Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi, Brazil

Universidade Federal Fluminense – Fluminense Federal University (UFF) The Fluminense Federal University was created in 1960 as the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UFERJ). It originated from the incorporation of the Federal Schools of Pharmacy, Odontology and Law School (1912), Medicine (1926) and Veterinary Medicine (1936); (1944), Social Service (1945), Engineering (1952), and other two, private, Economic Sciences (1942) and Philosophy (1947). After being federalized and incorporated, this union was renamed Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF – Fluminense Federal University). The mission of UFF is to produce, disseminate and apply knowledge and culture in a critical and socially referenced way.

The Institute of Geosciences has three undergraduate courses: Geography, Geophysics, and Environmental Sciences, and two post-graduated courses: Geography and Ocean and Earth Dynamics. The main focus in terms of research lies in geotechnologies, coastal environments, and global change.

Research Projects in Natural Resources Management


BSc, MSc and Doctoral Programs relevant to CNRD


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 Geography – Coastal Problems Thais Baptista
Geochemistry – Bioindicators Catia Barbosa
Geochemistry – Geochronology Carla Carvalho
Geochemistry – Oceanography Ana Albuquerque
Physical Geography – Pollution Jose Antonio Neto