• Let's talk about insects! - Webinar on entomology 2021

    Webinar series on entomology will be held from April 12 to June 14.  (the programme is only available in Portuguese)

  • PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT - CESAM Recruitment for an ERA Chair holder position

    CESAM is looking to hire an ERA Chair holder to establish and lead an international highly skilled research team in the area Environmental Economics and Natural Resources, in the scope of the H2020 ERA Chair project "BESIDE - Institutional, Behavioural, critical and adaptive economics towards Sustainable Development, management of natural capital and circular Economy”. BESIDE is a six-year project awarded with 2.5 M €, that aims to reinforce and consolidate research expertise in Environmental Economics and Natural Resources at the University of Aveiro Associated Laboratory CESAM - Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies. The mission of CESAM is to develop leading international research on environmental sciences and related risks, including extreme weather events and climate change, with emphasis on complex socio-ecological coastal systems and marine areas. The main objective of CESAM is to promote a more efficient use of terrestrial and aquatic (from catchment to the deep sea) environmental resources and a more competitive, resilient and sustainable economy, designed to endorse job creation and assure territorial and social cohesion Additional information on The Chair holder will be hired for a five years’ position, renewed annually, equivalent to Coordinator Researcher (the highest position for researchers in Portugal, equivalent to Full Professor) and will have autonomy to establish their own research team (1 Assistant researcher, 4 Junior researchers, 1 high level technician and 3 PhD students). Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Directorate General for Administration and Public Employment. It will include 14 salaries (12 months, holidays, and Christmas allowances), Social Security, Labour Accident Insurance, and the right of protection in health ensured by the National Health Service. Please check the following links for more information on salary and taxation: The official announcement will open soon. City of AveiroLocated in the Central Region of Portugal, Aveiro combines perfectly tradition, nature and modernity. The main influence on the city is the Aveiro coastal lagoon system, making it unique. It brings together industry, business, tourism, sports, architectural and natural heritage and a university that knows how to welcome anyone with open arms. Aveiro is a safe and quiet city, benefiting from all of the advantages of a major city, while also being a pleasant place in which to live and work. The Aveiro region is also a good starting point to visit and discover Portugal, as it is a short distance from the major Portuguese cities, in particular the capital Lisbon (about 220 km) and Porto (about 60 km away), where there are English, German, and French International schools. Its central position and the road and rail networks that go through it mean that travelling is easy to different parts of the country and even to Spain. The proximity of the Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport in Porto makes it easy to travel and discover other parts of Europe. Application details will be announced soon.


  • Joaquim Pais-Barbosa (CESAM) and Carlos Daniel Borges Coelho (RISCO) are the guest editors of Water special issue

    Joaquim Pais-Barbosa (CESAM) and Carlos Daniel Borges Coelho (RISCO) are the guest editors of Water special issue "Research on Water Resources Planning and Management in Coastal Areas" Water (IF: 2.544) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal on water science and technology, including the ecology and management of water resources, published online by MDPI. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021  More info.

  • Coastal Wetlands Webinar

    Within the partnership with the Escola Azul program, on April 14, at 4:30 pm, Ana Sousa talks about the importance of the seagrass meadows and salt marshes of the Ria de Aveiro, as well as the restoration and conservation of seagrass meadows (Project BioPradaRia). This online event is aimed at high school students of the Agrupamento de Escolas da Gafanha da Encarnação.

  • HidroRia@UA App update is now available!

    HidroRia @ UA is an application that provides tide forecasts for the Ria de Aveiro, carried out by the Estuarine and Coastal Modeling Division at the University of Aveiro, applying the subroutines in Matlab code inserted in the T_Tide package to numerical forecasts made with state-of-the-art hydrodynamic models and updated field data. This application aims to facilitate the navigation of fishermen, sportsmen, tour operators or any ‘sailor’ of the lagoon, as well as the planning of scientific and professional activities. Using a smartphone, the HidroRia application allows an updated forecast of the tides for the desired periods and for the main recreational ports and fishing docks of the Ria de Aveiro. The new version with renewed graphics and technology turns possible to make tide predictions until the end of 2025, without the need for permanent internet connection. Download the HidroRia App here.

  • CESAM/UA in international project to assess impacts of deep-sea mining

    The University of Aveiro (UA) is involved, through the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) and the Department of Biology, in an international study to monitor the operational tests of a machine to collect polymetallic nodules in deep sea, currently a prototype, in an area of the Pacific outside the exclusive economic zone of any country. The testing of the machine will be carried out by the Belgian company Global Sea Resources (DEME-GSR). Read more here.

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