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Associated Laboratory since 2005, CESAM includes around 500 researchers, 190 of whom with a PhD degree, and six departments of the University of Aveiro: Environment and Planning, Biology, Civil Engineering, Physics, Chemistry and Geosciences; it also includes members from the Faculty of Sciences, of the University of Lisbon.  perder peso spotify premium code generator
CESAM's mission is to develop fundamental research in the Coastal and Marine Environment, understood in an integrated manner involving the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and anthroposphere.

 
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  Paulo da Conceição Silva Vasconcelos  
  Category: Post-Doctoral fellow  
  Department: Department of Biology  
  Research Line: Biodiversity and Biology of Stress  
  Research Group:  
CESAM - Seminar Cycle
Highlights
  • 14/04/2014
    Cocktails of pesticides, used in agriculture to fight pests, are causing harmful effects on organisms that regenerate the terrestrial ecosystem and, therefore, are undermining the health of Portuguese soils. This is the main conclusion drawn by team of CESAM biologists that examined the effects of mixtures of pesticides, used on a large scale throughout Europe, in organisms that are damaged by the chemicals action. Without them, and consequently without the crucial role they have in organic matter decomposition and redistribution of nutrients, agricultural soils can not stay healthy.



    More details: http://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/deta.....

  • 01/04/2014
    UA in the largest European project on soil degradation in Europe

    Nobody knows what  is the health state of Portuguese soils. For certain, the variety and intensity of threats are enormous. Among the culprits, desertification and land impermeabilization  appear to head a long list of phenomena. To assess for the first time the state of the national soil, identifying and studying phenomena that affect them and develop innovative solutions to prevent, in the long term, the country's south region - mainly - to become an arid desert, a team of researchers from the UA have rolled up their sleeves. The mission of Portuguese scientists is part of RECARE project, the EU largest project aiming for the prevention and remediation of soil degradation in Europe, is officially launched on April 1 and has a multidisciplinary team of researchers from 27 European organizations.
    More details: http://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/detail.asp?lg=pt&c=37876

  • 28/03/14
    On March 22, 2014, CESAM researchers participated in the 'Planting Caramulo' initiative, sponsored by the city of Viseu in conjunction with other local and regional entities.
    Agents and local communities joined forces in a voluntary movement to plant 10,000 trees (mountain oak and birch) to restore some of the public lands that were affected by large forest fires that consumed more than 9,000 acres of forest in the Caramulo mountain range during the summer of 2013. These fires triggered not only the loss of human lives but also large environmental and socioeconomic impacts. In the joint area of St. John 's and Mount Mosteirinho' Parishes, one of the areas of study of the RECARE project around 600 trees were planted with great enthusiasm despite adverse weather conditions.
    The initiative was a huge success, with more than 1,000 volunteers and local organizations, schools and citizens associations, thus  demonstrating awareness of the local actors to direct and indirect impacts of forest fires and the need to implement solutions to rehabilitate burned areas and mitigate soil degradation.
    Additional information: http://www.cm-tondela.pt/plantarocaramulo/ ou http://cmtv.sapo.pt/atualidade/detalhe/dez-mil-arvores-plantadas-no-caramulo.html

  • 25/03/2014
    A multidisciplinary team from the University of Aveiro, including CESAM members, has been working on new applications of scientific methods used in other areas in order to seek a solution to the resistance of bacterial strains to various antibiotics. 
    One such method, named photodynamic therapy has been tested in the treatment of hospital sewerage, where multidrug-resistant bacteria are frequently found, and according to studies conducted, so far it has shown to be much more effective than other conventional approaches.
    Additional information; http://www.cienciahoje.pt/inde.....

  • 17/03/14
    ADAPT-MED is a European research project which accompanies local decision-makers in elaborating adaptation strategies to climate and global change in a context of uncertainty, coastal risks, endangerment of ecosystems, as well as urban and water management issues. Partners from France (ACTeon and BRGM), Greece (University of Athens) and Portugal (ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, University of Aveiro-CESAM) will work in three distinct research sites on how knowledge affects perceptions on climate change and how perceptions affect decision-making at all levels (economic, social, environmental policies) when dealing with climate change. It is innovative in the sense that it joins psychological, socio-economic, political science and scientific (geographic, geomorphologic and marine biologic) skills in one project. The project was launched in December 2013 and will last 24 months.

