HIGHLIGHTS

CESAM at the United Nations Oceans Conference

From June 27 to July 1, Lisbon will host the United Nations Ocean Conference. The conference aims to encourage the international community to find solutions for sustainable ocean management, bringing together more than 7000 people, including scientists, politicians, organizations, companies and activists. The declining health of the oceans and the pressing need to reverse this process, including combating water acidification, pollution, illegal fishing, and loss of habitats and biodiversity are on the agenda. The Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies is present at the side event One Sustainable Ocean | Ocean Science & Business2Sea. This free event focuses on the future of the ocean,...

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REMINDERS

  • 12th Ibero-American Congress on Sensors (IBERSENSOR2022), 5-8 September

    IBERSENSOR is a forum of the Spanish and Portuguese speaking scientific community, working in the field of development and application of sensors. This congress promotes the interaction among research groups, contributing to enhance the scientific level of our countries in the field of sensors, an activity in rapid development with enormous interest and social impact worldwide.  The 12th Ibero-American Congress on Sensors (IBERSENSOR2022) will take place in Aveiro, Portugal, from 5th to 8th of September 2022. More info: http://ibersensor2022.events.chemistry.pt/ Abstract deadline: 25 April

  • 2nd SIBECOL meeting/XXI AIL Conference - 3-8 July 2022

    From July 3 to 8, the 2nd SIBECOL meeting/XXI AIL Conference will take place in Aveiro.Important dates: Poster and presentation submission: March 31 Registration: from March 1st More information here.  


NEWS

  • Do*Mar Doctoral Programme s Summer School endorsed by the Ocean Decade

    The Summer School on oceanographic observation, promoted by the Doctoral Program in Marine Science, Technology and Management (Do*Mar), was endorsed as an activity of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. This activity will take place from July 10 to 19, 2022, at the University of Aveiro. Each year, UNESCO endorses activities and/or actions that fall under the goals of the United Nations Decade of Oceans Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 (Ocean Decade). The decade offers a unique opportunity for nations to jointly produce science needed to support sustainable ocean development. Through the Global Stakeholder Forum you can submit an Activity idea for official endorsement, making it part of global efforts to create the ocean we want. Decade Activities are standalone initiatives such as events, exhibitions, conferences, training opportunities, publications or products specially-developed for the Ocean Decade. To be officially endorsed, Activities only need to show how they contribute to the Decade Challenges or to specific Programmes, Projects or Contributions. Ideas can be submitted at any time at: https://www.oceandecade.org/sign-up/ Learn more about the Do*Mar Summer School.

  • Series of science coffees with Teresa Rocha-Santos

    On June 28th, at 3pm, Teresa Rocha-Santos will be in zoom for another session of the cycle of science coffees, promoted by Fábrica Centro Ciência Viva, dedicated to the theme: plastic pollution from macro to nano. Zoom

  • Seminar organized by the ASAEC research group

    The Analytical Sensors and Applied Eco-Chemistry (ASAEC) research group of CESAM and Chemistry Department of the University of Aveiro organized the Seminar «Free Drugs», «Superbugs», and other Emerging Contaminants in the Environment: Occurrence and Implications. Diana S. Aga is the invited key note speaker and the seminar which will be held on June 29th 2022, 11:00 (Lisbon time), at the University of Aveiro (Anf. 22.3.21).   Who is Diana S. Aga? Diana S. Aga is the Henry Woodburn Professor of Chemistry and the Director of RENEW (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water) Institute at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Aga, PhD, is an internationally recognized environmental and analytical chemist, and a devoted mentor who has encouraged and helped to launch the careers of a new generation of diverse scientists in her field. Aga’s research has had a far-reaching impact on the analysis of emerging contaminants such as antimicrobials and other pharmaceuticals, endocrine-disrupting chemicals and engineered nanomaterials, as well as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and pesticides in a wide range of biological and environmental samples. In the Department of Chemistry, Aga leads a team that has collaborated with colleagues at UB, other universities and industry on projects that focus on detecting known and unknown contaminants, removing them from municipal and agricultural wastewater, developing new technologies to degrade POPs, and understanding the impact of environmental pollutants on humans and wildlife. Her work is local and global, ranging from studies on the bioaccumulation of pollutants in fish and common terns in the Great Lakes region, to research investigating the presence of pharmaceuticals, personal care products, antibiotics and antibiotics resistance genes in waters in the U.S., Asia and Europe. She has been involved with action plans and various activities by the World Health Organization and other international institutions to combat antimicrobial resistance, one of the greatest threats in modern medicine and public health.

  • Student from CESAM/UA awarded at the REDIBAL congress

    Elisabet Rodríguez Cruz, student of the Doctoral Program Marine Science, Technology and Management (Do*Mar) from the University of Aveiro (UA), was awarded at the XIV Reunião Ibérica sobre Microalgas Nocivas e Biotoxinas Marinhas (REDIBAL), held at IPMA-Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere, in Lisbon (Portugal) between June 1st and 3rd, with the best oral communication in the harmful microalgae area. REDIBAL brings together experts from Spain and Portugal to discuss and present new results on the problem of harmful microalgae proliferation and the consequent contamination of living marine resources by biotoxins.

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