J. Tavora Bertazo Pereira MA (Juliana)

PhD Candidate

About Me

I am an oceanographer interested in the dynamics of suspended particles in estuarine and coastal waters using remote sensing and modeling techniques. I have a MSc in Oceanography at UMAINE (USA), a BSc in Oceanography at FURG (Brazil). My main research activities focus on the variability of suspended sediment transport due to physical (rivers discharge, winds, tides, extreme weather events) processes in coastal areas applying a multitude of approaches and tools.


Earth & Environmental Sciences
Coastal Zone
Remote Sensing
River Discharge
Suspended Particulate Matter
Agriculture & Biology


De Liz Arcari, A. , Retsios, V. , Tavora, J. , van der Wal, D. , & Salama, M. S. (2023). Analytical derivation of water clarity time-series from Sentinel-2 MSI imagery. Poster session presented at Inaugural Science Symposium, TREVOR Symposium 2023, Plymouth, United Kingdom.
Tavora, J., Jiang, B., Kiffney, T., Bourdin, G., Clifton Gray, P., Sander de Carvalho, L., Hesketh, G., M. Schild, K., Faria de Souza, L., C. Brady, D., & Boss, E. (2023). Recipes for the derivation of water quality parameters using the high-spatial-resolution data from sensors on board Sentinel-2A, Sentinel-2B, Landsat-5, Landsat-7, Landsat-8, and Landsat-9 Satellites. Journal of Remote Sensing, 3, 1-18. Article 0049. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.34133/remotesensing.0049
De Liz Arcari, A. , Tavora, J. , Retsios, V. , van der Wal, D. , & Salama, M. S. (2023). Towards operational water quality monitoring with an analytical radiative transfer model. In Anais do XX Simpósio Brasileiro de Sensoriamento Remoto (Vol. 20). Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE).
Távora, J., Leão Fernandes, E. H., & Möller, O. O. (2022). Patos Lagoon, Brazil, suspended particulate matter (SPM) data compendium. Geoscience Data Journal, 9(2), 235-255. https://doi.org/10.1002/gdj3.134
Other Contributions

Tavora, J.; Fernandes, E. H. L.; Bitencourt, L. P..; Orozco, P. (2020) El-Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) effects on the variability of Patos Lagoon Suspended Particulate Matter, Regional Studies in Marine Science, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2020.101495

Tavora, J.; Boss, E.; Doxaran, D.; Hill, P. (2020) An Algorithm to Estimate Suspended Particulate Matter Concentrations and Associated Uncertainties from Remote Sensing Reflectance in Coastal Environments. Remote Sens. 12, 2172, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12132172

Tavora, J.; Fernandes, E. H. L.; Thomas, A. C.; Weatherbee, R.  & Schettini, C. A. F. (2019) The influence of river discharge and wind on Patos Lagoon, Brazil, Suspended Particulate Matter,International Journal of Remote Sensing, 40:12, 4506-4525, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2019.1569279

Poester, V. R.; Mattei, A. S.; Madrid, I M., Tavora, J.; Klafke, G. B.; Sanchotene, K. O.; Brandolt, T. M.; Xavier,  M. O. (2018) Sporotrichosis in Southern Brazil, towards an epidemic? Zoonoses Public Health. 2018; 65: 815– 821. https://doi.org/10.1111/zph.12504

E. d. P. Kirinus, J. T. B. Pereira, W. C. Marques, H. B. Matzenauer, V. R. Poester and T. Borges Ribeiro Gandra, "Exploring the Impact of Sub-Sea Technology Development on the Southern Brazilian Shelf," (2014) Symposium on Automation and Computation for Naval, Offshore and Subsea (NAVCOMP), Rio Grande, 2014, pp. 30-33, doi: 10.1109/NAVCOMP.2014.11.

Pereira, J. , Kirinus, E. , Marques, W. , Gandra, T. , Barros, G. and Matzenauer, H. (2014) Exploring the Project Potential of Marine Current Turbines: A Case Study in the Southern Brazilian Shelf Region. International Journal of Geosciences, 5, 1547-1560. doi: 10.4236/ijg.2014.513126.


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The Netherlands

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Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands