Partners

List of our partners.

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain. Belonging to the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness through the Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation. Its main objective is to foster, coordinate, develop and promote scientific and technological research, of a multidisciplinary nature, in order to contribute to advancing knowledge and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to train staff and advise public and private entities on this matter. It more than 13,000 employees, among these 3,300 are permanent researchers and about 4,300 are pre- and post-doctoral researchers. The CSIC has 71 institutes or centres distributed throughout Spain and 54 Joint Research Units with universities or other research institutions, and a delegation in Brussels. CSIC provides services to the entire scientific community through management of the Singular Scientific and Technological Infrastructures (ICTS).

The Institute of Marine sciences belongs to the CSIC and is the largest marine research center in Spain and one of the most important in the Mediterranean region. It is entirely devoted to the study of oceans and seas. The Institute’s long experience and a team of over 200 specialists in different fields of oceanographic research (physics, chemistry, geology and biology) give the ICM a broad vision of the marine ecosystem, and the ability to assess changes and human impacts on the environment and seek appropriate solutions.The ICM is constituted by four departments: 1. Marine Biology and Oceanography  2.  Marine Geosciences  3. Physical and Technological Oceanography  4.Renewable Marine Resources.The researchers of these departments take part in national and international projects and in oceanographic surveys in almost all the seas and oceans of the world.

The members of the Coordinating group have both, scientific publication activity and an intense dissemination activity about energy, resources and sustainability, with frequent appearances in press, radio and TV, aside more than 50 talks per year for stakeholders or institutions. A. Turiel’s blog (http://crashoil.blogspot.com) with more than 4.4 million of viewed pages is a reference webpage on the project subject in Spanish. All the members of the Coordinating team belong to the Oil Crash Observatory, a charity that they contributed to create to foster the visibility of the problems described above.

Location
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37-49
E-08003 Barcelona Barcelona
Spain
Members: 

Jordi Solé Ollé is a senior scientist at ICM-CSIC. Having a PhD in applied Physics, his research career is focused on modeling physical/biological oceanography, climatology and environment and lately on energy resources. At present he is the Principal Investigator of MEDEAS and coordinator of the ICM-CSIC team on energy modeling.

Joaquim Ballabrera-Poy is a senior scientist at ICM-CSIC. He has a PhD on geophysics, in the field of data assimilation in oceanography. His field of expertise includes marine security, ocean salinity and energy security. In MEDEAS, he is involved in energy modeling issues and the analysis of key divers to achieve the renewable energy transition.

Antonio García-Olivares is a Staff Scientist at ICM-CSIC. He is a Dr. of Physics with a BA of Sociology. He is Involved in Mathematical simulation, Physical Oceanography, Environmental Modeling and Energy Policy. His role within MEDEAS is the analysis of the relationships between energy-society and policies.

Dr. Emilio García Ladona is a senior researcher at ICM-CSIC. His research interests range from ocean dynamics to ecosystem dynamics, data analysis techniques and numerical models. His role in MEDEAS is the analysis of the future energy mix taking into account the limitations associated to raw materials as it occurs with nutrients, the primary energy driver in the lower stages of marine trophic webs.

Oleg Osychenko is a fellow researcher at ICM-CSIC. He did his superior studies in Applied Mathematics, his PhD research in the field of numerical simulations in condensed matter physics and quantum chemistry and later a postdoc research in nuclear engineering. Currently he is involved in the development and implementation of numerical models within MEDEAS.

Antonio Turiel is a senior Scientist at ICM-CSIC. His main research lines are remote sensing, physical oceanography, image processing and statistical physics. He is also committed to the outreach of sensitive issues about the depletion of conventional fossil fuel resources such as peak oil and its potential global implications. He is also editor of the blog The Oil Crash http://crashoil.blogspot.com.es/.

