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Professor Filipe Duarte Santos (Portugal) holds a BSc in Geophysics from the University of Lisbon and a PhD in Physics from the University of London. He is professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Lisbon and has been visiting researcher and professor at several Universities in Europe and the USA, including Surrey, Munich, Vrije-Amsterdam, Wisconsin-Madison, North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Duke, Stanford and Harvard. He is Director of the research centre SIM and of the PhD program on Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies, which involves the University of Lisbon and the New University of Lisbon.

His field of research is global change and sustainability, with special emphasis on vulnerabilities, impacts and adaptation to climate change. He is especially interested on the impacts of climate change on coastal zones. His other field of work is the long-term sustainability of outer space activities. He was Director (2007-2011) of the Ibero-American Program CYTED (Science and Technology for Development) for the area of Sustainable Development, Ecosystems and Global Change. Currently he is Vice-President of the UN Commission on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and review editor of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report.

For more information see: http://www.sim.ul.pt/