Forging sustainability

  • One Health Day @ CESAM

    [Content only available in Portuguese] No âmbito da Linha Temática “Ambiente & Saúde”, o CESAM está a organizar um workshop para comemorar a iniciativa “One Health Day”. O Workshop vai realizar-se no dia 11 de novembro à tarde e englobará duas sessões temáticas e uma sessão de posters. O programa do workshop encontra-se aqui e pretende-se o evento seja presencial (Universidade de Aveiro). No entanto, devido à incerteza da atual situação pandémica pode ser em formato à distância (a confirmação será enviada atempadamente). Para a sessão de posters, qualquer membro do CESAM (integrado ou colaborador - desde alunos de pesquisa a alunos de doutoramento) poderá submeter um resumo até ao dia 13 de outubro às 17 h.  Para submeter o resumo basta enviar um mail para cesam@ua.pt que deve incluir: Título (em inglês); Nome do autor principal e coautores (se existentes); Resumo (em português e inglês com ca. 250 palavras). O One Health Day é uma iniciativa com caracter internacional coordenada por redes de investigação, como a One Health Comission e a One Health Platform Foundation, que escolheram o dia 3 de novembro como o Dia da Saúde Única. O conceito One Health remete à interdependência entre a saúde humana, dos animais e do ambiente. O Workshop será um fórum de debate interdisciplinar na solução de desafios globais que envolvem a saúde humana, animal e ambiental. Pretende-se que este evento permita à academia e ao público em geral discutir um problema atual, as doenças infeciosas emergentes, abordando os microrganismos envolvidos - vírus, bactérias, fungos e parasitas - mas também os fatores envolvidos na incidência destas doenças, nomeadamente, atividades humanas que direta ou indiretamente atingem o ambiente, as alterações climáticas e o uso indiscriminado de antibióticos.

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  • Webinar ‘Tools for assessing the impacts of contamination in the reproduction of marine organisms

    The research team of the project NanoReproTox (PTDC/CTA-AMB/30908/2017) welcomes the scientific community and the general public to attend the webinar: ‘Tools for assessing the impacts of contamination in the reproduction of marine organisms’ to be held on the 14th October, 14h (UTC). In this webinar, we will present how commonly used methodologies can be applied to evaluate the impacts of contamination on the reproduction of marine organisms (e.g. CASA, cytometry, comet assay and histology). A link between the research updates on human male reproduction and environmental risk assessment will be also provided. The speakers belong to an interdisciplinary team from CESAM, Ibimed, CCMAR and MARE-Nova.id.UNL. The webinar is free, but registration is mandatory (ana.carvalhais@ua.pt). For detailed information on the program and speakers, please follow this link.

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  • 1st National Symposium on early exposure to contaminants and its impact on human health

    [Content only available in Portuguese] Decorrerá já no próximo dia 25 de setembro, o 1.º Simpósio Nacional sobre “Exposição precoce a contaminantes e seu impacto na saúde humana”, realizado no âmbito do projeto earlyMyco “Early-life exposure to mycotoxins and its impact on health”, financiado pela FCT. Este simpósio é organizado pelo Departamento de Alimentação e Nutrição (DAN) do Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA), em colaboração com os seus parceiros do projeto, Fundação Champalimaud, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Universidade de Évora e Administração Regional de Saúde de Lisboa e Vale do Tejo. A iniciativa decorrerá no INSA e contará ainda com a possibilidade de participação on-line. O evento tem como objetivo promover o diálogo e interação entre participantes que desenvolvam estudos sobre a exposição precoce a contaminantes através da alimentação ou ambiente, contribuindo assim para conhecer melhor a realidade nacional neste domínio. O programa do evento pode ser consultado aqui. A participação é gratuita mas com inscrição obrigatória até 18 de setembro, aqui. A participação on-line será via Facebook.

