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  • iMarCo2019 - International Marine Connectivity Conference

    The 5th International Marine Connectivity Conference (iMarCo2019), will be held at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, on September 23-25, 2019. iMarCo 2019 will only have oral presentations. The focus of the meeting is on the study of marine connectivity through a broad spectrum of marine science disciplines including physical oceanography, microchemistry, genetics, and evolutionary ecology, behaviour, tagging, and fisheries. The event also includes an introductory methodological one-morning workshops on the 25th of September, on otolith microchemistry and tools for simulating larval dispersal in the marine environment. Important dates: Abstract submission: 30 Jun Early-bird registration: 20 Jul Website of the event here.

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  • ICFC 2019 - International Conference on Food Contaminants

    The International Conference on Food Contaminants: challenges on risk assessment (ICFC 2019) will be held in Aveiro (Portugal) on the 26th and 27th September, 2019. This multidisciplinary congress provides a forum for both internationally established and young researchers to exchange advanced knowledge on Food Contaminants and Human Health. The congress will include keynote lectures given by world-renowned scholars, in addition to platform and poster presentations. Several sessions will cover developments and new challenges in risk assessment: Session 1 - Challenges in risk assessment in foods: new perspectives Session 2 – Human exposure to chemical food contaminants Session 3 – Other agents (microbiological and nutritional) affecting risks Session 4 – Risk-benefit assessment in foods in Europe Important dates: Abstract submission: 16 Jun Early-bird registration: 31 Jul Late registration: 17 Sep Website of the event here.

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  • CESAM contributions for Environmental Management & Spatial Planning

