Daniel is a Research Scientist at the University of Cadiz funded by the EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Actions. His projects focus on the evaluation of plastic waste inputs from rivers to the seas and oceans. With an interdisciplinary background in Marine Sciences and Environmental Sciences, he developed his professional career in marine pollution assessment projects, acquiring an extensive international post-doctoral experience in the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. He has participated in the implementation of European policies for the protection of the marine environment such as the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, contributing to several descriptors: Hydrological Conditions, Chemical Contaminants, and Marine Litter. Besides, he is an invited member in the Technical Group on Marine Litter of the European Commission, where he provides support in relation to the monitoring and assessment of floating macro litter in riverine and marine environments.