Sailors, researchers and volunteers… the team. Several people will be coming and going on the S/Y Luis Ginillo during the expedition. Right now, here´s who is who!
Walter, Luis Ginillo’s captain (right) and Ricardo from KAI Marine Services (left)
Victor Gonzalez, President of the Cultural Association ODISEA – Traditional Sailing and current skipper of the Toftevaag. Victor collaborates with KAI Marine Services developing projects at Menorca island (the Balearic Islands).
Eilidh Siegal is currently working for KAI as the Principle Investigator of cetacean research for the EU LIFE Migrate project in Malta. Eilidh’s tasks involve recording and managing cetacean sightings, as well as, ensuring all equipment is ready and up to date.
Jeppe Balle is marine mammal bioacoustics specialist. Jeppe will be setting up and testing the acoustics equipment ready for the LIFE Migrate project in Malta.
Almudena Garcia-Atance is the KAI Expeditions Logistics Manager. Almudena is responsible for the development and logistics of the Mediterranean expeditions. She is working on board to coordinate the many logistics involved in organising this month long expedition.
Esteban Poggi joins the the KAI team swopping in for Walter as current captain of the Luis Ginillo. Esteban has worked on the Luis Ginillo for six years and is in charge of navigation, safety and maintenance.
Françoise Claro is the coordinator of the Marine Turtles group of the Natural History Museum of France. She is currently developing actions of cooperation on sea turtles conservation in occidental Mediterranean. Additionally, she is preparing for a CMS-ACCOBAMS meeting in Tangier (Morocco) on bycatch of marine mammals and sea turtles.
Christian Lott, co-founder of the HYDRA Institute for Marine Sciences. Christian the Director of Research and Director of Communication at HYDRA. He is a biologist, dive instructor and underwater documentary filmmaker. He joins the team, heightening communication and coordination between international scientists and research groups, to take underwater footage of loggerhead turtles.
Boris Unger, cofounder of the HYDRA Institute for Marine Sciences. Boris is a biologist, dive instructor and underwater photographer. Boris joins the crew to undertake experiments using underwater filming of lobster traps to help understand their behaviour and mitigate bycatch.