Caring about the future

  • Sessão Pública: Pradarias Marinhas @Ria de Aveiro

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  • Seminários: Introdução aos recursos naturais vegetais

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  • Webtalks: Emerging Contaminants in the Environment: Behaviour and Screening Methodologies

    The webtalk "Emerging Contaminants in the Environment: Behaviour and Screening Methodologies" will take place on December the 6th at 14h. Certificates of attendance will be delivered upon request. This is a free zoom event, with mandatory online registration: https://forms.gle/YxcPCfxsETCtQCft5   Speakers: Joana Prata (UA) Aleksandra Tubi? (University of Novi Sad, Serbia) Damià Barcelò (Catalan Institute for Water Research, Spain & Editor-in-chief of the Science of the Total Environment journal)   Programme.

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  • Celebrations of World Soil Day, December 3

    December 5, 2021, marks World Soil Day, this year with the campaign "Halt soil salinization, boost soil productivity". This campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being by addressing the growing challenges in soil management, fighting soil salinization, increasing soil awareness and encouraging governments, organizations, communities and individuals around the world to commit with the protection and conservation of soil biodiversity and functioning. To mark this date, CESAM is organizing the following two events, which will take place on December 3rd: LIFE ReflorestFEMME and EPyRIS projects are jointly promoting a webinar, from 09:30am to 12:50pm. Participation is free of charge and registration can be made here. The CESAM's thematic line Ecology &Functional Biodiversity (EFB) is organizing a hybrid workshop, between 2pm and 6pm, in the amphitheatre of the Department of Geosciences, University of Aveiro. The event is free of charge, but registration is required for in-person format until November 30th here. Participation can also be by ZOOM. Programme (morning) Programme (afternoon)

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  • Webinar on strandings of marine mammals and sea turtles, December 3rd

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  • 1st CHARCLEAN Seminar

    In order to disseminate the results achieved, the CHARCLEAN project will organize the 1st CHARCLEAN Seminar, under the theme "Charcoal Production in Portugal", on November 24th, at 15h30, at the Department of Environment and Planning of the University of Aveiro. If you have interest in this subject, participate in this event. You can find more information at the project webpage charclean.web.ua.pt. Registration is free but mandatory: fill in the registration form in doity.pt/charclean.  Programme

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  • V Analytical Chemistry Symposium – advanced materials for environmental applications, 24 November

    Poster 24 Nov Registration required by e-mail to analytical.symposium@gmail.com, until November 22nd - free admission; Zoom link will be sent after registration; Symposium official languages: Portuguese and English

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  • Brief info session on Open Science & UA Repository

    November 17, 02h30pm - 03h30pm Brief information session on the Open Science policy and how to deposit, step-by-step, in the repository of the UA. This session is a summary of the session promoted by the UA Library, which took place on October 20. Registration

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  • 4-4-4 Talks

    The 4-4-4 Talks is the monthly event dedicated to research conducted at CESAM, which takes place in the auditorium of Building 3 (3.1.15), between 4:00 and 5:30 pm. Programme: 27 October 2021- José Alves: Long distance relationships: connectivity and performance of migratory waders across the East Atlantic Flyway 15 December 2021 – Bruno Nunes: A tale of fish on drugs (Anf. 8.1.43 do DBIO) :: Mandatory registration:: 26 January 2022– Isabel Lopes: Amphibians in ecotoxicology: the need for alternatives to animal experimentation 23 February 2022 – Miguel Oliveira - Micro (nano)plastics in the environment: a biological and social perspective 23 March 2022– Ana Luísa Machado: Potamopyrgus antipodarum: the profile of a global invader 27 April 2022– Roberto Martins: Engineered nanomaterials and the marine ecosystem: innovation vs. sustainability 25 May 2022– Olga Ameixa: Taxonomists on the brink of extinction: The Linnean shortfall 22 June 2022– Inês Domingues: Ecological restoration

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

    De 3 a 8 de julho, decorre em Aveiro o 2nd SIBECOL meeting/XXI AIL Conference. Datas importantes: Submissão de poster e apresentações: de 1 de janeiro a 28 de fevereiro Registo: a partir de 1 de março. Mais informação aqui.

