Forging sustainability

Sofia Pinto Ramalho

Sofia Pinto Ramalho

Assistant researcher

Research interests

Ecology of deep-sea ecosystems (continental slopes, abyssal regions, chemosynthetic habitats)
Anthropogenic impact in the deep sea (bottom-trawling fisheries, mining)
Mega-epifauna and imagery analyses
Meiofauna | Free-living marine nematodes

Academic degrees

2017 - PhD in Marine Sciences | European Joint Doctoral Programme on Marine Ecosystem Health and Conservation (MARES). University of Aveiro (Portugal) and Ghent University (Belgium)

2012 - European joint Master of Sciences in Nematology (EUMAINE). Ghent University (Belgium), Bielefeld University(Germany) and University of Évora (Portugal)

2010 - Degree in Biology. University of Évora (Portugal)

Scientific activities

Jun 2019 - Present - Junior Researcher (CEEC Individual 2017), Centre for Environmental and Marine studies (CESAM) / University of Aveiro (Portugal) University of Aveiro, Portugal | FCT funding CEEC Individual 2017

Apr 2018 – May 2019 - Research Fellow/Technician contract, IMAR - Institute of Marine Research/University of the Azores, Portugal | PO Açores 2020 project RECO: Acores-01-0145-Feder-000054_RECO)

Nov 2017 – March 2018 - Research Fellow, Centre for Environmental and Marine studies (CESAM) / University of Aveiro (Portugal) University of Aveiro, Portugal | FCT funded project PES: PTDC/GEOFIQ/5162/2014

Aug 2012 – May 2013 - Research Fellow, University of Évora | Centre of Oceanography (Portugal), Nemalab, Portugal | FCT funded project SWIMGLO: PTDC/MAR/100522/2008)

Aug 2009 – September 2010 - Research Fellow, University of Évora, Department of Landscape, Environment and Planning, Portugal | FCT funded Scientific Initiation studentship: UE/ICAAM/BII/09A/2009)



HACON - Hot vents in an ice-covered ocean: the role of the Arctic as a connectivity pathway between ocean basins See more

Scientific Supervision

Master (Co-supervisor): Joel Mokenye Amisi (not a CESAM member)

Projecto de Licenciatura (Main Supervisor): Inês Couto (not a CESAM member)

Field Experience in oceanographic cruises

2019 - RV Konprins Haakon with NUI hybrid ROV – Gekkel Ridge
2019 - RV Sonne with ROV Kiel 6000 - Clarion-clipperton fracture zone
2017 - NRP Almirante Gago Coutinho SEDMAR cruise - Madeira Archipelago
2014 - RV Belgica 14/15 cruise – SW Iberian margin

2014 - RV Pelagia 64PE387 cruise with ROV Genesis – SW Iberian margin
2013 - RV Belgica 13/17 cruise with ROV Genesis – SW Iberian margin

CESAM Funding: