I graduated in Geophysical Sciences from the Lisbon University in 1992 and completed a MsC (DEA) degree in Ocean Sciences from University of Brest (Brittany, France) in 1993 and a PhD degree in 1998 from the same University, in Marine Geophysics. The beginning of my career was devoted to problems of Marine Geophysics, namely electromagnetic methods to study the Marine lithosphere and mantle. From 2006 onwards, I moved my scientific activity to the physical oceanography, specializing in numerical modelling of the ocean, using state of the art tools based on the regional ocean modelling system, ROMS-CROCO. In 2007-2012, I earned a five-years Ciência 2007 research contract, at the Center for environmental and marine studies (CESAM) of the university of Aveiro, under the subject: Global Change observatory and Marine Biodiversity, where I developed the main lines of my career becoming an researcher in ocean modelling and its applications to interdisciplinary problems. After working in a MarPro (Life) project in 2013 and in LarvalSources (FCT) in 2014-15 in larval dispersal problems, during 2016-2017 I worked, in the Marine Research Institute IIM-CSIC-Vigo (Spain), in the framework of Mytiga project, performing numerical modelling of Galician Rias, applied to aquaculture, and in the University of Vigo (Spain) during 2017-19, under contract of ARIOS project, studying ocean acidification. In 2019-2020 I worked back in CESAM as researcher of MarRisk (Interreg-Poctep) project, in ocean climate change and risk issues, and so far I have worked in stalked barnacle connectivity issues, in the framework of PERCEBES (Biodiversa) project. I supervise 5 PhD students (2 concluded and 3 ongoing), and several Master students, providing also support to PhD students of the group, and has participated in 15 research projects. I published 38 Papers in Marine Geophysics, Physical Oceanography and Marine Biology subjects, with 474 citations and h_index=12

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
rita nolasco

Nomes de citação

  • nolasco, rita

Identificadores de autor

Ciência ID

Endereços de correio eletrónico

  • rita.nolasco@ua.pt (Profissional)

Domínios de atuação

  • Ciências Naturais - Ciências da Terra e do Ambiente - Oceanografia


Idioma Conversação Leitura Escrita Compreensão Peer-review
Francês Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador proficiente (C1) Utilizador elementar (A1) Utilizador independente (B1)
Inglês Utilizador elementar (A2) Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador elementar (A2) Utilizador independente (B1) Utilizador independente (B1)
Grau Classificação
Doutoramento (Doutoramento)
Université de Bretagne Occidentale, França
"Sondages électromagnétiques en domaine océanique appliqués à l’étude du manteau supérieur en contexte de point chaud intraplaque" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Université de Bretagne Occidentale, França
"Modélisation de la Polarisation Spontanée Associée à la Circulation Hydrothermale " (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Licenciatura em Ciências Geofísicas (Licenciatura)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
"'Método "Hole-to-Hole"; modelação numérica e analógica'- Estágio Profissionalizante da Licenciatura " (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Percurso profissional


2019/07/01 - 2020/07/15 Assistant Researcher, in the framework of Percebes Project.
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2019/05/01 - 2019/06/30 Pos-Doc, in the framework of Percebes Project.
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2018/11/01 - 2019/04/30 Assistant Researcher, in the framework of MarRisk Project.
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2017/09/01 - 2018/10/31 Researcher, in the framework of Arios Project.
Universidade de Vigo, Espanha
2015/12/20 - 2016/12/31 Researcher, in the framework of MYTIGA Project.
Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas de Vigo, Espanha
2014/05/01 - 2015/04/30 Pos-Doc Researcher in the framework LarvalSources PTDC/BIA-BIC/120483/2010,
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2013/02/01 - 2014/01/31 Pos-Doc Researcher in the framework of MARPRO Project (LIFE09 NAT/PT/000038)
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2007/11/01 - 2012/10/31 Researcher ( Ciência 2007 program)
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2006/09/01 - 2007/09/30 Pos-Doc Researcher in the framework of PROFIT Project, ProFit - Interdisciplinary study of processes underlying the Phytoplankton dynamics in the Portuguese upwelling system.
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
1998/11/01 - 2006/07/31 Pos-Doc Researcher of Geophysical Centre of Lisbon University, (FCT granted, 1999 to 2002 -BPD/20170/99 and 2002 to 2006 BPD/10256/2002)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal
1993/10/01 - 1998/09/10 JNICT (FCT) Postgraduate grant, in the framework of a PhD program, with a thesis entitled: “Electromagnetic Sounding in oceanic domain: Implementation and Inversion Methods applied to the study of up
Université de Bretagne Occidentale, França
1992/10/01 - 1993/07/19 JNICT (FCT) Postgraduate grant, in Universtité de Bretagne Occidenta, Francel, in the framework of an Advanced Studies Diploma. Dissertation: Modelling of the Spontaneous Polarisation associated to Hi
Université de Bretagne Occidentale, França
1990/01/01 - 1992/07/30 Assistant Researcher in the framework of Project: Assessment of Geothermal Resources between Lamego and Vilaverde da Raia.
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências, Portugal