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  • Webtalks: Fate and effects of organic contaminants in marine environments | online | 28 outubro

    This workshop will highlight which are the oceanic hotspots of accumulations of persistent and emerging organic contaminants. What are their sources? Do we understand their fate well enough to predict for their accumulations? Do these contaminations pose environmental risks? Free online event with mandatory registration here. Programme

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  • Impact of coastal pollution on atmospheric chemistry and marine ecosystems, 20 October

    “Impact of coastal pollution on atmospheric chemistry and marine ecosystems”  20 de October, 02:00-04:30pm, online -Zoom. Mandatory registration until 15 October here.  Poster

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  • 2nd EpiLipidNET COST Action meeting on 23 -24 September 2021

    EpiLipidNET COST Action (CA19105)  is a pan-European network of researchers, clinicians and enterprises working in the field of lipidomics and epilipidomics to boost a hub of research excellence, advanced knowledge and technology transfer, to promote high level of training for young researches. Free online  zoom 23th September 2021 13:00-18:00(CET) ZOOM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88179148278?pwd=SDhSbGc0Ky9ReXJrQzZPVmM0Y21pdz09 Meeting ID: 881 7914 8278 Passcode: 298363   24th September 2021 10:00-18:00(CET) ZOOM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83527451864?pwd=aWh4Y3RaU1pTVGJudW1xVndoSVJSdz09 Meeting ID: 835 2745 1864 Passcode: 189733 PROGRAMME

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  • Webinar “Climate change and air pollution in the new IPCC report”

    CESAM's research group Atmospheric Processes & Modelling (APM) is organizing the webinar “Climate change and air pollution in the new IPCC report”, to mark the “International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies” – 7 September. The researcher Sophie Szopa, author and coordinator of one of the chapters of this same report will be the invited speaker. Registration is free, but registration is rmandatory. Registration here. It will undoubtedly be an opportunity for us to learn more about these new IPCC data and to ask the questions that concern us the most. It is a webinar open to the scientific community and the general public.

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  • LIFE No_Waste Project Webinar

    The final webinar of the LIFE No_Waste project will take place on 27th July, from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm.Registration is free but mandatory. Register here.

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  • I Symposium One Health Lab - 25 and 26 May

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  • 9th Workshop in Lipidomics – 5th-26th May

    As in previous years, the Mass Spectrometry Centre at the University of Aveiro promotes the 9th Workshop in Lipidomics, which aims to provide new insight on Mass Spectrometry's potential in studying lipids in several areas. This year, for the first time, the workshop will be divided into three online events that will take place via Zoom on Wednesdays (15:30-18:30, Lisbon time) on the following dates: May 5th: Lipidomics in Health & Disease May 19th: Food Lipidomics May 26th: Algae Lipidomics Registration is free but limited to 300 participants in each of the three days. Registration here. The link to the event will be sent by e-mail to registered participants the day before.

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  • National Air Day

    The creation of this National Day, in 2019, confirms the importance of air quality for our health and environment. In fact, air pollution has become a growing concern in the past few years, with an increasing number of acute episodes in many cities worldwide, being classified by the WHO as the biggest environmental risk to health, carrying responsibility for about one in every nine deaths annually. The Atmospheric Processes & Modelling group of CESAM is dedicated to air pollution research, using monitoring and modelling tools to better and comprehensively investigate hotspots origins and best practices for air quality improvement. Some of the on-going projects are good examples of the diverse ways air quality need to be tackled, namely the impact of specific activity sectors like residential heating (SOPRO),  tourism (ARTUR) and shipping (EMERGE), and its impact on human health (INDEX-AIR), or even how green-infrastructures can improve it at urban spaces (UNALAB). To celebrate this day, a seminar will happen on April 12th (16h30) to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic indirectly affected air quality, with relevant benefits, and what can we learn to continue this air quality improvement. It is an open-access webinar where your experience and questions could be an added-value for the discussion, just a click way: https://videoconf-colibri.zoom.us/j/84877005583.

