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    José Brilha

    Full Professor at the Earth Sciences Department of the University of Min​ho and Director of the Earth Sciences Centre.
    Deputy Chair of the Geoheritage Specialist Group of the World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN), Coordinator of the Working Group Geoheritage Assessment of the IUGS's International Geoheritage Commission, member of the Roster of Evaluators for UNESCO Global Geoparks. President of ProGEO - The European Association for the Conservation of the Geological Heritage (2012-2018); Member of the UNESCO’s Advisory Group of the Global Geoparks Network (2013-2016); Member of the National Committee for Geosciences of the IGCP-UNESCO (2012-2014) and of the Portuguese Forum of Geoparks (2012-2014). Editor of the Springer’s international journal Geoheritage (2009-2012). Develops basic and applied research on geoheritage, geoconservation, geoparks, and world heritage.
     
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    Diamantino Manuel Ínsua Pereira

    Associate Professor with Habilitation at the Earth Sciences Department of the University of Minho and Scientific Coordinator of the Terras de Cavaleiros UNESCO Global Geopark.
    Member of the National Committee for the International Geoscience Programme IGCP-UNESCO, President of the Portuguese Association of Geomorphologists (2007-2009) and Vice President during 2005-2007. Teaches the courses of Regional Geology (Bachelor), Relief and Landscape Evolution, Depositional Environments, Protected Areas and Land-use Planning, Geotourism and Geoparks (master). Has participated in eleven funded research projects, supervised 2 post-doc scholarships, 8 doctoral theses and 18 master theses. Director of the Earth Sciences Department 2004-2005 and 2011-2013. Director of the Master Degree in Environmental Sciences (2006 and 2009), of the Degree in Geology (2001) and of the Biology and Geology Teachers Training (2002 and 2004).
     
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    Paulo Pereira

    Assistant Professor at the Earth Sciences Department of the University of Minho. Graduation in Geography and Planning (2000) and PhD in Geology (2007). Visiting assistant professor at the Open University (2007-2008) and at the University of Minho (since 2011).
    Current research areas: geomorphology and geoconservation. Teaching experience with bachelor, master and PhD courses in these domains. Author of about 70 scientific publications and about 80 communications in national and international scientific events. Main organiser of the EGU Training School “Geoheritage management: conservation, promotion and monitoring” (2018).​