Fluminense Federal University, Niteroi, Brazil

Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF) was established in 1961 and is located in the eastern part of Guanabara Bay, in the city of Niteroi, which neighbors the city of Rio de Janeiro. UFF provides 124 undergraduate courses and 119 postgraduate courses, with around 40,000 students, 4,500 staff, and 3,200 Professors. To support higher education and cultural activities, the UFF has 350 laboratories, 23 libraries, two theaters, and a university hospital, which serves both UFF and more than 2 million people who live in the surrounding area. Over the last five years, UFF has spread higher education and cultural perspectives to other municipalities, reaching areas with fewer social, economic, and cultural opportunities.

The main areas of research definied by CAPES (the authority in charge for degree of post garduated courses) related to CNRD, are the postgraduate courses (MSc and PhD) in Geography and Geochemistry. In Geography the main areas are geotechonologies, environmental management and landscape evolution. In geochemistry the main interests are pollution, geochronology and biogeochemistry.


The Institute of Geosciences support three departments: Geology, Environmental sciences and Geography. Only Geology and Geography provide postgraduated courses. The Postgraduated course in Geography focuses on environmental management using GIS, Remote Sensing, Field experiments. Recently we include themes as Global Changes, including Anthropocene.

To support the CNRD Network, PPGG – UFF participates in different activities such as Joint Student Projects, research workshops, capacity building, and is open to students and lecturer exchange. The program aims to retain excellence in higher education and research through social inclusion and environmental responsibility for a better shared future.

Research Projects in Natural Resources Management

  • Quaternary evolution in wave-dominated deltas
  • Landscape evolution based in GIS and RS along Rio de Janeiro
  • Global Changes along Quaternary, impacts in continental and coastal environments
  • Geochronology evolution of coastal environments


BSc, MSc and Doctoral Programs relevant to CNRD

  • Geography
  • Geosciences (Geochemistry)
  • Ocean and Earth Dynamics


Activities in capacity development relevant to CNRD

  • Field Research in Physical Geography


Pool of Experts

Physical Geography – Coordinator Guilherme Fernandez
Physical Geography – GIS and RS Raul Vicens
Physical Geography – Climate changes Humberto Marotta
Physical Geopgraphy – Coastal Problems Thais Baptista
Geochemistry – Bioindicators Catia Barbosa
Geochemistry – Geochronology Carla Carvalho
Geochemistry – Oceanogrphy Ana Albuquerque
Physical Geography – Pollution Jose Antonio Neto

Project Coordination

Raul Vicens

Dr. Guilherme Borges Fernandez

Lab Coordinator