Rui Caldeira

First name: 

Rui

Last name: 

Caldeira

CV: 

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Main field of expertise: 

General fields

Specialized in: 

Oceanography
Research

Geographic region: 

Macaronesia

Name of organisation: 

CIIMAR-Madeira

Type of organisation: 

Private

Main project your organisation is involved with, in relation to (sub)tropical biodiversity: 

Studying ocean currents and transport pathways affecting small islands. Larvae, pollutants are strongly affected by ocean current and winds and we often use numerical models and historical data to study the transept pathways of these elements.

Good practices your organisation could share on tropical and subtropical sustainable biodiversity management: 

Topic: 

Oceanography

Purpose: 

Use physical data to monitor and predict the fate of pollutants and species in the NE Atlantic

Methodology implemented: 

Numerical models; in situ and satellite historical data analysis.

Existing results: 

Mapping regions with high probability of settlement due to retention mechanisms. Mapping regions most vulnerable to pollution events due to retention processes.