This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 748747

Eduardo González-Gorbeña has a PhD in Ocean Engineering with emphasis in Coastal Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, a MSc in Coastal and Port Engineering from the University of Cantabria, and a BSc in Environmental Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. He has a large experience applying numerical models to coastal engineering projects of different degrees of complexity. Since his PhD, his research has been focused on marine renewable energy, specifically with optimisation of tidal current turbine array layouts. In October 2016, he joined the Marine Offshore Energy Team from the University of Algarve (Portugal) to work in the project SCORE that has involved the first deployment of a Tidal Energy Converter (TEC) in Portuguese waters. Recently, he has been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship for the project proposal named OpTiCA – Optimisation of Tidal energy Converter Arrays. This project started in July 2017 and aims to provide a significant contribution towards the understanding of (a) the effects of TECs interactions with the environment; (b) the capabilities and limitations of common strategies used for the numerical modelling of TECs; and (c) how to mathematically formulate optimisation models to solve the TEC array layout problem considering technical, socio-economic and environmental constraints.

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