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The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (COCI) is a consultative body of the Consortium, whose objective is to advise on the PLOCAN scientific activities, programs and plans, as well as to propose future actions that may improve the quality and scope of the activities, and to configure and propose the offer for external scientists to the platform.

COCI was constituted in its first meeting, held in Madrid on November 6th, 2009. It is composed by recognized international prestige members in the fields related to the objectives and activities of the Consortium. Its members were proposed by each of the institutions represented at the Consortium, and appointed by the Strategic Council.

Chair person:

Prof. Gerold Wefer, Professor of Marine Geology at Bremen University (Germany)


Dr. Enrique Álvarez Fanjul, Chief of the Knowledge of the Physical Environment Division of the Government Ports

Dr. Marisol lzquierdo, Professor at the University of Las Palmasde Gran Canaria (ULPGC)

Dr. Alicia Lavín Montero, Researcher at the Santander Oceanographic Center (IEO)

Prof. Chis Barnes, Professor at the University of Victoria (Canada)