Óscar Manuel Cerveira Ferreira
Óscar Ferreira (PhD, MSc) is an Associate Professor lecturing in Coastal Dynamics, Coastal Management, Coastal Hazards, Marine Geology and Marine Renewable Energies. He has been the coordinator of the Marine Sciences degree, the Head of the Department on Environmental and Earth Sciences and of the PhD course on Marine, Earth and Environmental Sciences. He is currently the coordinator of the MSc on Marine and Coastal Systems. He has 30 years of research experience on marine geology, coastal processes and coastal management. He has participated in more than 40 national and European research projects, being the coordinator of several national projects, member of the steering committee of 2 EU projects (MICORE and RiscKIT), and work package and task leader at several European funded projects (eg., MICORE, RiscKIT, INDIA, MARINA). He published about 140 articles in SCI indexed peer reviewed journals. He was the supervisor of 10 PhD thesis and 15 MSc thesis.
Present research interests are on the following areas: - coastal dynamics (coastal hazards, storm consequences, overwashes, inlet and estuarine dynamics, morphodynamics; cliff mass movements); - coastal management (urban fronts; inundation; channels and harbours; risk perception and interaction with sociological behaviour); - Marine geology (sedimentary dynamics; shelf dynamics; shoreline evolution and climatic change); - Ocean energy (evaluation and assessment of impacts of wave, tidal and offshore wind energy)