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Carlos Borrego

Carlos Borrego

Full Professor

  • Researcher ID 7006512813
  • ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1673-2084
  • Department: Department of Environment and Planning
  • Research Group: Atmospheric Processes & Modelling
  • ISI Web of KnowledgeSM search factor : AU=(Borrego C OR Borrego CA OR Borrego CS) AND AD=(Aveiro)


Research interests

The research interests are concerned to the integrated studies of physico-chemical atmospheric processes, including the meteorological aspects, the atmospheric pollutants production and dispersion and their fluxes between the atmosphere and the other ambient reservoirs. These studies are based on mathematical and physical modelling, in wind tunnel. The projects include the development of air quality mathematical models; the development of numerical models for atmospheric impact assessment of industrial units; heavy gas dispersion and industrial risk assessment from accidents; atmospheric pollution and changes in the atmospheric pattern circulations, induced by forest fires; the analysis of coastal breezes effects on air quality; climate change mitigation and adpatation as co-benefit for air pollution, from the regional to local scale (using nature-based solutions); circular economy in cities.

Academic degrees

1972 LICENCIATURA 17 valores
1978 MESTRADO with honours
1981 DOUTORAMENTO with higher distinction
1990 AGREGAÇÃO Approved

Scientific activities

Carlos Borrego is Retired Full Professor of Environmental Engineering of the Department of Environment and Planning (DAO) at the University of Aveiro (UA). He was Minister for Environment and Natural Resources. He was Vice-Rector for Research and Cooperation with the Society and director of the Department of Environment and Planning. He was Director of the Institute for Environment and Planning (IDAD) the interface unit of UA for the Cooperation with the Society, providing services to organizations on air pollution, impact assessment and environmental monitoring, and sustainability. Carlos provides cross-university leadership in research, knowledge exchange and programme development in sustainability, health and environment, towards the circular economy. He is working for more than 46 years on environmental problems, serving Portugal in a number of international scientific boards and committees, and having more than 40 years of experience on professional consulting and project activities. So, having a systemic view of this scientific area. His biographical details were first included in Who’s Who in 1994. His research has been supported by many sources including the FCT, APA, ANI, EEA, EC Framework Programmes and his career research and consultancy income is more than €40 million.
Carlos main ideas about scientific research is an integrated strategy, in the line with the European research program and all the major national research programs of Member States. In fact, the main research programmes that have been designed for the 2014-2020 period (and are now discussed for 2021-2027) are much more target to the market, where innovation plays a key role in setting up the framework for the Research & Innovation (R&I) strategies to be defined. The increase of Europe’s competitiveness and job creation is a main goal of the EU2020 Strategy and the Renewable Energy Strategy 2030 and boost the next framework programme towards SME and industry as key actors to sustainable development through the social, economic and environmental pillars.
The new perspective supports opportunities in all types of innovation. Innovation is at the centre of the EU objectives and technological, organizational and systemic innovations will be fundamental to pursued sustainability objectives. In addition, promoting the economic development an urge aim and increasing the competitiveness of the European and Portuguese R&I SME is a fundamental step forward to effectively overcome the crisis while protecting our resources through eco-innovation and resource-efficiency.
The greatest challenge is engaging our universities and research institutes in developing innovations that will increase the economic, social and environmental value of our society. He is also committed with these objectives for Portugal and help to prepare a strong research programmes.

Others

High quality research in environment, applied to real and practical case studies, to human capital development, to technology transfer and innovation. Projects for companies, government and municipalities.
As a Professor, Carlos have a strong commitment to teaching and student learning. He has also designed the Research Group on Atmospheric Emissions, Modelling and Climate Change, which main objectives are the integrated and systemic studies of atmospheric processes, environmental risk assessment, environmental impact studies, sustainable development and circular economy.
Carlos was for 25 years the Director of IDAD-Institute for Environment and Planning, the interface unit (SME) of University of Aveiro for services to society. His long experience started in 1993, preparing IDAD to give integrated support to the companies’ environmental needs, coordinating multisectoral projects involving specialists from air quality, water resources, fauna and flora, landscape, sociology or public health.