  • 12/03/14
    The CESAM article 'Nucleic acid changes during photodynamic inactivation of bacteria by cationic porphyrin' published in 'Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry' journal has selected by Global Medical Discovery as a key scientific article contributing to excellence in biomedical research.
    Link: http://globalmedicaldiscovery......

  • 11/03/14
    A team of researchers of CESAM published a paper in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, a journal of high scientific impact, concerning the research on 'kleptoplasts', the name given to chloroplasts in the tissues of a non-photosynthetic host.
    The article updates the state-of-the-art on kleptoplast photophysiology, focusing on the comparative analysis of the responses to light of the chloroplasts when in their original, macroalgal cells, and when sequestered in animal cells and functioning as kleptoplasts.
    Abstract of the article here.

  • 01/03/2014


    From March 1 to April 24, on Saturdays at 20h50 (with repetitions)

    'Biodiversidade no Hipermercado' is a TV show with the label of the Department of Biology of UA. Using science coupled with lots of humor, and driven by 3D animated characters, this TV project aims to raise the awareness of the importance of biodiversity.

    Episodes:
    Um Mar de Peixes: http://vimeo.com/87855279   

    Um Doce Aniversário: http://vimeo.com/88636937

  • 06/03/14
    The little red squirrel had settled all over the country for many centuries. The disappearance of forests and woods where it used to roam have led to its scarcity. A while back there were news of its return, but where does it walk now? That's what a study of CESAM/UA intends to find out.
    Rita Gomes Rocha created the red squirrel project in Portugal with the aim to better understand this species, their behavior patterns and identify factors that may influence its expansion. The data will be the subject of study within her postdoctoral work at UA.
    News at PÚBLICO: http://www.publico.pt/local/no.....1627258#/2  
    Ciência Hoje: http://www.cienciahoje.pt/inde.....

  • 28/02/2014
    Biology and genetics, management and conservation of animal populations, study of ecosystems and biodiversity are some of the areas that the Wildlife Unit of UA/CESAM embraced within and outside the country. Coordinated by the biologist Carlos Fonseca, the Unit has fifty researchers, divided between the national territory, several European countries, Brazil, Bolivia, Cape Verde and Mozambique, contributing all to a harmonious relationship between humankind and the environment.
    Interview:  http://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/detail.asp?c=37493

  • 21/02/2014
    A team of biologists of CESAM developed a novel traceability test that, through a microbiological examination of fish mucus, determine the provenance of the product. The test is ready to be used by any saltwater fish farming.
    More details: http://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/deta.....

  • 19/02/2014
    Successful prediction of pathways of storm runoff generation and associated soil erosion is of considerable societal importance, including off-site impacts such as water quality and the provision of related ecosystem services.
    The key benefit of this Action will be to establish connectivity as a research paradigm. The Action will permit transfer of current understanding into useable science, by developing it’s conceptual basis and transferring it into a series of monitoring and modelling tools that will provide the platform for indices that will inform holistic management of catchment systems.
    More details about Action: http://www.cost.eu/domains_act.....

  • 14th Rodens et Spatium – International Conference on Rodents Biology

    28 de Julho a 2 de Agosto de 2014, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

    A Conferência Rodens et Spatium é um encontro bienal reune cientistas de vários países cuja investigação envolve a biologia de roedores, em áreas tão variadas como a ecologia, genética, evolução, parasitologia, gestão de pragas, entre outras. Rodens et Spatium, oferece ainda a oportunidade de participação em workshops selecionados (Tools for analyzing landscape connectivity: methods and applications; Using Landsat imagery to understand landscape ecology; and Geometric Morphometrics).
    Convidamos todos os interessados a visitar a página oficial em http://rslisbon2014.wix.com/conference. Aos estudantes são oferecidos descontos sobre o valor da inscricação, assim como um número limitado de bolsas.
  • 30-01-2014


