MARE, MARINE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES CENTRE MADEIRA
With a Doctorate in Marine Science, João Monteiro has vast experience in ecology, experimental design, community assessments, habitat mapping, and on using molecular tools for diversity assessments. João has participated in multiple international expeditions focused on coral ecology of Pacific coral reefs. Over the last years, he has developed a special interest in integrating novel technology (such as photogrammetry of underwater imagery and UAVs) on ecology assessments and habitat mapping of coastal ecosystems. He is currently managing research activities in several ongoing projects and developing the use of artificial intelligence, scientific diving, ROVs and UAS aerial imagery for habitat mapping, coastal monitoring, litter detection and other applications for marine science.