Teresa Madurell is a researcher at ICM-CSIC. Her research activity deals with the study of marine communities, structure and composition, from both coastal and deep environments. She is particularly interested in the study of the taxonomy, ecology and biodiversity of marine invertebrates. Teresa combines her work as a researcher with the management of MEDEAS. 

The Austrian Energy Agency was founded in 1977 as a non-profit scientific association.

Main purpose and goal of the Austrian Energy Agency is to develop, support and implement measures that aim at a sustainable energy supply and use. Among the areas of work are innovative energy technologies (ET), energy-efficient systems (EE), and renewable energy sources (RES). In addition, the Agency participates and co-operates within projects and networks on national, EU and international levels to promote ET, EE and RES in cooperation with other institutions. Renewable energy and energy efficiency are thematic priorities of the Austrian Energy Agency. The AEA has long experience in the energy efficiency and renewable energy policy fields. This is documented by many projects and activities on regional, national and international level. Inter alia the Austrian Energy Agency is the organisation nominated for the Concerted Action for the Energy Services Directive (ESD) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) in Austria and member of the EnR network. The AEA is also the overall coordinator of the Concerted Action on the Implementation of the Renewable Energy Directive (CA-RES). Since 2007, the Austrian Energy Agency is the national monitoring body for the implementation of the ESD in Austria, has prepared the first and second energy efficiency plan for Austria and is also involved in the preparation of the implementation of the EED.

Furthermore, the AEA has been involved in the support of both the government (on national and regional level) and national stakeholders in various political and strategic processes. In many activities, this support has involved the usage of modelling tools for the development of scenarios for the analysis of the future national energy system and its components, and the evaluation of the impact of policy measures. The main modelling tool is the Austrian energy system model, which has been developed by the Austrian Energy Agency using the TIMES model generator. It describes all the sectors of the national energy system using a combination of technology-specific bottom-up and energy-economic top-down approaches.

Members: 

Martin Baumann is a project manager at AEA. He holds a Ph.D. in Technical Sciences and a M.Sc. in Technical Physics from the Graz University of Technology. In MEDEAS, Martin coordinates the work on the assessment of impacts. Additionally, he contributes to data collection and TIMES model implementation.

Gerald Kalt is a project manager and senior researcher at AEA. He holds a Ph.D. in Energy Economics and a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Power Engineering and Electrical Drives) from Vienna University of Technology. In MEDEAS he is responsible for the assessment of electricity and gas infrastructure for the transition and contributes to data collection and TIMES model implementation.

The Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) is a research institute at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU).

It was established by in 2011 as part of Anglia Ruskin University’s commitment to sustainability. It is a University-wide body which spans a broad portfolio of areas and interests related to sustainability. The GSI is now over 40 people (including staff, postdoctoral researchers, doctoral candidates, knowledge transfer partnership associates and visiting fellows). It has an annual research income of over £400,000, with research projects with the World Bank, UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, Lloyds of London, UK Institute of Actuaries, Cambridgeshire County Council and Skanska as well as UK Research Council and European funding.

The GSI brings together expertise in international climate finance and resource-risk-society modelling. The GSI has led the work of the UK Government on developing policy frameworks to enable public-private partnerships on international climate finance. The GSI has expertise in systems dynamic and agent based modelling techniques and has built the Global Resource Observatory (GRO) pilot models to understand the global risks associated with resource depletion and climate change at a country level. The GSI contributes its understanding of model development and assessment as well as stakeholder engagement in model building.

Members: 

Professor Aled Jones FRSA FHEA is the inaugural Director of the Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) at Anglia Ruskin University. Prof Jones’s research particularly focuses on the finance sector and government and how they will respond to the impacts of global resource trends and climate change. Prof Jones chaired a working group on climate finance within the Capital Markets Climate Initiative (CMCI) on behalf of Greg Barker, the Minister for Climate Change in the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and sits on the steering group for CMCI. Professor Jones will be supporting models cross-comparison and impacts in MEDEAS.