Designação Financiadores
2018 - 2019/03/31 MarRisk-Coastal adaptation to climate change: Knowing the risks and increasing resilience.
Bolseiro de Pós-Doutoramento
2012 - 2015/11 LarvalSources - Assessing the ecological performance of marine protected area (MPA) networks
grant.Provided by PTCRIS: 120483
Stichting Weten
2011 - 2014/12 IMPROVE- Inner shelf hydrographic and biological processes controlling invertebrate population in the Portuguese coast, using decapods as models
grant.Provided by PTCRIS: 110796
Stichting Weten
2010 - 2013/12 HAB-SPOT: Harmful algal blooms dynamics: Shelf processes of transport and retention offshore Aveiro
grant.Provided by PTCRIS: 100348
Stichting Weten
2008 - 2012/02 ISCAD - Inner shelf circulation and dispersion patterns: Interactions with estuarine systems.
grant.Provided by PTCRIS: 65760
Stichting Weten
2008 - 2011/03 CHEMECO- Monitoring colonisation in chemosynthetic ecosystems
grant.Provided by PTCRIS: 82421
Stichting Weten
2008 - 2011/03 Connect - Connectivity of marine populations assessed with genetic and numerical modelling tools
grant.Provided by PTCRIS: 65425
Stichting Weten
2007 - 2008/12 Advanced Monitoring and Diagnostics of Ria de Aveiro Physical Dynamics (AMDRAPHID)
grant.Provided by PTCRIS: 57928
Stichting Weten
2005 - 2007/12 HYDROARID-Evaluation of the Hydrogeological Potential and Sea Water Intrusion Monitoring in Semi-Arid Zones Using a Multitechnique approach: application to the Santiago and Maio Islands (Cabo Verde).
grant.Provided by PTCRIS: 55399
Stichting Weten


Designação Financiadores
2019 - 2020/07/15 Tools for the transition to spatial management of coastal resources: the stalked barnacle fishery in SW Europe
Universidade de Aveiro Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Portugal
2017 - 2018/09/30 ARIOS - Acidification in Rias and Iberian Oceanic Shelf
Bolseiro de Investigação
Ministério de Economia y Competitividad de España
2015 - 2016/12/31 Mytiga - Biological and environmental risks for the cultivation of Mytilus galloprovincialis within climate change scenario
Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas de Vigo, Espanha


