Space-Earth Interactions

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UT Austin Portugal Program’s foresees a new research agenda involving transatlantic and north-south cooperation in complex engineering systems and science towards an integrative approach to space, climate change and clean energy, earth and ocean science in the Atlantic, together with emerging methods of data science.

This research will be developed together with the installation of the Atlantic International Research Center (AIR Center), a research platform in the field of space, ocean, energy, climate and scientific data, to be installed in Azores. Its main goal is to create a solid network that will process data for the Atlantic in matters ranging maritime safety to the identification of biological resources, fisheries, the impact of climate change and the prevention of fires.

Area Directors


Luisa Bastos
Area Director in Portugal



Pedro Camanho
Area Director in Portugal



Patrick Heimbach
Area Director in

Research Projects

Mapping of Underwater Soil of the Azores using Sdr based in-sas Ocean Science
Sérgio Cunha 
(FE/UP) and Preston Wilson (UT Austin)

Atmosphere - Ocean - Solid Earth Coupling: Seismic Tools to Explore and Monitor the Oceans
Susana Custódio (Fciências.ID) and Tan Bui (UT Austin)

Modeling and Analysis of Coastal Hydrodynamics and Erosion Mathematics

Juha Videman (IST-ID) and Clint Dawson (UT Austin)

Immersive virtual reality environments to evaluate audience attitudes about science communication projects: a pilot study of deep sea ecosystems

Carla Morais (FCUP/UP) and Lucy Atkinson (UT Austin)