Dr Michael Green is a Senior Research Fellow and leads the Global Risk & Resilience research theme at the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University. He is a natural-scientist, whose research expertise includes water resource management, climate change adaptation and decision-making under uncertainty. He undertakes applied research at the interface between water systems and decision-making by modelling environmental systems, performing socio-economic analysis and evaluating robust solutions and means to adapt to future uncertainty. Dr Michael Green will be supporting models cross-comparison and impacts in MEDEAS.

Dr Davide Natalini is a researcher at ARU in environmental security and in particular how scarcity or abundance of natural resources can drive conflict and the dynamics involved, focusing on food and fuel riots. The methodologies he uses are mainly quantitative and include statistics, econometrics and computer modelling. He is research assistant in MEDEAS and he contributes to the work for ARU on scenarios, models cross-comparison and impacts.

Blue4You is a communication agency that specializes on institutional communication. Blue4You has successfully worked on projects with leading Consultancy Companies (Mostra, Deloitte, PWC, Gopa, Agriconsulting, Cardno,…) and high profile institutional customers, providing high-end products.

This is always achieved by establishing the proper workflows and procedures in all levels (analysis, graphic creation, development, project management and communication) between our partners and clients guaranteeing smooth collaboration between all working teams.

Blue4You has created graphic identity for a wide range of institutions and programmes such as the European Institute of Peace (EIP), the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS), the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Belgian Foreign Trade Agency as well as a substantial number of EC sponsored projects and programmes. Our graphic expertize applies to a wide range of both online and offline communication tools. The company has developed several multisite platforms amongst which “OpenFED” a platform in Drupal 7, aimed at hosting all Belgian Federal websites. This distribution is very similar to the DG COMM FPFIS. As such, Blue4You is specialised in the Drupal environment and have in-depth knowledge of developing Drupal based complex platform under strict technical conditions and guidelines. 

Over 70% of Blue4You clients are coming from the public sector and specifically the European Commission for example, DG External Relations, DG Environment, the International Criminal Court as well as a wide selection of Belgian institutions. Blue4You activity relates both the development of online communication tools (website, applications, central data management systems, databases, webzines,…) as well as the creation of offline supports (PPT presentations, leaflets and brochures, …).

Blue4You is also highly experienced in mobile applications ergonomics and design, having been involved in the creation of widely used apps such as RTLinfo, M6, FunRadio, Twizz Radio, NuSkin, Belgian Economic Missions, etc.

Location
Avenue Brugmann 611
1180 Brussels
Belgium
Members: 

Jean-David De Lathouwer is Managing Partner at Blue4You (Brussels). He holds a Master of Business Administration from ICHEC (Brussels). The company he runs (Blue4You) is specialized in the creation of graphic identity and the development of web platforms for institutional customers. Since its inception in 2003, it has been cooperating on numerous European projects as well as a wide range of government projects. 

The Black Sea Energy Research Centre (BSERC, http://bserc.eu) is an association of energy experts, successor of the Black Sea Regional Energy Centre, which was established in 1995 with a purpose to support the implementation of the EU energy policy in the Black Sea region.

The BSERC is actively involved in the Bulgarian energy sector research in the following fields: energy strategy and harmonization of the Bulgarian energy legislation with the EU legislation, security of energy supply, sustainable development - use of renewable energy sources (RES), energy efficiency and rational use of energy, and climate change mitigation. The Centre has been involved in numerous projects funded by national and international financing institutions and programmes, i.e. the EU FP6, FP7 and “Intelligent energy – Europe” programmes, EBRD, USAID, etc.

Presently the BSERC’s team includes 10 energy experts – 2 professors, 2 assoc. professors and senior experts, and supporting staff.  In addition, the Centre closely cooperates with energy institutions and experts in all countries in the Black Sea region.

Members: 

Dr. Lulin Radulov is the manager of BSERC. He is an electrical engineer and an associated professor with more than 20 years’ experience in reliability of energy supply, liberalization of energy markets, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and climate change policy. He is leading the policy analysis and implementation strategies in MEDEAS.