Artigo em conferência
  1. Nolasco, R.; Monteiro Santos, F.A.; Soares, A.; Palshin, N.A.; Represas, P.; Dias, J.M.. "Measurements of motinally induction voltage in the Ria de Aveiro lagoon (Portugal)". 2003.
Artigo em revista
  1. Cordeiro, Nuno G.F.; Nolasco, Rita; Barton, Eric D.; Dubert, Jesus. "Fixed-point time series, repeat survey and high-resolution modeling reveal event scale responses of the Northwestern Iberian upwelling". Progress in Oceanography 190 (2021): 102480. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2020.102480.
    Publicado • 10.1016/j.pocean.2020.102480
  2. Oliveira, P.B.; Amorim, F.N.; Dubert, J.; Nolasco, R.; Moita, T.. "Phytoplankton distribution and physical processes off NW Iberia during two consecutive upwelling seasons". Continental Shelf Research 190 (2019): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85074703944&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  3. R. Nolasco; I. Gomes; L. Peteiro; R. Albuquerque; T. Luna; J. Dubert; S. E. Swearer; H. Queiroga. "Independent estimates of marine population connectivity are more concordant when accounting for uncertainties in larval origins". Scientific Reports 8 1 (2018): https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-19833-w.
  4. Cordeiro, N.G.F.; Dubert, J.; Nolasco, R.; Barton, E.D.. "Transient response of the Northwestern Iberian upwelling regime". PLoS ONE 13 5 (2018): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85047333211&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  5. nolasco, rita. "Independent estimates of marine population connectivity are more concordant when accounting for uncertainties in larval origins". Scientific Reports (2018):
  6. Pochelon, P.N.; Pires, R.F.T.; Dubert, J.; Nolasco, R.; Santos, A.M.P.; Queiroga, H.; dos Santos, A.. "Decapod larvae distribution and species composition off the southern Portuguese coast". Continental Shelf Research 151 (2017): 53-61. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85032199865&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  7. Moita, M.T.; Pazos, Y.; Rocha, C.; Nolasco, R.; Oliveira, P.B.. "Toward predicting Dinophysis blooms off NW Iberia: A decade of events". Harmful Algae 53 (2016): 17-32. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84964715404&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  8. Cordeiro Pires, A.; Nolasco, R.; Rocha, A.; Ramos, A.M.; Dubert, J.. "Climate change in the Iberian Upwelling System: a numerical study using GCM downscaling". Climate Dynamics 47 1-2 (2016): 451-464. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84944530914&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  9. Gomes, I.; Peteiro, L.G.; Albuquerque, R.; Nolasco, R.; Dubert, J.; Swearer, S.E.; Queiroga, H.. "Wandering mussels: Using natural tags to identify connectivity patterns among Marine Protected Areas". Marine Ecology Progress Series 552 (2016): 159-176. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84976340331&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  10. Cordeiro, N.G.F.; Nolasco, R.; Cordeiro-Pires, A.; Barton, E.D.; Dubert, J.. "Filaments on the Western Iberian Margin: A modeling study". Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 120 8 (2015): 5400-5416. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84941994519&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  11. Reboreda, R.; Castro, C.G.; Álvarez-Salgado, X.A.; Nolasco, R.; Cordeiro, N.G.F.; Queiroga, H.; Dubert, J.. "Oxygen in the Iberian margin: A modeling study". Progress in Oceanography 131 (2015): 1-20. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84922955674&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  12. Reboreda, R.; Cordeiro, N.G.F.; Nolasco, R.; Castro, C.G.; Álvarez-Salgado, X.A.; Queiroga, H.; Dubert, J.. "Modeling the seasonal and interannual variability (2001-2010) of chlorophyll-a in the Iberian margin". Journal of Sea Research 93 (2014): 133-149. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84906315919&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  13. Reboreda, R.; Nolasco, R.; Castro, C.G.; Álvarez-Salgado, X.A.; Cordeiro, N.G.F.; Queiroga, H.; Dubert, J.. "Seasonal cycle of plankton production in the Iberian margin based on a high resolution ocean model". Journal of Marine Systems 139 (2014): 396-408. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84907311174&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  14. nolasco, rita. "Global climate models as forcing for regional ocean modeling: a sensitivity study in the Iberian Basin (Eastern North Atlantic)". Climate Dynamics (2014):
  15. Pires, A.C.; Nolasco, R.; Rocha, A.; Dubert, J.. "Assessing future climate change in the Iberian upwelling system". Journal of Coastal Research SPEC. ISSU (2013): 1909-1914. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84883760100&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  16. Rocha, C.; Cordeiro, N.; Nolasco, R.; Dubert, J.. "Numerical modelling of the phytoplankton patterns in an upwelling event off the NW Iberian Margin". Journal of Coastal Research SPEC. ISSU (2013): 117-122. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84883816781&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  17. Pires, A.C.; Nolasco, R.; Dubert, J.. "On the origin of summer upwelled waters on the Western Iberian Margin". Journal of Coastal Research SPEC. ISSU (2013): 1993-1998. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84883783123&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  18. Nolasco, R.; Dubert, J.; Domingues, C.P.; Cordeiro Pires, A.; Queiroga, H.. "Model-derived connectivity patterns along the western Iberian Peninsula: Asymmetrical larval flow and source-sink cell". Marine Ecology Progress Series 485 (2013): 123-142. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84879625347&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  19. Nolasco, R.; Pires, A.C.; Cordeiro, N.; Le Cann, B.; Dubert, J.. "A high-resolution modeling study of the Western Iberian Margin mean and seasonal upper ocean circulation". Ocean Dynamics 63 9-10 (2013): 1041-1062. