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Details of Dr. Carlos Garcia-Soto   


Job title Director of International Relations
Spanish Institute of Oceanography Corazón de María nº 8
Tel +34 913 421 127
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Website http://www.ieo.es/rrii.htm, http://www.ieo-santander.net/carlosgarciasoto
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Degree PhD
Job type Teaching/Education , Research , Institutional Management , Decision Making & Policy
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Physical Oceanography , Climatology, Meteorology , Policy, Law, Economics, Management , Pollution , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Physical Oceanography , Climatology, Meteorology , Policy, Law, Economics, Management , Pollution
Research Activities The major activity at present is coordinating the participation of Spain in the different International Oceanographic Organizations: -Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) -Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO) -Convention for the Protection of the marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR) -Marine Board of the European Science Foundation (ESF) -UN Advisory Body of Experts on the Law of the Sea (ABE-LOS) -Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) -International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) -Commission Internationale pour l'Exploration Scientifique de la mer Méditerranée (CIESM) -General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) -Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF) -International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) -International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) -International Seabed Authority (ISA) -International Whaling Commission IWC) -Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) -Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice under the Convention on Biological Diversity (SBSST).
Research Region N Atlantic
Working languages English, Spanish and French
Skills/Expertise Organisational skills, Social skills and Computer skills. Expertise in: (i) International Coordination (ii) Oceanographic Research (Climate Change and Satellite Oceanography) (iii) Teaching at University Level (Oceanography).
Comments Other Professional Details: -Expert of the United Nations World Ocean Assessment -National delegate of GPO (Global Partnership for Oceans) -National delegate of Euromarine (European Marine Networks of Excellence) -National delegate of POGO(Partnership for Observation of Global Oceans) -Principal Investigator of Research Projects on Ocean Climate of the European Space Agency (ENVISAT, CRYOSAT and SMOS) - Participant in Research Projects on Oceanography of the European Union (EcoSARP, CANIGO and Ferrybox) -Principal Investigator of the National Project “Satellite Oceanography in the context of Climate Change” -53 scientific works on Oceanography and Climate Change since 1990 -Member of the Government Panel of Experts ANEP (Ocean and Climate) -Lead Guest Editor of Deep-Sea Research 2 (Special Issues on “Satellite Oceanography and Climate Change” and “Oceanography of the Bay of Biscay”) -Editor of the book “Oceanography and Satellites” 502pp -Editorial Board of Continental Shelf Research -Lecturer of the European Master on Marine Environment and Resources (Universities of Southampton, Bordeaux, Liege, and Basque Country). Satellite Oceanography and Meteorology. Erasmus Mundus Award -Joint Award for Science Divulgation from the Royal Society of Mathematics, the Royal Society of Physics and the Foundation for Science and Technology of Spain.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Carlos GARCIA-SOTO)

