Gonçalo is a Marine Biologist and has a master’s degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation. He also has a postgraduate degree in Marine Science, Management and Administration and has attended postgraduate studies in Data Science. He has over 1 year of at sea experience in fisheries observation and data collection for scientific research campaigns, with more then 5 years experience in fisheries. He has coordinated the fisheries observation programs in Portugal for NAFO and ICCAT and has worked as a research fellow at CCMAR and IPMA on several commercial and recreational fisheries projects.
He is currently a researcher and co-founder of a scallop aquaculture startup. Its main areas of interest are fisheries, aquaculture, data science, marine species conservation, entrepreneurship, maker movement and hackathons.