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Matilda Merkohasanaj

Environmental scientist, GIS and Remote Sensing support

Matilda Merkohasanaj

Environmental scientist, GIS and Remote Sensing support


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Matilda is an Environmental Scientist, graduated by the Polytechnic University of Tirana (UPT), Albania. She holds a Master degree in “Water Treatment and Management” (UPT) and an International Scientific Master degree on “Integrated Planning and Environmental Management” by the International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM).

She developed her master thesis research within the SWOS project on Integrated Tools and Indicators for Integrated Wetland Monitoring. Recently, as a visitor researcher in the ETC-UMA she is supporting the Marine Reserve tasks of the SOSTPARK project, focused mainly in the analysis of the integrated sustainability of Spanish protected areas.

Her areas of interest are Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Analysis, land use land cover changes, biodiversity and water resources monitoring and conservation in specific vulnerable areas such are wetlands and protected areas ecosystems.

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

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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

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