The Center for Marine and Environmental Research (CIMA) of the University of Algarve (UAlg) will host the «Ocean Color Summer School», an initiative integrated in the academy's «Summer School», financed by the Foundation for Science and Technology.
The training program will be promoted by researchers Sónia Cristina and Priscila Goela, from CIMA, and has the support of Portugal Space, integrating in its panel several researchers who are distributed among the universities of the Algarve, Lisbon, Aveiro, Évora, Azores and from Porto, and also from the Hydrographic Institute (IH) and the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA).
The Ocean Color Summer School focuses on the theme of the extraction and use of satellite data to study phenomena and processes in the ocean and is part of the priorities defined in the National Space Strategy.
The objectives of the training plan are, on the one hand, to train students on the theme of remote detection of the color of the ocean, and on the other, to stimulate scientific cooperation between students and teachers from different national institutions.
The Ocean Color Summer School includes a component of academic training and a research component, to be carried out exclusively in person.
It is intended that brief research works are carried out, both at the University of Algarve facilities and at partner institutions, providing for the funding of ten research grants, aimed at undergraduate and master students.
Undergraduate and master students can apply in areas related to Marine Sciences, such as Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Marine Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Oceanography, Geophysics, Remote Sensing, Informatics, among others.
The start of «Ocean Color Summer School» is scheduled for the end of July and will last for three months.
More information on the CIMA website.