PhD in Modern History and Master in Medieval History, he is a specialist in the fields of Naval, Nautical and Underwater Archaeology. He is an Associate Professor at the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Department of History, Arts and Humanities, in doctoral, masters, postgraduate and undergraduate courses. For thirty-four years, he was an archaeologist at the National Museum of Archeology. He is a researcher at the Center for Geosciences of the University of Coimbra, at the Center for History, Faculty of Letters of Lisbon and at the Center for Research in Historical Sciences at UAL, where he directs the Research Line in Archeology. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Department of History, Arts and Humanities. He has a vast curriculum in the direction of excavations, project coordination and presentation of results at national and international scientific meetings. He is a member of several scientific societies, namely the Academia de Marinha, where he is Emeritus, and the Association of Portuguese Archaeologists. He is currently a member of the Scientific Council of the University.