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Our Team

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The Seaquester Project, and its scientific plan, is ready for implementation and will be executed in partnership with the University of Coimbra.


Leading the science team

is our senior consultant Dr. Leonel Pereira

Dr. Pereira has a PhD in Biology by the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra, where he is currently a Professor. In addition to teaching at this university, he is also a Senior Researcher of MARE (Center for Marine and Environmental Sciences). His interests are mainly focused on the areas of Marine Biodiversity (algae), Marine Biotechnology (bioactive compounds from macroalgae) and Marine Ecology (environmental assessment). Since 2008, he is the author and editor of the electronic publication MACOI - Portal Português das Macroalgas ( Published 29 papers in scientific journals, 14 book chapters and 8 books. He gave more than one hundred lectures and spoke at several national and international scientific events. In 1998 he received the Francisco de Holanda Award (Honorable Mention) and, more recently, the King Carlos Ocean Award (18th edition), and the CHOICE Prize - outstanding academic title award 2016 - Book title: Edible Seaweeds of the World , CRC Press.

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