Innoceana "in action" team

Carlos Mallo Molina

Carlos Mallo Molina

CEO and Founder

After winning a prize for innovation in construction in the UK, Carlos changed everything in his life to begin this voyage called Innoceana. A professional diver, conservation instructor, and charter marine engineer and environmentalist. Carlos is the heart of Innoceana.

Laura Vanopdenbosch

Laura Vanopdenbosch

Costa Rica Project Director

Laura left the cold lands of her country, Belgium, to find her home in the tropics between coral reefs. She trained as a yoga instructor in India and sailed the seas of the world for three years diving incredible places. Laura is also a molecular biologist.

Karyna Duran

Karyna Duran

Director of Development

Karyna is from California and has developed her profession in the world of geotechnical engineering as a business development. With her love for the ocean, she joined the team with a clear idea, ready to use her motivation for a common good.

Julia Zafra Aranda

Julia Zafra Aranda

Innotales and Education Lead

Julia is a marine biologists, scuba diver and cetacean lover. She loves teaching about the environment and Ocean, because of it she has created INNOTALES, as a tool to educate the youngest generations with interactive books. Find her in a jungle house at Costa Rica.

Isabelle Peeters

Isabelle Peeters

Tenerife Expeditions Lead

This Belgian-Sevillian fell in love with the sea on the cold Belgian coasts. She is a marine biologist and diving instructor and she left everything and took refuge in the Himalayas where she trained as a yoga teacher. Today you can find her among the underwater volcanic rocks in Tenerife, fighting to save the marine ecosystem.

Alicia Rodríguez Juncá

Alicia Rodríguez Juncá

Canary Islands Projects Lead

Marine Biologist and divemaster whose body was born in Madrid but her spirit in the Ocean; pretty deep, where you can only hear the singing of deep diving dolphins and sperm-whales. She is called to be the Canarian revolution in marine conservation.

Alejandra Portero Martínez

Alejandra Portero Martínez

Canary Islands Logistics Lead

Alejandra's life could be written in an adventure novel. She is a diving instructor turned ship captain. This warrior of the sea and fighter for injustices has sailed all the seas of the world, her stories reflect a restless mind in an imperishable spirit.

Key Collaborators

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Carlos Mendiola Oria

IT Advisor
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Desirée Luna

Social Media Advisor
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Maggie Seida

Research Asssistant
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Rosa Molina Lobato

Treasurer and Administrator
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Carlos Luis Asensio

Merchandising & Communication advisor
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Margot Deville

Communication Advisor
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Liam McGuire

Underwater Photographer and Innovation Champion
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Yulián Cordero

Wildlife Conservation Advisor
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Karima G. López de Vargas Machuca

Tenerife Research Advisor

Collaborators

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Coline Monchanin

Research Advisor
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Matthias Desmolles

Research Advisor
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Melanie Loriot

Designer
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Marta Raña

Painter and Designer
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Pamela Morales

Eco-tourism Advisor
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Federico Salvarola

Archaeology Advisor
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Ronald Víquez

Marine Engineering Advisor
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Samuel Perez Valido

Construction Advisor
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Berta Felipe

Diving Instructor and biologist

La vida no debería ser un viaje hacia la tumba con la intención de llegar a salvo con un cuerpo bonito y bien conservado, sino más bien llegar derrapando de lado, entre una nube de humo, completamente desgastado y destrozado, y proclamar en voz alta: ¡Uf! ¡Vaya viajecito!– Hunter S. Thompson.