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Marta Olazabal

Ikerbasque Research Associate, BC3 - Basque Centre for Climate Change

Dr Marta Olazabal is an interdisciplinary scientist exploring pathways of progress on climate action in cities worldwide. She is an Ikerbasque Research Associate and Head of the Adaptation Research Group at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3). Dr Olazabal has a background in Environmental Engineering, a PhD in Land Economy and over 18 years of experience in research and consultancy on urban sustainability and climate governance. She is interested in local climate policy, planning and decision-making and transdisciplinary knowledge production. Her current work focuses on the assessment of progress in adaptation to climate change at the local scale. Dr Olazabal has an extensive publication record in top international peer-reviewed journals, actively advises national and international bodies and mentors MSc and PhD students. Since 2020, she is a member of the Steering Committee of the International Platform on Adaptation Metrics (IPAM). She is now Principal Investigator of the European Research Council project IMAGINE Adaptation.


  • –present
    Research Fellow, Basque Centre for Climate Change, BC3, AXA Research Fund


ERC Starting Grant, Premio Mujeres Investigadoras Gobierno Vasco.