    Universidade de Aveiro 24-28 February 2014


    Deep sea ecosystems are the most extensive and remote environments on our planet, but despite the scarcity of our knowledge it is clear that they yield an extremely relevant portion of the Earth’s biodiversity. The scientific exploration and the numerous opportunities for the exploitation of deep-sea resources, require technological advances and present important societal challenges. From a pragmatic perspective there are concerns about the potential impacts of current and future anthropogenic activities, climatic changes and other threats to marine biodiversity and the subsequent influence on the global ecological processes and services sustained by this biodiversity. Furthermore there are important management and policy-making implications for these marine areas that are mostly beyond national jurisdiction. Any understanding of global biodiversity regulation must include a basic knowledge on the organisms inhabiting the Earth’s most extensive environment, how they interact with the environment and influence global processes, as well as, which are the theories that explain how this biodiversity is generated and/or maintained.


    Objectives



    • To understand the spatial and temporal deep-sea biodiversity patterns, the ecological processes that contribute to biodiversity creation and maintenance and deep-sea.

    • To debate conservation needs and challenges including research issues, technological advances and the implications of deep-sea specificities for policy-making and management.

    • To acquire skills for developing fundamental and applied research in the deep sea; to gain competence for the design and implementation of action plans for deep-sea biodiversity conservation and deep-sea Marine Protected Areas and Networks


    Enrolment deadline: 19th February 2014

  • 30/01/14
    The theme session on ​The science and tools for the management of networks of Marine Protected Areas, which is part of the ICES Annual Science Conference 2014, is being organized by CESAM members.
    The ASC 2014 will be held at the Palexco Congress and Exhibition Centre in A Coruña, Spain, from the 15th to the 19th of September.

    The topics to be addressed during the session are:
         - Theoretical and modeling approaches to define and implement representative and resilient networks of MPAs:
         - Development and validation of species distributions and habitat models as surrogates for biological and ecological processes;
         - Identification of movement corridors and connectivity among regions, and its implications for management; 
         - Approaches for addressing the effect of environmental change on species distributions and/or community structure through the implementation of MPAs and dynamic ocean management;
         - Application of seascape ecology to ecosystem-based management and assessing the effect of human activities, such as renewable energy and mariculture, on marine habitats and species;
         - Mending the fences: interactions between networks of MPAs and other uses of the marine environment;
         - Design, implementation and management of MPAs at large spatial scales: high seas, deep-sea and transnational MPAs and MPA networks;
         - MPAs in practice: use of Before/After designs, Control/Impact designs and No-take zones to assess the effectiveness of MPAs; 
         - MPAs in practice: social science and culturally appropriate guidance in MPA designation;
         - MPAs in practice: socioeconomic impacts of MPAs and MPA networks.

    Further information on the theme session and on the ASC 2014 is available in the attached document, and following the links www.ices.dk/asc2014/ and www.ices.dk/news-and-events/asc/ASC-2014/Documents/Description TS B.pdf.

  • 24/01/2014
    Biochar in soils: new insights

    This special issue of the European Journal of Soil Science is the fruit of biochar sessions at the EUROSOIL 2012 conference (held at Bari, Italy). The 16 papers of this Special Issue are a snapshot of a dynamic international research community. The wide range of disciplines,methodologies, spatio-temporal scales, fundamental and applied research questions, is entirely appropriate for advancing the scientific understanding and for the urgently needed contribution of science to policy and society on this topic.

    See Special Issue: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.....

  • Published in Life Science Weekly, August 20th, 2013

    According to news originating from Aveiro, Portugal, changes in the transcription of selected genes in fish can be used as indicators of the sublethal impact of metals. In this study, head kidney cells of Sparus aurata (Gilthead sea bream) were exposed to copper in vitro to evaluate steroidogenic andimmune functions by measuring changes in gene transcription of steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR) and in cytokines, respectively.
    Paper: Teles M., Castillo J., Pacheco M., Santos M.A., Tort L. (2013) IN VITRO EXPOSURE TO COPPER INDUCED CHANGES IN IMMUNE AND STEROIDOGENIC GENE EXPRESSION IN SPARUS AURATA HEAD KIDNEY CELLS. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 22(2), 357-361.

  • 18/11/2013


    November 2615h00,  Amphiteater 23.1.7  (Complexo Pedagógico), Universidade de Aveiro.


