Gonçalo Vieira is Associate Professor in Physical Geography at IGOT – University of Lisbon, Senior researcher and member of the Board of Directors at the CEG. He integrates the research group on Climate Change and Environmental Systems and is external collaborator at the Centre for Nordic Studies, University Laval, Canada.
His current main research interests are on the effects of changing climate on permafrost environments, geomorphodynamics and ecosystems. He has been especially active on permafrost monitoring and using high resolution remote sensing techniques, such as UAS. He has participated and lead projects in the Antarctic, Svalbard, sub-Arctic Canada, the Patagonian Andes, the High and Middle Atlas and the Portuguese mountains. He is the Portuguese representative at the International Permafrost Association, International Association of Cryosphere Sciences and Cryosphere Working Group of the International Arctic Science Committee, SCAR Standing Committee on Geosciences and national delegate at the European Polar Board, where he is member of the Policy Advisory Group. He is member of the Executive Committee of the Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost, of the Steering Committee of T-MOSAiC and member of the Transnational Access Board of Evaluators of INTERACT – International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic. In Portugal, he coordinates the national Polar Program (ProPolar), is Science Coordinator of the Estrela Aspiring Geopark and Science Advisor at the Polar Office of the Foundation for Science and Technology.