Governo dos Açores promove sessão de esclarecimentos online sobre convocatória para projetos em Bioeconomia Azul

O Governo dos Açores, através do Fundo Regional da Ciência e Tecnologia (FRCT), promove sessão de esclarecimentos online para interessados a participar na segunda convocatória da ERA-NET BlueBio COFUND (Blue Bioeconomy – Unlocking the Potential of Aquatic Bioresources), no próximo dia 15 de julho, às 10h00.

A BlueBio COFUND, que integra 27 agências de financiamento em I&D de 16 países, foi planeada para o estabelecimento de um plano coordenado de financiamento de I&D que fortaleça a posição da Europa na Bioeconomia Azul, apoiando parcerias público-públicas entre os Estados-Membros e os países associados, com vista à implementação e a coordenação de atividades de networking.

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European MOVE project, coordinated by the Azores, launches online seminars

The Regional Government, through the Regional Fund for Science and Technology, is coordinating the MOVE project – ‘Facilitating MAES to support regional policy in overseas Europe: mobilising stakeholders and pooling resources,” which will launch a series of online events, the so-called webinars, on mapping and assessing ecosystems and their services.

This project falls within action 5 of the European Union’s Biodiversity Strategy and is financed by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for the Environment, amounting to one million Euros. It aims to provide an important contribution to the mapping and evaluation of ecosystem services (MAES) in Outermost Regions as well as in European Overseas Countries and Territories.

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O programa Blue Bio Value decorre pela primeira vez nos Açores

Nos próximos dias 16 a 18 de março, decorrerá 1ª edição do programa de Ideação BLUE BIO VALUE nos Açores, que terá lugar na Universidade dos Açores, em Ponta Delgada.

Esta iniciativa visa atrair projetos e ideias e transformá-las em oportunidades de negócio ao longo da cadeia de valor dos biorrecursos marinhos, incluindo biotecnologia, e que tenham como solução o desenvolvimento de produtos ou serviços sustentáveis, integrados em negócios viáveis.

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Dia Internacional das Mulheres e Meninas na Ciência assinalado nos Açores

O Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FRCT) vai assinalar, a 11 de fevereiro, o Dia Internacional das Mulheres e Meninas na Ciência com a realização de uma sessão de debate entre investigadoras da Região e estudantes da Escola Secundária Domingos Rebelo, em Ponta Delgada.

O debate, que terá lugar, nesta escola, a partir das 10H30, vai contar com a participação de três bolseiras de investigação de doutoramento, pós-doutoramento e pós-doutoramento em contexto empresarial, seguindo-se uma sessão dinâmica de perguntas e respostas por parte dos alunos.

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Governo dos Açores realiza workshop sobre novas tecnologias marítimas, na Horta

O Governo dos Açores, através do Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FRCT), organiza terça-feira, 22 de outubro, na Horta, o workshop ‘Novel technologies to aid MSFD monitoring and interregional integration’, destinado à apresentação de novas tecnologias envolvidas na monitorização da Diretiva Quadro Estratégia Marinha (DQEM) e à sua integração em missões de natureza regional e internacional.

Segundo o Diretor Regional da Ciência e Tecnologia, esta iniciativa “foca a importância de tecnologias inovadoras na monitorização oceânica, assim como o papel de outros intervenientes nesta área científica, tais como entidades representativas da indústria e da investigação”.

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“MacaroNight – European Researchers’ Night” returns September 27 with Science for All

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.”

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Gui Menezes points science education and blue literacy as crucial tools for ocean conservation

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.”
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European conference on ocean literacy takes place September 16-20 in Lagoa, São Miguel Island

The Regional Government, through the Regional Fund for Science and Technology and the Regional Directorate for Science and Technology, in partnership with the European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA) organises the 7th EMSEA Annual Conference at Expolab – Living Science Centre in Lagoa, São Miguel Island.

The event will be held from September 16 to 20. It is expected to be attended by one hundred teachers, researchers and other people involved in the field of marine science education, who will share their knowledge and best practices in ocean literacy.

The Regional Director for Science and Technology highlighted today, at the presentation of the event, the holding of an open “EMSEA Expo” session on September 18 that will be directed to local teachers and the community in general. As he emphasised, this session “will take place for the first time under an EMSEA conference.”

With this initiative, the aim is to “raise the awareness of participants for various themes related to the sea and the oceans in an attractive and fun way as well as to inspire local teachers to adopt new learning methods,” stated Bruno Pacheco.

Shortly after the introduction of ocean literacy themes in Elementary School contents in the Region under the “Blue Azores” programme, the holding of this conference is “another step towards the consolidation of Science Education as a key tool for our development,” said the Regional Director.

In this regard, Bruno Pacheco highlighted that “the Regional Government continues to attract international and educational events to the Azores,” noting the implementation of “structured programmes” such as the “Blue Azores.”

The press conference for the presentation of the 7th EMSEA Annual Conference was also attended by the Mayor of Lagoa, Cristina Calisto, and the Executive Director of Expolab, João Paulo Constância.

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 field of marine sciences.

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European conference on ocean literacy to take place in September in the Azores

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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Nunca se investiu tanto em ciência nos Açores como hoje, afirma Gui Menezes

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.

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