    03 May 2019 | Building III amphitheater Based on an integrative research approach, this workshop (WS) aims to present CESAM’s contributions in the fields of sustainable spatial planning and environmental management - applicable to different environments and geographical scales, such as rural and urban environments as well as coastal and marine areas. In the context of this WS, tools for spatial analysis, planning and management will be presented and action plans for local, regional and European development will be discussed. Recognizing this theme as a priority, the WS aims to boost the discussion on this topic among the scientific community and stakeholders. WS Scientific Commission:Carlos Fonseca, João Miguel Dias, Peter Roebeling, Catarina Eira WS Organizing Commission: Ana Sofia Santiago, Inês Rosa, Patrícia Lito   Programme   9h20 Open session Ana Isabel Lillebø  9h30 Session I - Terrestrial ecosystems (Chair: Carlos Fonseca)Ecosystem conservation and management: a multidisciplinary approach Carlos Fonseca Post-fire land management policies and planning in Portugal: a utopia?Cristina Ribeiro, Sandra Valente, Celeste Coelho, Luuk Fleskens, Jacob Keizer Post-fire regeneration of Arbutus unedo L. in Central Portugal: the role of plant size, fire severity and disturbance history José Cunha, Carlos Fonseca, Paula Maia Environmental performance of two forest biomass conversion technologies to produce electricity: Grate furnace and fluidised bed Tamíris Pacheco da Costa, Paula Quinteiro, Luís António da Cruz Tarelho, Luís Arroja, Ana Cláudia Dias         Is there parasite cross-transmission between endangered Iberian wolf and their wild preys? Ana M. Figueiredo, Rita Tinoco Torres, Tânia Barros, Rafael Calero-Bernal, David Carmena, Ana M. Valente, Carlos Fonseca, Luís Madeira de Carvalho Brown bear damage: patterns and hotspots in Croatia Dário Hipólito, Slaven Relji?, Luís Miguel Rosalino, Seth M. Wilson, Carlos Fonseca, ?uro Huber 10h30 Coffee break 11h00 Session II - Urban socio-ecological systems (Chair: Peter Roebeling)Frontiers in sustainable urban development: tackling societal challenges through ecological systems Carlos Borrego Life cycle assessment of wood pellets and wood logs for residential heatingPaula Quinteiro, Luís Tarelho, Paula Marques, Martin Martin-Gamboa, F. Freire, Luis Arroja, Ana C. Dias Sustainable management and conservation of semi-natural green spaces of the UA Campus and their provided ecosystem servicesDavid da Silva Alves, Paula Maia, Olga Ameixa The role of the urban areas on inland ozone air pollutionAlexandra Monteiro, Ana Isabel Miranda, Carlos Borrego Air quality spatiotemporal patterns in AveiroCarla Gama, Alexandra Monteiro Assessing economic instruments to steer urban sprawlRita Mendonça, Peter Roebeling 12h00 Lunch  13h30 Session III - Costal zones (Chair: João Miguel Dias)Climate Change impact on NW Iberian Peninsula coast and main estuarine systemsMagda Sousa, DF Climate change impact on longshore sediment transport: Costa Nova Beach (NW Portugal)Sandra Fernández-Fernández, Paulo A. Silva, Caroline C. Ferreira, Carlos Coelho, Pablo E. Carracedo-García Optimal Conditions for Aquaculture Exploitation in Ria de Aveiro: a Numerical Modelling ApproachLeandro Vaz, João Miguel Dias PERICLES: preserving and sustainably governing maritime cultural heritage in EuropeAlexandra Baixinho, Margarida Silva, Cristina Pita Building-up knowledge towards the integrated management of coastal ecosystems under the risk of salinizationCátia Venâncio, Matilde Moreira-Santos, Isabel Lopes Natural and anthropogenic drivers modified salt marshes’ plant diversity and blue carbon storage at Baixo Vouga LagunarAna I. Sousa, Olga Ameixa, Fernando Leão, Mariana Morgado, Nuno Rodrigues, Rosa Pinho, Ana I. Lillebø 14h30 Session IV - Marine area (Chair: Catarina Eira)Proposals for Marine Protected Areas Management plans: integrating Marine Directives Catarina Eira LESSisMORE - LESS discards and LESS fishing effort for BETTER efficiency on the small-scale fisheriesTereza Fonseca, Cristina Pita Photodegradation as a tool for improving aquaculture wastewater qualityVitória Louros, Carla Patrícia Silva, Marta Otero, Helena Nadais, Valdemar I. Esteves, Diana L.D. Lima Sustainable fishing: Conservation measures and set netsAndreia T. Pereira Evaluation of the vulnerability of the Natura 2000 Network of the Ria de Aveiro to the impacts of marine alien speciesDiana Pinheiro, Heliana Teixeira, Ana Lillebø  Future impact of shipping emissions on air quality in PortugalMichael Russo, Alexandra Monteiro, Carla Gama, Carlos Borrego  15h30 - 16h30 Discussion Forum Confirmed stakeholders: ACHLI - Associação de Conservação do Habitat do Lobo Ibérico APA-ARH Centro - Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente, Administração da Região Hidrográfica do Centro APARA - Associação de Pesca Artesanal da Região de Aveiro CCDR-C - Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Centro CIRA - Comunidade Intermunicipal da Região de Aveiro Cooperativa de produtores de Peixe do Centro Litoral ICNF - Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas, Departamento de Recursos Naturais e Conservação da Natureza Polis Litoral Ria de Aveiro - Sociedade para a Requalificação e Valorização da Ria de Aveiro Recurso - Estudos e Projetos de Ambiente e Planeamento Lda.  

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  • WATER Symposium

    On the scope of the World Water Day, the symposium WATER will occur on the 22 Mar 2019. It has the support of the department of Biology and CESAM - Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, University of Aveiro. The theme suggested by this year by United Nations (UN) is “Leaving No One Behind - Human Rights and Refugees". Following this and taking into account the research lines at the university, the theme "Water access matters, engaging everyone" was proposed for this symposium. Speakers list considers the ongoing projects of CESAM and also the business context of the region of Aveiro. This way, the talks will have a special focus on the management of aquatic resources and how they contribute for the resilience and well-being of human populations. The symposiumwill be held at University of Aveiro (Carlos Borrego, Amphitheater, DAO), 09:30-13h. Presentations will be in English (15’ each). More on the event here. You can also assist these event through this link.

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  • 2019 The 6th International Conference On Energy and Environment Research

    ICEER is being held annually and is now a privileged space to discuss current issues related to Energy and the Environment. This event aims to explore emerging technologies and concepts in a collaborative way, bringing together engineers, researchers and professionals from different areas. ICEER 2019 will occur from 22-25 July at University of Aveiro and is a joint organization of the Department of Environment and Planning of University of Aveiro (DAO/UA)the School of Engineering (ISEP) of the Polytechnic of Porto (P.Porto) and the SCIEI, and is held at Aveiro, Portugal, with collaboration of the CESAM,CIETI and LEPABE research groups. You can submit your abstract until 04 Feb 2019 and early bird registration is until 27 May 2019. More on this event here.

