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José Luis Almazán GárateSenior Advisor

José Luis Almazán Gárate holds a PhD in Port Management and an MSc in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid, a MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Complutense University of Madrid, and is Euro-engineer (FEANI).

José Luis Almazán Gárate holds a PhD in Port Management and an MSc in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid, a MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Complutense University of Madrid, and is Euro‐engineer (FEANI).

He is Professor of Port Engineering at the School of Civil Engineering of the Technical University of Madrid since 1977. He is also the Director of the Research Group on Maritime and Port Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

He is Academician of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sea.

He is civil servant (on leave) from the Spanish Corps of Engineers (Spanish Ministry of Infrastructures), having been destined in the Directorate General of Ports and Coasts and in the Center for the Study of Spatial Planning, Urbanism and Environment (Ministry of Construction and Urban Development).

He has been Technical Director and General Secretary of the public enterprise SECEG, responsible for conducting feasibility studies of Europe‐Africa fixed link through the Strait of Gibraltar.

He has been Vice‐President of the European Consortium Ocean Drilling Program (European Science Foundation & National Science Foundation).

He has been Technical Director on the construction of the submarine pipeline under the Strait of Gibraltar connecting Africa and Spain.

He has published several books and numerous articles and received several awards and distinctions.

He has been European coordinator of the training program TrainMoS (Knowledge Platform in shipping and port management and logistics, PP21, under the TEN‐T Transport Network of the European Commission).

He has developed the “Strategic Plan for the supply of LNG to ships” for Spanish Port Authority, and participated in European projects BlueChange and Costa, regarding the use of LNG for bunkering.

Throughout his nearly forty‐year career as an engineer he has performed or directed numerous projects, studies and researches in the field of maritime, port and coastal engineering, in countless locations, including all owned Spanish ports, and a large number of marinas and port facilities managed by Spanish Regions or private entities, both in Spain and a number of foreign countries.

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