The Group of Corrosion and Environmental Effects (GECEA, Grupo de Estudos de Corrosão e Efeitos Ambientais) develops activity in the areas of Research & Development, Failure Analysis and also consulting. The scientific and technical areas are Corrosion, Corrosion Protection and, closely linked to these, the development of new, environmental-friendly, industrial practices. Further, given its academic nature, the Group develops its fundamental activity in teaching students at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels.