Postdoctoral Researcher at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Bilbao, Spain. 6 years of professional experience in different lines of marine research applied to Marine Spatial Planning (MSP); Marine Ecosystem Services Mapping; Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM); Biological Valuation (BV) and Ecosystem Services Valuation (ESV). Her current research interests are focused on ecosystem services mapping, modeling and evaluation; as well as in marine spatial planning management, marine socio-economics’, marine governance and the implementation of marine European directives (MSFD). Her work has also succeeded in publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Marta got a Postdoctoral Research Fellow grant from the Basque Government and Ikerbasque and will be staying at the ARC-CEED in Brisbane until December 2015 developing STEPS (Spatial Tool chain for Environmental Planning Support) as a decision support system tool for integrated MSP. This decision support system tool, linked with marine spatial information and marine spatial planning knowledge, and inserting the social, economic and ecosystem-based management knowledge, will allow us to come up with better and more adaptive ways of managing current and potential uses of our marine environments. While her stay, Marta will be under the supervision of Professor Hugh Possingham but is more than welcome to participate and collaborate with other colleagues in their proposals, ideas or thoughts they might have.