Trident project kick-off meeting
terça-feira, 17 de janeiro de 2023
EMEPC participates in this week kick-off meeting of the Trident project. The Trident project aims to develop monitoring systems for the marine environment, in order to protect it from the impacts that may be generated by exploration and exploitation activities in the deep sea.
Funded with 16 million euros, of which about 12 million euros by the European Commission's Horizon Europe program, led by INESC TEC, the project brings together 26 institutions from 10 countries, five of which are Portuguese.
segunda-feira, 16 de janeiro de 2023
Attention Teachers and Non-Formal Educators:
This (online) course is for you! 📢
Aiming to enhance communication and teaching about the ocean by teachers and educators, this course, taught in Portuguese, goes beyond borders.
Because the Ocean needs all of us, it's time to learn more about how to be part of this change. 🌊
Full details about the course and the application form are available at https://oceanexpert.org/event/3797.
Applications are open until January 31, 2023. Hurry, because places are limited.
CIIMAR / CIMAR Associate Laboratory
Portuguese Task Group for the Extension of the Continental Shelf (EMEPC)
MARE - Center for Marine and Environmental Sciences
Unesco - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE)
EMEPC mandate renewed
terça-feira, 20 de dezembro de 2022
The Council of Ministers determined on the 7th of December 2022 that the Portuguese Task Group for the Extension of the Continental Shelf has its mandate renewed until 31.12.2025.
The EMEPC team thus continues its mission and objectives, namely in the interaction of the Portuguese delegation with the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLPC) for the evaluation and defence of the national proposal for the extension of the continental shelf.
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DeepSea Minerals 2022 Congress
quinta-feira, 20 de outubro de 2022
The coordinator of the Extension of the Continental Shelf Project, Dr. Pedro Madureira, will participate in the DeepSea Minerals 2022 Congress to be held on 26 and 27 October in Bergen, Norway. On the 26th he will deliver the communication "The Area: Update on Licensing".
"Area" is the term used to designate the seabed and its subsoil beyond the limits of countries' national jurisdiction. The Area and its resources are the common heritage of humanity.
Workshop "For the promotion of the sustainable development of Africa’s deep-seabed resources in support of Africa’s blue economy
quarta-feira, 5 de outubro de 2022
EMEPC's geologist and coordinator of the Continental Shelf Extension Project, Pedro Madureira participates in the Workshop "For the promotion of the sustainable development of Africa's deep-seabed resources in support of Africa's blue economy" taking place in Nigeria from October 5 to 7. Today Pedro Madureira and presentations were held:
- "The 'reserved areas' mechanism: overview and practical implications.
- Area mineral resources and current state of marine mineral technology
EMEPC biologist wins Medusa d'Ouro 2022 award
terça-feira, 4 de outubro de 2022
Biologist Monica Albuquerque from the Portuguese Task Group for the Extension of the Continental Shelf (EMEPC) was this year distinguished by the IPMA's GelAvista team with the Gold Medusa d'Ouro 2022 award for the records of observations of gelatinous organisms, which she already performs since 2018 in her spare time.
GelAvista is the program responsible for monitoring gelatinous organisms throughout the Portuguese coast, Azores and Madeira, launched in February 2016. It aims to involve the community in the development of science, thus bridging the lack of knowledge in Portugal about gelatinous organisms.
It gathers information about these animals, using the participation of citizens who frequent coastal areas - beaches, estuaries, rivers, marinas, and others - during their leisure activities (walking by the sea, diving, sailing, surfing, etc.) or their professional activities (for example, collecting in fishing nets).
You can learn more about the program and how to participate on its official website at https://gelavista.ipma.pt/.
One day you could also receive this distinction! Become a GelAvista observer and send us your sightings through our application. For any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Election of geologist Luísa Pinto Ribeiro to the Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority
sexta-feira, 9 de setembro de 2022
The Council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), based in Kingston, Jamaica, elected Dr. Luísa Pinto Ribeiro, geologist and member of the team of the Portuguese Task Group for the Extension of the Continental Shelf (EMEPC), to the Technical and Legal Commission of the ISA, reinforcing Portugal's commitment to the Ocean affairs both nationally and internationally.
