FCT NOVA is one of the most prestigious Portuguese and European engineering and science public schools. It is engaged in extensive research activity developed in 16 research centres involving 1600 PhD and Master’s students of the total enrolment of 8000. FCT NOVA has a broad expertise in cutting edge R&D+I due to a multidisciplinary nature and strong experience in fundamental and applied research projects, ranging from materials, environment and biotechnologies to conservation and restoration. The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (DCEA) and the RD&I Units, MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre and CENSE – Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research, whose professors and researchers have know-how and teaching experience in Marine Sciences, Technology, Governance and Literacy, and Sustainability.