Person: Fernando Á. Fernández-Álvarez

Fernando Á. Fernández-Álvarez is a postdoctoral researcher in the Marine Science Institute of Barcelona (ICM-CSIC, Spain), funded by the Beatriu de Pinós program (AGAUR, Catalonia). He obtained his Bachelor´s Degree by the University of Oviedo (2011), followed by a Master´s Degree (2012) in the Autonomous University of Madrid and a PhD thesis at the ICM-CSIC … Continued

Person: Rosanne Dodde

With Tanja Stratmann from Nioz, The Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Rosanne Dodde her research will focus on deep sea sponges. Together they will try to understand the role and importance of deep sea sponges in fixing inorganic carbon on oligotrophic sea mounts. This will largely be done aboard the Falkor (too) using incubation … Continued

Person: Megan Francis

Megan Francis is an undergraduate sophomore majoring in marine biology. This is her very first expedition on a research cruise, and she’s very excited about being aboard the RV Falkor (too). She is focused on gaining exposure to field work in an effort to ask better questions about the future of marine conservation and strengthening … Continued

Person: Javiera Fuentes

Javiera Fuentes, a Robotics Engineering graduate from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, is pursuing her Master’s degree at the same institution. Since 2020, she has been a member of the CoMPAS lab led by Dr. Giancarlo Troni. The lab focuses on developing cost-effective autonomous tools and methods for ocean exploration. Javiera’s research in the … Continued

Person: Luca Fallati

Luca Fallati is a researcher at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DISAT) at the University of Milano-Bicocca. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Natural Sciences. He pursued a second Master’s degree and a PhD in Marine Sciences at the University of Milano-Bicocca to follow his passion for the sea and dedicate … Continued

Person: Sebastián Rodriguez

Sebastián Rodríguez is a Research Engineer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). He has an M.Sc. from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, focusing on underwater robotics, particularly in magnetometers and gyroscopes bias calibration for enhanced underwater navigation using low-cost sensors. Currently, Sebastián works in the Control, Modeling, and Perception of Autonomous Systems … Continued

Person: Tanja Stratmann

Tanja Stratmann is postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Ocean Systems at NIOZ – Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (Netherlands). She has a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Bremen in Germany, a M.Sc. in Biology from Aarhus University in Denmark, a M.Sc. in Statistical Data Analysis from Ghent University in Belgium, and … Continued

Person: Vicente Sufán

Vicente Sufán is a Mechanical Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Robotics at the same institution. Since 2021, he has been a member of the CoMPAS lab led by Dr. Giancarlo Troni. Vicente´s research is dedicated to the control of underwater robotic vehicles, with a specific focus … Continued