Alberto Cobos Periáñez
PhD in Geological Sciences from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and managing director of the Fundación Conjunto Paleontológico de Teruel-Dinópolis (Spain) where he has worked as a palaeontologist since 1999. He directs and coordinates several projects in the field of applied palaeontology, specifically in relation to the Dinópolis project and the use of palaeontology for territorial development. He carries out research on the systematics, palaeoecology, and palaeogeography of dinosaurs and their Mesozoic environment, particularly those of the Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous periods. Cobos has published in books and journals, including Science, defining new dinosaurs and footprint types. In addition, he has led more than 40 palaeontological expeditions that have resulted in the discovery of dozens of new dinosaur sites.
Reconstrucció del sauròpode Turiasaurus riodevensis

Spain is representative for the use of dinosaurs as a tool for territorial development in rural areas, which promotes the presence of specialists, museums, geoparks, etc.