Pedro Vinagre has a Degree in Biology, M.Sc. in Ecology, and Ph.D. in Marine Ecology obtained at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Pedro has large expertise in marine communities with emphasis on the Ecology and monitoring of benthic communities. During his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, Pedro addressed gaps in the Water Framework Directive, namely with the definition of estuarine Reference Conditions and the development of a water quality assessment tool based on rocky shore macroinvertebrates. In 2017, Pedro joined WavEC Offshore Renewables where he has been working strongly with Environmental Impact Assessment and environmental monitoring of onshore/nearshore/offshore projects, particularly of marine renewable energy projects.