Lecture and photo exhibition on the International Day of Biological Diversity

As part of the celebrations of the International Day for Biological Diversity, the Center for Environmental and Marine Studies is organizing a lecture and award ceremony for the winners of the photography contest on biodiversity, and a photography exhibition. This event will take place on May 22, at the Carlos Borrego Amphitheater, in the Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro. This year, to mark the International Day of Biological Diversity, the Ecology and Functional Biodiversity (EFB) thematic line, from CESAM, promoted a photography contest, addressed to the general public, which took place until May 11th. This contest aimed to produce photographs that portrayed the...

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  • 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.  


  • Launch of the European research and innovation program PARC

    On May 12 and 13, the European partnership for the assessment of risks from chemicals (PARC) was launched in Paris. This partnership aims to develop the next generation of chemical risk assessment, incorporating both human health and the environment in a "One Health" approach. Among the nine signatory entities that are part of this Platform is a team from the Center for Environmental and Marine Studies-CESAM, at the University of Aveiro. PARC aims to bring together a broad community of research institutions and regulatory agencies to advance research, share knowledge and improve expertise in chemical risk assessment. The results of this partnership, which began on May 1, 2022, will be used to support new European and national strategies to reduce exposure to hazardous chemicals and their impact on health and the environment. PARC will contribute to the European Union's Chemicals Sustainability Strategy and the "zero pollution" ambition of the European Green Deal. It involves almost 200 partners from 28 countries, as well as three EU agencies (the European Environment Agency - EEA, the European Chemicals Agency - ECHA and the European Food Safety Authority - EFSA), with the participation of European public partners, including European and national risk assessment agencies, universities and public research organizations. Five European Commission Directorates General (DG-RTD, DG-GROW, DG-ENV, DG-SANTE and JRC) and the ministries of the countries involved are contributing to the governance of PARC and will monitor its activities. The partnership will run for seven years and is scheduled to end in spring 2029. PARC has an estimated budget of €400 million, half of which is being funded by the European Commission and the rest by the partner countries. ANS ES is the coordinator of the partnership. In Portugal, PARC is articulated by the National Platform for Environment and Health, which includes the Ministries of Health, Environment and Climate Change, and Science, Technology and Higher Education, and the signatories National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge and Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon. Among the nine signatory entities that are part of this Platform is a team from the Center for Environment and Sea Studies-CESAM, coordinator at the University of Aveiro, and a team from the Institute of Biomedicine-iBiMED. These two teams will be involved in several working groups on environmental and human monitoring, chemical hazard assessment, ecotoxicology and toxicology, risk assessment of chemical mixtures, as well as a component of training and capacity building of human resources and dissemination and communication with the different stakeholders, including the general public.

  • CESAM promotes contest that combines science and art

    As part of the celebration of its 20th anniversary, the CESAM is launching the 1st science and art contest, aimed at teams that include integrated members and post-graduate students of CESAM. The contest runs until May 30th. CICA - Science with Art is a contest at the interface between science and art, which aims to fund the creation and development of actions that express, in an artistic way, the areas of intervention of CESAM, while stimulating scientific literacy. The motto of the contest is "art as a vehicle for the democratization of science" and, as such, it is intended to value proposals that combine scientific knowledge with art and education for science. The winning proposal, selected by a jury, will have a CESAM contribution of up to 4000 €. Proposals must be sent to cesam-divulga@ua.pt by May 30, 2022. Learn more about the conditions of participation here. Pamphlet

  • CESAM and CICECO jointly organize Science Communication workshops

    As part of the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Center for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) and the Aveiro Institute of Materials (CICECO), associated laboratories of the University of Aveiro, a series of workshops dedicated to Science Communication is being organized, aiming to empower researchers with knowledge and techniques to better communicate their work. The first one takes place already on May 4th. According to Sir Mark Walport (2013), “Science isn’t finished until it’s communicated. The communication to wider audiences is part of the job of being a scientist, and so how you communicate is absolutely vital.” However, communicating science to non-specialized audiences is not always an easy task. In order to enable CESAM and CICECO researchers to better communicate their results, the associated laboratories of the University of Aveiro are organizing a series of free workshops, limited to 20 participants. Applications from other researchers will also be accepted, if there are vacancies, and priority will be given in order of registration. The program of the first series includes three workshops, which will take place in the meeting room on level 5 of Building 3, from 03:00pm to 05:00pm: May 4, 2022 - Writing a press release - Pedro Farias (Press Officer | UA) June 29, 2022 - Capturing images with a cell phone for science dissemination - Joaquim Pedro Ferreira (Communication Manager | CESAM&CICECO, UA) July 13, 2022 - Image editing - Luís Carvalheiro (Technician | CESAM, UA) A second series dedicated to other themes related to Science Communication is planned for September 2022. Guarantee your spot, sign up here. Poster

  • 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