Geography and Regional Planning – Universidade Nova de Lisboa
With a professional background based in geography, marine biology and ocean related issues, Henrique launched seaExpert company in 2003, in Faial- Açores. Since then, he has been developing several activities as the company’s CEO, specially focused on fisheries, marine resources management and fishing observers’ coaching.
He is naturally passionate about the ocean, its conservation and literacy. His proactive and entrepreneurial spirit inspires and motivates a multidisciplinary team. The common mission is to better support clients in their journey.
Lic. Biotechnology Engineering- Instituto Politécnico de Bragança
MSc. Aromatic and Medicinal Plants Biotechnology and
Bioentrepreneurship – Universidade do Minho
During his master’s studies, Artur built a reference DNA barcoding library for red and brown macroalgae reported in Portugal and analyzed their phytochemical profiles. Every sample was wild-collected in S. Miguel island and the work was done in cooperation with the Biology Department of the University of the Azores.
Being an expert on Azorean seaweeds, he works as commercial director and coordinator of seaweed harvest and supply.
Póvoa de Varzim
Lic. Biologia Marinha e Pescas – Universidade do Algarve
MSc. Aquacultura – Universidade do Algarve
PhD Biotecnologia Marinha – Universidade do Algarve
Leonardo has an extensive research background in macroalgae aquaculture and marine and environmental biotechnology. Lately, he focused his research on producing macroalgal biomass (freshwater and saltwater) for direct and foreseeable outcomes to different industries (animal and human feed, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, waste water bioremediation and bioenergy).
Leonardo has 29 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals, with about 500 quotations. Currently works as scientific consultant in seaExpert’s seaweed department.
Lic. Bioquímica – Universidade do Porto
PhD Biologia Marinha – Universidade dos Açores
Her research work has been mainly developed in the field of molecular biology and genetics. Lately Teresa focused her research on marine sciences, with particular emphasis to the marine biodiversity of the Azores, having concluded her PhD in 2018 with the thesis entitled “Microbial ecology in Azores deep-seafloor hydrothermal environments”.
She is the author and co-author of 12 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals, with about 115 citations. Currently she is a post-doc fellow in the project ” Biotechnological valorization of Azorean macroalgae with commercial interest” at seaExpert, in cooperation with the R&D centers Okeanos, MARE IP-Leiria and CCMAR.
Salvaterra de Magos
Lic. Geologia e Recursos Naturais- Universidade de Lisboa
MSc. Vulcanologia e Riscos Geológicos – Universidade dos Açores
Her field of expertise is island geology of oceanic volcanic archipelagos, with particular emphasis in neotectonics. In this context, she has participated in several projects that cover the most diverse themes including coastal dynamics.
Ana is the author and co-author of 18 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals, with about 440 citations. Currently, she is part of the UCRA Project – Use of rolled pebbles in the Azores, characterization, diagnosis and management plan – at seaExpert.
Captain of Rainha da Calheta
Lic. Pintura – Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual Ar.Co (Center of arts, crafts and visual communication Ar.Co)
Curso de Operador Marítimo-Turístico – Universidade dos Açores (Maritime operator course)
Luís is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Horta. His works span from illustration and painting to sea-related activities such as professional diving or fishing. He is currently the captain of the fishing vessel “Rainha da Calheta” in the city of Horta.
Lic. Gerontologia – Instituto Politécnico de Bragança
MSc. Gestão de Organizações de Empresas – Instituto Politécnico de Bragança
Alexandra is supporting every administrative task in the company. With her calm nature she creates order in the company, while making sure that there are no twisted numbers.
Designer & Social Media Manager
Lic. Publicidade e Relações Públicas – Instituto Politécnico de Viseu
Nelson has a previous experience as copywriter at the advertising company “Legendary People + Ideas”, in Porto.
Currently he is working in seaExpert’s Design and Marketing area.