Final event of the COACH project

The final event of the COACH project ("COoperative approACH applied to conservation and management of cockles") will take place on September 27, 28 and 29. All results generated on the biology, habitat, distribution and fishing of cockles in the Ria de Aveiro will be shared with stakeholders. The support tool for management and conservation actions created by the COACH team (an open access platform available on the Internet) will be officially launched and accompanied by a demonstration of its use. The third day of the event, which coincides with the celebrations of the World Maritime Day, will be dedicated to environmental education in a unique approach of knowledge transfer, in the field, between scientists, fishermen and students.

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  • BlueNIGHTs Project celebrates the European Researchers' Night in Torreira

    Researchers from CESAM & DBio (Daniela Figueiredo, Ana Hilário, Ascensão Ravara and Clara Rodrigues) and from INET-md & DeCA (Paulo Rodrigues) propose a programme for the European Researchers' Night outside the city, on September 30th, in the fishing village of Torreira (municipality of Murtosa). The activities take place within the European project "BlueNIGHTs - A touch of Blue in the EU Researchers' Nights for a more Sustainable Use of the Ocean" where other activities are planned until the end of 2023. See the PROGRAM

  • CESAM hosts the OYSTER workshop

    On 29th and 30th of September, a workshop for will be held at the University of Aveiro for the early-career researchers members (MSc, PhD students and young researchers - PhD up to 5 years) of OYSTER – EuroMarine (Orienting Young ScienTists of EuromaRine) to address their problems faced in academic life. Location and Date: 29th September - 10:15 AM - Meeting and Translation Room – Central and Rectory Building - Building nº25, University of Aveiro Sign up here: https://forms.office.com/r/fcJeqmeQk8 until 27th September We will be 9 members from several countries/institutions that belong to EuroMarine: Spain, France, Italy, Poland, Finland and Portugal of course.  Created in 2018, OYSTER is an independent working group funded by the EuroMarine network. OYSTER is dedicated to promoting and supporting opportunities for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in marine science. The aims of OYSTER are:     - ENGAGE with and represent early career scientists within the EuroMarine network;     - CONTRIBUTE towards the cohesive outreach and capacity building of early career scientists across EuroMarine member organisations;     - DEVELOP initiatives to support and integrate young researchers within the European marine landscape. Join OYSTER members and bring your issues and concerns as ECR in marine science! We want to hear from you to work for a better marine-science career for ECRs!


  • First presential meeting of COASTAL project held at University of Aveiro

    The meeting of the project COASTAL – MiCrofluidic sensOrs for rApid detection of marine toxins in SusTainable AquacuLture, funded by EEAGRANTS, took place on 19 and 20 September at the University of Aveiro. This meeting allowed to assess the status of the various tasks of the project, enabling the different partners to present the work developed during the first months and to plan the next activities to be developed. The COASTAL project gathers a multidisciplinary team of experts in the field of micro and nanofabrication of biological and chemical sensors, electrochemistry and analytical chemistry, who are working on the development of new approaches for the detection of PST (Paralytic Marine Toxins) in bivalve molluscs. The project promoter is the University of Aveiro with the Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) playing the role of partner in Portugal. The following Norwegian entities also participate in this project: the SINTEF MiNaLab and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).

  • CESAM coordinates two "Twinning" projects funded by Horizon Europe

    Two projects coordinated by CESAM, with a total European funding of over 2.5 million euros, aim to enhance the skills and the research profile of the University of Aveiro in two research areas. Both projects are framed within the Widening - Widening Participation and Spreading Excellent actions of the horizontal and transversal pillar of Horizon Europe programme. These actions aims to enhance networking activities between the research institutions of the Widening countries (as Portugal) and top-class leading counterparts at EU level by linking it with at least two research institutions from two different Member States, building on the huge potential of networking for excellence through knowledge transfer and exchange of best practice between research institutions and partners.  The project EPIBOOST - BOOSting excellence in environmental EPIgenetics, coordinated by Joana Pereira, researcher at CESAM & DBio, integrates in the consortium two internationally recognized organizations in the scientific area of the project: the University of Ghent, Belgium, and the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Spain, to tackle the challenges arising from the uptake of epigenetics in Environmental Assessment frameworks, particularly concerning the aquatic compartment. The project FONDA - FOstering Nitrogen Deposition Assessment over Portugal, coordinated by Alexandra Monteiro, researcher of CESAM & DAO, focuses on the area of modelling and mapping of atmospheric emissions, particularly of ammonia. The project involves the formation of a strategic partnership with the R&D institution TNO, in the Netherlands, and the University of Berlin (FUB), in Germany.

  • Waders´s paradise

    Since 2006, that CESAM researcher, José Alves, spent part of the spring and summer in Iceland to study the black-tailed godwit and other nesting birds. The work developed with this and other wader species allows to understand the environmental changes that the planet is undergoing. You can see the full report, in Portuguese, in the Público newspaper HERE. Video: https://youtu.be/9W6XYrsqMLg  

  • BioPradaRia Project promotes awareness and training action at Gafanha da Encarnação

    The Invasive Species Week 2022: Portugal & Spain runs from May 21-29, and its organization coincides with the commemoration of World Biodiversity Day (May 22) and the 30th anniversary of Natura 2000 Day (May 21). Next Saturday (May 21st), an awareness and training action on "Marine Prairies of the Ria de Aveiro: Threats from the exotic marine worm and the ongoing Ecological Restoration" will take place, promoted by the BioPradaRia Project. The meeting point is at Cais da Bruxa, Gafanha Da Encarnação (40.614870, -8.738276), at 14:30. (Suggestion: bring galoshes)  

CESAM Funding: UIDP/50017/2020 + UIDB/50017/2020 + LA/P/0094/2020