Augusto Salgado was born in 1965 and graduated from the Portuguese Naval Academy in 1983. He is a Captain of the Portuguese Navy, has a PhD in Maritime History by the Faculdade de Letras, Lisbon, since 2011. He is a researcher at CINAV – PT Naval Research Centre, member of the Academia de Marinha and of the Portuguese Military History Commission. He teaches Maritime History (XVI to XX centuries) at the Portuguese Navy Academy (Escola Naval) and in pos-graduated courses. His field of study is the Portuguese Naval History, mainly sixteen century onward and has published 3 books on this subject, plus several papers. In 2011 he won the award Prémio do Mar – Rei D. Carlos 2011 (Cascais).
He is also a keen underwater archaeologist enthusiast since 1996 and underwater photographer for over 30 years. Currently he is the co-coordinator of the project “The U-35 operations in the Algarve” that won the National Archaeology Society (UK) award “Adopt a Wreck Award 2015” and of the Research Program – HistArC: Maritime History and Archaeology of the Conflicts.