Catarina Frazão Santos is a Research Scientist (Investigadora Auxiliar Convidada) at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL)-Marine and Environmental Sciences Center (MARE), and an Invited Researcher (Investigadora Convidada) at the NOVA School of Business and Economics-NOVA Environmental Economics Knowledge Center, in Portugal. She graduated in Marine Biology in 2006, received her M.Sc. in Ecology and Environmental Sciences in 2008, and concluded her Ph.D. in Marine Sciences in 2016 (in a collaboration between MARE-FCUL and the Duke University Marine Laboratory, USA), all by the University of Lisbon. Her research focuses on ocean planning, management, and policy, in the a context of promoting a sustainable use and conservation of the oceans. She is currently leading (Principal Investigator) the three-year research project OCEANPLAN (FCT funded) on how marine spatial planning can be affected by, and adapt to global climate change, working with an international team of renowned experts and institutions (based at USA, Italy, France, Germany). She has published in Nature Geoscience, Marine Policy, and other international journals, and received early career awards to support her research from the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES), the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD), and the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). In 2015, Catarina was invited to support the European Commission’s Research Executive Agency (REA) on the evaluation of proposals submitted to H2020 Programme. Since then, she participated as an invited expert in six H2020 evaluation calls, playing roles of Evaluator and Rapporteur (2015-2018) and Vice-Chairperson (2017-2018). Catarina is also an invited reviewer for international journals (e.g. Conservation Biology, Ecological Indicators, Environmental Science and Policy; publons.com/a/1312599/). In late 2018, Catarina started lecturing at the University of Lisbon (1st to 3rd cycles), and began her supervision role, currently being responsible for supervising/co-supervising two Master students in marine spatial planning-related projects.
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Scientific Research and Technological Development (SR&TD) Project Grants – Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). This project has received funding from FCT under grant agreement PTDC/CTA-AMB/30226/2017.