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Jornada comemorativa do Dia Nacional do Mar 2018, 16 de novembro

A Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa (SGL), o Gabinete do Almirante Chefe do Estado-Maior da Armada e Autoridade Marítima Nacional, o Comité Português para a Comissão Oceanográfica Intergovernamental (IOC-UNESCO) e...

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Ocean Science for a Sustainable Blue Economy

On the occasion of the official visit of the Kings of Belgium to Portugal, FCT (Portugal), AIR Center and VLIZ (Flanders Marine Institute, Belgium) organized a seminar under the theme...

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Sustainable Development of the Ocean: A Necessity

Last year, an International Conference took place at the University of Algarve to pay tribute to the late Professor Mário Ruivo, a renowned biologist, oceanographer, humanist, democrat and a well-known...

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Visit of the Ambassador of South Africa

"On 11 October, the Ambassador of South Africa visited CIMA and attended a general presentation of the activities that the center is carrying out in various areas. A cooperation was...

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Maria João Bebianno participated as a member of the Expert Group for the Evaluation of the Ocean State, last September

Maria João Bebianno, currently a member of the Expert Group for the Evaluation of the Ocean State, including socio-economic aspects of the United Nations known as the Regular Process, participated...

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Participation on the 31st Congress of the European Society of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry organized by CIMAR

Taina Garcia da Fonseca and Maria João Bebianno participated in Porto at the 31st Congress of the European Society of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry organized by CIMAR and Taina Fonseca...

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CIMA participation to the Fiducial Inter-Comparison Experiment for Sentinel-3 at the "Acqua Alta Oceanographic Tower" 8 – 18 July 2018

To ensure the capability to perform ground-based measurements of ocean color parameters traceable to SI standards, CIMA took part to the field experiment organized by ESA within the “Fiducial Reference...

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Cima participated in the 5th Edition of Conferences of Hydrographic Engineering

CIMA participated in the 5th edition of Conferences of Hydrographic Engineering 2018 organized by the Hydrographic Institute that was realized from 19 to 21 June. CIMA’s coordinator Maria João Bebianno...

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Cima is on "Ciência 2018" with many interesting themes

CIMA participates actively with different themes on the meeting “Ciência 2018”, organized by Foundation to Science Technology and  (FCT) in collaboration with Nationatinal Agency of Scientific Culture and Parliament Commission...

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CIMA researchers are developing a technology that allows using micro seaweeds to produce biofuels.

A research team from CIMA lead by Sara Raposo is making a new strategy to promote the technological development of micro seaweeds biotechnology on the energy, health, cosmetic and aquaculture...

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European Parliament in Brussels

The European Parliament in Brussels, represented by Ricardo Serrão organized a workshop integrated on the initiative AZORES

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MARIE CURIE ACTIONS

The CIMA-UAlg researchers are welcoming collaborations with outstanding postdoctoral researchers in the frame of the 2018 Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA IFs).   Specifically, we are keen to host potential candidates for...

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CIMA is RECRUTING

It is now open a call for 1 Research grant for Doctor post in Coastal Oceanography, within the project MONITOR - Multi-model investigation of tidal energy converter reliability (EAPA_333/2016), co-funded...

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The Center continues the study on the effect of microplastics on bivalves

It is estimated that there are currently 150 million tons of plastics in the oceans, and that by 2050 they could reach 850 million tons, when more plastic is expected...

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Salinity Measurements along the Guadiana Estuary

CIMA did a survey on the 17 April 2018 to measure the salinity variations along the Guadiana estuary. First results indicate that the salinity front is at only 20 km from...

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Calls

Euromarine: De 4 de Abril a 31 de Maio; Orçamento participativo Portugal: Submissão de propostas até 24 de Abril; Candidaturas ao CRESC: Prazo termina a 26 de Abril; PRIMA Calls: 17 de Abril. Calls...

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Hot Topics

A new database, IBAM-Sed, includes the textural characterization of sediment samples along the southern Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula...

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The new article published by the journal ”Energy” shows the results of an experiment with an existing tidal energy converter...

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In a new article, a researcher from CIMA (Erwan Garel) describes a new analytical approach to analyse tidal propagation along...

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Ecotoxicological Effects of Chemical Contaminants Adsorbed to Microplastics in the Clam Scrobicularia plana

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Two members of CIMA, M. Bebianno and Thiago Rocha published the article “Changes in metallothione in transcription levels in the...

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Recently a paper published in the Quaternary International journal by Kumar et al. (2018)

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CIMA researchers published an article on the Journal Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science entitled "Nearshore hydrodynamics at pocket beaches with contrasting...

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CIMA was represented by Maria João Bebianno and Cristina Veiga Pires (as well as representing the " Centro de Ciência...

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CIMA participates in the EPHEMARE project meeting - "Ecotoxicological effects of microplastics on marine ecosystems"realised at the University of Antwerp...

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The research team of  Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry of CIMA, in collaboration with the University of the Azores and the...

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The exposure of mussels to metallic nanoparticles of cadmium (Quantum dots) induces changes in the metallothionein gene (mt20IV) indicating a specific response...

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Portugal has been losing many plant fossils that have been taken by researchers from other countries abroad. The complaint is...

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News about the toxic effect on organisms caused by deep-sea mining were published on the magazine “Wilder – rewild your...

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CIMA Starts Exploring the Oceans using an Autonomous Submarine Vehicles (AUV)

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The University of Algarve (UAlg) and the Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIMA) organised a International Conference "Sustainable Development...

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Doctor Sónia Cristina was awarded a Prize in Sciences on 02/10/2017 at a ceremony at the Algeciras Campus of the University...

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AQUASPACE PROJECT - http://www.aquaspace-h2020.eu/   Award ceremony of video competition under the AQUASPACE project. The ceremony was realised at the Green Auditorium of Building...

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Summary of policies and recommendations resulting from the RiscKit European project entitled "EU Coastal Risk Reduction Strategies"

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