Centro de Geociências (UID 73)
All institutional members, are continuously searching improvement and enhancement of knowledge, creativity, research and technology, contributing decisively to the progress of science, technology and to the enhancement of knowledge as an essential element of people's lives. The strategic guide lines are: reinforcing the presence in the European research space by developing a research policy centered on the promotion of excellence, investing in quality teaching, intensifying the connections with society and the surrounding environment, and promoting a proactive, rational, responsible and thorough management of resources, based on criteria of economy, efficacy and efficiency.
CGeo will pursue 3 levels of implementation: regional contextual projects (including science and society interaction), specific problem solving addresses (strong link with industry) and fundamental research advances (contributions rooted in the first two).Main results of CGEO so far include a collaborative work in international projects in Europe (Spain, Italy, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Poland), Africa (Angola, São Tomé e Príncipe, Cabo Verde, Morocco, Ethiopia, Senegal, Namibia, Tanzania), America (Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, USA, Canada), Oceania (Timor Loro-Sae) and Asia (Phillipines, China).
The current board is integrated by:Rui Pena dos Reis (coordinator), Mário de Oliveira Quinta Ferreira (Geotechnology group PI), Luiz Miguel Oosterbeek (Quaternary and Prehistory group PI) and Nuno Miguel de Oliveira Campos Monteiro Vaz (Fossil Energy and Sustainable Development group PI)