S’Agulla is a non-profit association founded in 2006 with a double objective: (a) to pursue scientific projects at a scale often overlooked by the large research centres; and (b) to make results accessible to the general public, through disseminating activities and educational projects.

The S’Agulla team is composed of biologists who are familiar with the Research world: some are still active researchers, others are freelance consultants, environmental disseminators and teachers; all united by the passion of protecting nature through science and environmental education.

The S'Agulla team

Carlo Tidu: PhD in Biology (University of Barcelona - Spain) and BSc in Biology (University of Cagliari - Italy).
Engaged by the Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes (CEAB-CSIC, Spain) studying Integral Coastal Management during 7 years.
Works as a consultant on marine environmental impact studies.
3 star CMAS scuba diver. Professional scuba diver of shallow depth (up to -30m)

Carol Campillo Campbell: BSc in Biology (University Autonoma of Barcelona - Spain). MSc in remote sensing, image processing and applications (University of Dundee - Scotland). Postgraduate studies in Quality and Innovation (University Oberta of Catalunya - Spain). Engaged by the Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes (CEAB-CSIC, Spain) analysing satellite data and applying Geographical Information Systems (GIS) during 6 years. Works on marine research studies and its diffusion. Winner of the Cavall Fort 2014 kids magazine with 3 articles on marine themes: scuba diving, cnidaria and marine currents. Published during the first semester 2015.
3 star CMAS scuba diver. Captain of leisure boat (PER)

Joan Mora Crespo: PhD in Territorial Organisation and Environment, BSc in Biology (University of Girona, Spain). Engaged by the Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes (CEAB-CSIC, Spain) studying Integral Coastal Management during 5 years. Consultant in marine environmental impact studies.
3 star CMAS scuba diver and Nitrox.
Captain of yacht.

Sergi Taboada Moreno: PhD in Biology, MSc in Biodiversity and BSc in Biology (University of Barcelona - Spain). Engaged by the Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes (CEAB-CSIC, Spain) doing studies on environmental impact during 7 years. Working at the University of Barcelona during 4 years, studying Antarctic chemical ecology, bioactivity and biodiversity of marine invertebrates. Participating member of 3 survey campaigns in Antarctica.
2 star CMAS scuba diver and Nitrox. Experienced diver in cold Antarctic waters.

Ana Riesgo Gil: PhD in Biology (University of Barcelona, Spain) and BSc in Biology (University Complutense of Madrid, Spain). Presently working at the University of Barcelona as a postdoc researcher "Juan de la Cierva" in projects related to the reproduction, connectivity between populations and genetic expression of sponges of the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Atlantic and Antarctic coasts. Participating member of the oceanographic survey campaigns at the West Pacific ocean, Antarctica and Mediterranean in several occasions.
Advanced ACUC scuba diver with experience in the cold waters of Antarctica and Canada.

Rocío Pérez-Portela: PhD in Biology (University of Barcelona, Spain) and BSc in Biology (University Complutense of Madrid, Spain). Presently working as a "Juan de la Cierva" postdoc researcher at the Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes (CEAB-CSIC, Spain). Main research lines of study are related to filogeography, speciation and population genetics of native and invasive invertebrates. Participating member of survey campaigns in the south-west Pacific ocean, north Atlantic ocean and the underwater mountains of the Gorringe Banc and of the Mediterranean.
Rescue ACUC scuba diver and Nitrox.