Innoceana is a nonprofit organization of international ocean lovers and conservationists. Read more about  our team and members to learn about their different backgrounds and what they bring to Innoceana.

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Carlos Mallo Molina

After winning a prize for innovation in construction in the UK, Carlos changed everything in his life to start this voyage called Innoceana. A professional diver, conservation instructor, civil and environmental engineer, Carlos wants the days to be longer and the scuba tanks to be fuller. He loves life and the environment, so he has decided to bet everything. Carlos is the heart of Innoceana.

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Carlos Luis Asensio

Innoceana’s strategist and retailer, Carlos Luis has always been aware of social and environmental problems. An injustice warrior, he co-founded Innoceana as a path to focus his energies on a means to make change. A scuba diver and publicist, Carlos inspires others to get involved and is the brain of Innoceana.

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Rosa Molina Lobato

If Innoceana had a Mother, it would be Rosa. As a little girl she loved to dive along the shores of the Mediterranean, identifying seahorses and exploring glass bottles in search of octopuses. Rosa is ahead of her generation and has been fighting for years to encourage recycling. Rosa, a co-founder of this voyage, is the lungs of Innoceana.

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Carlos Mendiola Oria

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Aitana Sanchis García

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Maggie Seida

Maggie finds her inspiration at 30 meters deep in free diving, or restoring corals for hours under the waters of the tropics. A diving specialist and underwater photographer she is a nature lover who needs water to breathe and waves to fall asleep.

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Coline Monchanin

We would need a few hundred Colines to fix this world. Well traveled, Coline is an agronomist engineer and has worked countless hours in underwater conservation, presenting results in international courts. She is currently working on her PhD in Australia, pursuing her passion of bees.

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Melanie Loriot

Moved by the wind and waves, Melanie decided to change her career as an engineer to devote herself to the sea and sailing. Today you can find her along the French coasts crossing the Atlantic fetch. Melanie is also an interior artist and has been the designer of many of Innoceana's logos.

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Matthias Desmolles

A driven engineer, Matthias believes in working for change and has years of experience in environmental conservation. The team chemist, Matthias is always thinking of new methods to improve projects. He reminds us that, though very hard work, saving the world is a whole lot of fun as well.

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Laura Lecacheux

Laura is a true plastic warrior. She is in the middle of a study that looks at larvae that eat plastic. Laura puts nature first and uses her engineering to help better the environment in every way she can.

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Purdey Oldworth

Tireless traveller and animal lover, Purdey has spent a year working in a banana farm in Australia when she decided it wasn’t for her, then she started working in conservation programs around the world from Fiji to Thailand.

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Jessica Harding

Jess is our second sailor woman in the “Innoteam”, she monitored the water quality and plankton around the Scottish coast. Jess can find her inspiration restoring corals in the Gulf of Thailand, trekking the UK’s rainy mountains or sailing the waves in the Atlantic Sea.

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Adrián López

Lights, camera, mask, regulator and action! Adrián works as camera-man for the main Spanish TV, but where he feels comfortable is at 20 meters down the sea, where everything is moving slow, he find the inspiration.

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Alejandra Portero

Ale´s life could be written as an adventure book. She is a diving instructor reinvented as a boat captain. This ocean warrior fights for injustice and has travelled all around the world. Her stories show a bright mind in a tireless spirit.

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Desirée Luna

Environmental scientist specialised in marine sciences, Desiree is not happy only saving the oceans, she wants to do it in a social way, involving people under the risk of social exclusion.

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Laura Vanopdembosch

Laura left behind the cold fields of her country, Belgium, to find her home in the tropics between coral reefs. She became a yoga instructor in India and travelled the seas around the world for three years. Ah! Laura is also a molecular biologist.

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María José Amarilla

Diver with 20 years of experience and economist, after a long profesional career in the banking business she decided to leave everything behind to work in the conservation of the oceans, today she is an inspiring dive and conservation instructor.

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Paolo Palacios

Not the typical lawyer, this sharp minded individual understands that injustices are not only on earth but are under the oceans and that most people never know about them. He is from Mallorca and he supports the Inno-team in this complicated world of laws.

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Ronald Víquez

Manager of the Marine Research Laboratory of IMARES-Costa Rica. You can find Ronald, the engineer, at 30 meters deep in Coco Island yelling “I love you!!” to a tiger shark, or around San Jose in meetings with business directors or politicians.

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, Wow! What a Ride!

 – Hunter S. Thompson.