Media & Outreach


Apr 29, 2021

Federico baltar was a PhD student at the Biological Oceanography Group and he is now working at the University of Vienna as an Assistant Professor. In the interview he tells us about the research carried out at the Microbial Oceanography Lab at the Univeristy of Vienna and explains the latests findings about the role of fungi in the oceans. Furthermore, he explains the connection between ocean fungi and refractory organic matter, a currently unknown topic.


Apr 8, 2021

Mar Benavides was a PhD student at the Biological Oceanography Group and now she has her own research group called Ocean Bridges. In the interview she explains the main topic studied at her research group and describes the importance of the microorganisms she studies in the food chain and the biogeochemical cycles of the oceans.


Apr 1, 2021

Our researchers collaborated in this recently published article, where they revisit the concept of rDOC (refractory dissolved organic carbon) in terms of its "refractory" nature in order to understand its role in the global carbon cycle. They adress the problem of various definitions and approaches used to characterize rDOC such as turnover time in relation to the ocean transit time, molecule abundance, chemical composition and structure.

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Mar 31, 2021

Márkel Gómez, PhD at the Biological Oceanography Group explains the aim of his research thesis and the importance of the study of these organisms.

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El cambio climático y su efecto en la salud, en 'Fuera de Plano' en la Televisión Canaria

Climate Change and its effect on health, at 'Fuera de Plano', a Canary Television program

Mar 25, 2021

Javier Arístegui participó en el programa de la Televisión Canaria para hablar de cambio climático. Puedes ver el programa completo aquí.

Javier Arístegui participated in the Canary Television program to talk about climate change. You can watch the full program here (full program in Spanish).

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Mar 17, 2021

In the present study, the development and decay of a submesoscale front south of Gran Canaria Island is tracked at scales not considered in regular oceanographic samplings in order to analyze the picoplankton response to short-term variability. Our results suggest that both temporal and spatial variability may equally contribute to the total variance of picoplankton community in the mixed layer, while time is the principal contributor to total variance in the deep chlorophyll maximum (DCM).

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Mar 9, 2021

Beatriz Fernández, postdoc student, explains the focus of her research in relation to ocean fertilization by Saharan dust episodes in the Canaries.⁣

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Feb 19, 2021

Laura Marín, one of our PhD students, explains the main theme of her research within the European project OceanNETs.

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Feb 10, 2021

PLOCAN presents a new video where they convey its vision, which highlights the importance of going beyond the conservation of our oceans to unite, recover, repair and learn about an ocean which generates equitable prosperity, offers renewable resources and solutions based on natural processes to successfully overcome the greatest challenges that humanity has faced.


Nov 4, 2020

In this fouth edition, the climate emergency takes on special relevance since the effects of climate change and extreme events require immediate action. That is why with Uhinak 2020 we move to act in the face of the climatic emergency.

Javier Aristegui participated in this conference with the following opening keynote lecture: "Ocean-based solutions to remove CO2: a challenge for science and governance".

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Investigadores de la ULPGC y el IRD Francés demuestran que el bloom de "microalgas" del verano de 2017 no estuvo asociado a vertidos costeros

ULPGC and French IRD researchers prove that the "microalgae" bloom from 2017 was not associated with untreated sewage outfalls

Oct 27, 2020

El nuevo estudio del Grupo de Oceanografía Biológica de la ULPGC es la fuente de esta noticia: "Untreated sewage outfalls do not promote Trichodesmium blooms in the coasts of the Canary Islands".

The new study of the Biological Oceanography Group at ULPGC "Untreated sewage outfalls do not promote Trichodesmium blooms in the coasts of the Canary Islands" is the source of this information.


Jornadas online MACCLIMA 'Emergencia climática en la Macaronesia'

Online conference MACCLIMA 'Climate emergency in the Macaronesia'

Jun 8, 2020

Coincidiendo con la celebración del Día Mundial de los Océanos, el Catedrático de Ecología Javier Arístegui Ruiz imparte la charla: “Soluciones basadas en el océano para remover CO2”.

Coinciding with the celebration of the World Oceans Day, the Ecology Professor Javier Aristegui Ruiz participates with the talk: "Solutions for removing CO2 based in the ocean" (full talk in Spanish).


El cambio climático: más silencioso pero más letal que el Covid-19

Climate change: unnoticed but more lethal than COvid-19

Mar 27, 2020

Javier Arístegui y otros investigadores debaten sobre los retos medioambientales y económicos a los que se enfrenta el Archipiélago.

Javier Aristegui and other colleagues discuss about the environmental and economic challenges present in the Archipelago (full interview in Spanish).


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Dec 4, 2019

Océanos, en el problema está la solución.

Oceans, the solution is inside the problem (full report in Spanish).


Cumbre del Clima: Canarias acude a Madrid con agenda propia

Climate Summit: the Canary Islands attend the meeting with their own agenda

Dec 2, 2019

Canarias acude a la cumbre mundial que se celebra en Madrid con una agenda propia, ofrecerá hasta 8 conferencias donde aportará sus investigaciones. Pero además tiene un objetivo ser el laboratorio donde se ensayen medidas para abordar la emergencia climática.

The Canary Islands attend the World Summit held in Madrid with their own agenda, they will offer 8 conferences where they will present their research. What's more, they aim to become the lab where new measures to combat climate change could be tested (full report in Spanish).

