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Henrique Ramos

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CEO

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Lisbon

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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.

Artur Oliveira

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Commercial director 

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Guimarães 

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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.

Leonardo Mata

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Seaweed consultant

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Póvoa de Varzim

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 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.

Teresa Cerqueira

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Research scientist

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Porto

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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.

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Ana Hipólito​

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Research scientist

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Salvaterra de Magos

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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.

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Luís Roque

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Captain of Rainha da Calheta 

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Lisboa

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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.

Alexandra Sousa

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Administrative Assistant   

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Horta

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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.

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Nelson Escobar

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Designer & Social Media Manager 

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Horta

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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.