Publications

Projects

ARTUR - The impact of air quality on the competitiveness of the tourism destinations See more

@CRUiSE - Advanced Impact Integration Platform for Cooperative Road Use See more

AIRSHIP - Impact of maritime and port emissions in the air quality of Portugal: present and future scenarios. A regional and local scale approach See more

DOUROZONE – Ozone risk for Douro´s vineyards in present and future climates See more

CLAiR-City - Citizen Led Air pollution Reduction in Cities See more

Intermunicipal Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change - Viseu-Dão-Lafões See more

ClimAdaPT.Local - Municipal Strategies for Adaptation to Climate Change See more

MAPLIA - Moving from Air Pollution to Local Integrated Assessment See more

CLICURB - Urban atmospheric quality, climate change and resilience See more

TPEA - Transboundary Planning in the European Atlantic See more

APPRAISAL— Air Pollution Policies foR Assessment of Integrated Strategies At regional and Local scales See more

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

LTER-RAVE - Long term monitoring in the Ria de Aveiro: towards a deeper understanding of ecological, environmental and economic processes See more

APA - Air quality forecast over Portugal See more

VISION RD4SD - Producing a shared vision on how to harness Research & Development for Sustainable Development See more

SINPHONIE - Schools Indoor Pollution and Health: Observatory Network in Europe See more

SMARTDECISION: Intelligent Vehicle Routing System for Enhanced Air Quality in Urban Areas See more

BIOGAIR - Impacts of biomass to energy chain on air quality and Portuguese climatic policy See more

EMOSAT - Characterisation of emission sources using advanced atmospheric modelling and satellite data See more

INSPIRAR - Air Quality Exposure and Human Health in Industrialized Urban Areas See more

Protocol North Regional Coordination and Development Commission See more

Protocolo APA/UA: air quality forecast over Portugal See more

CAPTAR-Science and Environment for All See more

FUMEXP - Fire-fighters smoke exposure and related health effects See more

BRIDGE - Sustainable urban planning decision support accounting for urban metabolism See more

ENSEMBLAIR - Improving air quality assessment with ensemble modelling See more

PAREXPO – Particulate Matter in Ambient Air and Human Exposure See more

ACCENT – Atmospheric Composition Change: An European Network See more

SAUDAR – The Health and the Air we breathe See more

AIR4EU – Air quality assessment for Europe: from local to continental scale See more

CLIMED - Effects of climate change and climate variability on water availability and water management practices in Western Mediterranean See more

CCDR-N - Apoio Técnico à elaboração do Programa de Execução do Plano de Qualidade do Ar de NO2 para a Região Norte e à implementação do Programa de Execução do Plano de Qualidade do Ar de PM10 para Braga See more

CAI - Technical assistance to model concentrations of air pollutants in urban corridors in the Aburra Valley (Colombia) See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Main Supervisor): Filipe Joao Da Silva Rodrigues (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): HENRIQUE BALONA DE SA OLIVEIRA (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Daniel de Jesus Coelho (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Inês Pereira da Silva (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Carla Marina dos Santos Batalha Dias Nunes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Luis Ricardo Trindade Mendes (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Filipe João da Silva Rodrigues (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Vera Augusta Moreira Rodrigues (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Pedro Miguel. Aguiar Gerardo (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Jorge Filipe Marto Bandeira (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Florisvindo Jaimilito Rodrigues Furtado (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Catarina Rocha e Silva Valente de Matos (not a CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Ana Cristina Pinto Monteiro (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Main Supervisor): Maria Elisa Sá (ex-CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): João Pedro Gaio Ferrinho (not a CESAM member)

Master (Co-supervisor): Karina da Silva Tavares Ferreira (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Maria Elisa Sá (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Joana Ferreira (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Jorge Humberto Amorim (ex-CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Ana Margarida Lobo Lourenço da Costa (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Myriam Lopes (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Mário Jorge Costa Tomé (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Alexandra Monteiro (CESAM member)

PhD (Main Supervisor): Ana Cristina Carvalho (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Ana Patrícia da Silva Fernandes (CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Tânia Daniela Lopes da Rocha Fontes (not a CESAM member)

PhD (Co-supervisor): Cândida Leonor Pinto Rocha (not a CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Joana Valente (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Alexandra Monteiro (CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Helena Martins (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Helena Martins (ex-CESAM member)

Post-doc (Main Supervisor): Anabela Carvalho (ex-CESAM member)

Participation in the Research Projects

In the course of his scientific career he has participated, and participates, actively in several national and European scientific projects. The coordination of the Group on Emissions, Modelling and Climate Change (GEMAC) of the Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro, led, since 1982, actively participate and coordinate more than 70 research projects (approved JNICT, FCT, Gulbenkian Foundation Gulbenkian, EUREKA, COST and CE). As an indication, listed are some projects that are ongoing and completed, in order to identify the most relevant scientific fields and national and international partnerships that they represent:


