Marisa Fernandez

Head of Department of Management of Marine Environment & Resources, CETMAR
Marisa Fernandez

Marisa Fernández is PhD in Chemist and is specialized in marine pollution. She was in charge of the coordination of the Network of European National Reference Laboratories for Marine Toxins for more than 9 years at the EU Community Reference Laboratory on Marine Toxins, where she was Chairman of EU Working Groups related to marine toxins hosted by the EU Commission. She has got wide experience on international collaboration activities and Research Projects and is currently the Head of the Department of Control and Management of Marine Environment & Resources in the “Centro Tecnologico del Mar”, CETMAR, where she is developing and coordinating a number of regional, national and EU projects of different programs related to marine pollution, maritime safety, aquaculture and fisheries. She is the project leader of ARCOPOL and ARCOPOL Plus (Atlantic Area Programme) and is currently coordinating the Spanish Technological Platform for Protection of Coast and Marine Environment PROTECMA (Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, www.ptprotecma.es). She is the coordinator of STAGES project, an initiative funded by the EC (VII FP) and addressed to improve the scientific knowledge base to support the implementation of the MSFD.