X-Ray of Marine Sciences in Portugal

State-of-the-art of marine sciences in Portugal.

Our goal

The Oceano Azul Foundation in partnership with the Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos (FFMS), has outsourced the University of Porto to develop a study on the state-of-the-art of marine sciences in Portugal.

Initiative status
Stage 3 : Ongoing
Initiative keywords
  • Marine Sciences
  • Portugal
  • Study
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Impact

A new map of the state-of-the-art of marine sciences in Portugal.

Description

This initiative aims at establishing a baseline of understanding the impact of Portuguese marine sciences in all domains, and position them in the international context to allow a strategic view on the most competitive areas and the main gaps.

A report with the current situation of the marine sciences in Portugal including the geographical characterization, current developments and future perspectives will be delivered, together with a strategic overview for their development in the next years. This report will benefit the blue economy and will be sent to the government and made available to the general public. A free to use webpage with all information available will be built.

This project started in December 2016 and will have the duration of two years.

Initiative numbers

23 months

From December 2016 to November 2018

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