Myrto Tourgeli Provata has obtained a Biology Bachelor at the University of Patra, in Greece and she holds a second Bachelor of Philosophy Sociology and Psychology. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Galway and Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) working on habitat modelling of deep-diving cetacean species with the use of static acoustic monitoring devices. She has 6 years experience in cetaceans' research in Spain, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, and Turkey. She has been a research assistant at the Pelagos Cetacean Research Institute in Greece (2012-2015). She has worked as regional observer on blue fin tuna fisheries under ICCAT regulations. She has experience as Marine Mammal Observer and Passive Acoustic Monitoring operator in oceanographic and geological projects. Recently she co-founded iSea, which is an organisation for the protection of aquatic ecosystems. She is a member of the Board Council, in which she is tasked with submitting research proposals and management of the organisation. Currently, she is responsible for the RIMMEL (Riverine Litter Observation Network) observation network on the behalf of iSea, which is a project performed by the European Commission Joint Research Center.
For many years, scientists have thought that the oceans are a unique world of silence. During the last few decades though, research findings revealed that oceans are a rather noisy environment. Noises, like waves, rain, […]