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Nunca se investiu tanto em ciência nos Açores como hoje, afirma Gui Menezes
Nunca se investiu tanto em ciência nos Açores como hoje, afirma Gui Menezes
DATE: 12 July, 2019 | TIME: 15:20
O Secretário Regional do Mar, Ciência e Tecnologia destacou hoje, em Angra do Heroísmo, o facto de terem sido criados nos Açores, pela primeira vez, projetos de investigação de pós-doutoramento em contexto empresarial. Gui Menezes afirmou que o Governo Regional "assumiu como prioridade o estímulo à investigação e à inovação nas empresas”, tendo canalizado, nesse sentido, “todos os recursos disponíveis no Programa Operacional” para esta área, como é o caso da criação de seis bolsas de pós-doutoramento, que correspondem a um investimento da Região superior a 400 mil euros. (more…)
“MacaroNight – European Researchers’ Night” returns September 27 with Science for All
“MacaroNight – European Researchers’ Night” returns September 27 with Science for All
DATE: 20 September, 2019 | TIME: 10:46
The Regional Director for Science and Technology stressed today the importance of the "MacaroNight - European Night of Macaronesian Researchers'" project, to be held on September 27, as a "driving force for the dissemination of scientific culture," noting that such initiatives “reinforce the networking” of the Azores Science Centres. In this regard, Bruno Pacheco defended that the Regional Government's strategy is precisely aimed at ensuring that regional Science Centres will "increase networking practices, taking the most varied activities to all islands of the archipelago." (more…)
Gui Menezes points science education and blue literacy as crucial tools for ocean conservation
Gui Menezes points science education and blue literacy as crucial tools for ocean conservation
DATE: 18 September, 2019 | TIME: 14:03

The Regional Secretary for the Sea, Science and Technology stated in Lagoa that science education is "crucial for the change that our planet needs" and to "prepare forthcoming generations for the great challenges of today, such as the case of climate change.” For Gui Menezes, blue literacy is "fundamental to make society, especially younger generations, more responsible in the way it relates to the oceans, which are so important for the balance of our planet." (more…)

European conference on ocean literacy to take place in September in the Azores
European conference on ocean literacy to take place in September in the Azores
DATE: 29 July, 2019 | TIME: 16:35

The Azores will host the 7th Annual Conference of the European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA) between September 16 and 19. It will focus on ocean literacy, more specifically on Goal 14 "Protecting Marine Life, one of the 17 UN Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs).

This initiative is organised in partnership with the Regional Government, which, through the Regional Directorate for Science and Technology, submitted last year an application to host the EMSEA 2019 conference. According to the Regional Director for Science and Technology, the holding of this event “reinforces the Regional Government's commitment to education for science, being an excellent opportunity to promote ocean literacy." In this context, Bruno Pacheco stated that this meeting will "analyse new methods to better understand, raise awareness and communicate the importance of the oceans to society." According to the Regional Director, this conference aims to “provide participants with a hands-on and fun learning experience by promoting activities such as various workshop sessions or poster presentations." The EMSEA Conference brings together speakers from regional, national and international institutions, such as the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, the Lisbon Oceanarium, the University of the Azores and Ciência Viva- National Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture, among others. This event will gather teachers, researchers and other agents in the area of marine science education to share their knowledge and best practices for ocean literacy. For the first time, the EMSEA 2019 will include a session open to local teachers and the community in general. It will be held at Expolab - Living Science Centre in Lagoa. The 7th Annual EMSEA Conference stipulates a maximum of one hundred registrations. Those who are interested should register until August 31 at the address http://www.emsea.eu/info.php?pnum=75c6148b47fa90 on the EMSEA website. Established in 2011, EMSEA is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting ocean literacy that brings together teachers and educators from European science centres and aquariums. It provides a platform for promotion and capability building in the area of marine sciences.

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Ponta Delgada acolhe workshop sobre fundos europeus para a internacionalização de empresas inovadoras
Ponta Delgada acolhe workshop sobre fundos europeus para a internacionalização de empresas inovadoras
DATE: 15 July, 2019 | TIME: 21:44
O Governo dos Açores, através do Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia, a Agência Nacional de Inovação (ANI) e a Câmara de Comércio e Indústria de Ponta Delgada promovem, na próxima quinta feira, 18 de julho, uma sessão de esclarecimento sobre instrumentos financeiros da Comissão Europeia para a internacionalização de pequenas e médias empresas (PME) inovadoras. Durante este workshop, que se realiza no âmbito do projeto FIMAC - Plataforma de Aceleração de PME através das Tecnologias do Futuro, cofinanciado pelo Programa Interreg Mac 2014-2020, e que visa também impulsionar o uso de tecnologia gratuita FIWARE, estará em análise o SME Instrument, que prevê o financiamento de projetos inovadores com origem em ‘start ups’ e PME. (more…)
Governo dos Açores participa, em França, na reunião do projeto europeu AQUA-LIT
Governo dos Açores participa, em França, na reunião do projeto europeu AQUA-LIT
DATE: 2 July, 2019 | TIME: 21:49
O Governo dos Açores, através do Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FRCT), participa quarta e quinta-feira, em França, na segunda reunião do projeto europeu AQUA-LIT, que vai decorrer na cidade de Boulogne-sur-Mer. Este projeto, financiado pelo Fundo Europeu dos Assuntos Marítimos e das Pescas (FEAMP), no âmbito da S2 MARINE LITTER, tem como objetivo desenhar medidas preventivas para evitar o descarte de lixo proveniente da indústria da aquacultura no mar. (more…)