João Miguel Leitão Janeiro
Bsc. in Oceanography by the University of Algarve (Portugal) in 2004 and MSc. Water and Coastal Management by the Geophysical Institute (Bergen University, Norway) in 2006. Since then, his main pursuit has been to apply and develop numerical tools that help to extend our understanding on ocean and coastal processes, in order to optimize human activities and people welfare in coastal areas. After finishing his master, he worked as a modeller in the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency for two years and in 2009 started his PhD in Marine Sciences specialization in Numerical Modelling with the thesis: Development of an operation tool for oil spill forecast: Application to oil exposed regions. Throughout this time he was a Graduate student in Duke University (US) Integrated Marine Conservation Program, trainee in NOAA Coastal Services Centre, and member of the modelling team of the ARGOMARINE European project. Currently, he is developing research in the scope of WP8 -Societal benefits from observing/information systems - of H2020 project AtlantOS.
My professional goal is to continue developing technological solutions, based on numerical modelling, to improve our understanding of ocean and coastal processes while capacitate better management solutions for human activities in the sea and coastal regions.
Peer Review International Journals
2017/2019 - OBSERVATORIO COSTERO AMBIENTAL DEL SUR-OESTE (OCASO). To develop a transboundary operational oceanography platform able to integrate observations with analysis and forecast data from regional numerical models.
2017/2018 - AMAL Intermunicipal Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change (AMAL-PIAAC). To derive the main impacts of 4 IPCC sea-level rise scenarios to Ria Formosa and Estuário do Guadiana. Main focus salinity intrusion, wet-dry periods variability, coastal overwash.
2015/2019 - AtlantOS WP8: Societal Benefits from observing/information systems. Using available and improved environmental data gather in the scope of AtlantOS project, produce decision support (DSS) tools for oil spill hazard for the Atlantic Region as well as Data Adequacy Reports. https://www.atlantos-h2020.eu
2014 - Technical Study on support of Environmental Impact Assessment of Faro WWTP. Engineering study involving Hydrodynamic modelling of a tidally driven coastal lagoon. Lagrangian modelling of fecal coliform dispersion and accumulation in mussels along the lagoon.
2010 - Technical Study of the Receiving Waters of Faro and Olhão WWTP. Engineering study involving hydrodynamic modelling of a tidally driven coastal lagoon. Lagrangian modelling of fecal coliform dispersion and accumulation in mussels along the lagoon.
2009/2012 - ARGOMARINE (Automatic Oil-Spill Recognition and Geopositioning integrated in a Marine Monitoring Network). To develop and operational hydrodynamic and oil spill forecast model for the Tuscany Archipelago (Italy). Co-coordination of the modelling work package.
2004/2006 - Monitoring the receiving waters or urban WWTPs of Algarve. Engineering study and monitoring assessment of the water quality in 5 estuarine water bodies. The work involved extensive field campaigns (currents, water levels, sediments, microbiology, biogeochemical variables), hydrodynamic modelling of the 5 water bodies. Also, Lagrangian modelling of faecal coliform dispersion and Water quality modelling in the 5 water Bodies (biogeochemical and primary production).