Lígia Pinto, Degree and M.Sc. in Geophysical Sciences (Physical Oceanography) and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Hydraulics, Water Resources and Environment), is a researcher of MARETEC an research centre of Instituto Superior Técnico. She has more than fifteen years of research experience in oceanography and modeling. She has been involved, as local coordinator and staff member, in more than fifteen national and international projects. Her research ranges from the ocean to the coastal area modeling and from the hydrodynamics to the water quality and sediment transport, reflected in more than twenty papers and four book chapters.