Joana Larreta

Joana Larreta

Senior Researcher. Marine and Coastal Environmental Management

Assessment of the marine environment health status, conservation of marine ecosystems, environmental impact and quality


Txatxarramendi ugartea z/g 48395 - Sukarrieta (Bizkaia) Spain


PhD in Analytical Chemistry by the University of the Basque Country in 2007. She works in the Marine Research Division of AZTI since 2007, first as Junior Researcher and, since 2013, as Head of Laboratory. She works on analytical methods for environmental monitoring, assessment of chemical status of estuarine and coastal water and contaminants in the marine environment. She participates in regional, national and international projects dealing with the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and the Water Framework Directive. Expertise in development and analysis of trace metals and organic pollutants in sediment, biota and water and also in analysis of total organic carbon and dissolved nutrients in marine water. Author of 19 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and in more than 15 international conferences.