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  • Infrastructures

    LABORATORIES CESAM has 3 laboratories in addition to the infrastructures associated to the departments of the Universities: ECOMARE - Laboratory for Innovation and Sustainability of Marine Biological Resources (Gafanha da Nazaré) Laboratório (3rd floor of building III, University of Aveiro) Laboratório (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.   RIA DE AVEIRO AS A NATURAL LABORATORY Ria de Aveiro is a valuable laboratory where it is possible to develop research related with different areas including ecotoxicology, ecology, biodiversity, ecosystem services, pollution, etc. Ria de Aveiro is a LTER site in DEIMS-SDR. CESAM provides daily meteorological data and monthly data of biomass and soil sediment to feed this database.   BOAT Semi-rigid boat with cabin (NEREIDE) equiped with a an Acoustic Dopller Current Profiler (ADCP) for wave measurement, a Conductivity, Temperature and Depth Profiler (CTD) to measure water parameters and turbidity sensors (OBS). More details on these equipments can be consulted here.   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.   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 4015 references that gives support to the biological collection.   COMPUTATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE 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 For additional information please contact cesam-argus@ua.pt.  TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES The technical and administrative services of CESAM are located on the 5th floor of Building III - UA.   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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  • Equipment

    ANALYTICAL EQUIPMENT Analytical balance Anemometer with Particle Image Velocimetry System Atomic absorption spectrometer Autoclave (2) Capillary Electrophoresis with Fluorescence and UV Detector Carbon analyser (TOC) Confocal microscope  Control and production water system  DNA Microarrays scanner DNA/genomes sequencer  Epifluorescence microscope with digital camera  Flow cytometer Fluorescence spectrophotometer  Fourier Transform Infrared Gas Analyser  Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR) Freeze dryer Gas Chromatrograph GC-ECD/FPD Gas Chromatrograph GC-FID/TCD Gas Chromatrograph GC-MS High Performance Liquid Chromatogrpah (HPLC) Imaging system Imaging-PAM fluorometer Ionic chromatograph (2) LC-MS/MS Microscope for PAM fluorimetry applications Microwave digestor Milli-Q® integral water purification system Mufle Organic elemental analyser Oven (2) Real-Time PCR  Scintillation counter with Alpha/Beta/Gamma radiation detection Stereomicroscope with extended focus System for fingerprint population line cells  Thermal cycler (2) Triple quadrupole LC-MS/MS UHPLC-MS/MS UHPLC UHD Q-TOF MS/MS Ultracentrifuge Ultra-low temperature freezer (-86 ºC) UV-Vis spetrophotometer For additional information on technical description and location, please consult this document.For further information please contact cesam-laboratorios@ua.pt.   WIND TUNNELS Open circuit wind tunnels where studies concerning obstacle aerodynamics (buildings, low speed vehicles, etc.), pollutant dispersion in urban areas, pedestrian wind comfort, amongst others, are performed. Tunnel 1 (5.5 m total length with a test section of 1.30 m x 0.25 x 0.30 m) Tunnel 2 (12.2 m long and a test section of 6.5 m x 1.5 m x 1.0 m) where studies concerning obstacle aerodynamics (buildings, low speed vehicles, etc.), pollutant dispersion in urban areas, pedestrian wind comfort, amongst others, are performed For information on technical description, terms and conditions please contact miranda@ua.pt.   OCEANOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT *Combined side-scan sonar (double frequency: 100/400 kHz) and sub-bottom chirp profiler (05-12 kHz), tow cable of 100 m, J-Star and Sonarweb acquisition and processing software *Multibeam echosounder Kongsberg EM2040C ADCP RDI WH Sentinel 1200 kHz and Riverboat CTD Seabird 19plusV2 Turbidity Sensors (OBS) For information on technical description, terms and conditions please contact the field tecnicians except for *. In these cases, please contact lmp@ua.pt.   METEOROLOGICAL EQUIPMENT Pyranometers Anemometers Pluviometers For additional information on technical description please contact the field tecnicians.  

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