• National research projects:


-CLICURB - Urban atmospheric quality, climate change and resilience  (EXCL/AAG-MAA/0383/2012)


-MAPLIA - Moving from Air Pollution to Local Integrated Assessment (PTDC/AAG-MAA/4077/2012)


- BIOGAIR - Impacts of biomass to energy chain on air quality and Portuguese climatic policy (PTDC/AAC-AMB/103866/2008).
- EMOSAT - Characterisation of emission sources using advanced atmospheric modelling and satellite data (PTDC/CTE-ATM/103253/2008).
- FUMEXP - Fire-fighters smoke exposure and related health effects (PTDC/AMB/66707/2006).
- INSPIRAR - Air Quality, Exposure and Human Health in Industrialized Urban Areas. (PTDC/AAC-AMB/103895/2008)
- Ocupação Dispersa - Custos e Benefícios, à Escala Local, de uma Ocupação Dispersa. (PTDC/AUR/64086/2006)
- Protocolo APA - Previsão da qualidade do ar para Portugal Continental.
- Protocolos CCDR-N - Programa de execução da região Norte (Porto e Braga).
- Projecto Amazónia - Combustão de biomassa da floresta Amazónica.
- Projecto Câmara Municipal da Trofa - Avaliação da Qualidade do Ar e Simulação dos Efeitos dos incêndios no Concelho da Trofa. 
- CONDOR - Desenvolvimento de um sistema integrado de protecção florestal - apoio à decisão e combate de incêndios.(3/3.2/FLOR/2129/95)
- CONVEC - Estudo das condições de formação de uma coluna de convecção devida a um incêndio florestal e dos seus efeitos na qualidade do ar.( PEAM/IF/0014/97)
- ESEMBLAIR - Improving air quality assessment with ensemble modelling(PTDC/AMB/69599/2006)
- EDIPU - The atmospheric flow and dispersion conditions on an urban environment development of a methodology to apply to complex geometries. (3/3.1/CEG/2647/95)
- GLOREAM - Modelação regional e global da atmosfera.
- HYPNUM - Deposição atmosférica de metais pesados medidos por biomonitores em Portugal 2000. (POCTI/35618/CTA/2000)
- INTERFACE - Efeito dos Incêndios Florestais Peri-urbanos na Qualidade do Ar.( POCI/AMB/60660/2004)
- OIKOMATRIX - Avaliação do impacto socio-económico a nível regional de instrumentos legais de controlo das emissões de gases com efeito de estufa.
- PAREXPO - Partículas em Ambiente Urbano e Exposição Humana. (POCI/AMB/57393/2004)
- ProRecruit - Shelf processes controlling recruitment to littoral populations in an eastern oceanic boundary: using barnacles and crabs as models. (POCTI/1999/BSE/36663)
- Protocolo CCDR-Norte/STCP - Avaliação do Impacto na Qualidade do Ar da Circulação de Transportes Públicos movidos a Gás Natural e a Célula de Combustível na Cidade do Porto.
- Protocolo IA-QA - Avaliação e previsão da qualidade do ar em Portugal.
- QUIMERA - Alterações Climáticas em Portugal: impacto na ocorrência de incêndios florestais e na qualidade do ar. (POCCI/34346/CTA72000)
- SAUDAR - A Saúde e o Ar que respiramos.
- STRATOZON - O ozono estratosférico na baixa troposfera em Portugal. (POCTI/CTA/42702/2001) 


• International research projects:


- APPRAISAL— Air Pollution Policies foR Assessment of Integrated Strategies At regional and Local scales
- SINPHONIE - Schools Indoor Pollution and Health: Observatory Network in Europe
- BRIDGE - SustainaBle uRban plannIng Decision support accountinG for urban mEtabolism (FP7-Grant agreement nº 211345).
- COST Action -ES1006 - Evaluation, improvement and guidance for the use of local-scale emergency prediction and response tools for airborne hazards in built environments
- COST Action FP1204 - Green Infrastructure approach: linking environmental with social aspects in studying and managing urban forests
- COST Action ES1004 - European framework for online integrated air quality and meteorology modelling
- COST action ES804 - Advancing the integrated monitoring of trace gas exchange between biosphere and atmosphere
- COST ES602 - Towards a European Network on Chemical Weather Forecasting and Information Systems.
-COST ES0804 - Advancing the Integrated Monitoring of Trace Gas Exchange between Biosphere and Atmosphere
 - COST 728 - ENHANCING MESOSCALE METEOROLOGICAL MODELLING CAPABILITIES FOR AIR POLLUTION AND DISPERSION APPLICATIONS.
- COST 801 - Semantic Enrichment of 3D City Models for Sustainable Urban Development
-Acção Integrada Luso-Alemã - Reduzir as incertezas no resultado dos modelos de qualidade do ar através da aplicação do modelo EURAD.
- Acção Integrada Luso-Espanhola - Melhorar o sistema de previsão da qualidade do ar desenvolvido para a Peninsula Ibérica.
- Acção Integrada Luso-Francesa - Aperfeiçoamento de modelos CFD para a simulação do escoamento e qualidade do ar em áreas urbanas. 

