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The Coordinator Council of the National Mountain Research Network (Rede Nacional de Investigação de Montanha - RNIM) met for the first time last Friday, November 3. This meeting marks the beginning of the establishment and expansion of the Network and its contribution to the development of mountain research in Portugal where nearly 40% of the country's area is mountains. The RNIM was created in April of 2017 through a Government Order (Despacho n.º 3434/2017) signed by 7 Ministers.
Centro de Investigação de Montanha - CIMO is now finalist on the category “Norte Investigação” of “O Norte Somos Nós” awards, managed by CCDRN – Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte.
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The journal Regional Science Policy and Practice, with the collaboration of the Portuguese Regional Science Association, will organize the symposium "How to recover/heal communities, wellbeing and create resilient places from the ashes of wildfires?" in Coimbra on December 20, 2017. CIMO researcher Orlando Rodrigues, is one of the keynote speakers of the event which has the support of the Mountain Research Centre (CIMO). Submitions, registration and more information at the website of the event website of the event.
The Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), in Brazil, has become a member of LuMont, the Lusophony Mountain Research Network. UTFPR has signed a collaboration agreement with CIMO and IPB on October 12, 2017 with the goals of promoting circulation and sharing of information and cooperation of these institutions and their researchers in different domains of research.
CIMO has participated actively in the "Meeting with Science and Technology in Portugal" CIÊNCIA 2017 that took place from July 3 to 5 in Lisbon. CIMO researchers presented numerous talks and posters in sessions under the “Agroalimentar, Florestas e Biodiversidade” thematic research and innovation agenda, as well as under Structural Programs. CIMO has also organized demonstration booths on olive oil and olive orchards genetic heritage and web-based forest management tools. Visit the website of the event to see the presentations of CIMO researchers and the interview of Isabel Ferreira to the CIÊNCIA 2017 blog.
The Coordinator of CIMO, Isabel Ferreira, was interviewed in the “Filhos da Nação” TV show on RTP this week. Watch the full interview here.
The first review on mountain food products has been published in the journal Trends in Food Science & Technology. This review was authored by CIMO researchers Natália Martins and Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira providing an overview of mountain food products in Europe, “highlighting their contribution to the recent evolutions of the so-called modern lifestyle and of the increasing consumer demand for healthy and natural food products, and focusing on the role of certification”. Read the full paper here.
The IX Iberian Congress of Agricultural Engineering will be held in Bragança, Portugal, from September 4 - 6, 2017. The Congress it is an opportunity to present and share ideas and experiences with researchers, technicians and other professionals in the sector of Agricultural Engineering as well as to reflect on the future of the field.
The Iberian Mountain Research Network - Rede Ibérica de Investigação de Montanha (RIIM) - was established last Friday, May 26, 2017, in the Instituto Politécnico de Bragança through the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding among Universities and Research Centres from Andorra, Spain and Portugal.
Mountains 2018 is an international conference that will bring together scholars, professionals, policy makers and others involved with multiple aspects of the mountain world. The Conference seeks to stimulate and disseminate knowledge about the topic based on lessons learned from scientific research and practical experiences related to use and challenges of promoting sustainable development in mountain territories, including how mountains can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.