Innoceana is a non-profit Spanish organization of international and multidisciplinary group of dreamers who firmly believe in change—not a change without effort but rather a change that can only be achieved if we dedicate our lives to it.

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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 leaves 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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Patricia Pardo Guerra

Tired of living in her comfort zone, Patricia decided to change her life at 30 and went to London to pursue her dreams and to train to act against environmental injustices. She is a zoologist and specializes in reptiles, amphibians, and birds. A conservation diver, Patricia is pure passion.

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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 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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Tamara Stuij

Tamara is more comfortable inside than outside the of water, which may explain that she comes from a country that is below sea level. With her tireless smile, this biologist in training has traveled the Gulf of Thailand studying the cyanobacterium and has worked caring for animals in South Africa. She is our expert oceanographer.

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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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Johanna Gijsbers

Johanna has travelled all around the world working in different conservation projects, she was monitoring the rays population in Oaxaca, restorating coral reefs in Puerto Morelos and Curacao using sexual reproduction techniques and studying the macroalgae affection on coral growth around the island of Koh Tao. Johanna is the spicy part of Innoceana as she has mexican roots although she is half Deutsch where she studied marine biology.

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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 makeup 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.

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.