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CIMO forestry software becomes intellectual property

posted by cimo on 25 June, 2016 11:44

Three new pieces of software developed by CIMO researchers have been successfully registered as intellectual property. The registered products are FlorNExT 1.0, FlorNExT PRO 1.0 and WRoute 1.0., tools conceived to support forest management and planning in Northeastern Portugal as well as to promote knowledge transfer in forestry in the region. These tools were conceived and developed by Fernando Pérez-Rodríguez, Luís Nunes, Ângelo Sil and João Azevedo under the European project SIMWOOD

LuMont and Mountains 2016 posts at the MRI blog

posted by cimo on 17 May, 2016 14:20

LuMont, the Lusophony Mountain Research Network, and the organizers of the European Mountain Convention and the I International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions (Mountains 2016) have been publishing a series a blogs in the MRI (Mountain Research Initiative) blog related to mountains and mountain research in the Lusosphere and other geographic. The latest, titled "An unbeatable combination: Mountains and wine in Portugal" has just been published. Take a look at the other posts available: Coming up! X European Mountain ConventionMontanhas brasileiras – Innovative sustainability researchLuMont – Lusophony Mountain Research Network“Mountains 2016” is on the move!.

CIMO in the 30 years of Portugal in the European Union

posted by cimo on 16 May, 2016 17:22

The Portuguese Secretary of State of European Affairs on Europe Dat, May 9, celebrated the 30 years of Portugal as a member state of the European Union with a film made of testimonies of 30 public figures from different sectors of the Portuguese society. Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira, researcher and member of the Board of Directors of CIMO, was one of the 30 personalities contributing to the film. Watch the movie in full here.

Traditional baking in Europe: learning from each other

posted by cimo on 1 April, 2016 17:47

The TRADEIT project will organize on April 11 and 12, an event dedicated to traditional bread baking. "Through a vibrant program of activities, participants will get the opportunity to learn about European traditional breads share experiences and insights on ingredients, baking methods and explore the role of innovation in the future the traditional and craft bakeries. Over the two-day event, bakers will bake, explore new market areas, investigate new ingredients, develop recipes and expand their bakery repertoire." Learn more and register at the website of the event.

Tribute paid to Women in Science

posted by cimo on 18 March, 2016 10:36

On March 8th, the International Women's Day, the Portuguese Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture, Ciência Viva, paid tribute to outstanding Portuguese women scientists. This tribute, dedicated to women who have had a fundamental contribution to the progress of science and technology in Portugal, included the opening of a permanent photography exhibition in the Knowledge Pavilion, in Lisbon, and the edition of the book "Mulheres na Ciencia", both dedicated to these remarkable scientists. Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira, Member of the Board of Directors and Researcher at CIMO, is one of the scientists to whom the tribute was addressed. For more information visit the Ciencia Viva webpages.

CIMO researchers organise symposium at the IAFP 2016 Food Safety Conference in Missouri, USA

posted by cimo on 18 March, 2016 10:04

The symposium “Tailoring Acceptance Sampling Theory for Enhanced Microbial Risk Management”, proposed by CIMO researchers Ursula Gonzales-Barron and Vasco Cadavez with Vijay Juneja from the USDA, has been accepted by the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), and will take place at the Annual IAFP Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri (31st July – 3rd August 2016). The objective of the half-day symposium is to review new concepts and trends to develop microbial sampling plans that are more informative, dynamic and amenable to be updated, and hence, more efficient in ensuring the achievement of food safety risk targets. Read more...

Latest speaker announced

posted by cimo on 3 March, 2016 15:35

Harald Bugmann, from the ETH Zurich – Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems, Zurich, Switzerland, is the latest keynote speaker announced for the I International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions. Check the full list of outstanding speakers at the website of Mountains 2016.

Abstracts submission and registration open

posted by cimo on 3 March, 2016 10:39

Abstracts submission for the I International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions is now open. We invite researchers, practitioners, experts and decision-makers to submit abstracts of their work on the topics of the conference for oral or poster presentations online. Registration to this conference and to the X European Mountain Convention has also opened.  Follow the directions in the registration webpage.

Speakers and symposia announced

posted by cimo on 22 February, 2016 17:39

The keynote speakers of the I International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions have been announced. Also the symposia selected by the Scientific Committee of the conference have been revealed. 
See the speakers HERE and the symposia HERE
All information about Mountains 2016 HERE

CIMO researchers organise workshop at the AGROSTAT 2016 Conference in Switzerland

posted by cimo on 19 January, 2016 08:55

The Workshop “Multilevel Modelling of Bacterial Dynamics using the R software”, proposed by CIMO researchers Ursula Gonzales-Barron and Vasco Cadavez, has been selected as one of the six pre-conference workshops to take place within the 2016 Symposium on Statistical Methods for the Food Industry (AgroStat, 21st-24th  March 2015) in Lausanne, Switzerland. This half-day workshop will cover approaches and methods to describe bacterial kinetics using multilevel mixed models.  

Learn more about the Workshop at the portal of the conference.