¿Quién forma CORI?

El equipo de trabajo de CORI está integrado por un grupo multidisciplinar de profesionales amantes del mar, abarcando desde doctores en Ciencias del Mar, Biología, Ingeniería Informática o incluso hasta expertos en Antropología. Esta visión del océano desde diferentes ángulos es la que permite abarcar multitud de proyectos con un objetivo común, conocer y proteger el medio marino.

Este equipo de trabajo permite que las labores de difusión e investigación marítima desarrolladas por CORI tengan una proyección internacional, incrementando el impacto de los proyectos realizados y abriendo las puertas a nuevas iniciativas de protección y apuesta por la sostenibilidad del océano.


Kanna Rajan

Focused on building complex systems in software for decision-making for real world environments including for the harsh confines of space and the deep ocean.PI of NASA’s 1999 Deep Space, 2004 MAPGEN and 1999 NASA Software of the Year Award, 2002 NASA Public Service medal and the 2004 NASA Exceptional Service. 2005-2014 moved to MBARI in California focused on ocean autonomous systems technologies. Nowadays working on integrating oceanographic observations across space and time with Small Satellites, aerial, surface and underwater vehicles on NTNU (Norway) and FEUP (Portugal).

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João Sousa

Head of the Laboratório de Sistemas e Tecnologias Subaquáticas – LSTS (Underwater Systems and Technologies Laboratory). The LSTS has pioneered the design, construction and deployment of networked underwater, surface and air vehicles for applications in ocean sciences, security and defense. Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department from Porto University in Portugal. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Swedish Marine Robotics Center.

Zara Mirmalek

Zara Mirmalek is a social scientist who conducts ethnographic research among work communities for the study of human-technology relationships and remote presence. She has conducted studies in the domains of space exploration and ocean exploration among scientists working with robots on Mars (NASA’s Mars Exploration Rovers mission) and in the ocean (submarine volcanoes in the Caribbean).  Currently she is a research scientist with the Bay Area Environmental Research Institute and a Senior Fellow in the Program for Science, Technology & Society at Harvard University.



Pablo Rodríguez Ros
Ocean literacy/Climate Change

"I was born (1990) and raised in Cartagena, Region of Murcia, Spain. Since I was a child I enjoyed nature, sports and science, which extremely influenced me when I was a teenager and I had to choose what to do for a living. Consequently, I studied a BSc environmental sciences, then I did a M.Sc. in Global Change and a M.Sc. in Social Communication of Scientific Research.

I am a PhD in marine sciences (2020) by the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC) in Barcelona thanks to a grant from “la Caixa” Foundation. I finished my PhD developing a research project at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (University of California San Diego) thanks to a Fulbright fellowship. During my PhD, I researched on the topic of marine trace gases in the oceans with a special focus on the Antarctic Ocean, for which I used different ecological-biogeochemical modelling approaches. Currently, I work in the Spanish National Research Council in the Balearic Islands (CSIC Illes Balears) tackling scientific and environmental issues through building bridges between science, society, and politics

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Teresa Allepuz

Ha cursado estudios de Filología Hispánica, Documentación y Periodismo en la Universidad de Murcia. Ha realizado numerosos cursos de postgrado sobre  la Unión Europea y, en especial, sus fuentes de información;  comunicación, marketing, documentación y divulgación científicas. Ha impartido formación en diversas instituciones nacionales y ha participado como ponente en seminarios, talleres y cursos relativos a estas áreas.También ha publicado varios artículos en revistas especializadas. Es funcionaria de carrera de la Comunidad Autónoma de la Región de Murcia desde hace dos décadas. Antes de trabajar en la Función Pública autonómica ha trabajado en empresas de Madrid, Murcia y Alicante. Desde 2012 está a cargo de Europe Direct Región de Murcia.

Diego R.Arcas
Director of the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research

Diego R. Arcas is the Director of the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research and has been Senior Scientist/Principal Investigator with the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) of the University of Washington. He has a B.S, M.S and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering. His wide professional service include being co-chair the working group 1:UNESCOIntergovernmental Oceanographic Comission/Pacific Tsunami Warning

System and grant proposal evaluator for European Commission (EU) (Directorate General for Research and Innovation), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Agence Nationale de la Recerche, (ANR, France), Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONECYT, Chile).

Keila Lima
Autonomous vehicles/software engineer

Keila Lima is a software engineer at LSTS-FEUP graduated in Computer Science. Her work in LSTS began with my masters thesis whose main contribution was the creation of Dolphin, a domain-specific language (DSL) which I’ve developed using Groovy. This DSL addressed the control and coordination of multiple robots via the composition of tasks and its automatic allocation in an autonomous vehicle network. 

Keila’s main role in the lab has been contributing to the lab’s open source software toolchain, ranging from low-level firmware to high-level multi-vehicle coordination tools. Besides software development, I have been on the field multiple times as an operator in land, coastal areas and the open sea.

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