Beatriz Martinez Romera

Beatriz Martinez Romera

Associate Professor


2015: PhD, Law

2010: Member of the Bar Association of Madrid (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid). Member number 92125

2008: MSc, Political Science and Government (focus on European Studies), Universidad Complutense de Madrid

2007: Posgraduate Certificate in Education, Universidad Camilo Jose Cela, Madrid

2005: LLM, Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid


Funding, Awards, Grants and Scholarships

2018 - 1-year research grant to support the establishment of a network with the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Canada on Arctic Environmental and Climate Change Governance. Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education

2018 - Grant awarded by DreyersFond for project: International Conference on Frontiers in Ocean Environmental Governance

2017 - 6-month grant European Climate Foundation for a project on Flags of Convenience and the International Maritime Organization. In collaboration with the Energy Institute, University College London

2017 - Erasmus + Mobility Grant For Teaching. Grant awarded to conduct a teaching stay at Sydney University School of Law in April-May 2018

2017 - Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) Grant from the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action Ocean Governance for Sustainability – Challenges, Options and the Role of Science (OceanGov - CA15217) (2017)

2016 - Tender award Nordic Council of Ministers for a 6-month project on Transformation to Low-carbon Shipping. In collaboration with the Energy Institute, University College London and Chalmers University of Technology Sweden.

2016 - 1-year research grant to support the establishment of a network with New York University School of Law on climate change and maritime transport. Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation

2015 - Judges Choice and the Popular Choice Awards of the MIT Centre for Collective Intelligence’s Climate CoLab Climate Transportation Policies Contest and MIT Honorable Mention Climate CoLab Overall Contest

2015 - 2-year research grant to support a 3-year postdoctoral project awarded by the Danish Maritime Fund

2010 - 3-year PhD. scholarship Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation

2008 - 6-months grant awarded by Leonardo Da Vinci Program of the European Union, administered by Becas Argo


Management and Participation in Projects, Council, Board, Committees and Networks

  • Member of the Jean-Monnet Network Governing the EU’s Climate and Energy Transition in Turbulent Times (GOVTRAN), since 2019

  • Resilience Frontiers Nexus Member, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat, since 2019

  • Project Coordinator Jean Monnet 3 year-grant (€ 395.000) for the establishment of a Course on Transatlantic Climate and Energy Law. 600249-EPP-1-2018-1-US-EPPJMO-NETWORK, since 2019

  • Affiliated Member of the Copenhagen Centre for Disasters Research (COPE), since 2019

  • Project Manager and Founder of the Arctic Environmental and Climate Change Governance Research Network (ArcEnGov) since 2019

  • Participation as Researcher in Global Attribution Models, Mediation and Mobilisation in Sweden and Spain (GAMES) (2019-2021) Founded by the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas) (PI. Prof. Emily Boyd, Lund University)

  • Referee of funding research proposals in the area of climate change and the Arctic for the Research Foundation of  Flanders (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen, FWO, since 2019

  • Referee of funding research proposals in the area of climate change and energy for the Research Council of Norway, since 2018

  • Member of the Nordic Network on Climate Change Governance (NorClimGov) since 2018

  • Project Leader and Manager of the interdisciplinary project ‘Flags of Convenience and the International Maritime Organization: Registries, Offshore Finance and Climate Change’. 2017-2018

  • Participation as Researcher and Supervisor in project ‘A World Beyond Repair: Legal Responses to Foreseeable Climate Tragedy (ReFleCT)’ founded by Independent Research Fund Denmark – FSE - (PI Prof. Morten Broberg, Faculty of Law, UCPH) since 2017

  • Participation as Collaborator in project ‘HiddenRisk: Understanding the Impact of Human Activities on Subterranean Biodiversity’ founded by VILLUM Fonden (PI: Prof. A.S. Reboleira, Natural History Museum of Denmark) since 2017

  • Participation as Collaborator in the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) World Bank Project, since 2017

  • Project Leader and Manager, project ‘Transformation to Low-carbon Shipping for the Nordic Council of Ministers’, 2016-2017

  • Member of the Research Group for Fiscal Relations and editorial board of the UCPH Fiscal Relations Law Journal since 2017

  • Project Manager and Founder of the Transatlantic Maritime Emissions Research Network (TRAMEREN) since 2016

  • Management Committee Member (Denmark) of the EU COST Action: Ocean Governance for Sustainability – Challenges, Options and the Role of Science (OceanGov - CA15217), since 2016

  • Affiliated Researcher of the Network on Fragmentation in Global Governance (REFRACT) since 2015

  • Member of the Research Network European Environmental Law Forum (EELF) since 2013

  • Member of the Research Network Oresund Early Career Sustainability Researchers (ODYSUS) since 2013

  • Member of the Research Network Nordic Environmental Law, Governance and Science (NELN) since 2010

Visiting Scholarships

2018 - Visiting Lecturer, Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law, University of Sydney Law School, Australia

2017 - Visiting Researcher, Institute for Environmental Studies, Department for Environmental Policy Analysis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2017 - Visiting Researcher, The Barlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources, University College London,  London, UK 

2016 and 2017 - Visiting Researcher, Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law, New York University School of Law, New York City, US 

2011 - Visiting Researcher, Maritime Knowledge Centre at the International Maritime Organization, London, United Kingdom

2011 - Visiting Researcher, University Institute of Environmental Science (Institituto Universitario de Ciencias Ambientales, IUCA-UCM), University Complutense of Madrid, Spain

Attendance as Observer to United Nations Negotiation Processes at the UNFCCC  Conference of the Parties (COP), IMO and ICAO since 2010.


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