Francesca Barazzetta joined the Future Ocean Lab team in March 2020 as Project researcher to work on the MPA Engage: engaging Mediterranean key players in an ecosystem approach to managing Marine Protected Areas to face climate change.
Francesca holds a bachelor degree in Natural Science from the University of Milan and a Master in Climate Change from the University of Copenhagen. Combining her fascination for the marine ecosystem and her studies in climate change, Francesca collaborated with FOL at the University of Vigo during her Master thesis studying small scale fisheries livelihood and their adaptive capacity by the effect of climate change.
In her previous experience as a project assistant at the company World Climate Limited, she developed a particular interest in stakeholder engagement in relation to climate change communication and awareness. Over her stay at FOL working at the MPA Engage project, Francesca will have the opportunity to combine all her interests as she will be focusing on implementing a guideline for socio-ecological vulnerability assessments for seven MPAs settled in the Mediterranean sea. Francesca will also be engaging with local stakeholders as she will be supporting training activities on the field.