Dr. Luis A. Conti is a Professor and researcher at University of SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil. For over 10 years he has specialized in the application of Geotechnologies to the study of marine and coastal geology. He studied Geosciences at the University of SÃ£o Paulo and received his BSc in Geography in 1996 and a MSc in Physical Oceanography in 1998. After some time traveling and working in South America and Europe he did his PhD in University of SÃ£o Paulo with a research stay at University of Bordeaux, France, working with GIS and Geodatabase applications in Continental Shelves geomorphology modeling. He then worked for two years with geophysics-related exploration industry as field engineering in Qatar and United Arab Emirates. In 2007 he became an Associate Professor at University of SÃ£o Paulo where he is currently working on Natural Resources management and Geosciences Education focuses on Coastal Remote Sensing and GIS technologies.