Project lead

Marta Olazabal, BC3 senior researcher, specialises in urban sustainability, resilience and climate change governance. She has been part of the BC3 team since 2012.

Marta Olazabal is the leading scientist of the project CLIC and Head of the Adaptation Research Group at BC3.

She is a transdisciplinary scientist exploring the impacts of climate change and adaptation options in urban areas. Her research explores the ways urban areas can successfully adapt to climate change from a social and policy point of view. She has a background on Environmental Engineering (BSc, 2004 and a MSc, 2009, both from the School of Engineering of Bilbao) and a PhD (2015) in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge (UK). She worked for 8 years at Tecnalia R&D (Environment Unit) and then joined BC3 in 2012. She is now Research Fellow at the Adaptation Lab and leads the adaptation tracking-related research at BC3. Since 2003, she has worked in international and national multidisciplinary projects where her background in environmental engineering and land economy have contributed to create innovative frameworks to integrate climate change adaptation knowledge into urban management and policy making. In her research, she puts special emphasis in designing projects that bridge science and policy, and therefore, special care in developing effective outreach activities. She has been awarded with a Juan de la Cierva – Incorporación post-doctoral grant (2018-2020) (Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities) and with an AXA Postdoctoral Fellowship grant (2018-2020).

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