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II Fair of Marine Sciences of the University of Algarve

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

To celebrate the National Day of Scientific Culture, the University's Center for Marine and Environmental Research (CIMA) and the Algarve Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR-Algarve), in partnership with the Algarve Living Science Centre and Sciaena, organize the II Fair of Marine Sciences of the University of Algarve, at the Gambelas Campus.

On November 22, our researchers will come out of their laboratories and reveal their work and the importance of science in everyday life. 

Students can watch and participate in small experiments and demonstrative activities on the various ways to study the ocean and important issues such as climate change, conservation, pollution and marine resources. 

We invite the school community to visit us on this day! 

Registration is limited and can be done through this Form.


From sea to plate - Monika Szynaka and Zoe Molder (CCMAR) 

Thousands of years ago, man learnt that he can get food from the sea. He even created instruments to fish more and better.  
But are we fishing too much?  And how do we know if we are catching the species we want?  There are ways to improve fishing. Come and find out how!


Food waste: what can you do and how can science help? - João Cardoso (CCMAR)  

We know that food waste is a big problem we face nowadays. CCMAR has been developing several projects to tackle this problem and also the fish and seafood food safety. Using very simple demonstrations, visitors are invited to think about the actions they can take to reduce food waste and the actions scientists have been working on for the same purpose.   


Crab Life Cycle: from larva to adult, from native to invasive - Vânia Baptista and Joana Cruz (CCMAR)  

Do you know the life cycle of the crab? Do you know that there are native and invasive species?  
Learn about the early life stages of crabs (planktonic microscopic larvae)  .
Find out how to differentiate the sex of crabs, and explore the external and internal morphology of a native species, the green crab, and a non-native species, the blue crab.


Day to day of a researcher in the search for bioactive compounds - Inês Baia (CCMAR)

What is the day to day life of a researcher in a biochemistry laboratory searching for new compounds for medical application in the sea?
It is not only spent at the work bench, around vials and apparatus...  


Let's Meet the Zebra Fish - Daniela Castro (CCMAR)  

The zebra fish, so named because of its stripes identical to zebras is the second most used model species. This is because it has a 70% genetic similarity with humans, has a rapid development and its embryos are translucent. With this activity we intend to show you the different stages of its life cycle and a little more about its history.  


Fish Migration - Miguel Gandra (CCMAR)  

Do fish always live in the same place? Do they migrate? And to where?
Being the ocean so vast, how can scientists know where they are and where they are going? 


Seahorses... surviving in a changing world - Jorge Palma (CCMAR)  

The seahorse population in the Ria Formosa declined brutally in the 90s and has still not managed to recover.
But not all is bad, there are those who study them and make an effort to make them return to the waters of the Ria Formosa lagoon.
And you, do you want to meet them?  


The World of Microplastics - (CCMAR)  

Microplastics are an increasingly abundant presence in the oceans.
Do you know what they are? Where do they come from? Can you see them?

Bacteria in the treatment of water contaminated with metals - Jorge Carlier (CCMAR)  

Bacteria have extraordinary uses. Some live in marine mud and can be used to help remove heavy metals from polluted waters.
There is already a pilot station for testing the treatment of acidic water from the São Domingos Mine.


Sole feeding - Sofia Engrola (CCMAR)  

As the population increases there is a need to feed more and more people, but in a sustainable way. 
Do you know how and what fish feed? Can you find the secret ingredient.


Risks associated with coastal landslides - Juan Garzon and Susana Costas (CIMA)  

Some coastal populations may be at risk from storm surges.
Studies in a wave tank can help to find possible solutions that can be implemented to mitigate the effect of these storms.


Ocean Observation - Oceanographic Monitoring - Eloah Rosas and Fernando Mendonça (CIMA)  

Ocean Observation through numerical monitoring with AUV support, in a partnership with the Portuguese Navy and control of several oceanographic points. 


Bio Bioreactor - The Potential of Microalgae for a Sustainable Future - Rodrigo Borges and Valdemira Afonso (CIMA)  

Come and learn a little about the fantastic microalgae and all the applications they can have for a more sustainable future.  
From vitamins to fuel, they can have many applications! How?  
You will be able to see, through activities and demonstrations that we have prepared, from their production to their use as raw material for so many products and also how they can help the environment.


Marshes: what they are made of and how we can study them - Rita Carrasco and Ana Matias (CIMA)  

Salt marshes are important ecosystems worth studying and preserving.  
Samples collected during fieldwork are essential to understand the physical and ecological components of tidal salt marshes, their global importance and how we investigate these environments at CIMA-UAlg.


From Cell to Space - Remote Sensing - Priscila Goela, Sónia Cristina and Carla Freitas (CIMA)  

Microalgae are the base of the food chain in the ocean and play a fundamental role in capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
However, some types of microalgae produce unwanted toxins.   
Come and learn about the methods used, from satellite data collection (and how this technology works) to more conventional methods: microscopy and pigment extraction for chemical analysis.


What is an AMPIC? - Vasco Abreu (SCIAENA)  

Sciaena invites you to a conversation about the Marine Protected Area that is being created in the Algarve, with the involvement of local communities.  


Exhibition "The Sand World" - CCVA  

Recording of testimonials - CCVA 

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