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  • Final webinar of the project CliMaStat

    Project CliMaStat - Impact of climate change on marine bivalves and gastropods: life cycle disruption by statoliths malformation is coming to an end! To celebrate its success and get more information on our achievements, fell free to join us on CliMaStat final webinar (via zoom @https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/98406507443) on September 29, 2020. The research team will be presenting the project rationale and its key results on this online event. The webinar program is available in the file attached here. More information here.

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  • Wildlife Seminars

    The Wildlife Seminars are an initiative of the Wildlife Research Unit (DBio & CESAM, University of Aveiro) that aims to share knowledge and experiences, within the scope of the study of wildlife, in different dimensions and contexts. The initiative is aimed at the academic community but also at all people who are interested in the study, management and conservation of wildlife. In the first edition, in June 2020, we had an average participation of 20 to 25 people. These seminars will have an edition in each month with seminars every weeks.

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  • PERICLES webinar series

    The PERICLES project is organizing a series of webinars, and the first communication is already on May 27th at 12:00 PM: “PERICLES -  understanding the coastal and maritime cultural heritage, its meanings, risks and potential” and will be given by the project coordinator, Dr. Kristen Ounanian of the Centre for Blue Governance of Aalborg University. This webinar aims to present an overview of the project, as well as some of the results obtained over the last two years, highlighting the regional case studies, the participatory approach of the project and the portal used for heritage mapping and promotion of citizen science. It will last one hour and will be in English. The event is free of charge, but requires prior registration. By registering you are giving us your consent to contact you if there is a change in the schedule. Your data will not be used for any other purpose. We would like to monitor the country of origin of participants, but this information will not be associated with any participant. After the webinar you will be invited to fill out a feedback form. All webinars will be recorded and made available on the PERICLES project website: https://www.pericles-heritage.eu/webinars/. The second webinar will take place on June 24th and is entitled: 'ICOMOS France: a definition and five principles for the enhancement of heritage areas'. Please share this event and help us reach a wider audience. You can also follow us on Twitter (@PericlesProject) and Facebook (@PericlesProject), and join the conversation using the hashtag #PericlesWebinar.

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  • Webinar on Online Science Communication

    CESAM organized a webinar on Online Science Communication: How to present my project/my thesis, that took place on 22 June, 3 PM (ZOOM platform), as a result of a consortium with CIDTFF, CICECO e ccTIC-UA. The target audience were PhD students that are going to present their project or thesis online. Nevertheless, other interested people attended, once it had an important part of general aspects regarding online communication. The speakers of this event are experts in different areas of online communication:  researcher Miguel Leal (CESAM), Professor Maria José Loureiro (ccTIC-UA), researcher Cecília Guerra (CIDTFF) and researcher Nuno Silva (CICECO) The webinar was moderated by the Scientific Coordinator of CESAM, Ana Lillebø. The webinar included a synchronous session with a video with presentations by the speakers followed by a moment of Questions & Answers. 122 participants attended this event belonging to the three research units of the consortium and also from other universities. Participants were distributed all over the world. The video with the presentations of the speakers can be seen here (2GB) (in Portuguese). Soon, an English version will also be available.

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  • ClairCity webinar series

    Within the European project ClairCity - The Role of Citizens in Reducing Air Pollution in Cities, project H2020, three webinars are being prepared to disseminate the results. The events will take place between June 11th and 25th. Program: June 11th, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Mainland Portugal time); 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM (Central European Summer Time, CEST) Webinar 1: Engaging Citizens on air quality and climate change, June 18th, 1:00 PM - 2:10 PM (Mainland Portugal time); 2:00 PM - 3:10 PM (CEST) Webinar 2: Citizens’ behaviour in emissions, air quality and health modelling, June 25th, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Mainland Portugal time); 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (CEST) Webinar 3: Citizens at the centre of air pollution and carbon reductions – lessons for policy. Vera Rodrigues (CESAM/DAO) takes part in webinar 2. Vera Rodigues is dedicated to the modelling of atmospheric processes in urban areas, namely the study of the interactions between the urban microclimate and the dispersion of atmospheric pollutants and in mitigation measures capable of reducing the population's exposure levels to atmospheric pollution.

