Jordi Salat is a mathematician working as oceanographer at the Marine Sciences Institute in Barcelona (Spain). With more than 30 years of experience in field studies of ocean dynamics, water masses and air-sea interactions. He has been involved in a wide range of marine studies and international projects on: operational oceanography, fisheries, climate and physical-biological interactions in natural marine ecosystems. He has also been developing methodological tools for: long-term hydrographic data analysis, oceanographic and biological data processing, population dynamics, morphometric analyses and bioeconomical models.