Mr. Angel Nikolaev is researcher in energy policy and economics at BSERC. His expertise includes: cost-benefit analyses of policies and projects; modelling of long-term energy and climate scenarios using LEAP tool; and multi-criteria assessment of these scenarios using AMS method. His main role in MEDEAS is to model the Bulgarian energy sector in LEAP.

CIRCE, Research Centre for Energy Resources and Consumption, is a private Foundation created in 1993 by the University of Zaragoza (Spain), the Regional Government of Aragón and the Endesa Group.

Since 2001, CIRCE is acknowledged as a Centre of Technological Innovation. In 2009 the University of Zaragoza –CIRCE Mixed University Research Institute was constituted. The main R+D+i activities of CIRCE can be grouped into 8 major fields of work, one of them being natural resources management. Additionally, CIRCE has a vast experience concerning R+D+I projects and dissemination of results through scientific articles, conferences and websites.

Location
ampus Río Ebro. Mariano Esquillor Gómez, 15
50018 Zaragoza Zaragoza
Spain

The Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving, CRES is a independent public entity founded in 1987 and supervised by the Ministry of Environment, Energy & Climate Change (MEECC) in Greece.

CRES is active in the fields of Renewable Energy Sources (RES), Rational Use of Energy (RUE) and Energy Saving (ES), while its main aim is the promotion of technological applications in the above-mentioned fields both at a national and international level. CRES was appointed by Law 2244/94 and Law 2702/99 as the National Centre for Coordination in the fields of its activity. It acts as the technical advisor to the corresponding ministry contributing to the implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy measures and policies and has established a highly visible profile of a strong and reliable national energy centre.

CRES has a scientific staff of more than 120 highly qualified engineers and other scientists (among a total personnel of 160) and, over the years, has participated in more than 700 European and national projects. These include R&D projects, demonstration projects, development of energy information systems, feasibility studies, technical and economic studies, market research, as well as training and promotional activities on the RES/RUE/ES related issues.

Location
9th km Marathonos Ave
19009 Pikermi Attiki
Greece
Members: 

Myrto Theofilidi is an energy analyst at CRES Energy Systems Analysis Laboratory. She is a chemical engineer and holds an MSc in Process, Energy and Environmental Systems Engineering. Her field of expertise includes energy systems and economics, European energy policy analysis and energy statistics. In MEDEAS, Myrto coordinates outreach, dissemination and exploitation of results, while she also contributes to data collection and policy analysis.

Christos Tourkolias is an energy analyst at CRES Division for Energy Policy and Planning. He is a chemical engineer and holds a Master in Engineering – Economic Systems and a PhD in Energy and Environmental Economics. He has participated in numerous studies regarding, indicatively, energy policy analysis, energy and environmental externalities and economic valuation of climate change impacts. In MEDEAS he contributes to data collection and policy analysis.

Effie Korma is the Deputy Head of Market Development Department of CRES. She holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Her field of expertise includes development & implementation of informational campaigns & tools and designing dissemination plans, while she engages in managing EU-funded/national projects, related to energy efficiency and renewable energy. In MEDEAS, she contributes to the outreach, dissemination and exploitation of results.

Hnuti DUHA (HD) is the largest environmental NGO in the Czech Republic. With 30+ staff and a number of volunteers, we work on issues ranging from climate and energy, forests and biodiversity, resources and waste recycling, as well as general environmental policy.

