Maria Teresa Calado

Postdoctoral Fellow


Instituto Dom Luiz
Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa
Campo Grande, Edf. C8, Piso 3, Sala 8.3.04
1749-016 Lisboa

Areas of Scientific activity

Remote Sensing, Fire weather, Fire danger, Burned area monitoring from space, Wildfire regimes


Teresa Calado is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at Instituto Dom Luis (IDL). Since 1999 she has been doing research within the framework of the Land Surface Analysis Satellite Application Facility (LSA SAF), an R&D and operational project that is part of the decentralized Ground Segment of EUMETSAT ( and she has assisted the Scientific Coordinator, Prof. Carlos C. DaCamara (FCUL). Since 2007, she is for the development of the LSA SAF Fire Risk Map (FRM) product over Southern Europe. From 2010 to 2012 she was part of the research team of ESA CCI (Climate Change Initiative), ECV fire disturbance project team and she has also assisted the Project Coordinator, Prof. Emilio Chuvieco (University of Alcalá de Henares, Madrid).

Teresa Calado’s research interests are on the calibration of indices of fire danger aiming at the operational generation of daily maps of fire danger and on the problem of detecting burned areas at the continental scale using information from a variety of space sensors (MERIS, ATSR, VEGETATION, AVHRR3). She is also interested in the impact of climate variability, climate change, weather patterns and meteorological extremes on wildfire regimes..

Short Curriculum Vitae


  • 2005: Ph.D. in Remote Sensing, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal. Thesis Identification of clouds and burnt surfaces in satellite imagery based on neuro-fuzzy systems. under the supervision of Prof. Carlos C. DaCamara (FCUL) and Prof. José M. C. Pereira (ISA)
  • 1995: M. Sc. in Climate Variability Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon. Thesis Climate variability of the winter extra tropical circulation simulated by a GCM under the supervision of Prof. Carlos C. DaCamara (FCUL).
  • 1993: Degree in Geophysical Sciences (Meteorology) Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon. Thesis An automatic classification of clouds using Meteosat imagery under the supervision of Prof. João A. M. Corte-Real (FCUL).
  • 1992: Course for Operational Meteorologist Instituto de Meteorologia, the National Weather Service, Portugal.


  • Postdoctoral Researcher at the LSA SAF Project at IDL, University of Lisbon.