Oceanographer, University of Algarve, Portugal
André Pacheco is a physical oceanographer specialized on collecting, processing of coastal oceanographic data, focusing on hydrodynamics, sediment transport, and bathymetric change on time scales of hours to years. He has worked on several projects, both with National and European institutions, being responsible for organizing and perform high-frequency measurement of the current-wave interaction. His PhD thesis was focused on measuring hydrodynamics and sediment transport at tidal inlets. Today, although continuing to research on coastal dynamics, particularly on developing satellite bathymetric methods, his current research topic is more focused on marine renewable energies and sustainable island’ communities. On the last 5 years, he has contributed for the development of marine energy as a power source and an alternative to existent energy sources, collaborating on the deployment of several tidal energy prototypes on European waters, as well as turning Culatra Island in one of the six-test bed project supported by the European Commission for energy transition.