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PhD. Alba de la Vara

Senior R&D&I Consultant and Climate Change Researcher

Graduated in Marine Sciences (2009) and with a Master’s degree in Analysis and Management of Mediterranean Ecosystems (2010), both Degrees obtained from the University of Alicante. After holding out a PhD in modelling the climate and oceanography of the Mediterranean region in the geological past by the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands (2015), she has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Castilla La Mancha (2016 – 2021).

In her postdoctoral research she has studied the future climate signal according to climate change projections, paying special attention to the mechanisms causing such changes and their possible socioeconomic impact. As a postdoctoral researcher she has participated in national projects (Programa Estatal de I+D+I orientado a los Retos de la Sociedad) and in a H2020 project.

She has collaborated with researchers from different European Institutions in the area of modelling and analysis of the climate system, publishing numerous research articles in leading journals and participated in a large number of international conferences. In addition, she has taught at different universities, both nationally and in the Netherlands. Since October 2021, she has been researching the impact of climate change on different sectors of the blue economy through the ECOAZUL-MED project at Kveloce I+D+i.