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Hydraulics and Environment Department Hydraulics and Environment Department

Anabela de Oliveira

Anabela de Oliveira
Phone: 218 443 631

Professional Situation

  • Coordinator of the Information Technology in Water and Environment Research Unit
  • Principal Researcher with Habilitation (2023 - )

Academic and Scientific Degrees

  • 2023 – Habilitation in maritime Hydraulics, Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil - Habilitation Program
  • Ph.D.(1997) and M.Sc. (1994) in Environmental Science and Engineering. Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology, USA.
  • Degree in Civil Engineering (Hydraulics and Water Resources), Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal, 1990

Functions and Relevant Public Offices

  • Scientific management:  Coordinator of the Information Technology in Water and Environment Research Unit (May 2013-present); Head of the Hydraulics and Environment Information Technology Division (March 2009-April 2013)
  • Research career at LNEC: Principal Researcher with Habilitation (2023 - ), Senior research officer (2010-present), Research Officer (1999-2009), Research Fellow (1990-1991)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology, E.U.A. (1991-1997)

Areas of Research / Interest

  • Digital Twins
  • Real time forecast and monitoring of aquatic systems (estuaries, coasts and urban drainage)
  • High performance computing in aquatic systems (estuaries, coasts)
  • Web platforms for risk management and emergency response

Research and Professional Activity

  • Coordinator of the development and maintenance of the OPENCoastS service (on-demand coastal forecasts)
  • Coordinator / Responsible at LNEC of over 10 research projects funded by national and international funding agencies: (FCT: PAC:MAN, G-cast, MADyCOS, LTER-RAVE, INCD, MOLINES, MOSAIC.pt, FLAD: Nowcast, B-GEM, C-WOS, INTERREG: SPRES, AdI: SI-GEA, SINERGEA, IMMATIE: Marie Curie, H2020: WADI, EOSC-Hub, EGI-ACE, HEuropa: ATTRACT-DIH )
  • Participant in over 70 externally-funded research projects (principais financiadores: CE, INTERREG, FLAD/NSF, ANI, FCT, EEA-Grants, Mar2020).
  • Participant in over 50 advanced consultancy project in Portugal, África, América e Europe

Scientific Orientation

  • Pos-Doc (Gonçalo de Jesus, Nuno Charneca, Xavier Bertin, Nicolas Bruneau, Amélia Araújo, Ian Dodkins)
  • PhD (Alberto Azevedo (2010), Sandra Plecha (2011), Marta Rodrigues (2012), Gonçalo de Jesus (2019))
  • Advisor of several M.Sc. thesis and over 10 research fellows at LNEC.

Relevant Publications

  • M.G. Gaitan, P. M. d’Orey, J. Cecilio, M. Rodrigues, P. M. Santos, L. Pinto, A. Oliveira, A. Casimiro, L. Almeida, (accepted for publication). Modeling LoRa Communications in Estuaries for IoT Environmental Monitoring Systems, IEEE Sensors.
  • Krapez J-C, Sanchis Muñoz J, Mazel C, Chatelard C, Déliot P, Frédéric Y-M, Barillot P, Hélias F, Barba Polo J, Olichon V, Serra G, Brignolles C, Carvalho A, Carreira D, Oliveira A, Alves E, Fortunato AB, Azevedo A, Benetazzo P, Bertoni A, Le Goff I. 2022. Multispectral Optical Remote Sensing for Water-Leak Detection. Sensors. 22(3):1057. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22031057
  • Miguel Rocha; Anabela Oliveira; Paula Freire; André B. Fortunato; Alphonse Nahon; José L. Barros; Alberto Azevedo; Filipa S. B. F. Oliveira; João Rogeiro; Gonçalo Jesus; Ricardo J. Martins; Pedro P. Santos; Alexandre O. Tavares; João Oliveira. 2021. Multi-Hazard WebGIS Platform for Coastal Regions https://doi.org/10.3390/app11115253
  • Gonçalo Jesus; António Casimiro; Anabela Oliveira. 2021. Using Machine Learning for Dependable Outlier Detection in Environmental Monitoring Systems https://doi.org/10.1145/3445812
  • Anabela Oliveira;André B. Fortunato; Marta Rodrigues; Alberto Azevedo; João Rogeiro; Samuel Bernard; Laura Lavaud; Xavier Bertin; Alphonse Nahon; Gonçalo de Jesus; Miguel Rocha; Pedro Lopes. 2021. Forecasting contrasting coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics with OPENCoastS https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1364815221001754
  • Rodrigues, M., Martins, R., Rogeiro, J., Fortunato, A., Oliveira, A., Cravo, A., Jacob, J., Rosa, A., Azevedo, A., & Freire, P. (2021). A Web-Based Observatory for Biogeochemical Assessment in Coastal Regions. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATICS, 0. Retrieved from http://jeionline.org/index.php?journal=mys&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=202100450
  • Maria Adriana Cardoso Maria Céu Almeida Rita S. Brito João L. Gomes Paula Beceiro Anabela Oliveira (2020). 1D/2D stormwater modelling to support urban flood risk management in estuarine areas: Hazard assessment in the Dafundo case study. Journal of Flood Risk Management, https://doi.org/10.1111/jfr3.12663 (in press)
  • Oliveira, A., A.B. Fortunato, J. Rogeiro, J. Teixeira, A. Azevedo, L. Lavaud, X. Bertin, J. Gomes, M. David, J. Pina, M. Rodrigues, P. Lopes, 2020. OPENCoastS: An open-access service for the automatic generation of coastal forecast systems, Environmental Modelling and Software, 124: 104585. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.104585
  • R. Martins, A. Azevedo, A. B. Fortunato, E. Alves, A. Oliveira, A. Carvalho, 2019. An innovative and reliable water leak detection service supported by data-intensive remote sensing processing. M. F. Rodrigues et al. (Eds.): ICCS 2019, LNCS 11539, pp. 96–108, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22747-0_8
  • João Rogeiro, Marta Rodrigues, Alberto Azevedo, Anabela Oliveira, João Paulo Martins, Mário David, João Pina, Nuno Dias, Jorge Gomes, 2018. Running high resolution coastal models in forecast systems: moving from workstations and HPC cluster to cloud resources, Advances in Engineering Software, Volume 117, March 2018, Pages 70-79, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.advengsoft.2017.04.002.

Other scientific and technical Activities

  • Sensors journal (MPDI) and Remote Sensing journal (MDPI) editorial board member
  • Reviewer of several scientific journals: JHE, CSR, CE, JSR, OM among others
  • Reviewer of proposals for several funding agencies (e.g. NSF, CE, Russian Federation, OceanEraNet, NWO, FCT)

Other Information

  • Over 1500 citations in ISI – Web of Science; h-index of 25.

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