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Tanya Cristina de Jesus Esteves

Tanya Cristina de Jesus Esteves

PhD Student

  • Thesis title: Urban Sustainability: Using Geographic Information Science and Agent Based Models
  • Supervisor: Professora Doutora Maria de Fátima Lopes Alves / Professor Doutor Eric de Noronha Vaz

  • Researcher ID: F-3074-2013
  • ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0086-4920
  • Department: Environment and Planning
  • Research Group: Coastal Zone Planning & Manag.
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor: AU=(esteves tcj* OR esteves t* OR esteves tc*) AND OG=(INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE COIMBRA IPC OR UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO)
  • Thesis title: Urban Sustainability: Using Geographic Information Science and Agent Based Models Supervisor: Professora Doutora Maria de Fátima Lopes Alves / Professor Doutor Eric de Noronha Vaz Category: BO Grant type: BD Funding entity: FCT Grant reference: SFRH/BD/105590/2014 Start date: 2015-10-01 End date: 2020-02-29


Research interests

Geographic Information Science
Agent-based modelling
Urban settings
Environmental sustainability
Climate change
Coastal Management
Territorial Modeling
Remote Detection
Urban Metabolism
Risk Assessment: Coastal erosion. Soil erosion, Floods, Forest fires.

Academic degrees

Since October 2015: PhD Fellowship with FCT (ends 29 February 2020)

Since October 2013: Student in the Doctoral Programme on Environmental Science and Engineering, Environment and Planning Department, Aveiro University

2011: Master in Science and Geographical Information Systems, by Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

2002: Degree in Environmental Engineering, by Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra. Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra

2001: Bachelor in Environmental Engineering, by Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra. Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra

Scientific activities

Since Oct. 2015: PhD researcher. Thesis "“Urban Sustainability: Using Geographic Information Science and Agent Based Models”. Main supervision - Professor Maria de Fátima Alves (Departamento de Ambiente e Ordenamento, Universidade de Aveiro/CESAM). Co-supervision - Professor Eric de Noronha Vaz (Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Ryerson University)

2014: Junior teacher - Erasmus I.P. "MIRAME 2014 - MultI-Risk Assessment and Mitigation in Europe" on the modules of "Digital Cartography and GIS - coordinate systems, data models, attributes, DEM" e "Floods - vulnerability and risk mapping" - Universidade de Aveiro

2013/2014: Teaching on “Risk Assessment” and “Natural, Technological and Industrial Risks” of Environmental Engineering Master and Joint European Master in Environmental Studies (under compensatory regime for doctoral fees)

2009/2010: Invited lecturer. Specialized technological Course of Environmental Quality – Waste Gas Emission Management; Environmental Engineering degree – Physiochemical Treatments

2008/2009: College teacher. Specialized technological Course of Environmental Quality – Waste Gas Emission Management; Environmental Engineering licentiate degree – Introduction to Environmental Engineering

2006 - 2007 and 2013 - 2014: Researcher at Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies

2005 - 2006 and 2007 - 2012: Researcher at the Research Centre for Natural Resources, Environment and Society

Others

TRAINING COURSES

2017: AESOP PhD Workshop - Spaces for dialog for places of dignity: challenges for planning research. University of Aveiro - Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences (July); visiting PhD student at Ryerson University - Toronto, Canada (6 months).

2016: Visiting PhD student at Ryerson University - Toronto, Canada (3 months).

2015: HSenSIG (Human Sensor and Geographic Information Systems for Disaster Risk Management) training school (36h).

2013: MIRAME - MultI-Risk Assessment and Mitigation in Europe course. Centre of GeoTechnologies of the University of Siena (Italy) – 2 weeks.

2011: European Master’s degree in GIS.

2010: Instructors Training (110h).

2009: Regional Potentials for Renewable Energy Generation. International ENERegion Summer School (Salzburg, Austria) – 100h.

2008: Learning ArcGis Spatial Analyst (18h); Spatial Analysis of Geohazards using ArcGis 9 (18h).

2007: Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning using ArcGis 9. ESRI Virtual Campus – 18h.
MIG Editor, according to the INSPIRE Directive. (8h).

2006: Specialized Training Degree in Municipal GIS (January to July); Quality Systems – Norm NP EN ISSO 9001:2000 (17,5h).

2005: GIS Technologies – Advanced (80h); GIS Technologies – Initiation (74h); Alternative Energies: Technologies and Market (36h); Introduction to Arcview (32h); Environmental Management Systems (32h).

2004: Innovation and Quality (32h); Environmental Impact Assessments (36h); Ecotourism and Nature Tourism (32h); Regional Planning (32h); Quality Audits (44h).

Publications

Projects

Revisão do Plano de Ordenamento da Orla Costeira de Ovar – Marinha Grande See more

Scientific Supervision

PARTICIPATION IN OTHER PROJECTS

 Concluded:


TPEA - Transboundary Planning in the European Atlantic [see details] 


Revisão do Plano de Ordenamento da Orla Costeira de Ovar – Marinha Grande  [see details] 


ADAPTARia: Climate Change Modelling on Ria de Aveiro Littoral - Adaptation Strategy for Coastal and Fluvial Flooding [see details] 


MIRAME - MultI-Risk Assessment and Mitigation in Europe [see details]


FRURB - Managing flood risk in urban areas in a global change context [see details] 


ECODEEP - Agriculture Industries Eco-eficiency and Eco-management [see details] 


DESIRE: Desertification mitigation and remediation of land. A global approach for local solutions [see details]


RECOVER -Immediate soil management strategy for recovery after forest fires [see details]


Secur-Ria Project: Definition of Security and Emergency Municipal plans for the Association of the Ria municipalities (AMRIA), coordinated by University of Aveiro. Funded by AMRIA and coordinated by the Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro, Portugal (2006).

Short Bio

Tanya Cristina Jesus Esteves obtained her MSc in Science and Geographic Information Systems (Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação – Universidade Nova de Lisboa) in 2007 and a Degree in Environmental Engineering (Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra – Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra) in 2004. She is currently working on her PhD degree in Environmental Sciences and Engineering (Aveiro University), with a grant financed by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia.


She has been a researcher since her graduation in 2004 and has participated in a multiplicity of national and international projects (such as TPEA: Transboundary Planning in the European Atlantic (DG MARE); Ecodeep: Development of Eco-efficiency tools for the agro-food industry (QREN); DESIRE: Desertification Mitigation & Remediation of Land: a global approach for local solutions (FP6); URBHI: Flood risk evaluation and pollutant mobilization as a result of global changes (FCT)), whose subjects varied from forest fires and floods, to coastal erosion and maritime coastal planning. Most recently she has shown interest in city sustainability and analysing how sustainability may be met by creating a viable management solution for an urban region. She is also an experienced lecturer, having taught at Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra, Aveiro University and, in 2016, lectured at Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada).


As an Environmental Engineer, she is interested in joining her base training with the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) field. In all the referred study subjects, she has used several GIS techniques as a primordial tool to analyse the territory, as to fully comprehend the intricate processes that occur in those study areas.


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