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Filipe Porteiro

Filipe Jorge Monteiro de Mora Porteiro

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Filipe M. PORTEIRO (FMP) is Regional Director of Sea Affairs of the Azores Regional Government since 2013. He has a Ph.D. on marine biology by the University of Liverpool (2005).

Currently, he works to value the marine resources and maritime activities across the Azores maritime waters creating sustainable socio-economic development opportunities, within a framework of conservation and maritime spatial planning, based on robust scientific knowledge and encouraging active citizenship. He aims to contribute to the implementation of a better sustainable marine and maritime policy at regional, national and international levels. The Azores Directorate of Sea Affairs is involved in many European, National and Regional projects, to support Azores marine policies. FMP presented communications on Azores marine and maritime policies in many events and belongs to various regional, national and international technical commissions.

FMP was senior scientist at the University of the Azores from 1989 to 2013 and president of the Observatory of the Sea of the Azores, a regional NGO dedicated to the promotion of the sea, between 2009 and 2013. He participated in dozens of oceanographic campaigns, dove in several manned research submersibles, presented talks and posters in ca. 100 scientific and political fora and is author and co-author of ca. 50 peer reviewed papers, 8 books or books chapters and more than 80 other scientific/technical contributions. FMP taught at different educational levels since 1989, and has been responsible for many educational and outreach initiatives related with the sea of the Azores.

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