- ACCENT - Sustainable Urban Planning Decision Support Accounting for Urban Metabolism. (GOCE CT-2004-505337)
- ACRE - Additifs Chimiques Rheologie Evaluation.( ENV4-CT98-0729)
- AIR4EU - Air Quality Assessment for Europe: from Local to Continental Scale. ( SSPI-CT-2003-503596)
- ATREUS - Advanced Tools for Rational Energy Use towards Sustainability with emphasis on microclimatic issues in urban applications.(HPRN-CT-2002-00207)
- CAPMAN - Meteorologia da poluição do ar e trocas de nutrientes entre o ar e o mar nas zonas costeiras.( EUROTRAC - 2)
- CLIMED - Efeito das alterações climáticas e variablidade climática na disponibilidade de água e nas práticas de gestão da água na parte Oeste do Mediterrâneo.( ICA3-CT-2000-30005)
- COST 732 - QUALITY ASSURANCE AND IMPROVEMENT OF MICROSCALE METEOROLOGICAL MODELS.
- ERAS - Extensão ao Sistema de Aplicação de Retardante. (EVG1-2001-00019)
- EUFIRELAB - Laboratório Euro-Mediterrânico na área de Fogos Florestais, um Laboratório "virtual" para as Ciências em Fogos Florestais e Tecnologias na Região Euro-Mediterrânica. (EVR1-CT-2002-40028)
- IBERA - The sustainable of wetland resources in Mercosur.( ERB IC18-CT98-0262)
- INFLAME - Previsão do comportamento do fogo: Modelação e experimentação. (ENV4-CT98-0700)
- SETCO2 - Poluição Atmosférica e Gestão e Conservação de Ecossistemas Florestais Península de Setúbal. (LIFE 98 ENV/P/00556)
- SPREAD - Prevenção, Progressão e Mitigação de Fogos Florestais. (EVGI - 2001-00027)
- SUTRA - Sustainable urban transportation. (EVK4-CT-1999-00013).
- VISION RD4SD - Producing a shared vision on how to harness Research & Development for Sustainable Development
-ERA-ENVHEALTH network - Collaboration in research to help tackle the challenges in environment and health and their policy implications


 

Research Interests

Atmospheric processes related to air pollution.
Air quality management.
Forest fire emissions and smoke dispersion.
Modelling of exposure to air pollutants and their effects on human health.
Carbon Management
Education for Sustainable Development
Learning and Teaching
Student Experience
Academic Standards and Quality Assessment
Quality Management and Enhancement
Academic Regulations and Procedures
Curriculum Development
Knowledge Exchange for Sustainability Education
Sustainability, Health and Environment
Environmental Technologies
Circular Economy

GEMAC

 


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Brief CV

Carlos Borrego is Retired Full Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Aveiro. During more than 40 years working on environmental problems, he is serving Portugal on a number of international scientific boards and committees (EC, NATO, ESF...), as well as national representations and evaluation panels.
He was Minister of Environment (1991 to 1994), Vice-Rector of the University of Aveiro (1998-2002), President of the Department of Environment and Planning (2004-2011) and Director of the Department of Environment and Planning (2011-2018). He was also Director of the European Association for the Science of Air Pollution - EURASAP.
From 1982 to 2016, coordinating the Research Group on Emissions, Modelling and Climate Change, he was involved in more than 70 European projects. His research work includes over 800 scientific publications (156 peer-reviewed and participation in 26 books) on environmental impact assessment, air quality numerical modelling and management, development of emissions databases, wind tunnel simulation of flow and dispersion, numerical modelling of flow and dispersion around buildings, modelling of exposure to atmospheric pollutants and relate human health.
As Director of IDAD-Institute for Environment and Development (1993-2018), the interface unit of University of Aveiro and CESAM for cooperation with the Society, developed professional consulting and project activities.


CESAM Funding: