Carlos Bateira is professor of Physical Geography at the Department of Geography of the Oporto University. Belongs to the CEGOT (Geography and Spatial Planning Research Centre) integrating the DyNat group of the Nature and Environmental Dynamics research area. The main scientific interests are related with hidro-geomorphological processes and natural hazards. He developed research on slope instability focused on the assessment of geomorphological susceptibility and he is the coordinator of DyNat group. The group participated in several works related with Municipal Emergency Plans namely the production of the cartographic support to Civil Protection activities.