    On the scope of project ADAPTARia, coordinated by the University of Aveiro/CESAM e financed by the FCT (Foundation for Science and Technolopgy), a seminar for the dissemination of results of the project, and where the presentation of the publication “RISCO DE CHEIA e estratégias de adaptação para a zona costeira e lagunar da Ria de Aveiro” (Flood risks and adaptation strategies for the coastal and lagoon areas of the Ria de Aveiro) will take place on November 26.


    Additional details: http://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/deta.....

  • 11/11/2013


    DATE: 13 de Novembro de 2013, a partir das 14:00
    LOCATION: Amphitheater, Department of Geoscience (Building 16), University of Aveiro


    This half-day workshop aims to provide an overview of the research advance in the field of structural characterization of natural organic matter (NOM) from atmospheric and terrestrial environments with a view to improve our understanding on the role played by NOM in many environmentally-relevant processes. This workshop will be held within the framework of the ORGANOSOL research project (Organic Matter in Atmospheric Aerosols: Composition, Variability, and Sources at Portuguese Urban Areas; PTDC/CTE-ATM/118551/2010, FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER019913).

  • 26/09/13
    This Action aims to develop a network of European expertise to improve understanding of Grapevine trunk diseases (GTD) by acquiring knowledge on occurrence of pathogens, vine-pathogen interaction, ecology of wood-inhabiting microorganisms, and to develop new management protocols and biocontrol approaches. This knowledge will be promoted in an effort to increase knowledge and awareness of the problem by disseminating information to end-users and authorities in the viticulture sector, and to the general public.

    More details about this COST action: http://www.cost.eu/domains_act.....

  • 19/09/13
    The coordinator of the Wildlife Unit (DeBio/CESAM), Carlos Fonseca, was awarded the "Iberian Prize FECIEX 2013," which distinguishes persons and / or institutions that have stood out for their work in favor of hunting, nature, and the strenghtening of the Iberian relations in these fields, in recent years. The prize will be delivered in Badajoz, in the largest fair on hunting, fishing and nature of the peninsula and one of the largest in Europe, on the 19th of September.
    This is also an award that recognizes the University of Aveiro, through the Wildlife Unit, Department of Biology, as an institution of recognized value in the area of natural resources.

    More details:
    http://www.efe.com/efe/noticias/portugal/estremadura/biologo-portugues-carlos-fonseca-sera-premiado-feciex-badajoz/6/60019/2126043
    http://www.abc.es/agencias/noticia.asp?noticia=1494236
    http://www.badajozonline.tv/2013/09/12/el-biologo-luso-carlos-fonseca-recibira-el-premio-iberico-de-la-caza-feciex/
    http://www.hoy.es/v/20130913/badajoz/feciex-presentara-coleccion-taxidermia-20130913.html
    http://arronchesemnoticias.blogspot.pt/2013/09/feciex-2013-feira-da-caca-pesca-e.html
    https://sites.google.com/site/unidadevidaselvagem/


     

  • 19/09/13
    This COST Action aims to establish Europe as a world-leader in the emerging area of complex chemical systems, by bringing together these research fields. Main objectives are to develop far-from-equilibrium self-assembly and self-replicating systems, self-assembling and reproducing compartments, and the use of information-rich molecules in these contexts. The approach to these subjects is inherently multidisciplinary and will only be possible by combining the expertise of different theoretical and experimental research groups around Europe


    More details about this COST action: http://www.cost.eu/domains_actions/cmst/Actions/CM1304

  • 10/09/13
    Jan Keizer has mainly been working on hydrology and soil erosion (sensu latu), with a special focus on post-fire erosion. His research team, recently coined as “earth surface processes team” (www.cesam.ua.pt/teamsite), currently comprises 24 people.

    Read more: http://www.ua.pt/research/PageText.aspx?id=17417

  • 12/09/13
    Ana Marçalo, from CESAM and DBio participated in the tv programme Sociedade Civil, on September 11, under the theme 'sustainable fishing'. In this show the Biologist presented the Good Practice Handbooks for the several Portuguese fishing methods, published under the scope of the project Life+ MARPRO - Protected Marine Species Conservation in Portugal.
    Watch the show: http://www.rtp.pt/play/p1043/e.....

