The Australian Ambassador to Portugal, Claire Rochecouste, visited, on Tuesday, 27th, the University of Algarve, where she was received by the Vice Rector for Research and Internationalization, Alexandra Teodosio.
After the reception, a meeting was held attended by Adelino Canário, professor at UAlg and director of the Center for Marine Sciences (CCMAR), Flávio Martins, professor at UAlg and representative of the Center for Marine and Environmental Research (CIMA). ), Erik Wolanski, professor at James Cook University (Australia) and collaborating researcher with UAlg, and Vânia Baptista, doctoral student at UAlg, in the area of marine sciences.
To start the session, the UAlg vice dean presented the Algarve academy, showing some data on the areas of study and research, international students, international projection and existing collaborations between UAlg and Australian institutions.
Adelino Canário and Flávio Martins gave a brief description of the two research centers they represent, highlighting the excellence of the sea sciences area at UAlg.
Also during the meeting, the results of an investigation entitled "Fish Larvae biophysics in Ria Formosa lagoon" were presented by Vânia Baptista and coordinated by Alexandra Theodosius and Erik Wolanski.
Flávio Martins also presented the findings of an investigation he conducted in Australia, together with Erik Wolanski.
At the end of the meeting, the ambassador was impressed by the existence of academic collaborations between Portugal and Australia, showing her support for deepening the institutional links between the two countries in the future.
Having handed in her credentials last July, this was Ambassador Claire Rochecouste's first visit to a Portuguese university.