Ana Barbosa is a senior consultant on European Policies and Environmental Information Systems at the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). She has a BSc in Geography and Planning (University of Minho) and an MSc in Geographic Information System (GIS) (School of Statistics and Information Management (ISEGI-NOVA Lisbon). With extensive experience working for European Institutions (European Environmental Agency/European Topic Centre and European Commission/ Joint Research Centre-JRC),  her consultancy work is related to the territorial impact assessment of Environmental and Regional policies, with special focus on the development of integrated Information Systems and modelling policies scenarios for decision making support. At the Marine Policy and Regional Coordination Section (MPR), IOC-UNESCO, she is responsible for the implementation of the IOC-MPR activities of the H2020 AQUACROSS project. She collaborates in the development of the AQUACROSS Information Platform is responsible for the implementation of the Assessment Framework in the Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean (Andalucía in Spain and Morocco) case study.