GARCIA-SOTO, C., Vázquez-Cuervo, J., Clemente-Colón, P. & Hernández, F. (2012) Satellite Oceanography and Climate Change. Deep-Sea Research II, 77, 1-9.
GARCIA-SOTO, C. & Pingree, R.D. (2012) Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) and Sea Surface Temperature in the Bay of Biscay and adjacent regions. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the U.K., 92 (2): 213-234
Ospina-Álvarez N., Prego R. Álvarez I. deCastro M. Álvarez-Ossorio M.T., Pazos Y., Campos M.J., Bernárdez P., GARCIA-SOTO, C. Gómez-Gesteira M. & Varela M. (2010) Oceanographical patterns during a summer upwelling-downwelling event in the Northern Galician Rias. Comparison with the whole Ria system (NW of Iberian Peninsula). Continental Shelf Research 30, 1362-1372
Báez, J.C., Olivero, J., Peteiro, C., Ferri-Yáñez, F., GARCIA-SOTO, C. & Real, R. (2010) Macro-environmental modelling of the current distribution of Undaria pinnatifida (Laminariales, Ochrophyta) in northern Iberia. Biological Invasions, 12, 2131-2139. doi: 10.1007/s10530-009-9614-1.
Varela, M., Bode, A., Osorio, M., Prego, R Bernardez P. & GARCIA-SOTO, C. (2010) The effects of winter upwelling on biogeochemical and planktonic components in a area close to the Galician upwelling core: the sound of Corcubion. Journal of Sea Research 64,260-272. doi: 10.1016/j.seares.2010.03.004.
GARCIA-SOTO, C. & Pingree, R.D. (2009) Spring and summer blooms of phytoplankton (SeaWiFS/MODIS) along a ferry line in the Bay of Biscay and western English Channel. Continental Shelf Research, 29, 1111-1122. doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2008.12.012
Báez, J.C., Real, R., Camiñas J.A., Torreblanca, D. & GARCIA-SOTO, C. (2009) Analysis of swordfish catches and by-catches in artisanal longline fisheries in the Alboran Sea (western mediterranean Sea) during the summer season. Marine Biodiversity Records, 2, np. doi: 10.1017/S17552672209990856.
Báez, J.C., R. Real, C. GARCIA-SOTO, J.M. De La Serna, D. Macias & J.A. Camiñas (2007). Sea turtle by-catch dependency on distance to the coast independent of fishing effort: implications for conservation and fisheries management. Marine Ecology Progress-Series, 338, 249-256.
Álvarez-Salgado, X.A., J.L. Herrera, J. Gago, P. Otero, J.A Soriano, C.G. Pola, & C. GARCIA-SOTO (2006). Influence of the oceanographic conditions during spring 2003 on the transport of the Prestige tanker fuel oil to the Galician coast. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 5-7, 239-249
Kelly-Guerrein, B., D.J. Hydes, A.M. Jégou, P. Lazure, L.J., Fernand, I. Puillat, & C. GARCIA-SOTO (2006). Low salinity intrusions in the western English Channel. Continental Shelf Research, 26, 1241-1257.
Varela, M., A. Bode, J. Lorenzo, M.T. Alvarez-Osorio, A. Miranda, T. Patrocinio, R. Anadón, L. Biseca, N. Rodríguez, L. Valdés, A. Urrutia, M. Rodríguez, C. GARCIA-SOTO, X.A. Álvarez-Salgado & S. Groom (2006). The effect of the Prestige oil spill on the plankton in the N-NW Spanish coast. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 5-7, 272-286.
Pérez, V., E. Fernández, E. Marañón, P. Serret C. & C. GARCIA-SOTO (2005). Seasonal and interannual variability of chlorophyll a and primary production in the Equatorial Atlantic: in situ and remote sensing observations. Journal of Plankton Research, 27, 1-9.
Pérez, V., E. Fernández, E. Marañón, P. Serret, R. Varela, A. Bode, M. Varela, X. A. G. Morán, M. Woodward, V. Kitidis & C. GARCIA-SOTO (2005). Latitudinal distribution of microbial plankton abundance, production and respiration in the Equatorial Atlantic in Autumn 2000. Deep-Sea Research Part I, 52, 861-880.
Pingree, R.D. & C. GARCIA-SOTO (2004). Annual westward propagating anomalies near 26ºN and eddy generation south of the Canary Islands: remote sensing /altimeter/ SeaWiFS) and in situ measurement. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the U.K., 84, 1105-1115.
Fernández, E., F.Álvarez-Marques, R. Anadón, S. Barquero, A. Bode, A. Garcia, C. GARCIA-SOTO, J. Gil, N. Gonzalez, A. Iriarte, B. Mouriño, F. Rodríguez, R. Sánchez, E. Teira, S. Torres, M. Varela, R. Varela & M. Zapata (2004). The spatial distribution of plankton communities in a slope water anticyclonic eddy in the southern Bay of Biscay. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the U.K. 84, 501-517.
GARCIA-SOTO C. (2004). Prestige Oil Spill and Navidad flow. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the U.K., 84, 297-300.
GARCIA-SOTO, C., R.D. Pingree & L. Valdés (2002). Navidad development in the southern Bay of Biscay: Climate change and swoddy structure from remote sensing and in situ measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research,107 (C8), 10.1029/2001JC001012.
Pingree, R.D., Y.-H. Kuo & C. GARCIA-SOTO (2002). Can the Subtropical North Atlantic permanent thermocline be observed from space? Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the U.K., 82, 709-728
Gil, J., L. Valdés, M. Moral, R. Sánchez & C. GARCIA-SOTO (2002). Mesoscale variability in a high-resolution grid in the Cantabrian Sea (southern Bay of Biscay), May 1995. Deep-Sea Research Part I, 49, 1591-1607.
Pingree, R.D., C. GARCIA-SOTO & B. Sinha (1999). Position and structure of the Subtropical/Azores Front region from combined Lagrangian and remote sensing (IR / altimeter / SeaWiFS) measurements. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the U.K., 79, 769-792.
GARCIA-SOTO, C. & R.D. Pingree (1998). Late autumn distribution and seasonality of chlorophyll a at the shelf-break/ slope region of the Armorican and Celtic shelf. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the U.K, 78, 17- 33
GARCIA-SOTO, C., B. Sinha & R.D. Pingree (1996). Mapping a bloom of the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi from Airborne Thematic Mapper data. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the U.K ., 76, 839- 849.
GARCIA-SOTO, C., E. Fernández, R.D. Pingree & D. H. Harbour (1995). Evolution and structure of a coastal coccolithophore bloom in the Western English Channel. Journal of Plankton Research , 17, 2011- 2036.
Fernández, E., J. Cabal, J.L. Acuña, A. Bode, A. Botas & C. GARCIA-SOTO (1993). Plankton distributions across a slope-current induced front in the Southern Bay of Biscay . Journal of Plankton Research, 15, 619- 641.
GARCIA-SOTO, C., I. de Madariaga, F. Villate & E. Orive (1990). Day-to-day variability in the plankton community of a coastal shallow embayment in response to changes in river runoff and water turbulence. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science , 11, 221- 229.

Created: 2013-08-13 Last Updated: 2016-07-04 by Carlos GARCIA-SOTO