of Environmental Management System in AZTI. He is a directorate member of the Spanish integrated Organic waste Management, member of the Spanish Network on Life Cycle Assessment; and the Technological Platform for Fishing and Aquaculture.