08 Aug 2016

Science Festival

The science festival organized by Porto Planetarium  in partnership with CIIMAR it will be held on Passeio Alegre on the 9th of August, between 11.00 and and 19.00pm and its open to all the community.

Throughout the day some experimental activities related to global changes and ocean acidification, ocean biodiversity, and contamination of marine ecosystems and their animals by micro plastic will be conducted  by ciimar researchers. It will also be presented a "Biotech Pipeline", an acrylic structure that illustrates the researcher work since collecting an organism until obtain a bioactive compound; an “Integrated Multi Trophic Aquaculture”,  a system that allows increasing aquaculture production in a sustainable manner.

Organized in the scope of the activity “Ao Leme com a Ciência Viva” developed by Ciência Viva in collaboration with the APORVELA, the festival it will receive a  group of eight Portuguese young researchers that had been chosen to participate in a scientific cruise aboard to the caravel Vera Cruz, that is celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Ciência Viva no Verão” program. Adriana Rego, that is doing her master thesis in CIIMAR, is one of the students aboard.