Alfredo is an André Hoffmann Fellow at the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions and the World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. His work focuses on the use of technology to support sustainable fisheries management and the reduction of Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported catch at a global scale. His previous experience includes projects for sustainable fisheries management in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Palau, Solomon Islands, the European Union, and a series of studies at a global scale. He has more than 10 years of experience thinking of ways to better communicate science and display data in meaningful ways, such as in the platform dataMares, which he a co-founded in 2014.
Alfredo is the first recipient of the Walter Munk Scholar Award by the Marine Technology Society and the Walter Munk Foundation for the Oceans in recognition of his work on using science and technology to improve the state of the ocean. He is also an EthicalGEO Fellow by the American Geographical Society for his work on developing methods to characterize poverty in fishing communities around the world.
Alfredo is one of the co-founders of the Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOP) programme, a flagship initiative for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Development. His work has aided in the recognition of the role of ECOPs as thought leaders that can ensure that the benefits of the Ocean Decade last beyond 2030. He is also the VP for ECOP of the Marine Technology Society, and a member of the leadership team for Ocean Visions. In May 2021, the US National Academy of Sciences recognized Alfredo’s contributions to ocean policy by featuring him in the 22nd Annual Roger Revelle Lecture.