The mission of Hnuti DUHA is to secure clean and healthy environment for everyone and to promote civic society development. HD has over 20 years of experience in cooperating with scientists and using scientific knowledge in large-scale information campaigns understandable for broad public. HD intensively supports people to take an active part in civil society development and it motivates them to lead environmentally friendly lifestyle. Our media outputs effectively reach hundreds of thousands of people (confirmed by press monitoring).  The organization has 10 local groups and it is divided into four program units covering the following agenda:

  •  Energy Program focuses on energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and raising public awareness on climate change issues.
  •  Waste Management Program works in order to increase resource efficiency, recycling promotion and general transfer to a society that uses waste in a strategic and sustainable way. 
  •  Forestry Program works on protected areas, education of adults and staff from other NGOs, biodiversity protection, environmental forestry and forest management.
  •  Sustainable Consumption Program deals with local farming issues, sustainable consumption and agriculture in the Czech Republic.

DUHA has been involved in dozens of international projects with significant proportion of EU funding, both as leader and partner.

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Tomas Jagos is a member of a team of energy experts at DUHA which focuses on sustainable environmental legislation and citizen mobilization. His field of expertize include renewable energy resources, legislative measures and advocacy work. In MEDEAS he is responsible for outreach activities and dissemination of project outcomes.

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is a nongovernmental research organization.

It conducts inter-disciplinary scientific studies on environmental, economic, technological and social issues in the context of human dimensions of global change and acted as coordinator of the Global Energy Assessment (GEA) (www.globalenergyassessment.org) for Rio+20. Sustainability and the human dimensions of global change are the key issues in IIASA's investigations. These driving forces are studied as individual topics and in the wider context of their relevance to changes in the global system. Systems methods for the analysis of global issues provide the mathematical and methodological backbone to the work of the applied projects at IIASA.

The Water (WAT) Program was established in 2013 in conjunction with a flagship project of IIASA, the Water Futures and Solutions Initiative (WFaS). The program seeks to incorporate water science into assessment and planning studies at the nexus of water, energy, food and environmental security.  Its aim is to establish a critical mass of knowledge in the nexus through development of new modelling tools and data collection.

Members: 

Laixiang Sun is a Professor at Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, USA; and a Senior Research Scholar at IIASA in Austria. He has produced more than 130 research publications. His work in MEDEAS includes scenarios design, input-output (IO) modelling, and integration of IO into the MEDEAS system dynamic model.

Dr. Kuishuang Feng is an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) and a Visiting Research Scholar at IIASA. He is an expert in spatial economic modeling and related environmental issues. He has rich experience in developing regional, national and global economic models with extension of environmental parameters. In MEDEAS, he works on environemntal input-output modeling and scenario analsis. 

Dr Klaus Hubacek is an ecological economist with a research focus on conceptualizing and modelling coupled natural human systems. Klaus has worked extensively with stakeholders in participatory research projects and led large interdisciplinary research teams. He has conducted studies for a number of national agencies in Austria, China, Czech Republic, Japan, UK, and U.S. and international institutions. In MEDEAS, Klaus contributes to future scenarios and input-output modelling.

INSTM stands for the “National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology”, the largest consortium of its kind in Italy, drawing on the expertise of 47 Italian Universities.

The individual universities' voluntary affiliation with INSTM allows their Research Professors and Fellows to participate in the Consortium's activities through the presentation of research proposals. In the last few years, over 2000 tenured professors, research fellows, holders of research and scholarship grants and doctorate students have taken advantage of this opportunity, and the numbers are growing year on year.

Like other such organisations, INSTM's charge is to unite and concentrate the efforts of its affiliates to help them become more competitive both in Italy and abroad in securing funds and financing. The domestic and international projects involving INSTM's research groups that have been financed to date. Include as partners Italy's National Research Council; ENEA, Italy's National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development; the CINECA consortium for advanced information technology and scientific computing and Italy's largest computing centre; IIT, the Italian Institute of Technology, and many others.

Members: 

Ugo Bardi is a faculty member of the University of Florence, Italy. He is the author of the book "Extracted" (Chelsea Green, 2014) dealing with the world's mineral resources. In MEDEAS, Ugo Bardi is engaged with the INSTM team that carries out simulations and scenario building in the area that has to do with the physics of the energy transition. Ugo Bardi's web site is at www.cassandralegacy.blogspot.com.

