Virginia Gascón González is ASOC's Marine Coordinator. She holds a Degree in Law from Universidad Autonoma (Madrid) and two Masters in International Law from the Free University (Brussels) and Georgetown University (Washington, DC). From 1997 to 2002, she consulted for the World Wildlife Fund International and US, as well as other environmental groups, on various environmental policy and fisheries issues. She also has experience as a lawyer and University teacher. She now coordinates ASOC's marine campaign work from Puerto Madryn, Argentina.
Dr. Rodolfo Werner Kinkelin was born in Argentina and devoted many years of his career as a biologist to the study and conservation of marine Patagonian wildlife. He graduated as a biologist at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), obtained a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Munich (Germany) and conducted postdoctoral work in marine zoology at the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada). From 1997 to 2004, he consulted for the World Wildlife Fund International and US, and other international organizations on marine conservation issues such as marine protected areas, fisheries, policy, and marine mammals. Besides of contributing to ASOC's work, he is currently the Coordinator of the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of Influence, an initiative that includes regional and international organizations devoted to the conservation of this geographic area.