Who we are

The DGRM - Directorate-General for Natural Resources, Safety and Maritime Services is a central service of the direct administration of the State, endowed with administrative autonomy that is governed by the principles of liability, transparency, equity and quality.


The DGRM's mission is to develop maritime safety and services, including the maritime-port sector, the implementation of policies on fisheries, aquaculture, the processing industry and related activities, the preservation and knowledge of marine resources, as well as to ensure the regulation and control of activities in these areas.


To be a reference in the digital transformation of administration and customer service.

 Organisation chart

The organic structure of the DGRM is subordinated to the members of the Senior Management (Director-General and Deputy Directors), and its internal organisation follows the model of hierarchical structure in specialised Directorates and Divisions.


General Director

Eng.º José Simão

Deputy Director

Dr.ª Isabel Ventura

Deputy Director

Dr.ª Susana Baptista



The DGRM´s Organisational Chart is made up of seven vertical Directorates specialised by area of expertise and specific competences, two autonomous Divisions and an Advisory Unit providing direct support to the Senior Management and transversal action to all the units.


Order No 9353/2019 of 16th October proceeds with the readjustments of the organisational structure of the DGRM

Order No 9353/2019
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Ordinance No 394/2012 of 29th November establishes the core structure of the Directorate-General for Natural Resources, Safety and Maritime Services

Ordinance No 394/2012
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Decree-Law No 237/2012 of 31st October amends the Article 6 of Decree-Law No 49-A/2012 of 29th February

Decree-Law No 237/2012
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Decree-Law No 49-A 2012 of 29th February approves the organisation of the Directorate-General for Natural Resources, Safety and Maritime Services

Decree-Law No 49-A 2012
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