Adolfo Silveira holds a PhD in Modern History, a Master in Medieval History, and is a specialist in Naval, Nautical and Underwater Archaeology. He is an archaeologist in the National Archaeology Museum and a lecturer and researcher at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, being lead researcher in the strand on “Treaties, Shipbuilding Classification”. He funded the Research and Development Centre on the Sea at CICH, which has carried out several activities in the fields of water and interface archaeology. He coordinates the Post-graduation in Underwater Archaeology and lectures in the Bachelor, Master and PhD Programs in the fields of Archaeology, Heritage and Naval History and Naval Archaeology. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the History Department. He has published and coordinated several papers on Archaeology and History in national and international scientific journals and his research has focused on the study of 15th to 17thc wooden vessels. Adolfo Silveira holds a vast experience in on-site excavations, in coordinating projects and presenting research results at national and international scientific meetings. He is a member of several scientific societies, namely the Academia da Marinha (emeritus member) and the Portuguese Association of Archaeologists. Currently, his research interests include Naval Archaeology, Ancient Naval architecture and History of Science. He is the author of museum guides and scientific coordinator of several exhibitions in the field of Archaeology.