Building the future by doing more together

  • LABORATORIES

    CESAM has 2 laboratories in addition to the infrastructures associated to the departments of the Universities: Laboratory 3rd floor of building III, University of Aveiro Laboratory building 37, University of Aveiro The laboratory facilities have all the required equipment to perform research in the areas of physical oceanography, marine geology, meteorology, hydrology, analytical and environmental chemistry, atmospheric pollution, genomics, toxicology, ecotoxicology, biodiversity, ecology and environmental planning and management. More details on some of the available equipment can be seen here. CONTACTS: Laboratory 3rd floor:cesam-laboratorios@ua.pt | +351 234247313; Ext.: 25006 Laboratory building 37Please contact Departament of Biology: +351 234247020; Ext.: 22792  

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  • ECOMARE - LABORATORY FOR INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY OF MARINE BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES OF UNIVERSITY OF AVEIRO

    Center for Extension and Environmental and Marine Research (CEPAM): Ecology, Biodiversity and Ecosystem services; Aquaculture; Oceanography, Geology and Geophysics; Navy Engineering and Navy robotic applications; Coastal Engineering; Offshore Energy; Marine Geology and Geophysics; and Strategic studies for the evaluation of sea-related economic activities. Center for Research and Rehabilitation of Marine Animals (CPRAM): Support in the rescue, rehabilitation and devolution of marine animals to nature (birds, reptiles and mammals); Research in the areas of population ecology, animal health, evaluation and mitigation of anthropogenic impacts on the marine environment, sustainable fisheries, and Marine Protected Areas. CEPAM: Responsible Ricardo Calado CPRAM: Responsible Amadeu Soares LOCATION: Porto de Pesca Costeira do Porto de Aveiro3830-565 Gafanha da Nazaré, ÍlhavoGPS 40°38'19.2"N 8°43'42.2"WGoogle Maps 40.638676, -8.728379 VISITS: Due to its specific nature ECOMARE has a controlled access environment - only part of this facility (namely the research labs linked to the development of aquaculture and/or related projects) is open to the general public. A visit to the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Centre (CRAM) in ECOMARE consists solely on a presentation in the building's auditorium. This presentation will show, through images, the various activities undertaken in CRAM, including footage of some of the marine animals that were rehabilitated in ECOMARE. The animals in CRAM cannot be visited directly – they are in rehabilitation; thus, they cannot be subjected to visitor pressure and contamination; on the other hand, visitors (particularly children) should not be exposed to possible pathologies that admitted animals undergoing treatment may present. Visits, restricted to groups of up to 35 people, may be scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month, except August, at the following times: 10am to 12pm; 2pm to 4pm; 4pm to 6pm. Bookings and reservations have to be made by email to visitas@ua.pt and will be scheduled following order of arrival. However, school groups from Ílhavo and Aveiro municipalities will be given priority for the first and last visit periods, provided the reservation is made at least with 30 days in advance.    

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  • RIA DE AVEIRO AS A NATURAL LABORATORY

    Ria de Aveiro is a shallow coastal lagoon located on the NW coast of Portugal (40?38’N, 08?45’W) connecting Vouga River catchment area to the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of a complex network of tidal channels, tidal flats, salt marshes and supra-tidal sand isles, and contains Vouga River estuary. Ria de Aveiro has c. 45 km in length and 10 km wide covering an area up to 83 km2 of wetland, and it exhibits a longitudinal salinity gradient from c. 0 to about 36. It has a unique geomorphology and a relevant degree of contamination. Ria de Aveiro, houses the largest area of contiguous salt marsh in Portugal and one of the largest in Europe, and is the habitat of important wintering populations of waders. This way, Ria de Aveiro is a valuable laboratory where it is possible to develop research related to different areas including ecology, biodiversity, ecosystem services, ecotoxicology, etc. Ria de Aveiro is a LTER site. LTER network is a Long-Term Ecological Research network of sites, where long-term ecological research is practiced, aiming to monitor and to store relevant data in Ecology field. LTER is currently part of the e-infrastructures PORBIOTA and LifeWatch ERIC. Data collected under the scope of LTER is stored in DEIMS-SDR database, an information management system that saves long-term data from ecosystem research sites around the globe. CESAM provides daily meteorological data and monthly biomass and soil sediment data to feed this database. Additional links with information of Ria de Aveiro as a natural laboratory: Projet on the biodiversity of Ria de Aveiro Fauna and flora of Ria de Aveiro as Natura 2000 Visualization list of fauna and flora of Ria de Aveiro Ictiology, fisheries and aquaculture laboratory Fishing activity    

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  • RESEARCH VESSEL

    Vessel with cabin (NEREIDE) equipped with an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP), a Conductivity, Temperature and Depth Profiler (CTD) to measure water parameters and turbidity sensors (OBS). For additional information, please contact Prof. Jesús Dubert.   

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  • METEOROLOGICAL TOWERS

    CESAM has two meteorological towers equiped with pyranometers, anemometers and pluviometers. These towers collect data that allows the continuous monitoring of environmental conditions, constituting a long-term data record of invaluable importance.  

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  • BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH COLLECTION OF MARINE INVERTEBRATES (COBI)

    The Biological Research Collection (COBI) is a repository of natural history specimens and jointly curated collections such as frozen tissues and other physical samples, e.g. DNA libraries and digital images. The collection contains specimens from coastal to deep-sea environments collected under sampling programs of several Research Projects. The specimens are being prepared in a way that ensures their utility and are accessible to all qualified users. Specimen-associated information is managed through archiving in Specify 6 and GIS databases. COBI also has a bibliographic collection of more than 4000 references that gives support to the biological collection. CONTACTS: aravara@ua.pt | +351 234247159  

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  • COMPUTATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE OF UNIVERSITY OF AVEIRO

    High Performance Computational System (ARGUS), a platform capable to fulfill the research work demands, namely on: Ocean modelling Atmospheric modelling Estuarine and Coastal modelling Air quality modelling Bioinformatics The cluster is an initiative of several departments and Research Units at University of Aveiro, namely: Department of Environment and Planning Department of Physic Department of Chemistry CESAM CICECO I3N Hardware 1 front-end with two 10-core Intel ® Xeon ® E5-2670 @ 2.50 GHz processors and 62 GB RAM 25 compute nodes each one consisting of two 12-core Intel ® Xeon ® E5-2690 v3 @ 2.60 GHz processors and 125 GB RAM 15 compute nodes each one consisting of two 14-core Intel ® Xeon ® E5-2690 v4 @ 2.60 GHz processors and 125 GB RAM Grand total of 1020 cores spread along 40 nodes and ~5115 GB RAM 1 High-performance, low-latency, temporary storage server with SSD disks (4.2 TB) 1 persistent storage system (140 TB) High throughput, low-latency network connection (InfiniBand) between all servers 10 Gbps connection to the ‘outside world’ Fo additional information please contact cesam-argus@ua.pt.   

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  • TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

    The technical and administrative services of CESAM are located on the 5th floor of Building III - UA.

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  • DEPARTMENTS

    CESAM aggregates researchers from 5 Departments from University of Aveiro:  Biology Chemistry Environment and Planning Geosciences Physics CESAM also has a group composed mainly by members of the Animal Biology Department, University of Lisbon and integrates researchers from the National Health Institute Dr. Ricardo Jorge (INSA) and the Polytechnic of Porto - School of Engineering  (ISEP).  

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