ICM-CSIC - (Coordinator) Institut of Marine Sciences - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain. Belonging to the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness through the Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation. Its main objective is to foster, coordinate, develop and promote scientific and technological research, of a multidisciplinary nature, in order to contribute to advancing knowledge and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to train staff and advise public and private entities on this matter. It more than 13,000 employees, among these 3,300 are permanent researchers and about 4,300 are pre- and post-doctoral researchers. The CSIC has 71 institutes or centres distributed throughout Spain and 54 Joint Research Units with universities or other research institutions, and a delegation in Brussels. CSIC provides services to the entire scientific community through management of the Singular Scientific and Technological Infrastructures (ICTS).

The Institute of Marine sciences belongs to the CSIC and is the largest marine research center in Spain and one of the most important in the Mediterranean region. It is entirely devoted to the study of oceans and seas. The Institute’s long experience and a team of over 200 specialists in different fields of oceanographic research (physics, chemistry, geology and biology) give the ICM a broad vision of the marine ecosystem, and the ability to assess changes and human impacts on the environment and seek appropriate solutions.The ICM is constituted by four departments: 1. Marine Biology and Oceanography  2.  Marine Geosciences  3. Physical and Technological Oceanography  4.Renewable Marine Resources.The researchers of these departments take part in national and international projects and in oceanographic surveys in almost all the seas and oceans of the world.

The members of the Coordinating group have both, scientific publication activity and an intense dissemination activity about energy, resources and sustainability, with frequent appearances in press, radio and TV, aside more than 50 talks per year for stakeholders or institutions. A. Turiel’s blog (http://crashoil.blogspot.com) with more than 4.4 million of viewed pages is a reference webpage on the project subject in Spanish. All the members of the Coordinating team belong to the Oil Crash Observatory, a charity that they contributed to create to foster the visibility of the problems described above.

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Jordi Solé Ollé is a senior scientist at ICM-CSIC. Having a PhD in applied Physics, his research career is focused on modeling physical/biological oceanography, climatology and environment and lately on energy resources. At present he is the Principal Investigator of MEDEAS and coordinator of the ICM-CSIC team on energy modeling.

Joaquim Ballabrera-Poy is a senior scientist at ICM-CSIC. He has a PhD on geophysics, in the field of data assimilation in oceanography. His field of expertise includes marine security, ocean salinity and energy security. In MEDEAS, he is involved in energy modeling issues and the analysis of key divers to achieve the renewable energy transition.

Antonio García-Olivares is a Staff Scientist at ICM-CSIC. He is a Dr. of Physics with a BA of Sociology. He is Involved in Mathematical simulation, Physical Oceanography, Environmental Modeling and Energy Policy. His role within MEDEAS is the analysis of the relationships between energy-society and policies.

Dr. Emilio García Ladona is a senior researcher at ICM-CSIC. His research interests range from ocean dynamics to ecosystem dynamics, data analysis techniques and numerical models. His role in MEDEAS is the analysis of the future energy mix taking into account the limitations associated to raw materials as it occurs with nutrients, the primary energy driver in the lower stages of marine trophic webs.

Antonio Turiel is a senior Scientist at ICM-CSIC. His main research lines are remote sensing, physical oceanography, image processing and statistical physics. He is also committed to the outreach of sensitive issues about the depletion of conventional fossil fuel resources such as peak oil and its potential global implications. He is also editor of the blog The Oil Crash http://crashoil.blogspot.com.es/.

Teresa Madurell is a researcher at ICM-CSIC. Her research activity deals with the study of marine communities, structure and composition, from both coastal and deep environments. She is particularly interested in the study of the taxonomy, ecology and biodiversity of marine invertebrates. Teresa combines her work as a researcher with the management of MEDEAS. 

Roger Samsó Campà is a postdoc researcher at ICM-CSIC. He got his PhD in Environmental Engineering in 2014. His field of expertise is the mathematical modelling of wastewater treatment technologies and bioenergy. He is currently working on the development and implementation of numerical models within the MEDEAS project.