Ilaria Perissi is a Senior Researcher at INSTM dealing mainly with the development of Green Chemistry manufacturing for Industry and Power Sector. More recently she focused her interests on System Dynamic applied to the study of resource exploitation. Her contribution in MEDEAS relies on the development of the Scenarios that aim at both describing the 'big picture' of the transition as well as becoming a reference for MEDEAS modelers.

Sara Falsini obtained her degree in Biology (2010) and Ph.D. in molecular biology (2014) at the University of Florence, Italy. During her post-doc, she has approached the sustainability field by working in system dynamics in MEDEAS and also in fields such as communication in environmental sustainability.

Masaryk University (MU), the second largest Czech university, has an internationally respected research program, state-of-the-art infrastructure and 38000 research results visible on the European scale.

The faculty of Social Studies is continuously receiving top ratings among social sciences faculties. Research activities grant a budget of about 14 million Euros to the Faculty with 160+ academic publications per year. The Department of Environmental Studies, with background in environmental sociology (Prof. Librová, As. Prof. Stibral, Ulčák, PhD.) and environmental evaluation (Činčera, PhD., Krajhanzl, PhD.), takes as its starting point the historic and cultural causes of the environmental crisis and looks for possible solutions in the areas of social, economic, legal and political studies and their interactions, considering also natural sciences approach. There are numerous projects in progress in the Department, administered by 3 project coordinators funded by EC ECP to upgrade the teaching and study performance (15 mil. CZK), Social and financial metabolism of selected local food systems or participation in ICNP SD. The department has a long-standing and fruitful cooperation with Austrian and German universities, Telemark University College, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, and Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai.

Location
Masaryk University
Joštova 10,
CZ-602 00 Brno
Czech Republic
Members: 

Christian Kerschner is a full time assistant professor at MU. He is interested in how scarcities of key resources affect transitions towards a sustainable post-carbon (degrowth) society. For this purpose he uses Input-Output analysis and other methods to look at potential systemic vulnerabilities and is known for his conceptual and analytical work on Peak-Oil. Moreover he publishes on the role of technology for such a transition and on general attitudes towards technology. He is the PI of MEDEAS for MU and together with his team and colleagues from IIASA he is responsible for the integration of Input-Output analysis into the MEDEAS model.

Martin Černý is a PhD. Student at MU. He specializes on combining input-output analysis with multi-scale integrated analysis of societal and ecosystem metabolism in relation to post-carbon and post-growth transformation. His research interest includes simulating changes in employment and functional time-use allocation necessary to deal with a zero growth or a de-growing economy. In MEDEAS he focuses on methods of constructing future input-output tables for a post-carbon economy.

Christian Kimmich is a researcher at MU. He holds a PhD and MSc from HU Berlin, where he studied agricultural engineering and economics. Before joining MU, Christian was visiting scholar at the Ostrom Workshop and worked at the Swiss Federal Institute WSL of ETH Zürich. He currently studies natural resource sectors and related infrastructures. In MEDEAS project, he focuses on micro- and macroeconomic aspects, integrating input-output structures.

The research group on energy, economy and system dynamics is a research group at the University of Valladolid

The University of Valladolid counts on four campuses -Valladolid, Palencia, Segovia and Soria-, over 100 degrees, 80 doctoral programs and 68 postgraduate degrees, accredited international relations and prestigious research Centres. On average, nearly 25,000 students enrol each year, counts on more than 2,500 teachers and nearly 1,000 people dealing with administration tasks and other services. It offers a comprehensive range of double international degrees, and promotes the transfer of research results. 

The Research Group on Energy, Economy and System Dynamics of the University of Valladolid (GEEDS-UVa) was created in 2008 as an interdisciplinary research team integrating researchers from different fields (engineering, economy, physics, etc.). Although the core of the research group is formed by members of the UVa, the group also includes members from other Spanish universities. The research group focuses on the required technical and socioeconomic transformations to achieve sustainability with an emphasis on the energetic and biophysical basis of the human systems.

