Irene del Barrio is currently working at the EEA, where she gives support to the European Commission in the reporting of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, as well as co-chairs the Technical Group on Marine Data and IT (TG Data) and coordinates the development of data products to be published in WISE-Marine. Her background is on Environmental Sciences and she has worked as well in Spain in the implementation of different marine environment-related legislation, as well as participated in projects on maritime spatial planning, maritime security and marine pollution response.