Caring about the future

  • EMSO-PT - European Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observatory - Portugal

    EMSO-ERIC is a large-scale European Research Infrastructure, that include deep ocean multidisciplinary observatories. Its main goal is to monitor, in real-time and long-term, environmental processes related to the interaction between the geosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere. It is a geographically distributed infrastructure at key sites in European waters, spanning the Arctic, the Atlantic, and the Mediterranean, up to the Black Sea. Portugal is one of its five funding members and, so far, its participation has been focused on Azores and Cadiz nodes, in cooperation with France (Azores) and Italy (Cadiz). For its purpose, it uses two of the few available technological solutions for long term seafloor monitoring (ASSEM and GEOSTAR). The ultimate goal of EMSO-PT is to organize the Portuguese contribution to the EMSO network. More information abut EMSO-PT here.  

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  • PORBIOTA - Portuguese E-Infrastructure for Information and Research on Biodiversity

    PORBIOTA is a Portuguese distributed e-infrastructure to manage biodiversity data, integrated in the European e-Science infrastructure for biodiversity and ecosystem research (LifeWatch ERIC), an ESFRI Roadmap 2018 landmark. It is tailored according with the national needs (research, management, policy, governance, citizen science), and compliant with the requirements of LifeWatch and other international initiatives. PORBIOTA aims to promote a national agenda of biodiversity survey and research, to provide services to the scientific community, policy makers and managers, and to raise biodiversity awareness and public engagement with science through citizen science and other outreach programs. The infrastructure is led by a consortium that includes top national R&D Units, natural history museums, the Portuguese node of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), the Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests (ICNF), and also some specific nodes/areas (ICOS-PT and LTER Portugal). Ria de Aveiro LTER site  contributes to this e-infrastructure. More information here. Co-fund:  

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