Paulo Rosa Santos is Associate Professor with Habilitation of the Department of Civil Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering - University of Porto. His main research field is the application of physical and numerical modelling to the study of offshore, port and coastal related topics. In the last 17 years, he collaborated in more than 45 R&D projects and consultancy studies in those fields. Supervisor/Co-supervisor of 35 finished M.Sc. Dissertations and 9 PhD students (ongoing) in the field of coastal engineering and marine renewable energy. Author of over 150 papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and conference proceedings (38 papers in Q1 journals). Chartered Engineer (2004), Senior Member (2013) and Specialist in Hydraulics and Water Resources (2019) by the Portuguese Engineering Council. Member of the Board of the Portuguese Water Resources Association – North Branch. PI, Co-PI or Researcher of 9 R&D projects in the field of ocean renewable energies and coastal engineering in the last 5 years (e.g., Atlantida, WEC4Ports, PORTOS, WECANet, ORACLE, SE@PORTS, HYDRALAB+, OPWEC, I.nano.WEC).