PROFILE

The University of Coimbra (UC) was founded in 1290, being one of the oldest universities in continuous operation in the world. Based on its rich architectural patrimony and cultural history, the UC was added in 2013 to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. At present, the UC is organized into eight schools (Arts and Humanities, Law, Medicine, Science and Technology, Pharmacy, Economics, Psychology and Education Sciences, Physical Education and Sport Sciences), and grants bachelor, master and doctoral degrees in nearly all major fields of knowledge.

INVOLVEMENT IN CLAIM

Development of a framework for the synthesis and integrated assessment of cost-effectiveness analyses of alternative marine litter reduction technologies, taking into account  an ecosystem approach and social acceptance issues.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Advanced computing facilities are available to develop the mathematical modelling tasks that the UC will perform.

KEY SCIENTISTS INVOLVED

Maria da Conceição Cunha

mccunha [at] dec [dot] uc [dot] pt

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Organisation: University of Coimbra

Position: Full Professor (Hydraulicas and Water Resources – Department of Civil Engineering)

Expertise: Water and ecosystems management using decision support techniques for developing flexible solutions, taking into account the new multiple drivers of change

Involvement in CLAIM: Multicriteria decision analysis to rank alternative marine litter reduction technologies, using criteria to assess their performance and preferences obtained through surveys of stakeholders and the general public

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