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The Canary Islands as seen from space

Research interests:

Our group studies how Climate Change shapes pelagic ecosystems, in terms of productivity, plankton community structure, and carbon fluxes and sequestration in the dark ocean. Our work includes field studies of plankton ecology and ecophysiology, microbial oceanography and biogeochemistry, spanning from the submesoscale to the large scale in the ocean. We also conduct experimental studies with microcosms and mesocosms to look at the effects of climate change on planktonic communities, and to evaluate nature-based solutions to remove excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. 


The group has concentrated most of its efforts in the Canary Current and the northwestern Africa coastal upwelling regions, that surround us. In addition, we collaborate closely with other national and international groups, which allows us to participate in many research cruises and field studies around the world.


We are particularly committed to the social dissemination of our activities in science fairs, the media, public conferences and schools.

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