Pedro Lourenco

Head of Earth Observation Services

European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)

Portuguese Republic

Responsible for the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) Earth Observation services, that are support the maritime surveillance activities of several user communities: fisheries control, maritime safety, maritime security, law enforcement, border control, customs and pollution monitoring. In charge of the CleanSeaNet service, the pan-European satellite-based oil spill monitoring service, and the Copernicus Maritime Surveillance Services.

Worked in several universities and research centres both in Europe and in the US. For the past 14 years at EMSA, has been managing multiple innovation projects linked with integrated services, mobile technologies and geospatial systems. In charge of EMSA’s Earth Observation services since 2016. 

Pedro holds a MSc in Environmental Engineering and MBA from TheLisbonMBA (joint-venture between Católica-Lisbon and Nova SBE, in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management).