Gonzalo Martín de Mercado
Studies Manager, Integrated Applications
ESA – European Space Agency
Gonzalo Martín de Mercado works for ESA – European Space Agency, Europe’s Gateway to space. For more than 50 years, ESA has contributed to disaster emergency response by enabling global initiatives such as the “International Charter Space & Major Disasters”, but also working in a variety of more concrete projects targeting the needs of local and national governments, civil protection and other disaster-related organisations. Gonzalo works in ESA’s Downstream Services programme, focused on the identification and enabling of initiatives concerning space and energy with relevant sectorial stakeholders. Gonzalo worked previously as a project manager for INSA, a public company property of the Spanish Ministry of Defence, as well as for Atos Origin. He is a Telecommunications Engineer, PRINCE2® and MSP® certified project and programme manager, holding MSc and post-grade degrees from UVa, the University of Valladolid, and UPM, the Polytechnic University of Madrid Spain.