Diego Gamo Campos

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Environmental Scientist and MSc in Geographic Information Systems, with more that a decade of experience in management of nature conservation and R+D projects.

Currently Project Manager of SITMA (Marine Technology Service) of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Previosuly involved in biodiversity conservation initiatives within the thrid sector (Public Administration, Foundations, NGOs, research centres, etc.).


Main field of expertise: 

Marine Conservation

Specialized in: 

Habitat conservation/management
Invasive species control/research
Satellite telemetry research

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Name of organisation: 

Fundación Parque Científico Tecnológico de la ULPGC

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Main project your organisation is involved with, in relation to (sub)tropical biodiversity: 

The Marine Technology Service (SITMA) is a new initiative of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Although the first participations in national and international projects are not foreseen until the second half of 2016, it integrates 8 Research Groups of 3 different University Research Institutes with long and succesful careers in the fields of Oceanography, Marine Ecology and Biology, as well as Marine Technology and Remote Sensing.

Good practices your organisation could share on tropical and subtropical sustainable biodiversity management: 


Invasive Species


Monitoring of algae blooms and red tides.

Methodology implemented: 

Operational oceanography.


Artisanal fisheries management


Online tools for supporting efficient artisanal fisheries and promoting a reduction in fuel consumption.

Methodology implemented: 

Satellite imagery processing and mathematical models apllied to Oceanography.

Existing results: 

Some tools already developed and tested.