Marta Terrado

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Biography

I am an Environmental Scientist with a PhD in Earth Sciences by the University of Barcelona. I have more than ten years’ postdoctoral research experience, mainly focusing on the topics of climate services, ecosystem services and water management.
At present, I work as a science communication specialist in the Department of Earth Science at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS), where I facilitate knowledge and technology transfer on climate services and air quality services to stakeholders from different sectors to support their adaptation to climate change.
I have led the communication, dissemination and user engagement actions in the H2020 project APPLICATE (727862) and the Copernicus Climate Change Service C3S_429g (Press Data Portal for journalists). Currently, I am leading the dissemination in the H2020 projects MED-GOLD (776467) and VitiGEOSS (869565), as well as the contract on seasonal hurricane predictions sponsored by the global reinsurer AXA XL (www.seasonalhurricanepredictions.org).

Education

PhD in Earth Sciences, University of Barcelona, Spain, 2009. Dissertation title: Application of different methods of data analysis and representation for the assessment of the environmental quality of a river basin. University of Barcelona (UB) and Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research from the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (IDAEA-CSIC). Cum Laude Award

Master in Geographical Information Systems, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain, 2005. Dissertation title: Environmental quality assessment of Catalan rivers using Geographical Information Systems. Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research from the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (IDAEA-CSIC)

Degree in Environmental Sciences, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, 2003. Dissertation title: Impact of the twinning among El Montsec (Catalonia), Les Cévennes (France) and La Amistad (Costa Rica and Panamá) biosphere reserves over the environmental management. Authors: C. Cardenas, E. García, M. Terrado, G. Tolosa. Environmental Diagnose of Montseny natural park. Monografies 36, Diputació de Barcelona.

Research

Science Communication Specialist and Postdoctoral Researcher, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Barcelona, Spain, 03/2016-present

Postdoctoral Researcher (Juan de la Cierva grant, Spanish Government), Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), Girona, Spain, 12/2012-12/2015

Postdoctoral Researcher (scholarship for stays abroad, Spanish Government), McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 12/2011-12/2012

Postdoctoral Researcher, Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), Girona, Spain, 12/2009-12/2011

PhD Researcher, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, Spanish Council for Scientific Research (IDAEA-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain, 09/2005-11/2009