Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of Portugal, visited CIMO laboratories in his visit to IPB on July 5, 2016. After a short presentation on research and education at IPB by the President of IPB, João Sobrinho Teixeira, the President of Portugal visited several laboratories in the CIMO and ESA buildings where he was exposed to some of the most relevant results of research conducted at CIMO and where he interacted actively with researches. See some of the moments of the visit here.
CIMO had a strong participation in Ciência 2016, a showcase of science and technology in Portugal and a debate on the future of science in Portugal with the involvement of the large Portuguese scientific community and the society in general. In the 2160 edition, Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira was a keynote speaker in the session on “research and agro-food and animal production” and Carlos Aguiar and Manuel Angelo Rodrigues were speakers in the “biodiversity and sustainability” session.
The Cost Action "Climate-Smart Forestry in Mountain Regions (CLIMO)" will be launched in Brussels on October 2016. The main objective of the Cost Action is to define Climate-Smart Forestry (CSF) in an European context, which will require the identification of key silvicultural characteristics and the harmonisation of CSF in mountain areas to create a common knowledge at the European level. The Cost Action proposal was lead by Dr. Roberto Tognetti from the University of Molise, Italy and will have participants from 20 countries in Europe. João Azevedo, CIMO researcher, is one of the Portuguese members in the Management Committee. More information HERE. Read more...
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, 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 Convention; Montanhas brasileiras – Innovative sustainability research; LuMont – Lusophony Mountain Research Network; “Mountains 2016” is on the move!.
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.
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.
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.
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...