Dr Ana Lara-Lopez

As Australia’s peak professional body for marine scientists from all disciplines and for over 60 years has promoted all aspects of marine science in Australia. AMSA operates with a membership network of individuals and corporate affiliates as a not-for-profit organisation.


Councillor: 2019 – 2022


Ana Lara-Lopez is a marine scientist with over 20 years of experience in marine ecology and applied (laboratory and field-based) research. Her expertise includes environmental and fisheries science in estuarine, coastal and oceanic ecosystems, both tropical and temperate. She has been working in science coordination in marine observatories in Australia over the last six years to improve integration and coordination of multidisciplinary observing systems. She chaired the Australian Coastal and Oceans Modelling and Observations workshop, led the creation of the Marine Science and Data MOOC at the University of Tasmania and established the IMOS Larval Fish Observing facility in Australia. Ana completed her bachelor in Science and Master in Science in marine biology at the National University of Mexico and her PhD at the University of Tasmania in 2006. She also worked as a postdoctoral research scholar at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in California. She is currently working in science coordination for EuroGOOS in Brussels and is an Adjunct Researcher at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania.


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