  • 09/09/13 
    Research in CESAM, conducted in cooperation with the Bairrada wine Station shows that the biological carbon (biochar) can be an important ally to help the agricultural sector to address the adverse effects of climate change. This work was highlighted in the RTP program 'Bom Dia Portugal' of August 30, 2013.

    http://www.rtp.pt/noticias/index.php?article=677053&tm=8&layout=122&visual=61

  • 09/09/13
    The smoke from forest fires is highly dangerous to public health. The alert from CESAM refers the dangers arising from the mix of gases and particles emitted by fires. The latter, ultrathin in their nature, have a enormous capacity to penetrate into the alveoli carrying out carcinogenic compounds, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The study, led by researcher Célia Alves, also concludes that, in addition to the human health damage, forest fires smoke contributes significantly to climate change.

  • 09/09/13
    Mónica Amorim, researcher at the Department of Biology and CESAM, in the area of ​​ nanomaterials toxicology, is the principal investigator of the Portuguese team of an European Project recently approved under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7).
    The project "Sustainable SUN-Nanotechnologies," will begin later this year, in the area of nanotechnology, and has an overall budget of about eleven million. Coordinated by the University ca 'Foscari Venice, Italy, it is a "Large-scale Integrating Collaborative Project" and involves 35 partners from 16 European countries.
    More details: http://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/detail.asp?lg=pt&c=35370


     

  • 05/09/13
    The research work done by a CESAM team about the environmental impacts of forest fires, respecting soil erosion and contamination of watersheds was highlighted in SIC.

    http://sicnoticias.sapo.pt/pai.....

  • University of Aveiro 
    6-8 December 2013

    The Portuguese Congress of Microbiology and Biotechnology (MicroBiotec’13) will be held at the University of Aveiro, from 6th to 8th December 2013. The scientific program is supervised by the Portuguese Society for Microbiology (SPM) and the Portuguese Society for Biotechnology (SPBT).

    ON LINE REGISTRATION OPEN

  • 02/08/13
    The Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium is joining a new effort to end a poisonous and destructive form of fishing called cyanide fishing. Any new fish headed to 49 Sea Life Aquariums across the world will now be tested for cyanide poisoning at Portugal's University of Aveiro.

    More details: http://www.kctv5.com/story/229.....

  • 01/08/13
    The substantial reduction of the erosion level of forest soils after the occurrence of a fire is the primary goal of mulching, a technique that is being studied in Portugal for the first time by a research team of the University of Aveiro.
    The innovative method that the UA, through CESAM researchers, wants to introduce in Portugal, is the distribution of a layer of crushed forest residues (mulch) in the soils consumed by fire. Initially mulch reduces soil loss and subsequently, through its own decomposition, is incorporated in the forest ecosystem.

    News on website Ciência Hoje: http://www.cienciahoje.pt/index.php?oid=58234&op=all
    News on UA on-line: http://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/detail.asp?lg=pt&c=35275


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  • 29/07/13
    Cyanide fishing is a method employed to capture marine fish alive on coral reefs. This are shipped to markets in Southeast Asia for human consumption, as well as to supply the marine aquarium trade worldwide.
    CESAM researchers have now developed a methodology to indicate if live reef fish are collected using cyanide. This is a strategy that may discourage importing companies from dealing with unreliable suppliers and shift the legal pressure from impoverished fishermen to those truly profiting from this illegal and destructive activity.

    More details in SIC: http://sicnoticias.sapo.pt/pai.....om-cianeto
    News on website Ciência Hoje: http://www.cienciahoje.pt/inde.....amp;op=all
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  • University of Aveiro, July 21-25th 2014, Portugal



    The main goal of MEME'2014 is to provide a multidisciplinary forum where mathematicians, engineers, and other scientists can engage and discuss the development of innovative scientific and technological tools for the study and exploration of the Earth and the Ocean. Besides promoting demonstrations and discussions of recent advances in hot topics of research, the conference is expected to foster a tighter cooperation between theoretical and experimental practitioners leading to the emergence of new research agendas and providing guidelines for future work.
    Registration is mandatory for all participants in order to take part of MEME'2013. Note that all registrations will close before 15 June 2014

    More details: www.meme.glocos.org

  • 15/05/13
    CESAM members of Atmospheric Quality Research Line were awarded with the most cited paper in 2010-2011 of the Atmospheric Environment Journal, from Elsevier for the paper "Characterisation of PM10 emissions from woodstove combustion of common woods grown in Portugal".

