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Tenured Scientist of the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC). He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences (University of Girona), M.S. in Biology (University of Barcelona) and B.S. in Telecommunications Engineering (Technical University of Catalonia). Over 20 years of experience in multidisciplinary research programs, his research interests are focused on Information Technologies applied to Environmental Monitoring Technologies. 15 years of experience in management of national and international research projects (7 PI, 1 as Coordinator). His current research focuses on designing and evaluating scientific and technological infrastructures for environmental monitoring, particularly those based on citizen science approaches (known as Citizen Observatories). His research interests include designing and evaluating technologies to facilitate citizen participation and engagement in scientific research, promoting the use of local and traditional knowledge in conservation and education programs and developing new methods for analyzing citizen science data. As examples of his current research, he is leading the design if Do-It-Yourself instruments for water quality monitoring in the European projects (FP7-CITCLOPS, Citizens’ Observatory for Coast and Ocean Optical Monitoring and H202-MONOCLE), and now is coordinating the development of innovative services for citizen observatories in EOSC within the framework of the H2020-COS4CLOUD project. He is also a member of the steering committee at the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA), where he chairs the Working Group “Data, Tools and Technologies”. He has participated in many outreach activities: ICM-Week of science (see for example here) and outreach national projects such as MARDUINO (My buoy, our data and the Sea).