- Postdoc at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.A.
- Ph.D. in Marine Sciences, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, 2007
- M.S. in Environmental Engineering, ITESM University, Monterrey, Mexico, 1997
- B.S. in Marine Biochemical Engineering, ITESM University, Guaymas, Mexico, 1995
Dr. Jorge Brenner is currently the Executive Director of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS). He uses geospatial intelligence tools to contribute to projects dealing from biodiversity to conservation to climate change risk. He was the Associate Director of Marine Science and Fisheries at The Nature Conservancy in Texas until 2020. Prior to moving to TNC in 2010, Dr. Brenner was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He was with the Ecosystem Studies and Modeling Group conducting research on eco-informatics and ecological economics sciences.
He is interested in applying geospatial data science to ecosystem services’ health assessment, valuation models and spatial dynamics. He is also working on marine conservation and sustainability sciences. He has a large experience working on related issues in Mexico and the Mediterranean region.
He was born in Veracruz, Mexico and before moving to Texas he was living in Spain. He enjoys aquatic sports, cycling, photography, astronomy and collecting historical maps.