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  • MEC2019 - 5th Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Morfodynamics

    The 5th Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Morfodynamics will be held by the Sciences Faculty of University of Lisbon, 24-26 June 2019. This event is supported by CESAM through the participation of some of its members in the organizing and scientific committees and intends to be a presentation forum of research works related with the morphodynamics of coastal zones. Moreover, the event aims to potentiate the discussion of ideas and spread the knowledge on coastal zones. The works for oral and poster presentations may be submitted under the following themes: Estuarine and coastal dynamics Data analysis Climate change impacts in coastal zones Anthropic interventions in coastal zones Coastal risks Spatial planning and management of coastal zones Works on the dissemination of research projects related with the estuarine and coastal morphodynamics will also be accepted. Important dates: Abstract submission (2 pages limit): 28th Feb 2019 Abstract acceptance: 30 Mar 2019 Early-bird registration: 30 Apr 2019 Regular registration: 24 Jun 2019

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  • Air Pollution 2019

    Introduction Air Pollution 2019 is the 27th Annual Meeting in the successful series of international conferences organised by the Wessex Institute dealing with Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution. The meetings in this series have discussed and considered many important air pollution issues and the international nature of the attendees has ensured that the conference findings and conclusions enjoy a wide and rapid dissemination amongst the air pollution science and policy communities. Air pollution issues remain one of the most challenging problems facing the international community. The series has demonstrated the wide-spread nature of the air pollution phenomena and has explored in depth their impacts on human health and the environment. The scientific knowledge derived from well-designed studies needs to be allied with further technical and economic studies in order to ensure cost effective and efficient mitigation. In turn, the science, technology and economic outcomes are necessary but not sufficient. Increasingly, the conference has recognised that the outcome of such research needs to be contextualised within well-formulated communication strategies that help policy makers and citizens to understand and appreciate the risks and rewards arising from air pollution management. Consequently, the series has enjoyed a wide range of high quality papers that develop the fundamental science of air pollution and an equally impressive range of presentations that places these new developments within the frame of mitigation and management of air pollution. This important conference brings together contributions from scientists from around the world to present recent work on various aspects of air pollution phenomena. Notable in each of the conferences in this series has been the opportunity to foster scientific exchange between participants. Each meeting has provided a further opportunity for identifying new areas of air pollution science demanding collaborative investigation. These meetings have attracted outstanding contributions from leading researchers. The papers selected for presentation and included in the Conference Proceedings have been permanently stored in the WIT eLibrary (www.witpress.com/elibrary) from where they can be freely downloaded. These collected papers provide an invaluable record of the development of science and policy pertaining to air pollution. The series started in Mexico (1993) and continued in Barcelona (1994); Halkidiki (1995); Toulouse (1996); Bologna (1997); Genova (1998); San Francisco (1999); Cambridge, UK (2000); Ancona (2001); Segovia (2002); Catania (2003); Rhodes (2004); Cordoba (2005); New Forest (2006); Algarve (2007); Skiathos (2008); Tallinn (2009); Kos (2010); Malta (2011); A Coruna (2012); Siena (2013); Split (2014); Valencia (2015); Crete (2016); Cadiz (2017) and Naples (2018). Conference Topics The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at Air Pollution 2019. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome. Air pollution modelling Aerosols and particles Emission studies Health effects Indoor air pollution Air quality data Monitoring and measuring Air pollution control technologies Industrial air pollution Global, regional and local studies Climate change effects Emerging pollutants Air pollution management, policy and legislation Socio economic issues Public engagement Emerging technologies Case studies Additional information here.

