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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. In 2005 AZTI had an average staff of 160 people, in 2016 it has grown to 234 staff members.

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Agurtzane Urtizberea Senior Researcher AZTIMarine Research Division Website: Publications Tel: +34 667 174 519 Direction:Herrera Kaia, Portualdea z/g Pasaia Gipuzkoa 20110 Latitude: 43.32547Longitude: -1.93014 Direction: Spain Latitude: 40.463667Longitude: -3.74922

I studied mathematics in the University of the Basque Country, I did my PhD on marine biology in the University of Bergen and currently I work as senior researcher in Azti.

During my PhD I learnt different processes of fish behaviour modelling such us foraging, diel vertical migration and bioenergetics with the use of tools such as Individual based models.

After I was researcher in the University of Bergen, and I worked with the General Ocean Turbulence Model GOTM to study the effect of different light attenuations and turbulence on phytoplankton, and collaborated in the development of a trait based ecosystem model.

Since I work in Azti my work is more focus on bioeconomic assesment model, applying FLBEIA to different case studies, on data analyisis of recreational fisheries and on participating in the design of sampling fisheries of the Basque Country.