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Carlos Guitart

Environmental policies specialist

Carlos Guitart

Environmental policies specialist


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Marine Sciences, PhD (multidisciplinary). I performed as a senior scientist, scientific consultant and advisor in world leading ocean research institutions, government agencies and international organizations (ULPGC (ES), UPC (ES), CSIC (ES), IAEA(MC), PML(UK), CEFAS (UK), WHOI (USA), IEO(ES), UN Environment/MAP (GR). Eighteen years of expertise including the laboratory head, project manager and business developer roles. I lead teams to the optimal performance and achievements through individual and teamwork enhancement, adaptive management and strategic and organizational analysis.

For the most part, I consolidated my profile in marine pollution and international environmental policy through the UN Regional Seas Programme and similar (MED POL, Caspian Environmental Program-CEP, ROPME, OSPAR, EU MSFD). During the early years in research I focused on topics, such as chemical contamination including oil spill pollution; analytical quality assurance/laboratories accreditation; ecosystems health and marine environmental monitoring.

Beyond taking different roles at duty stations, I also led contaminant and oceanographic surveys worldwide (including training activities), communicated and published scientific articles, marine assessments and environmental reports, as well as build up strategic collaborations in countries in Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, El Salvador), United States, Middle East (Azerbaijan, I.R. Iran) and Asia-Pacific (South Korea and PRC) and contributed to scientific cutting-edge projects.

At present, I am interested in the marine environment quantitative global analysis and sustainability development policies, emerging pollution issues such as marine litter, new marine monitoring and assessment technologies, as well as in information systems and knowledge management.

MedBioLitter: an open database on marine litter and biodiversity science

MedBioLitter: an open database on marine litter and biodiversity science

An open database and spatial geoportal on current scientific knowledge related to marine litter and biodiversity interactions in the Mediterranean region ...
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ETC-UMA Director supports the creation of a Nature Park in Sierra de Mijas-Alpujata in Malaga

ETC-UMA Director supports the creation of a Nature Park in Sierra de Mijas-Alpujata in Malaga

On 12 January 2022, the ETC-UMA Director, Dr. Dania Abdul Malak, signed the petition by the Citizen's Movement for the Nature Park of Sierra de Mijas-Alpujata collecting support for the designation of over 29,000 has of mid-mountain natural and semi-natural ...
ETC-UMA spreads cooperation within and across boundaries

ETC-UMA spreads cooperation within and across boundaries

The past months have witnessed a very active agenda for the European Topic Centre on Spatial Analysis and Synthesis (ETC-UMA) to assist in the coordination of international efforts towards transboundary conservation and more effective protection of the Mediterranean biodiversity and ...
A new cooperation project to improve the environmental sustainability of Mediterranean coasts

A new cooperation project to improve the environmental sustainability of Mediterranean coasts

The project ENSERES (ENhancing Socio-Ecological RESilience in Mediterranean coastal areas) funded by the European Union under the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation program ENI CBC Med, has kicked off in Malaga bringing together international organizations engaged in research, environmental protection, and public authorities ...
The role of healthy wetlands in fighting climate change

The role of healthy wetlands in fighting climate change

The new report developed by the ETC-UMA (University of Malaga), as partner of the European Topic Centre on Urban, Land and Soil Systems (ETC/ULS) has shed light on the role of healthy wetland habitats in the carbon cycle and the ...
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