Science and gender: Introducing Good Karma’s team of female scientists

Muestreo MedPellets
Marta Sugrañes, biologist and oceanographer, taking a sampling of microplastics.

The MEDPELLETS project gave us the opportunity to initiate an eight-month study about the state and dynamics of plastic pellet pollution in the Western Mediterranean.

This study could not have been carried out without our scientific team of 7 people (Marta Sugrañes, Oriol Uviedo, Anna Sanchez-Vidal, William P. de Hann, Jordi Oliva, Anna Salles, and Gaia Scianca), where 4 of them are woman.

Processing samples of microplastics in the laboratory
Processing samples of microplastics in the laboratory

Speaking with Marta, the coordinator of the study, we became aware of the inequalities that exist for women in this area and we decided to investigate a little more.

Women in science are less likely than their male counterparts to receive authorship credit for the work they do, according to a innovative study published in the journal Nature.

On the other hand, less than 30% of the world’s researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are women. A survey of more than 2,400 scientists revealed that women and other historically marginalised groups often have to work much harder to have their scientific contributions recognised.

For this reason, we would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to some of the women scientists team of Good Karma Projects:

Marta Sugrañes
Gaia Scianca
Anna Salles

Medpellets is a project developed by Good Karma Projects with the collaboration of the Biodiversity Foundation (Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge), through the Pleamar Program, co-financed by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).