Platform brings women together to save the oceans
quarta-feira, 21 de setembro de 2022
When it comes to work at sea, many still associate it with a traditionally male sector. The truth is that women's participation is increasingly larger and more important. 400 of them, including EMEPC women, have now joined together in a Platform to save the Ocean.
There are more than 400 women who assume, in a platform, the double objective of enhancing the value of women in the sea and sustainability. The group is quite diverse and includes researchers, scientists or biologists to surfers, fishermen, shellfish gatherers, divers, lawyers, teachers or doctors from north to south of the country, including the islands.
The project is looking for more entities that want to support it, so if you have a chance to support it please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
#mulheresdomar #EMEPC #rovluso #mardeportugal #portugalémar #ministérioeconomiaemar
Students from IST visit the research vessel Mário Ruivo and the ROV Luso
sexta-feira, 16 de setembro de 2022
Last week, as part of the 2nd Environmental Sampling Course organized by Instituto Superior Técnico 25 students from IST visited the NI Mário Ruivo and the ROV Luso, already on board for the Oceanographic Campaign "Madeira-Tore Ridge"!
#portugalémar #EMEPC #PEPC #mardeportugal #ipma #ministerioeconomiaemar #rovluso
EMEPC present at the X Symposium on the Atlantic Iberian Margin, MIA 2022
terça-feira, 5 de julho de 2022
The X Symposium on the Atlantic Iberian Margin, MIA 2022, will take place in Bilbao from 7 to 9 July. The aim of this Symposium, organized by the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, is the presentation of multidisciplinary scientific papers in the field of marine sciences. EMEPC is present in this symposium. In the next days follow and get to know the news about our work!
#ministeriodaeconomiaemar #mia #EMEPC #PEPCc #iatlantic #explosea2 #rovluso
EMEPC holds colloquium in the Portuguese Parliament
quarta-feira, 29 de junho de 2022
In the week that the 2nd United Nations Oceans Conference took place in Lisbon, we held the colloquium "The Extension of the Portuguese Continental Shelf" in the Foreign Affairs and Portuguese Communities Commission in the Portuguese Parliament.
The EMEPC team led by Isabel Botelho Leal, the adjunct Pedro Madureira and the researchers Luísa Pinto Ribeiro, Maria Simões and Frederico Dias presented a global framework of the Extension of the Portuguese Continental Shelf Project, explained how the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf works as well as the current situation of the Portuguese Submission and the future opportunities and challenges.
Watch or review the session here
Visit to EMEPC Enidh Nautical College and partners
quarta-feira, 8 de junho de 2022
Our neighbours from ENIDH Escola Superior Náutica accompanied by a group of researchers from NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology and USN - Southeastern University of Norway visited EMEPC where they had the opportunity to see the Rov Luso in Operation.
More information HERE
World Ocean Day 2022
terça-feira, 7 de junho de 2022
🌊 We celebrated the World Ocean Day by participating in the Rise Up initiative discussion session, which took place at the Lisbon Oceanarium.
More than 20,000 students voted on their priorities for the protection of the Ocean and yesterday concrete actions were discussed to compile into a letter of commitment that will be delivered at the plenary session of the United Nations Oceans Conference taking place in Lisbon at the end of the month.
Several Blue Schools were very well represented today by their students in this session: AE Nazaré, AE João da Rosa, ES D. Manuel Martins, AE Ferreira de Castro, AE Gil Eanes, CED Nossa Sra. da Conceição, EB Mestre Arnaldo Louro de Almeida, EB Geraldes and EB da Prageira.
The students participated in discussion groups with relevant moderators: the Minister of Education, João Costa; the Head of the Mission Structure for the Extension of the Continental Platform (EMEPC), Isabel Botelho Leal; the CEO of the Blue Ocean Foundation, Tiago Pitta e Cunha; the Councillor for Education of Mafra City Council, António Felgueiras; the Executive Director of Ciência Viva, Ana Noronha; the Ocean Leader and bodyboard athlete, Joana Schenker; and the Home Study Coordinator, Cláudia Torres.
