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Neus Figueras

City & Country:

Barcelona, Spain

Topics:

  • Climate change
  • Marine biology & biodiversity
  • Marine conservation
  • Marine education
  • Marine innovation and R&D
  • Marine pollution
  • Marine Protected Areas
  • Marine resources management
  • Maritime transport
  • Ocean Governance
  • Renewable energy at sea
  • Sailing
  • Science communication
  • Scuba diving & snorkelling
  • Tourism & coastal cities
  • Visual arts (drawing, painting, photography, filmmaking, sculpting, etc.)
  • Water quality
  • Writing (fiction, drama, poetry, etc.)

Skills:

Creative writing; Translation; Teaching; Communication; Research; Advocacy.

I’m a marine scientist and a writer. I earned my bachelor honours degree in Marine Science from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and my master’s degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from an International program organized by Ghent University. I’ve collaborated with the LIFE CUBOMED project addressing the proliferation of box jellyfish in the Mediterranean, worked at the ICM-CSIC managing oceanographic data and doing outreach, embarked on the Research Vessel Hesperides to study marine currents, collaborated with the University of Salento to restore underwater meadows, conducted marine ecology studies in Scotland, and led a project on coral restoration in Myanmar. As a writer, I trained with distinguished teachers and I have been practicing all my life. I write moving stories with doses of humor and action that may touch people’s lives in positive waves, and I have won six local and regional literary contests. My novel “Lorac” joins my artistic self and my scientific knowledge, and has been described as presenting a subject that’s been talked about for a while from a new perspective. It’s a solidarity book, and it’s available in English and Spanish, and being translated into French and Portuguese. I’m passionate about the ocean and I dedicate my time and energy to connect people with it. I live in Spain but I consider myself and everyone else a citizen of the world. When I’m not advocating or in the water, I read, cook vegan meals, ride my bike, try yoga, and above all I keep learning to improve myself and live more in accordance with our planet.

EU Young Ocean Advocate Project