Fabio Favoretto - Oceanography

Episode 032 – Fabio Favoretto: Oceanography

“We need to truly think globally when it comes to protecting communities that sustain themselves from the ocean.” – Fabio Favoretto

Fabio Favoretto is a postdoc at Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the chief scientist responsible for monitoring and tracking illegal fishing and other activity within the remote Revillagigedo Archipelago.

This archipelago is a group of four volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean, known for their unique ecosystem.

They lie approximately 458 kilometers (285 mi) from Socorro Island south and southwest of Cabo San Lucas, the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, and boast some of the highest rates of species diversity in the Eastern Pacific.

In this episode, Fabio and I talk about the tropicalization of the eastern pacific waters, species migration, and I get to learn about Fabio’s UN-backed initiative called Atlas Aquatica, a program to establish safe diving areas within protected waters. 

Fabio is Italian and against his wishes, I get him on the record regarding his true hot-button issue: pineapple on pizza. 

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Until next time, be nice and do good stuff.




About Fabio Favoretto

Fabio is a postdoc at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the Aburto Lab. He is a numerical ecologist focusing on how data science can improve decision-making. The scientists he leads generate science from blue carbon to IUU fishing. He has been coordinating the Atlas Aquatica initiative intending to estimate the global economic value of the scuba diving industry and its relevance in a sustainable blue economy. He is also in charge of the data science infrastructure at the Aburto Lab.


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