Luiz Tadeu da Silva
PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of Évora – Portugal, with specialization in Environmental Management and Planning and Marketing; Graduated in Data Processing; in economics; and in Administration. He is currently a senior civil servant at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), working in research at the Hydrology and Natural Disasters Group of INPE’s Earth System Science Center (CCST), in line with Environmental Vulnerability and Impact Studies. Water Resources arising from extreme weather events in the Brazilian Basins. They have strong experience in geographic information systems (GIS) and in the development of indexes related to meteorological and earth observation services and products, specifically in the development of methodologies related to environmental susceptibilities and vulnerabilities. Experience in statistical surveys, analysis and treatment of data, environmental impacts, statistical probabilities and data projections related to weather and earth observation services and products. In his doctoral dissertation he developed specific methodologies capable of calculating the susceptibility and vulnerability to landslides in the face of extreme rainfall events, a major advance for science and universal usability by research centers and other institutions working on prevention, monitoring and forecasting these types of disasters.