6th edition of the Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus.

The Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), an Associated Laboratory of the University of Aveiro (UA), Portugal, welcomes applications for six-year research contracts, funded by the National Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), acting as host institution, in the framework of the sixth edition of the Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus. Working at CESAM means being a member of an international collaborative and transdisciplinary network that gathers more than 220 PhD researchers with knowledge and expertise on fundamental and applied research in the natural and social sciences, which is a unique asset in an Associated Laboratory in Portugal. CESAM is committed...

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  • Horizon Europe: Pathways to synergies Call for proposals is now open!

    This new Widening funding opportunity will fund ca. 20 projects with an expected EU contribution per project of 0.50 to 1.2 M€. Participation as coordinators to the call is limited to legal entities established in Widening countries (like Portugal). The funding scheme aims: - Unlock synergies between Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020, and ERDF, IPA (instrument for pre-accession assistance), RRF, INTERREG or similar funding instruments;- Strengthen competitiveness of R&I actors in Widening countries;- Accelerate knowledge transfers and innovation cycles for beneficiaries from ERDF and Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe;- Strengthen innovation capacity and competitiveness of less R&I performing regions. Find out more on: HERE Deadline: 28 September 2023    


  • Ecomare at the meeting "Blue Connectivity – Foster Digital Technologies for the Blue Economy"

    On April 4, Ubiwhere (technology company) hosts the meeting “Blue Connectivity – Foster Digital Technologies for the Blue Economy”. This meeting is part of the Blue Growth Program of the EEA Grants 2014-2021, operated by the Directorate-General for Maritime Policy. And it will feature interventions by the Secretary of State for the Sea, José Maria Costa, and the Norwegian Ambassador to Portugal, Tove Bruvik Westberg. In addition to the dissemination of innovative projects related to the sustainable blue economy, the meeting also includes a round table on the theme of collaborative innovation for sustainability, which highlights the presence of Ecomare (Laboratory for the Innovation and Sustainability of Marine Biological Resources of the University ofAveiro). More information about the meeting here.

  • CESAM researcher integrates scientific board of the Portuguese Council for Health and Environment

    Myriam Lopes, researcher at the Centre of Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) and professor at the Department of Environment and Planning (DAO) at the University of Aveiro, was invited to join the scientific council of the newly created Portuguese Council for Health and Environment(CPSA). CPSA is a non-profit association, created on October 31, 2022 and chaired by Dr.Luís Campos. Among the main objectives of this new association, we find the awareness “of populations and health professionals about the consequences of climate change and environmental degradation on the health of populations” and collaboration with “those responsible, at all levels, in decision-making that can combat climate change and environmental degradation”.  The CESAM researcher was invited by the management board of CPSA to join the scientific council of this association, which includes names such as Mónica Bettencourt-Dias (IGC), Francisco Ferreira (FCT-NOVA and Associação ZERO) and Baltazar Nunes (INSA). This invitation arises from her recognized scientific competence in themes associated with climate change. With participation in several national (FCT, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) and international (FP7, H2020, Horizonte Europa, DG Health, ERASMUS+) research projects related to air quality and health, climate change, urban metabolism and sustainability. Learn more about the Portuguese Council for Health and Environment here.

  • CESAM researcher coordinates UA component of new European project

    Our researcher Heliana Teixeira (CESAM/DBIO) is the UA coordinator of the newly-funded Horizon Europe project B-Cubed that will transform biodiversity monitoring to ensure policymakers can proactively address the impacts of biodiversity change. Acording to EurekAlert: The magnitude and dynamics of the global biodiversity crisis are hard to quantify and require rapid, reliable and repeatable biodiversity monitoring data which decision makers can use to evaluate policy options. Such information – from local to global level and within timescales relevant to policy – calls for improved integration of data on biodiversity from different sources such as museums, herbaria, remote sensing, citizen scientists and researchers. The B-Cubed project (Biodiversity Building Blocks for policy) – that started in March 2023 – will address this challenge by transforming biodiversity monitoring from a disconnected, labour-intensive activity into an agile and responsive process, tailored to the needs of decision-makers. The project consortium is composed of 13 partner organisations from 10 countries and is coordinated by Meise Botanic Garden. B-Cubed will work closely with existing European and international biodiversity initiatives to identify and address policy needs. It will leverage the concept of data cubes to standardise access to biodiversity data using the Essential Biodiversity Variables framework. In conjunction with other environmental data and scenarios, these cubes will be the basis for models and indicators of past, current and future biodiversity. These state-of-the-art prediction models will be accessible to users in real-time and on-demand in a cloud computing environment, delivering accurate, reliable and understandable information on biodiversity status and change. The project will ensure its results can be cloned, reused and updated by creating exemplar automated workflows for modelling using biodiversity data cubes and for the calculation of change indicators. To ensure its tools meet users’ needs and effectively capture relevant policy aspects of biodiversity change, B-Cubed will include four case studies. These will cover different locations varying in geographic extent, biodiversity richness and data availability. The project launched its activities with a Kick-off meeting in Brussels on 13 and 14 March 2023. “This is a really exciting opportunity to take methods, data and infrastructure and combine it in ways that will really help in resolving the biodiversity crisis.” – Dr. Quentin Groom (Meise Botanic Garden), B-Cubed’s coordinator. Font: New EU project will standardise access to bio | EurekAlert!

  • The submissions for the UN World Oceans Day Photo Competition hosted by the United Nations are now open

    As part of the activity of the Portuguese Committee for the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (CP-IOC), chaired by Dr. Luís Menezes Pinheiro, an integrated member of CESAM, we would like to share with you the United Nations World Oceans Day Photo Contest, organized by the United Nations.  This free competition is open to the public and explores the six thematic categories No Time to Waste, Putting the Ocean First, The Wonderful World of Tides, Ocean Is Life, Big and Small Underwater Faces and Underwater Seascapes to encourage photographers’ interpretations and artistic visions.The judges are looking for images that leave them mesmerized, moved, intrigued, and wanting to know more and share their work with the world.  The winners of the competition will be announced during the UN WOD Event on 8th June 2023.Winning images will be recognized and diffused throughout the contest websites, the media, and the informational materials related to subsequent competitions.   All entries must be submitted by April 23rd, 2023.    More information here.   

CESAM Funding: UIDP/50017/2020 + UIDB/50017/2020 + LA/P/0094/2020


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