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Publication of the book “Dragagens, Questões Ambientais e Monitorização”


It was published in April 2018 the book "Dragagens, Questões Ambientais e Monitorização", with the seal of the UA publisher, in a joint initiative of the Administration of the Port of Aveiro (APA) and the University of Aveiro (UA), involving CESAM members. This book follows other initiatives of the University of Aveiro and the APA on this topic, namely the organization of the 1st Technical Dredging Course (2009) and the 2nd Technical Dredging Course (2013), as well as the publication of the book "Dredges , Fundamentals, Techniques and Impacts " in 2011.

More details: http://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/deta.....mp;c=54510

Participative Budgeting of CESAM (OP@CESAM) - Funding opportunity for PhD students


Dear CESAM PhD students:

CESAM launches an initiative today thinking of you!

The CESAM Participatory Budget (OP @ CESAM) aims to promote greater participation and involvement of junior researchers in the scientific activity of CESAM. The ideas/initiatives must be developed by CESAM doctoral students being in line with the research they carry out. Also, it must be within the framework of CESAM's I & I strategy and represent a contribution to the academic community and/or society.

More information (regulation and application form) go to the CESAM Intranet.

Present your ideas until next May 31 to the e-mail: cesam-op@ua.pt />
Let your imagination run wild! Only one idea will be chosen and financed with a maximum budget of € 10000.

We count on your participation!

CESAM research in the Supplement of Público newspaper "Perspetivas"


The report published in the supplement Perspetivas, distributed with the Público newspaper, highlights the relevance of the scientific research carried out by CESAM: "Research and innovation activities (I & I) developed by the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) are perfectly 
aligned and framed in the Intelligent Specialization of the Center Region, in which the University of Aveiro (UA) is inserted. "

Prof. Rosário Domingues, member of CESAM, invited to the Portuguese Technical Commission of the IPQ for evaluation of Algae and Derivatives


The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has decided to establish a Technical Commission on the specification, classification, terminology and methods for the determination of algae (general) and algae products immediately derived or used in algae production processes (TC 454 - Algae and algae products). Considering the great importance that this theme has for the national market, the Portuguese Quality Institute (IPQ), the National Standardization Body, decided to create the Portuguese Technical Commission to follow up the work of the said commission (CEN / TC 454). Professor Rosário Domingues, an integrated member of CESAM, was invited to join this Technical Committee, which demonstrates the innovative and excellent character that the UA & CESAM have been developing in the field of marine biotechnology.

More details: http://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/deta.....&lg=pt

Report on Research developed at CESAM in the “Teste Saúde” magazine (DECO Supplement)


A report about CESAM research in the area of Health & Environment was published in the “Teste Saúde” magazine (edition 132 April/May).The report is focused on research developed by Sónia Rodrigues (DQ / CESAM), Isabel Henriques (DBIO / CESAM), Ricardo Calado & Fernando Ricardo (DBIO / CESAM), and Bruno Nunes (DBIO / CESAM), mainly on topics such as land rehabilitation, resistant bacteria and fish under watch.

Five new pseudoscorpions discovered in Portugal by a researcher from CESAM


Five new species of pseudoscorpion were discovered in caves at  Algarve, Alentejo, Penela and Leiria by the biologist Ana Sofia Reboleira, who at the time of baptizing one of the species, Occidenchthonius goncalvesi, honored Fernando Gonçalves, professor of the Department of Biology of the University of Aveiro ( UA). The findings add up to 49 new species described over the last decade by speleologist and researcher at the UA's Center for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM).

Environmental protection in Antarctica under the scope of ReACT project


The field work carried out in Antarctica under the scope of ReACT Project (Risk Assessment in Fildes Peninsula Improving Knowledge towards Environmental Protection ACTions in the Antarctica), led by Joana Luísa Pereira (CESAM), was successfully completed. The team involved in this mission, made up of Joana Luísa Pereira (CESAM and Dbio-UA), Guilherme Jeremias (DBio-UA) and Ruth Pereira (FCUP) is now returning to Portugal, where, together with the project team from several institutions of the SCTN (UA, FCUP, IST), will initiate the analysis of the collected samples. In spite of the limitations imposed by the weather conditions that reduced the time spent at the Chilean base, Julio Escudero, located on King George Island, the team was able to achieve the objectives proposed, namely the fulfillment of an extensive design of soil sampling and of lakes, which will allow the realization of a risk assessment to support future decisions to protect the study area. This will be the first time that an environmental risk assessment scheme has been implemented in polar regions, under another project funded by the Portuguese Polar Program, which has greatly contributed to Portugal's position in research in polar areas. Despite the shortened length of stay in Antarctica, and the demand for the work done, there were plenty of opportunities to observe the diversity, the deep beauty and grandeur of Antarctica's landscapes.

Several entities in Portugal participate in the European project CEPHS AND CHEFS.


The INTERREG project "Cephs and Chefs", funded by European funds, was launched last December, with the launching meeting in the Irish town of Galway. This project aims to create new markets and add value to cephalopods (octopus, squid and cuttlefish), as well as to evaluate these resources in different regions of the "Atlantic Area" (Spain, Portugal, France, United Kingdom and Ireland) in an integrated way and to support transnational cooperation between these regions.

In Portugal and Spain, unlike the other countries of the "Atlantic Area", there is a strong tradition of consumption of cephalopods and a great investment in the investigation of these fishing resources. In order to promote the sustainable consumption of these species in the Atlantic region, Portuguese institutions, namely the University of Aveiro, the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) and the Association of Fisheries Manufacturers of Fuzeta (AAPF) collaborate with international partners such as the National University of Ireland Galway, the Galway Major Institute of Technology and the Irish South and West Fish Producers Organization CLG of Ireland, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Atlantic Gate Ltd. of the United Kingdom, the Université de Caen Normandie of France , the University of Santiago de Compostela, the Oceanographic Center of Vigo of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography, the company Quadralia and the Cooperative of Shipowners of the Port of Vigo (ARVI) of Spain.

The next meeting of the project will take place in Vigo (Spain) during the month of July in the days prior to VIGO SEAFEST. This festival is a gastronomic event around the sea products and will be visited by representatives of the various entities involved in the project.

New method for calculating the dispersal of marine larvae


A new method was described by researchers from the Universities of Aveiro (UA), Melbourne, Vigo and Ghent, which allows to calculate the dispersal of larvae of various marine species, fundamental to understand the ecology of the species and, among other applications, to establish criteria for delimitation of protected marine areas.

More details: http://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/detail.asp?c=54120