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  • Urban Transport 2019

    Introduction The International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment has successfully been reconvened for 25 years, always attracting a wide international spread of delegates. It is well-established as the premier event of its type. The continuing requirement for better urban transport systems and the need for a healthier environment has added to the increasing success of this annual meeting which attracts international delegates from many different countries. Innovative systems, new approaches and original ideas need to be thoroughly tested and critically evaluated before they can be implemented in practice, which highlights the importance of the meeting. Moreover, there is a growing need for integration with telecommunications systems and IT applications in order to improve safety, security and efficiency. The Meeting also addresses the need to solve important pollution problems associated with urban transport in order to achieve a healthier environment. The variety of topics covered by the conference reflects the complex interaction of the urban transport systems with their environment and the need to establish integrated strategies. The aim is to arrive at optimal socio-economic solutions while reducing the negative environmental impacts of current transportation systems. The conference started in Southampton in 1995; continuing in Barcelona (1996); Acquasparta, Italy (1997); Lisbon (1998); Rhodes (1999); Cambridge, UK (2000); Lemnos, Greece (2001); Seville (2002); Crete (2003); Dresden (2004); Algarve (2005); WIT Campus in the New Forest (2006); Coimbra (2007); Malta (2008); Bologna (2009); Limassol (2010); Pisa (2011), A Coruña (2012), Kos (2013), Algarve (2014), Valencia (2015), Crete (2016) and Rome (2017). All papers are included in the WIT Transactions and archived in the Wessex Institute’s eLibrary at www.witpress.com/elibrary, where they are permanently and easily available to the international community. Conference Topics The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at Urban Transport 2019. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome. Urban transport planning and management Urban strategies Mobility and public space Smart city transport Urban impacts of public transport City logistics Public transport systems including public policies and governance Environmental impact Economic and social impact Safety and security Dangerous goods transport Travel behaviour studies Traffic control Traffic accidents Transportation modelling and simulation Infrastructure development Intelligent and advanced transport systems Mass transport strategies Freight transport Railway systems Port and city Innovative electric transportation Eco-mobility transport systems Integrated network systems including inter-modal transport systems Traditional and alternative fuels and energy Additional information here.  

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  • BAGECO15 - 15th Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology

    The 15th Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology (BAGECO), 26–30 May 2019 in Lisbon/Portugal, aims to highlight the pivotal roles that microorganisms play in the functioning of natural and man-made environments. Submit your scientific contributions by 31 January 2019. Additional information: > Abstracts topics and preliminary programme (PDF)List of speakersTravel grantsWebsite In case you have any questions, the organising company Conventus will be happy to be at your service via phone +49 3641 3116 376 or email bageco@conventus.de.

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  • BOU - British Ornithologists’ Union Annual Conference

    Recent advances in tracking technologies have allowed us to quantify migratory movements throughout the annual and life cycles in greater detail than ever before, leading to a renewed widespread interest in the field. This conference will therefore bring together ecologists and biologists tracking migratory birds in any form, to explore our understanding of avian migration through the use of any tracking technique: from large scale migratory pulses and fluxes to individual variation in phenology and routes; the implications of behavioural flexibility for distribution and demography of migrants (connectivity and fitness trade-offs); and the development and maintenance of migratory strategies at the individual (ontogeny and life-long tracking) and population levels (partial migration and transgenerational changes). The meeting will take place in the University of Warwick, UK from the 26th to the 28th of March 2019. For more details see the conference website.

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  • Journey on Essential and Volatile Oils

    [Content only available in Portuguese) Inscrições: Envio de formulário de inscrição preenchido, acompanhado de comprovativo de pagamento, até 4 de janeiro de 2019 para e-mail. Realização condicionada a um número mínimo de 6 participantes e máximo de 14. Preço: 70€ | Estudantes: 60€. Temas a abordar: Voláteis, óleos essenciais, hidrolatos e óleos vegetais Extração e análise de óleos essenciais Extração e análise de voláteis e óleos vegetais Atividade biológica de óleos essenciais e voláteis Normalização de óleos essenciais

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  • Advanced Courses

    Advanced Course on Fundamentals of Animal Cell Culture. 01-05 Jul, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal Advanced course on Modelling approaches in ecotoxicology. 01-05 Jul, University of Aveiro, Portugal Advanced course on Ecosystem services provided by wetlands. 03-07 Jun, University of Aveiro, Portugal Practical Courses on Mass Spectrometry: From the basics to LC-MS data acquisition and interpretation. 04-06 Feb, University of Aveiro, Portugal Advanced course on Experimental Design and Analysis of Multivariate Data. 28 Jan - 01 Feb, University of Aveiro, Portugal

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