Ant-ICON Chief Officer
Dr. Mercedes Santos is the National Director of Marine Protected Areas of Argentina. Until 2020, She was a co-leader of research for the Marine Protected Areas proposal for the Western Antarctic Peninsula lead by Argentina and Chile. Currently, her research interests focus on the conservation of the ocean, particularly on marine spatial planning and socio-ecological systems. She was the leader of the penguin monitoring program (CEMP-CCAMLR) and vice chair of CCAMLR Scientific Committee (2018-2019).
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For publications visit: Mecha's ResearchGate page
Keywords: Marine Protected Areas managment; blue carbon; Antarctic science-policy interactionspolocy makers and science interface