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Ciclo Cambio Climático en Canarias

Climate Change Conference Cycle in the Canary Islands

Nov 20, 2019

Charla impartida por el Profesor Javier Aristegui dentro del Ciclo Cambio Climático en Canarias: "Impactos del cambio climático sobre los ecosistemas marinos: Observaciones y riesgos futuros (síntesis del último informe del IPCC)"

Talk given by Professor Javier Aristegui at the Climate Change Conference Cycle in the Canary Islands: "Climate Change impacts on marine ecosystems: Observations and future risks (synthesis of the last IPCC report)" (full conference in Spanish).

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Biológicas acoge este lunes una conferencia de Javier Arístegui, experto en cambio climático

Climate change expert, Javier Arístegui, gives a conference this Monaday at the Biology Faculty

Nov 11, 2019

El Profesor Javier Aristegui imparte una charla titulada "El idiota espabilado" dentro del ciclo de Actualidad Científica.

Professor Javier Aristegui gives a talk titled "El idiota espabilado" within the cycle of Scientific Topics (full text in Spanish)..

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Conferencia “Crisis climática: observaciones, proyecciones y soluciones”, impartida por el Dr. Javier Arístegui Ruiz

Conference "Climate crisis: observations, projections and solutions", given by Dr. Javier Arístegui Ruiz

Oct 17, 2019

Conferencia impartida en el Parlamento de Canarias.

Conference given in the Canary Parliament (full conference in Spanish).

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Entrevista: “El cambio climático es irreversible, pero podemos adaptarnos”

Interview: "Climate change is irreversible, but we can adapt to it"

Oct 7, 2019

Javier Arístegui, uno de los dos científicos españoles que forman parte del IPCC, relata las consecuencias que podría tener el cambio climático en Canarias.

Javier Arístegui, one of the two Spanish scientists taking part in the IPPC, explains the possible consequences climate change could have in the Canary Islands (full interview in Spanish).


Españoles en la mar – Informe del IPCC sobre los océanos y la criosfera

Spanish at sea - IPCC Speacial Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere

Oct 3, 2019

Entrevista de RTVE al Profesor Javier Arístegui, uno de los dos científicos españoles que han firmado el informe del Grupo Intergubernamental de Expertos sobre el Cambio Climático (IPCC) sobre los Océanos y la Criosfera.

Interview of Professor Javier Arístegui at the Spanish Radio (RTVE), as he is one of the two Spanish scientists signing the IPPC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere (full interview in Spanish)

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Canarias y Mediterráneo se verán muy dañados por la crecida de los océanos

The Canary Islands and the Mediterranean region will be highly damaged by the rise of the oceans

Sep 26, 2019

Tras la presentación del informe Océano y Criosfera del IPCC, se celebra un acto en el Ministerio de Transición Ecológica donde los expertos españoles, entre los que se encuentra el Profesor Javier Arístegui, valoran un documento sobre la evaluación de riesgos en relación al Cambio Climático.

After the presentation of the IPCC Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere, an act takes place in the Ministry for the Ecological Transition, where the Spanish experts, including Javier Arístegui, evaluate a document on risk assessment in relation to Climate Change (full report in Spanish)

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El investigador de la ULPGC Javier Arístegui coordina un proyecto que demuestra que la mayor parte de la energía solar en los océanos es captada por bacterias y no por microalgas

Researcher Javier Arístegui from the ULPGC coordinates a project which proves that most of the solar energy in the ocean is captured by bacteria and not microalgae

Sep 4, 2019

El trabajo "Microbial rhodopsins are major contributors to the solar energy captured in the sea" forma parte del proyecto de investigación HOTMIX y fue coordinado por el Dr. Javier Arístegui.

The paper "Microbial rhodopsins are major contributors to the solar energy captured in the sea" is part of the research project HOTMIX and it was coordinated by Dr. Javier Arístegui.

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Jul 15, 2019

Mar was a Ph.D. Student under Javier Arístegui and she is now working as a researcher in France.


El investigador de la ULPGC Javier Arístegui participa en el informe “Cambia la energía, no el clima”, de Greenpeace España

Researcher Javier Arístegui from the ULPGC participates in the Greenpeace Spain report "Change energy, not the climate"

Jul 12, 2019

El informe "Cambia la energía, no el clima" cuenta con testimonios científicos conocedores del cambio climático, así como ofrece cifras y propuestas para revertir la situación.

The report "Change energy, not the climate" comprises scientific evidence from climate change researchers, and it also includes numbers and proposals to reverse the situation (full report in Spanish).

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Canarias creará un modelo para predecir la llegada de microalgas

The Canaries will develop a model to predict microalgae blooms

May 18, 2019

El próximo junio, un grupo de científicos zarpará de forma frecuente en pequeños barcos para conocer más a fondo el comportamiento de la cianobacteria ‘Trichodesmium erythraeum’.

In June, a group of scientists will start to embark on short cruises to deepen the knowledge on the cyanobacteria 'Trichodesmium erythraeum' behavior (full story in Spanish).

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Las microalgas contribuirán a paliar los efectos adversos del cambio climático

Microalgae will contribute to mitigate the unfavorable effects of climate change

May 15, 2019

Javier Arístegui difunde en el Foro Océano la importancia de las cianobacterias para contrarrestar la pérdida de producción primaria por la subida de las temperaturas.

Javier Arístegui disseminates in the Ocean Forum the importance of cyanobacteria to counter primary production loss originated by ocean temperature increase (full story in Spanish).

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Influencia del Cambio Climático sobre la producción primaria en la Corriente de Canarias: el auge de Trichodesmium

Climate Change influence on primary production in the Canary Current: the rise of Trichodesmium

May 9, 2019

Charla ofrecida por el Dr. Javier Arístegui Ruiz dentro del Foro Océanos 2019.

Talk given by Dr. Javier Arístegui Ruiz within the Oceans Forum 2019 (full talk in Spanish).

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