    More information:http://www.journals.elsevier.c.....

  • 14/05/13
    The
    main results and conclusions of a study on trophic processes in the Portuguese coastal waters, sponsored by SIMRIA, will be presented on May 14th in the amphitheater of the Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro. This work was coordinated, in CESAM, by João Serôdio, professor and researcher of CESAM and DBIO.

    More details: http://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/detail.asp?c=34218

  • 13/05/13
    A Portuguese caravel, 150 young students and five trips in the Tagus estuary.
    These trips aim to encourage children and teenagers to look at the research on the oceans and seabed, and at the Portuguese maritime heritage as one of the greatest values of the country. On board, scientists from the University of Aveiro (UA), in collaboration with researchers from the Centre for Oceanography, University of Lisbon, will surprise the "little" sailors with what science contributes to the knowledge of the seas.

    Organized by the UA and EurOcean Foundation, the trips will be held on 13, 14 and 15 May.

    More details: http://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/detail.asp?lg=pt&c=34190

  • 10/05/13
    Carlos
    Borrego, professor and director of the Department
    of Environment and Planning of the University of Aveiro and former Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, was awarded the Medal for Scientific Merit of the Aveiro Municipality.
    This award has a special meaning, in the current year that marks  40th anniversary of the University of Aveiro, 35 years of the Department of Environment and Planning, and 20 years of the Institute for Environment and Development (IDAD) which is also directed by the professor.

    More details: http://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/detail.asp?lg=pt&c=34116

  • 26/04/13
    After making the first scientific study of the fauna of the Buçaco Forest and perform a thorough inventory of the flora, the research team from CESAM and Biology Department reveals the wide variety of mushrooms existing in this ecosystem.
    The study, conducted in the framework of the project Life + BRIGH, identified 115 species, thus making an outstanding contribution to the field of mycology in Portugal.

    Additional details: http://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/detail.asp?c=33990

  • 26/04/13
    The scientific performance of the University of
    Aveiro (UA) stands out compared to other Portuguese universities. UA is in place 133 in Europe, accounting for all scientific areas, according to CWTS rankings published by the University of Leiden. It is the second consecutive year that the Leiden ranking sets the UA in front of the Portuguese Universities. In the "Natural Sciences and Engineering" area, the UA appears in place 69 of the European universities.

    More details: http://www.cienciapt.net/pt/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=108015&Itemid=279

    Leiden Ranking: http://www.leidenranking.com/ranking

  • 12/04/13
    The compendium provides detailed information on all projects (including those with CESAM/UA participation as: Portonovo; EcosalAtlantis and SPRES) and Atlantic regions and also highlights on the Programme strategy with the ambition to make a qualitative leap in cooperation and economic diversification, to enhance the many facets of maritime heritage and to strengthen synergies between cities and regions.

  • 25/03/13
    Two journalists from EuroNews Television were in Aveiro (19-20 march) to make a documentary (coproduction between EuroNews and the European Commission) about LAGOONS project.

    In the EURONEWS webpage you can choose any of the 12 broadcasting languages, including Portuguese and Spanish for listening interviews, in the language that they were originally recorded.
    The documentary is available here.

  • 01/02/13
    A team of researchers from CESAM / UA discovered the presence of levels of organic tin compounds in dust collected in Portuguese homes that are unsafe for human health. Traditionally used in paints to cover the hulls of ships and used on wallpaper, foams, silicones, PVC, and in various products of daily use, such as clothes or toys, organic tin compounds interfere with the hormonal functioning, are carcinogenic, diminish the effectiveness of the immune system and promote obesity.

    Additional details: http://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/detail.asp?c=33116 and http://www.cienciahoje.pt/index.php?oid=56864&op=all

  • 27/09/12
    The partners
    of the European project APPRAISAL (Air Pollution Policies foR Integrated Assessment of Regional and Local Strategies At scales), which includes experts from 15 European universities and research institutes, meet at the University of Aveiro, on 27 and 28 September, to analyze the tools available and commonly used in the air quality assessment.

