New Portal! At final development & testing stage by September, since July.

Warning: include_once(partial.breadcrumb.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in \\ARCA.STORAGE.UA.PT\HOSTING\www.cesam.ua.pt\www\list.php on line 5 Warning: include_once(): Failed opening 'partial.breadcrumb.php' for inclusion (include_path='.;C:\php\pear') in \\ARCA.STORAGE.UA.PT\HOSTING\www.cesam.ua.pt\www\list.php on line 5
  • Ecology & Functional Biodiversity (EFB)

    Coordinator: Susana LoureiroCo-coordinator: Jan Keizer Keywords: Biodiversity, structure and processes of ecosystems and its services Anthropogenic activity and climate change impacts Natural resources management Environmental risk assessment Overview:The EFB Thematic Line is focused on the functional role of biodiversity, structure and processes of aquatic (from catchment to coast) and terrestrial ecosystems, and the services they provide. The main objective is to quantify and understand processes at the individual, population and community levels, extrapolating to ecosystems under anthropogenic pressures. Research is aligned strategically to develop, validate and implement new approaches, including analytical tools, remediation protocols, bioassays and prediction models to assess anthropogenic activity impacts, from contamination to extreme natural events, biotic pressures, or land use disturbance on biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services. Contributing Research Groups: Adaptation Biology & Ecological Processes  Ecotoxicology Environmental Processes & Pollutants Functional Biodiversity  Stress Biology

    read more
  • Environmental Biology & Health (EBH)

    Coordinator: Isabel HenriquesCo-coordinator: Sónia RodriguesKeywords: Water, soil and health Urban environmental health Food safety Emerging environmental health threats Innovative health solutions Ecosystem services and human well-being   Overview:The EBH Thematic Line is related with the growing evidence of the role of the environment as a determinant of human health. The main goals are to understand the interactions between the environment and human health, in order to support policies and strategies that contribute to mitigate effects of emerging environmental threats and the environmental burden of disease; and to identify and develop nature-based innovative and sustainable solutions to address human health protection challenges.Contributing Research Groups: Adaptation Biology & Ecological Processes Atmospheric Processes & Modelling Coastal Zone Planning & Management Ecotoxicology Environmental processes & Pollutants Functional Biodiversity Marine Biotechnology & Aquaculture Marine & Estuarine Ecology Stress Biology

    read more
  • Integrated Environmental Systems (IES)

    Coordinator: Carlos BorregoCo-coordinator: João DiasKeywords: Nature Based Solutions Climate change adaptation Resource efficiency and transition to a low carbon economy Resilience to systemic risks Inclusive circular economy Overview:IES Thematic Line aims to contribute to innovative products, services, models and processes that can benefit the environment by reducing pressure on natural resources and emissions. Despite actual progress towards an increased environmental resilience to systemic risks and changes, there remain major challenges and opportunities to eco-friendly resilience. In this way, IES research strategy assumes the contribution to transition towards a sustainable society and is structured into two priorities: Risk assessment and climate change adaptation; and Resource efficiency and transition to a low carbon and circular economy.Contributing Research Groups: Atmospheric Processes & Modelling Coastal Zone Planning & Management Environmental Processes & PollutantsMarine & Estuarine Ecology Oceanography & Marine Geology

    read more
  • Marine Ecosystems & Resources (MER)

    Coordinator: Ricardo CaladoCo-coordinator: Cristina PitaKeywords: Sustainable use of marine resources Fisheries, aquaculture, food security Bioprospecting for bioactive compounds Smart ports and coasts Oceans health Maritime spatial planning Overview:By providing scientific support to a Sustainable Blue Economy and fostering Ocean Literacy, MER Thematic Line aims to contribute to a Blue Society, where solutions are inspired by the ocean; and improve ocean and coastal decision-making, supported by solid scientific knowledge.Portugal holds jurisdiction over one of the largest Exclusive Economic Zones in the European Union. If Portuguese claims for a Continental Shelf extension beyond the 200 nautical miles are endorsed by the United Nations, Portugal may gain jurisdiction over a maritime area 40 times larger than its continental footprint. As such, Portugal needs to devise innovative and more efficient actions to use its oceanic and coastal regions. MER TL actions are therefore fully aligned with national and regional smart specialization strategies (RIS3), namely the valorisation of endogenous resources, as well as the implementation of biorefinery and circular economy frameworks.Contributing Research Groups: Coastal Zone Planning & Management Environmental processes & Pollutants Functional Biodiversity Marine Biotechnology & Aquaculture Marine & Estuarine Ecology Oceanography & Marine Geology

    read more

CESAM Funding: