2023 World of Shipping Portugal Conference

An International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs
25 - 26 January 2023 for the Online Conference | 26 - 27 January 2023 for the Physical Conference, Portugal
   
 
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Local Organising Commitee Members Bio Notes

 
The Local Organising Commitee Members bio notes can be found below.
 
  Ana Casaca
 
Ana Casaca started her working life a sea. Being at sea as a deck officer responsible for navigational watches gave her a thorough perspective of the operational side of the shipping industry. Some years later, she earned her Bachelor Degree in Management and Maritime Technologies at ENIDH in 1995, her M.Sc. Degree in International Logistics at the Institute of Marine Studies, the University of Plymouth in 1997, her professional accreditation from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers in 1998. She holds a PhD in International Transport/Logistics from the University of Wales-Cardiff, and her thesis focused on the “Competitiveness of Short Sea Shipping in Multimodal Logistics Supply Chains”. Over the last 19 years, she has been an External Expert for the European Commission, evaluating R&D/CEF (6FP, 7FP, Horizon2020, Horizon Europe, TEN-T/CEF) proposals within the scope of transport. In parallel, she has carried out other projects. She has delivered training and been invited, since 2002, to peer review academic papers submitted to well-known international Journals. Currently, she is a Member of the Research Centre on Modelling and Optimisation of Multifunctional Systems (CIMOSM, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa), Maritime Business Review Associate Editor, Journal of International Logistics Editorial Board Member, Universal Journal of Management Editorial Board Member, Frontiers in Future Transportation Review Editor, Journal of Shipping and Trade Guest Editor. In addition, she has been publishing her research. Altogether, this work has allowed her to gain immense knowledge of the maritime industry and develop numerous competencies. Moreover, she is focused, thinks out of the box, and is always open to new challenges! Creativity is one of her strengths! Finally, she is Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and Member of the International Association of Maritime Economists. For further information about her click here.
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ana-casaca-deck-officer-phd-fics-58253115/
 
 
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  Amélia Loja
 
Amélia Loja has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (IST,UTL) and the Habilitation in Mechatronic Engineering and Energy, in the field of Computer Aided Structural Design (University of Évora). Her academic background includes a BSc with honours in Marine Engineering from the Portuguese Nautical School, a BSc in Computer Science and as well as the MSc in Mechanical Engineering (IST,UTL). She is presently Adjunct Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Lisbon School of Engineering (ISEL, IPL). She was also Associate Professor at the University of Évora, as well as Adjunt Professor and before, Assistant at the Portuguese Nautical School. She is researcher at Mechanical Engineering Institute (IDMEC, IST) and coordinates the Research Centre in Modelling and optimization of Multifunctional Systems (CIMOSM, ISEL). Her main interest research areas include the scientific areas of Computational solid mechanics, Advanced composite materials, Smart Structures, Optimization and Reverse Engineering, where she authors/co-authors diversified research work. Amélia Loja is the Chairperson of the ECCOMAS thematic conference series SYMCOMP - International Conference on Numerical and Symbolic Computation: Developments and Applications. Complementarily she has participated in the organization of other scientific events, commissions and boards. Since some years now, she collaborates with European Commission Research Agencies and National Agencies in the evaluation of project proposals in areas related to her competencies.
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/am%C3%A9lia-loja-009a3159/
 
 
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  Álvaro Sardinha
 
Álvaro Máximo Sardinha holds a bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Marine Engineering, from the Escola Superior Náutica Infante D. Henrique (ENIDH), and a vast professional experience onboard cruise ships, as a merchant navy officer. He completed both his Postgraduate Studies in Law and Economics of the Sea and his Master Degree (MSc) in Law and Economics of the Sea, at the Faculty of Law of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FD-UNL). He has also completed a Postgraduate Studies in Strategic Digital Communication at the Universidade de Lisboa. He is currently a consultant and trainer in the blue economy, sea law, maritime law, shipping, strategic communication, and professional careers in the maritime sector and a ship and company security officer, STCW certified according to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). He is the Founder of the TransporteMaritimoGlobal.com platform, the Portuguese Seafarers Agency (Apormar.com), the Job Fair & Careers Working on a Ship (TrabalharNumNavio.pt), and the EconomiaAzul.pt initiative and author of the books “Mar, a terra dos segredos”, “Objetivo: Trabalhar num Navio” and several sectorial studies.
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alvarosardinha/
 
 
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  Pedro Antão
 
Pedro Antão is an experienced Scientific Advisor and Researcher, with a PhD in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and a MSc in Reliability Engineering and Safety Management, with a 20-year demonstrated history working in the information technology and services, in naval construction and in the scientific research side. He is author and co-author of more than 100 papers and scientific reports, with research focused on Risk Assessment, Safety Analysis, Occupational Health and Safety, Marine Engineering, Human Factors, Accident Analysis. He has been Scientific coordinator of FP7 projects, external reviewer for the European Commission financed projects and reviewer for several international journals and conferences. Currently his research addresses Bayesian modeling and autonomous shipping.
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pedro-antao-a809098/
 
 
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