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  • Ciclo de Palestras Entomologia 2021

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  • COVID CESAM COLLOQUIUM, June 16th, 16h00 Lisbon | 12h00 Rio de Janeiro | ZOOM

    On June 16th, at 4 p.m. (Lisbon time, 12 p.m. in Rio de Janeiro), an online colloquium will be held on the impacts of COVID-19, organized by CESAM. Since 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a constant in people´s lives worldwide. This disease has affected, and still affects, humanity, having been responsible for millions of infections and deaths all over the world. Since its outbreak and the identification of SARS-CoV-2, several scientists, from different fields of knowledge, have made efforts not only to contain and mitigate the virus but also to understand its impact in the various areas of human activity. SARS-CoV-2 is not only a virus that causes great damage to health and can lead to death, but also responsible for a radical change in the way we live, we relate to others and the world. From the lessons that the pandemic brought us, 10 CESAM researchers, in a 5-minute pitch, will bring to light the work they have carried out in the frame of the detection of SARS-CoV-2, of the impact of COVID-19 on health, on air quality and climate change, soils, small-scale fisheries, aquaculture, challenges and research on sustainability and also energy consumption. The COVID CESAM COLLOQUIUM aims to create a space for sharing, reflection and discussion on the impacts of COVID-19 and invites you to be part of the debate and the solution so that together we can create a better future: “Build Back Better”. Registration is free but mandatory, open until June 15th here. Pitch Sessions (each session: 5´) SENSECOR – Development of an immunosensory integrated system for SARS-CoV-2 detection Catarina R. Marques In view of the worldwide pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the SENSECOR project aims to develop Proof of Concept of an innovative system that integrates several units for the fast and efficient preliminary diagnosis. SENSECOR is being developed by a joint consortium between UA and Wavecom, in collaboration with IT2 and CHBV hospital.   How can the health impact of COVID-19 be quantified? The burden of disease approach Ricardo Assunção1, Sara Pires2 1 CESAM - Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal; 2 National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark To date, efforts to understand the health impact of COVID-19 have mainly used mortality-based metrics. Composite population health metrics such as the disability-adjusted life years (DALY), are useful to provide a comprehensive measurement of the burden of disease. This pitch will describe how DALY could be calculated for COVID-19.   Air quality: the bright side of COVID-19 pandemic Alexandra Monteiro The indirect effect produced by the COVID-19 pandemic on air quality in Portugal were assessed and quantified. The highest reductions were observed in urban centers and for NO2 pollutant (reaching reductions of more than 40%), followed by PM10 (30-40%), confirming the relevance of traffic sector on improving air quality and the need for rethinking urban mobility options.   The impact of COVID-19 in greenhouse gases emissions - was that really significant? David Carvalho Government policies during the COVID-19 pandemic have drastically altered global CO2 emissions, which decreased on average by 7% in 2020 when compared with 2019. Although significant, this is not nearly enough to meet the Paris Agreement goals. How many lockdowns would be necessary to decrease global CO2 emissions to allow meeting these goals? Let’s see!   Managing the agrifood system to protect our soils and increase our resilience under global crises Sónia Rodrigues This presentation will provide an overview of the impact of COVID-19 on soils ability to provide essential services as well as lessons learned to reduce and mitigate the effect of the pandemic on food production sustainability towards the increase of populations resilience facing COVID-19 and future global food crisis, e.g. due to climate change.Soil as the “great connector” under COVID-19 pandemic: changes in the paradigm of agrifood production to increase populations’ resilience under global crisis.   The impact of COVID-19 on European small-scale fisheries Cristina Pita Small-scale fisheries (SSF) are of extreme importance in the European Union (EU), accounting for 82% of the EU fleet. SSF in the EU is highly dependent on the HORECA channels (food service industry, i.e., hotels, restaurants, cafes) a segment of the economy heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We conducted a rapid-assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on SSF in EU, by collected information from 105 organization from across 12 EU countries.   The Synergistic Impacts of Anthropogenic Stressors and COVID- 19 on Aquaculture António Nogueira The rapid, global spread of COVID-19, and the measures intended to limit or slow its propagation, are having major impacts on diverse sectors of society. Results emphasize the importance of assessing detrimental effects of COVID-19 under a multiple stressor lens, focusing on areas that have already locally experienced economic loss due to anthropogenic stressors in the last decade.   The COVID-19 pandemic and its challenges to sustainability Ana Luísa Silva The COVID-19 pandemic has reemphasised the pivotal role of disposable plastics in society, in which increased use and consumption patterns have resulted in a rollback on plastic reduction and waste management policies. This presentation highlights the environmental and human health implications of this, or future, crisis if no action occurs soon.   COVID-19: the impact of a global crisis on sustainable development research Ulisses Azeiteiro The crisis caused by COVID-19 and the lockdown has significantly disrupted the usual communication channels and, among other things, has led to the cancellation of meetings and long-planned events. It has also led to delay in the delivery of research projects. This communication also outlines some measures that may be implemented in the future to take more advantage of existing technologies that support research on sustainable development. From COVID-19: the impact of a global crisis on sustainable development research. Sustain Sci 16, 85–99 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-020-00866-y   Decarbonizing the energy supply: lessons learned during the covid19 pandemic Michael Russo This study explores home office practices and its potential for reducing energy consumption, based on electricity, natural gas and transportation fuel demand data during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in Portugal, which registered an average 11.5% reduction of primary energy consumption compared to 2019.  