    More details:http://uaonline.ua.pt/detail.asp?lg=pt&c=24918

  • The international multidisciplinary journal 'Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science' dedicated a special issue to the themes of the '5th European Coastal Lagoons Symposium' hosted by the University of Aveiro, from the 25th to 29th July 2011.
    This special issue on 'Coastal Lagoons in a Changing Environment: Understanding, Evaluating and Responding' was edited by Victor Quintino, Ana Maria Rodrigues, Rosa Freitas and Donald McLusky and presents 21 peer-review papers.
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/s.....727714/110

  • 22/02/12
    The
    cover page of the latest issue of Invertebrate Systematics (vol. 25, No. 5 of 2012) is an underwater photograph by Carlos J. Moura, a member of CESAM. This was taken at a depth of 10 meters in Berlengas archipelago. The marine animal represented - Lafoea dumosa - is a morphologically simple colonial invertebrate of the class Hydrozoan, Phylum Cnidaria.
    The paper entitled "Polyphyly and cryptic diversity in the hydrozoan families and Lafoeidae Hebellidae (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa)", authored by several members of CESAM, was published in this issue of Invertebrate Systematics and
    presents a genetic and morphological study applied to hydrozoans. The most relevant findings include the discovery of new species and the revealation of profound errors of nomenclature and taxonomic organization.

  • 22/11/11
    The
    kickoff meeting of the European project "Lagoons - Integrated water resources and coastal zone management in European lagoons in the context of climate change" under the Seventh Framework Programme (theme Environment, including Climate Change), was held between November 22nd to 24th, in UA.
    The environmental issue of concern of the LAGOONS project is the anthropogenic deterioration and climate change impacts - especially the effects of extreme weather events- on surface water and lagoons ecosystems.
    The main objective of the LAGOONS project is to contribute to a science-based seamless strategy - in an integrated and coordinated fashion - of the management of lagoons seen under the land-sea and science-policy-stakeholder interface; i.e., the project seeks to underpin the integration of the EU Water Framework Directive, Habitat Directive, the EU’s ICZM Recommendation, and the EU Marine Strategy Directive.

  • 16/11/11
    At the invitation of MicroLab, Professor. Artur Silva of the DNA Polymorphism Laboratory of Federal University of Para, Brazil, comes to the University of Aveiro, where he will report their experience with the network Paraense Genomics and Proteomics, which is the coordinator.
    Artur Silva is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and a PhD in Biological Sciences (Genetics and Molecular Biology) from the Federal University of Para, where he has taught since 1996 and conducts its research focused on molecular evolution and genomics.
    The conference, entitled "Analysis of genomic next-gen: the experience of Network Paraense Genomics and Proteomics" will be held on 21st November at 15h00 in the Amphitheatre of the Department of Biology.
    Admission is free

  • Associated Laboratory since 2005, CESAM includes around 500 researchers, 190 of whom with a PhD degree, and six departments of the University of Aveiro: Environment and Planning, Biology, Civil Engineering, Physics, Chemistry and Geosciences; it also includes members from the Faculty of Sciences, of the University of Lisbon.  perder peso spotify premium code generator
    CESAM's mission is to develop fundamental research in the Coastal and Marine Environment, understood in an integrated manner involving the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and anthroposphere.

Funding Instruments

Calls Horizon 2020
Horizon 2020 is the new EU funding programme for research and innovation running from 2014 to 2020 with a €80 billion budget. The first calls for proposals for Horizon 2020 were published on 11 December 2013. Its simplified rules and submission and grant management tools should facilitate participants' tasks. For practical guidance, see the H2020 online manual.
Consult the Calls in the Participants Portal

Bilateral Actions
FCT: http://alfa.fct.mctes.pt/apoio.....bilaterais 
CRUP: http://www.crup.pt 

Acções Cost 
The support cover the costs of networking activities such as meetings, conferences, workshops, short-term scientific exchanges, training schools, publications and dissemination activities. COST does not fund the research itself.