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Our Current Ambassadors

In March 2019, the first call for applications to participate in the EMB Ambassador Programme was launched. From a large number of applications, 2 Young Ambassadors were selected to take up the task of laying the foundation for the EMB Ambassador Programme. The EMB Ambassador Programme runs for a 2-year period, the initial period running from April 2019 until May 2021.

Resulting from the open call for EMB Young Ambassadors, Alba González Vega, a PhD student from University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and EMB member IEO, and Liam Lachs, a PhD student from Newcastle University, whose work is funded by EMB member NERC have been selected in April 2019 to become EMB's first Ambassadors!

Alba and Liam will cooperate with EMB on diverse activites for a 2-year period (from April 2019 until Spring 2021). Read all about their activities and events where you might run into them here.

 

 

 

 

 

 Alba González Vega
 EMB Young Ambassador

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Alba González holds a BSc in Biotechnology from the University of Salamanca, Spain, and a MSc in Oceanography from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain. She is currently undertaking a PhD programme in Oceanography and Global Change (ULPGC), developing her research at the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), an EMB member institution. She is working on a multidisciplinary study of the submarine volcano Tagoro (Canary Islands, Spain), which erupted in 2011 and still remains active in a degassing stage. Her work intends to assess the impact of the hydrothermal emissions from this shallow volcano on the physical, chemical and biological properties of the local marine environment. Find her on ResearchGate, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

 

Liam Lachs
EMB Young Ambassador

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Liam Lachs has a diverse background in marine science from his bachelor degree (National University of Ireland Galway) and Erasmus Mundus masters in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), receiving the VLIZ MSc Thesis Award for his collaborative thesis entitled “Sewage-derived resort runoff threatens coral reefs? a pilot isotopic assessment of nitrogen at Pulau Redang, Malaysia”. He has experience in aquaculture and fisheries, has worked as an Erasmus+ Trainee on demographic modelling of coral bleaching, and is starting his PhD on scaling-up assisted evolution as a method of coral reef restoration under the ERC project CORALASSIST at Newcastle University. His research is funded by EMB member NERC. Find him on ResearchGate, LinkedIn, and Twitter.