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  • X Iberian Symposium about Minho River and COOPERMINHO Project Seminar

    Contribution to the management and recovery of fishery products from the Minho river -  COOPERMINHO VILA NOVA DE CERVEIRA, Portugal - 24/25/26 SEP 2020 Registration deadline: 03 Apr 2020 Abstract deadline: 04 Apr 2020 Manuscript deadline: 01 Sep 2020

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  • IBERSENSOR2020 - 12th Ibero-American Congress on Sensors

    The 12th Ibero-American Congress on Sensors, IBERSENSOR2021, originally planned for September 2020 in Aveiro, Portugal, has been postponed to September 2021. We would like to invite you to join us at the 12th Ibero-American Congress on Sensors (IBERSENSOR2020) in Aveiro, Portugal, from 7th to 10th of September 2020. This conference series have already been successfully held on eleven occasions in La Habana, Cuba (1998), Buenos Aires, Argentina (2000), Lima, Perú (2002), Puebla, México (2004), Montevideo, Uruguay (2006), Sao Paulo, Brasil (2008), Lisboa, Portugal (2010), San Jose, Puerto Rico (2012), Bogotá, Colombia (2014), Valparaiso, Chile (2016) and Barcelona, Spain (2018). IBERSENSOR is a forum of the Spanish and Portuguese speaking scientific community, working in the field of development and application of sensors. This congress promotes the interaction among research groups, contributing to enhance the scientific level of our countries in the field of sensors, an activity in rapid development with enormous interest and social impact worldwide. The official languages of the Congress are Portuguese, Spanish and English. IBERSENSOR covers a diversity of interdisciplinary areas under the umbrella of sensors, ranging from physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, nanoscience, and materials engineering to biosciences. In addition, it covers such aspects of KETs (key enabling technologies) as nanotechnology, micro- and nanoelectronics, advanced manufacturing technologies, advanced materials, industrial biotechnology and photonics. On behalf of the promoters of IBERSENSOR 2020 I would like to cordially invite you to participate in this meeting. We are looking forward to seeing you in Aveiro! Important dates Abstract submission deadline: March 1st 2020 Acceptance notification: April 30th 2020 Early registration deadline: June 1st 2020

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  • UGIIC 2020 - Urban Green Infrastructure International Conference

    The project GENESIS - Green roofs and walls ENvironmental Economic and SocIal Savings: Modelling uncertainty and investors / users preferences in all-inclusive cost-benefit analysis of green roofs and walls, which has CESAM members on its team, is organizing the URBAN GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE to be held in Lisbon, 2-3 April 2020. Besides having the presence of CESAM members in the organizing committee, Professor Ana Isabel Miranda and researcher Vera Rodrigues are in the scientific committee. UGIIC 2020 is an interdisciplinary conference on green infrastructures (GI) and nature-based solutions (NBS) for cities. The aim of this event is to share and discuss the most recent work on green walls and green roofs, bringing together researchers, architects, engineers, urban planners, landscape architects and policy-makers from different nationalities. More information here. Important dates: - Abstract submission: 31 Jan - Paper/poster submission: 31 Jan - Presentation submission: 29 Feb

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  • ADVANCED COURSES

    Advanced Course on Data analysis using R, 20-24 Jul, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal [online] Advanced Course on Metabolomics as a tool in environmental research, 13-17 Jul, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal [online] Advanced Course on Ocean Sustainability - The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals 13 and 14 interlinkages and the Decade of the Ocean for Sustainable Development (2021–2030), 15-19 Jun, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal Advanced Course on Phylogenies in ecology and evolution, 18-22 May, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal Advanced course on Experimental Design and Analysis of Multivariate Data, 27-31 Jan, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

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