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84887229336&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  20. Marta-Almeida, M.; Reboreda, R.; Rocha, C.; Dubert, J.; Nolasco, R.; Cordeiro, N.; Luna, T.; et al. "Towards operational modeling and forecasting of the Iberian Shelves ecosystem". PLoS ONE 7 5 (2012): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84861534897&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  21. Vieira, S.; Coelho, H.; Nolasco, R.; Serôdio, J.; Barnes, R.S.K.; Queiroga, H.. "Repeated cycles of immersion and emersion amplify the crawling rhythm of the intertidal gastropod Hydrobia ulvae". Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 92 3 (2012): 565-570. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84859324405&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  22. Domingues, C.P.; Nolasco, R.; Dubert, J.; Queiroga, H.. "Model-derived dispersal pathways from multiple source populations explain variability of invertebrate larval supply.". PloS one 7 4 (2012): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84866172958&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  23. Domingues, C.P.; Almeida, M.J.; Dubert, J.; Nolasco, R.; Cordeiro, N.; Waap, S.; Sequeira, A.; Tavares, S.; Queiroga, H.. "Supply of crab larvae to an estuary in the eastern Atlantic upwelling system exhibits predictable and haphazard variation at different temporal scales". Marine Ecology Progress Series 425 (2011): 113-124. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79952648905&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  24. Marta-Almeida Martinho, M.; Ruiz-Villarreal, M.; Otero, P.; Cobas, M.; Peliz, A.; Nolasco, R.; Cirano, M.; Pereira, J.. "OOFe{open}: A Python engine for automating regional and coastal ocean forecasts". Environmental Modelling and Software 26 5 (2011): 680-682. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79251600341&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  25. Vieira, S.; Coelho, H.; Nolasco, R.; Serôdio, J.; Barnes, R.; Queiroga, H.. "The circatidal rhythm of the estuarine gastropod Hydrobia ulvae (Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae)". Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 100 2 (2010): 439-450. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77954117666&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  26. Oliveira, P.B.; Nolasco, R.; Dubert, J.; Moita, T.; Peliz, A.. "Surface temperature, chlorophyll and advection patterns during a summer upwelling event off central Portugal". Continental Shelf Research 29 5-6 (2009): 759-774. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-61849091449&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  27. Vaz, N.; Miguel Dias, J.; Chambel Leitão, P.; Nolasco, R.. "Application of the Mohid-2D model to a mesotidal temperate coastal lagoon". Computers and Geosciences 33 9 (2007): 1204-1209. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-34447526685&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  28. Monteiro Santos, F.A.; Nolasco, R.; Soares, A.; Dias, J.M.; Bernardo, I.. "Estimation of water transport from oscillations of the on-shore telluric field generated by tides". Earth and Planetary Science Letters 263 3-4 (2007): 420-428. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-35549012349&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  29. Nolasco, R.; Soares, A.; Dias, J.M.; Monteiro Santos, F.A.; Palshin, N.A.; Represas, P.; Vaz, N.. "Motional induction voltage measurements in estuarine environments: The Ria de Aveiro Lagoon (Portugal)". Geophysical Journal International 166 1 (2006): 126-134. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-33745616098&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  30. Monteiro Santos, F.; Soares, A.; Trindade, L.; Nolasco, R.; Rodrigues, H.. "Voltage measurements over the CAM-1 submarine cable between Madeira Island and Portugal mainland". earth, planets and space 54 4 (2003): 393-398. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0345457176&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  31. Monteiro Santos, F.A.; Soares, A.; Nolasco, R.; Rodrigues, H.; Luzio, R.; Palshin, N.. "Lithosphere conductivity structure using the CAM-1 (Lisbon-Madeira) submarine cable". Geophysical Journal International 155 2 (2003): 591-600. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0344035412&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  32. Monteiro Santos, F.A.; Almeida, E.P.; Castro, R.; Nolasco, R.; Mendes-Victor, L.. "A hydrogeological investigation using EM34 and SP surveys". Earth, Planets and Space 54 5 (2002): 655-662. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-8744281113&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  33. Almeida, E.; Pous, J.; Santos, F.M.; Fonseca, P.; Marcuello, A.; Queralt, P.; Nolasco, R.; Mendes-Victor, L.. "Electromagnetic imaging of a transpressional tectonics in SW Iberia". Geophysical Research Letters 28 3 (2001): 439-442. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0034744792&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  34. Monteiro Santos, F.A.; Nolasco, M.; Almeida, E.P.; Pous, J.; Mendes-Victor, L.A.. "Coast effects on magnetic and magnetotelluric transfer functions and their correction: Application to MT soundings carried out in SW Iberia". Earth and Planetary Science Letters 186 2 (2001): 283-295. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0035049013&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  35. Nolasco, R.; Tarits, P.; Filloux, J.H.; Chave, A.D.. "Magnetotelluric imaging of the Society Islands hotspot". Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 103 B12 (1998): 30287-30309. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-0032506825&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  1. Monteiro Santos, F.A.; Nolasco, R.; Marta-Almeida, M.; Soares, A.; Bernardo, I.; Luzio, R.; Dubert, J.; Dias, J.M.. The telluric field induced by tidal motion: A review of the Portuguese experience. 2011.

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