🌊 This was an initiative of the Directorate-General for Education, Blue Ocean Foundation, Study at Home, Network of Live Science Clubs at School and Blue School, where we gave a voice to the youngest to vote and discuss the priorities and concrete actions for the defence of the Ocean.
#RiseUp4theOcean #BlueSchool #LiterateOcean #Ocean #Youth #Youth #Schools #StudyatHome #Voting #UNOceanConference #RiseUp
More information HERE
Minister of Economy and Sea and Secretary of State for the Sea visit EMEPC
quarta-feira, 27 de abril de 2022
We received at EMEPC the Minister of Economy and Sea, António Costa Silva and the Secretary of State for the Sea, José Maria Costa, on a working visit to our facilities. During the visit a brief conversation was held regarding the Continental Shelf Extension Project, as well as a demonstration of the Luso ROV in Operation, in order to show the potential of the equipment.
Full news Here
Meet the Team of participants in the 1st part of the Imirabilis2 Campaign
quarta-feira, 21 de julho de 2021
The iMirabilis2 Campaign will explore the relatively unknown deep-sea ecosystems around the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The first stage of the expedition will dedicate one week to the investigation of the seabed geology along the Azores-Biscay Rise. This first part of the expedition is led by EMEPC - Portuguese Task Group for the Extension of the Continental Shelf and involves a large team of scientists from different areas and specialties.
Taking the pulse of Atlantic ecosystems: major new international expedition sets sail
segunda-feira, 19 de julho de 2021
In July-August 2021, the iMirabilis2 expedition will explore the relatively unknown deep-sea ecosystems around the Cabo Verde islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Using state-of-theart technology and cutting-edge survey techniques, the international team of scientists aboard the Spanish research vessel Sarmiento de Gamboa aim to gather information that will help shed new light on the health and resilience of ecosystems across the Atlantic Ocean.
EMEPC is back at Sea!
domingo, 18 de julho de 2021
After all the care and restrictions that the pandemic season requires, we are once again ready to embark on the iMirabilis2 campaign of the iatlantic.eu Project.
Departing from Vigo, Galicia on July 23, the first part of the expedition runs until July 30 and is led by EMEPC. For a week we will be dedicated to researching the geology, habitats and ecosystems of the deep sea along the Azores-Biscay elevation, a 3000m high linear ridge located approximately 700 km west of the coast of the Iberian Peninsula.
While the team of scientists is still in quarantine, the ROV Pilots team embarked today on the Ship Sarmiento de Gamboa where it proceeds to install the ROV Luso, which can dive down to 6000m deep and will allow scientists on board 6 weeks of new discoveries!
We are also here if you want to accompany us:
• Twitter: @iAtlanticEU #imirabilis2
• Instagram: @iatlanticEU
• Facebook @iatlanticeu
#emepc #mardeportugal #rovluso #portugalémar #pepc #ocean #imirabilis2 #iatlanticeu #DiscoveringTheDeep #Deepocean #ROV #SarmientodeGamboa
Multibeam tests successfully performed!
segunda-feira, 17 de maio de 2021
Recently the tests of the multibeam, acquired by EMSO-PT funds, in the test pool at EMEPC were successfully completed. The purpose of the tests was to verify the operation of the equipment in an environment closer to the real operating environment. The next step will be to integrate the system in the ROV Luso before the next sea campaign to be held in July!
Deep Listening, Deep Sea (ing)
quarta-feira, 31 de março de 2021
Deep Listening, Deep Sea (ing), financed by EEA Grants is the new project by Companhia de Música Teatral in collaboration with the International Academy for Music, Arts and Sciences in Marvão, Fábrica Centro de Ciência Viva de Aveiro, Universidade de Bergen, the University of Aveiro and the Portuguese Task Group for the Extension of the Continental Shelf. The project aims to develop artistic experiences that contribute to the awareness of the importance of the deep ocean, inviting teenagers to create "audiovisual postcards" and "soundtracks" for images / films that result from the work of scientists studying the Portuguese and Norwegian deep ocean.
Find out more HERE