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Marta López Saavedra

Graduate Researcher


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Educational Background

  • 2020: Training course “El científico ante los medios de comunicación”, organised by Fundación Dr. Antoni Esteve, the RTVE Institute, Indagando TV and the CSIC (16h).
  • 2020: Master’s degree with honours in Mineral Resources and Geological Hazards (specialisation in Geological Hazards), University of Barcelona.
  • 2019: Degree with honours in Geology and Degree with honours in Environmental Sciences, University Autonomous of Barcelona.
  • 2017: Erasmus+ programme in University College of London (UCL), United Kingdom (2016/2017 academic year).
  • 2015: Training course “Introducción a la Ciencia Forense”, organised by the Col·legi de Geòlegs de Catalunya (COLGEOCAT) and BCN Forensics (13,5h).
  • 2014: Training course “Iniciación al Voluntariado”, organised by the Centre d’Estudis de l’Esplai, Rubí (12h).
  • 2011: Training course “Iniciación a Técnico de Deportes”, organised by Escola Catalana de l’Esport of Consell Català de l’Esport, Esplugues de Llobregat (50h).
  • 2009: Intensive training course “Formación de Dinamizadores/as Deportivos”, organised by the Pla Català d’Esport a l’Escola, Educational Complex of Tarragona (5 days).

Professional Experience

  • 2018 - 2019: Geologist and environmental scientist at the Technical Department of Centro Catalán de Geotecnia, S. L., carrying out the supervision of geotechnical surveys, lab work, and elaborating geotechnical reports.
  • 2018: Internship at the Canary Islands Volcanological Institute (INVOLCAN), organised by GEOTenerife, addressing monitoring of SO2 and NO2 emission rates of power plants and refinery in Tenerife using Optical Remote Sensing, lab work, and participation in the campaigns of the crater of Teide, geothermal exploration, hydrogeology and geochemistry in the Tenerife Island.
  • 2011 – 2013: English teacher for extracurricular classes at Teresa Altet School (Rubí), for 2 groups: children ages 3 to 5, and children ages 6 to 12.

Grants and Awards

  • 2020: JAE-Intro grant at GEO3BCN-CSIC. Introduction to research for university students. IP: Joan Martí Molist (GEO3BCN – CSIC).
  • 2019: Special Award for the Bachelor’s Degree in Geology, University Autonomous of Barcelona.
  • 2019: Special Award for the Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences, University Autonomous of Barcelona.
  • 2013: Special recognition by Rubí Town Council for students with the best qualifications obtained during the University Entrance Exams among all the Secondary Schools of Rubí.
  • 2013: Special Award at High School for the Technological Bachelor, Rubí.
  • 2010: Second literary prize in the 6th letter-writing competition, organised by the Women's Council together with the Education Service of Rubí Town Council.

Conference Papers and Abstracts

  • Pérez, J., Jones, C.M., Lobato, R.A., Brooksby, K.C., López, M., Albertos-Blanchard, V.T., Barrancos, J., Padilla, G.D., Asensio-Ramos, M., Padrón, E., Melián, G.V., Hernández, P.A., Pérez, N.M. (2019). Monitoring of SO2 and NO2 emission rates of power plants and refinery in Tenerife through mini-DOAS measurements in mobile-terrestrial position. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 21. EGU General Assembly 2019, EGU2019-11057.


Research Interests

  • Natural/geological hazards.
  • Cascading effects.
  • Hazard/multi-hazard assessment and modelling.
  • Risk assessment and management.
  • Vulnerability and resilience.
  • Education and training on geological hazards.
  • Volcanic islands.
  • Volcanology and seismicity.
  • Geomorphology.
  • Geotechnics.
  • Medical Geology.
  • Epidemiology.


Active Projects






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