PhD in Marine Geophysics, Imperial College, London. Associate Professor in Marine Geology and Geophysics, and Integrated Researcher at the Center for Environmental and Marine Studies,the of University of Aveiro (UA). Chairman of the Portuguese Committee to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, and National Delegate to the IOC Executive Council. Coordinator of the Research Shiptime Allocation (FCT). Participated in 50 Research Cruises (Chief/Co-Chief Scientist: 34). Author/co-author of more than 250 publications, including 62 ISI papers. Research interests: Marine Geology and Geophysics; geophysical data processing and interpretation; structure and evolution of continental passive margins; mud volcanism, shallow gas and gas hydrates; Seismic Oceanography.