Jorge Manuel Ventura Oliveira e Carmo is a senior environmental and sanitary engineer and marine economy policy advisor, and is also a professor in sea economics. He has thirty plus years of experience in environmental policy, water treatment systems and technologies and sea economics. He teaches national and European blue economy financial support mechanisms and economic models connected with maritime law and sea economy. With a PhD in Environment Engineering from IST, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon (2013), a Graduation in the Doctoral Program in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies, from the University of Lisbon, the New University of Lisbon and East Anglia University (2010), a Master in Sanitary Engineering, with distinction, at the New University of Lisbon (2004) and a Graduation in Environmental Engineering at the New University of Lisbon (1985). Also completed the Advanced Management Program at the Catholic University of Lisbon Business School (2008) and a Business Management Post-Graduation at ISCTE, Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa, University Institute of Lisbon (1992).
He is a specialist in environmental and sanitary engineering working with the Lisbon Municipality, responsible for projects in partnership with the State Laboratory LNEC (National Laboratory for Civil Engineering) that carries out research in different fields of civil engineering, including technology of the storm and wastewater systems and urban water infrastructure asset management. Former Deputy General Director in the General Directorate for Maritime Policy (2014-2019), Chief Executive in GAMA, the Portuguese government bureau for marine safety, Portuguese Maritime Accident Investigation and Aeronautical Meteorology (2016-2017), former President in AMBIPORTO Tratamento de Efluentes ACE, a private company that operates the Oporto city wastewater treatment systems (2000-2012), former Technical Director, Commercial Director, Managing Director and CEO of SISAQUA, Sistemas de Saneamento Básico, SA (1995-2012), engineer in SOUTHERN WATER PLC (1995-1996) and Director of LISTRATA, Empresa Pública de Tratamento de Águas de Lisboa (1992-1995). Between 1991 and 1995 he worked as a design engineer for different water engineering companies (AMBIO, ENGIDRO, PROSSISTEMAS, HIDROPROJECTO, ECOLMARE e HIDROQUATRO) and was the owner of an environmental engineering company AMBISAN, Ambiente e Saneamento Lda. (1987-1994). He has been working for the Lisbon Municipality since 1986.
He worked in scientific research in many organizations including LNETI Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Tecnologia Industrial (1985-1986), IH Instituto Hidrográfico da Marinha (1986-1987), LNEC Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (1995-2003), CEHIDRO Centro de Estudos de Hidrossistemas do Instituto Superior Técnico (2009-2013) and as postdoctoral researcher, in CCIAM Centre for Climate Change Impacts Adaptation and Modelling, Faculty of Sciences in the University of Lisbon (2013-2014).
He is also an invited professor at the NOVA School of Law (2015-2020), and former lecturer at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (1999-2003), Instituto Superior de Ciências de Saúde (1997-2001), FORPESCAS Centro de Formação Profissional para o Sector das Pescas (1994-1995) and NOVA School of Science and Technology FCT NOVA (1993-1995).