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  • Wildlife Seminars

    The cycle of seminars on Wildlife, organized by the Wildlife Unit of the Department of Biology and the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) of the University of Aveiro (UA), seeks to not only ensure the sharing of knowledge and experience by biologists, but also by those who develop their activities in the field of conservation and management of wildlife and natural resources. The cycle takes place on January 13th and 20th.More information.

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  • IBERSENSOR 2021 in Aveiro, Portugal 08-09 Sep

    The didactic lectures IBERSENSOR, with specialists from Ibero-American countries, aimed at the community interested in sensors. The event takes place from September 8th to 9th, via ZOOM. Registration is free and must be done by the 31st of August 2021 to mverissimo@ua.pt Poster

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  • Conference "Lipids in the Ocean" in Aveiro, Portugal 05-07 Jul

    The Marine Biotechnology & Aquaculture (MBA) Research Group from CESAM and the Mass Spectrometry Centre from the University of Aveiro have the great pleasure to bring forward the 2nd edition of the Conference Lipids in the Ocean, that will be held at University of Aveiro from 05-07 of July 2021. The event is organized by Professor Rosário Domingues from CESAM.  Important dates: Abstract submission for oral communication: April 1st 2021Abstract submission for posters*: April 1st 2021Notification of abstract selection: April 15th 2021Early registration: Until May 1st  2021Late registration: May 2nd – June 15th 2021 *First 18th poster registrations will be invited for Pitch sessions   NEW DEADLINES! Abstract Submission by  the 15th of May 2021.  Registration by the 15th of June 2021.  Details about the conference can be seen in the webpage (http://lipids2021.web.ua.pt/)

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  • ADVANCED COURSES

    Advanced course  “PLANKTON IN A CHANGING WORLD. PLANKTON AND PRODUCTIVITY. Ecology, processes and new methodologies",  1-5 Feb, DBIO, Universidade de Aveiro. Advanced Course on "Experimental Design and Analysis of Multivariate Data", 26-30 Jan, online

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