Valentina Dacosta

Valentina Dacosta
Heriot-Watt University · School of Life Sciences

Master of Science


I am a PhD student at the Lyell Centre analysing the legal and policy instruments and regional governance frameworks for the effective integration (or mainstreaming) of marine biodiversity into project planning in key economic sectors across Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and the adjacent high seas areas, focusing on the connectivity between MPAs and OECMS. I will identify gaps in law/policy to provide opportunities to supporting governments, industry, and community stakeholders
March 2021 - February 2024
Heriot-Watt University
Field of study
  • Marine Biology and Ocean governance
September 2019 - August 2020
The University of Edinburgh
Field of study
  • Marine Systems and Policy