Georgina is a postdoctoral researcher of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) working at the National Institute for Research and Fisheries Development (INIDEP) (Argentina). Georgina completed her Ph.D. working on the population dynamics of the Oithona (Copepoda, Cyclopoida) species from the Argentine Sea. She has also gained experience in the use of molecular tools for copepods species identification. At present, Georgina is involved in studying the spatio-temporal variation of the mesozooplankton community at the fixed permanent station EPEA (ANTARES network) and along the COS-TAL ocean section (Argentine Sea).
Georgina is participating on this cruise through a fellowship with the Partnership for the Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) to perform a training in molecular ecology of zooplankton. The main goal is to focus on metagenetic methods to assess genetic and specific diversity of marine zooplankton communities and, to establish a suite of protocols that can be used in times series programs.