About me

I'm a software engineer with a degree from the Barcelona Schools of Informatics and in recent years I earned a MSc in Environmental Science from the University of Auckland. I also hold a postgraduate diploma in International Cooperation and Development from the Technical University of Catalonia. For more than fifteen years I've worked for several companies and non-profits in different countries such as France, Germany, Vietnam, Indonesia, Spain and New Zealand. I spend most of my time building the future of geo-spatial data at Koordinates and doing marine research at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA).

I enjoy applying the knowledge I earned working as a computer scientist for more than 15 years to help solve problems in the environmental and conservation fields. Some of my most relevant skills are:

My favourites languages are R and Python, although I'm happy to use others depending on the circumstances.

My interests are broad; coastal environments, conservation, citizen science and community-led restoration. I currently reside in Auckland's East Coast with my little family after relocating from Wellington, where we first settled in New Zealand in 2014.


Banding a Northern New Zealand Dotterel chick at Piha beach. Photo by Sean Mackenzie.

If you think I can be of any help, do get in touch.


Lundquist, C.; Tablada, J.; Watson, S. (2020). Evaluation of biodiversity protected by Sea Change Tai Timu Tai Pari – Marine Protected Area Proposals. Report prepared for the Department of Conservation. Available at https://www.doc.govt.nz/our-work/sea-change-hauraki-gulf-marine-spatial-plan/

Tablada, J. (2020). Suspended Sediment Transport Processes on a Wave-exposed Tidal Flat in the Southern Firth of Thames. https://catalogue.library.auckland.ac.nz/permalink/f/1v9lq2o/uoa_alma21343515080002091