Georg Hanke has been working at the JRC since 1995. He is a chemist, with a Ph.D. in marine chemistry performed at the Alfred-Wegener-Institute in Bremerhaven, Germany. In the past decade he has been working on the chemical monitoring under the Water Framework Directive and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, coordinating the related research work, the drafting of guidance documents and co-leader of working groups preparing the implementation of chemical monitoring in European waters.

Daniel González Fernández,
Marine Scientist graduate and Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Technology (University of Cádiz, Spain), with research interests on chemical pollution in the marine environment. During the last 10 years, he has participated in several multidisciplinary research projects based on monitoring and assessment in the marine environment and physical oceanography studies. In 2012, he joined the JRC/IES as a postdoctoral researcher to participate in PERSEUS and to support diverse JRC/IES institutional tasks related to the MSFD implementation process.