Benjamin Boteler was a Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, where he researched marine and coastal socioeconomics, marine policies, and climate change adaptation in coastal zones. He now works at IASS. He focuses on the Blue Growth Strategy, the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) and ecosystem based management as well as Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM). He coordinates Ecologic Institute's research for the European Environment Agency (EEA) within the European Topic Centre on Inland, Coastal and Marine waters (ETC-ICM) and has been a main author and contributor in the EEA's marine publications. He is also researching socioeconomic marine issues in several research projects within the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Union (EU) including Policy-Oriented Marine Environmental Research in the Southern European Seas (PERSEUS) and Towards a Clean-Litter Free European Marine Environment through Scientific Evidence Innovative Tools and Good Governance (CleanSea).

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Ex-Coordinator of Case Studies and Lead in the Azores Case Study, Fellow