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Science and Technology in Maritime Strategy

Bush House North East Wing, Strand Campus , London

20 Jun
SSS main image South Atlantic Security from the Brazilian Navy Perspective
Admiral Eduardo Bacellar Leal Ferreira

In this talk, Admiral Leal Ferreira will address some considerations about Geopolitics of the South Atlantic from the Brazilian perspective and discuss the particularities of Science and Technology in the development of Maritime Strategy for the Brazilian Navy.


Admiral Eduardo Bacellar Leal Ferreira graduated from the Brazilian Naval Academy in 1974. He was promoted to Admiral in 2013. He holds a degree in Electronics and career degrees from the Brazilian Naval War College, such as the Command and Staff Officer Course, the Upper Naval War Course and the Maritime Policy and Strategy Course. He also completed the Regular Staff Officer Course from the Chilean Naval War Academy.

Throughout his career, he remained on board for more than seventeen years and spent more than 1,300 days at sea. Admiral Leal Ferreira served on Frigates “Defensora” and “União”, BN Training Ship “Custódio de Mello”, and Destroyer “Sergipe”. He was commander of the Instruction Ship “Aspirante Nascimento”, the Corvette “Frontin” and the Frigate “Bosísio” and also served as commander of the 2nd Escort Ships Squadron.

His staff assignments include duty on the Chief of Naval Operations staff and Operations Officer on the Office of the Ministry of Navy. He also served as Instructor of Seamanship and Navigation at the United States Naval Academy, in Annapolis.

As Flag Officer, he served as the Chief of Staff of the Commander in Chief of Fleet, President of the Navy Sports Commission, Commander of the “Almirante Alexandrino” Instruction Center, Commander of the Brazilian Naval Academy, Commander of the Seventh Naval District, Director of Ports and Coasts, Commander in Chief of the Fleet and Commander of the Joint Superior War College.

He was Commander of the Brazilian Navy from February 2015 to January 2019, when he retired from the active service. Currently, Admiral Leal Ferreira is President of the Administrative Board of Petrobras (Brazilian State Oil Company).

Light refreshments will be provided.

This event will be held under Chatham House Rule.

The seminar is co-hosted by the Centre for Science & Security Studies (CSSS) and King's Brazil Institute.

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