The group has three main research lines:

  • Application of System Dynamics to the modeling and simulation of sustainable energy-economy-environment systems
  • Analysis of the biophysical potential and constraints of renewable energy sources
  • Analysis of the relationship between human and environment systems from an Ecological Economics approach
Members: 

Luis Javier Miguel González is a faculty member of the University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain, where he teaches Systems Dynamics and Control Engineering. He is the coordinator of the Research Group on Energy, Economy and System Dynamics of the UVa. His main role in MEDEAS is the coordination of the design and development of the models of the world, Europe and country-level in Vensim. 

Óscar Carpintero is a faculty member of the University of Valladolid (Applied Economics Department) and of the GEEDS-UVa (Research Group on Energy, Economy and System Dynamics - University of Valladolid). He is an ecological economist and his work on MEDEAS model is focused on the implementation of economy module and the integration of economic input-output tables into the general framework.

Iñigo Capellan Perez is a Member of the GEEDS-UVa (Research Group on Energy, Economy and System Dynamics - University of Valladolid) and he is in charge of the development of the MEDEAS models (World, Europe, country level). In particular, Iñigo focuses on the modeling of the energy, climate, materials, land-use and social indicators submodules, as well as on testing and validating the full models.

Margarita Mediavilla is a faculty member of the University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain, where she teaches Systems Dynamics and Control Engineering and a Member of the GEEDS-UVa (Research Group on Energy, Economy and System Dynamics - University of Valladolid). She is working on the development of the MEDEAS models (World, Europe, country level). In particular, Margaritas' work is focused on the modeling of the energy-economy feedback, the alternative transportation and land use submodules.

Ignacio de Blas Sanz is a Member of the GEEDS-UVa (Research Group on Energy, Economy and System Dynamics - University of Valladolid) and he is in charge of the development of the MEDEAS models (World, Europe, country level). In particular, Ignacio focuses on the modeling of the energy, climate, materials and land-use submodules, as well as on testing and validating the full models.

Paula Rodrigo González is a Member of the GEEDS-UVa (Research Group on Energy, Economy and System Dynamics - University of Valladolid) and she is in charge of the development of the MEDEAS models (World, Europe, country level). In particular, Paula is in charge of giving support to different tasks in the development of the models. 

Fernando A. Frechoso Escudero is with the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Valladolid and participates in the GEEDS-UVa research group. Also, he is Director of The Chair of Renewable Energies, and the Head of Energy Division in the CARTIF Technology Center. His main field of research is electricity generation through renewable energy sources and energy efficiency.

Carlos de Castro Carranza is a faculty member of the University of Valladolid (Applied Physics Department) and of the GEEDS-UVa (Research Group on Energy, Economy and System Dynamics - University of Valladolid). In particular, in MEDEAS, Carlos focuses on the analysis, data and modeling of the energy, climate, materials, and land-use submodules, as well as on testing and validating the full models.

Santiago Cáceres Gómez is a faculty member of the University of Valladolid (Electronic Technologies Department) and of the GEEDS-UVa (Research Group on Energy, Economy and System Dynamics - University of Valladolid). In MEDEAS, Santiago focuses on the analysis, data and modeling of the social and environmental impacts of the energy systems.

Jaime Nieto Vega is a member of the GEEDS-UVa (Research Group on Energy, Economy and System Dynamics - University of Valladolid). In MEDEAS, Jaime focuses on providing support in economy modelling, the implementation of economy module and the integration of economic input-output tables into the general framework.

Luis Fernando Lobejón is a faculty member of the University of Valladolid and of the GEEDS-UVa (Research Group on Energy, Economy and System Dynamics - University of Valladolid). He works as a Lecturer in Applied Economics and his main fields of research are International Relations and World Economy. His role on MEDEAS model is focused on the implementation of the economy module.