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The European Maritime Day (EMD) will take place in Lisbon from 16 to 17 May. The EMD is the annual two-day event during which the maritime community in Europe meets to discuss, create and articulate joint actions.

The MARE, Polytechnic of Leiria, will be one of several entities associated to the celebrations with activities centred on the school public. These activities will take place on May 6, 2019 at Escola Básica do 1º Ciclo Nº 6 – Prageira, Peniche, Portugal.

Living Oceans & Climate Change | Advanced Course – CETEMARES | Politécnico de Leiria, Peniche (Portugal), july, 07-13, 2018

The oceans are extremely vulnerable to climate change and the impacts on marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning are being highlighted during the last years. With this course, the participants will have the opportunity to increase its knowledge about climate change effects on marine ecosystems. It will address current challenges in marine biodiversity, as for example marine food webs and resources sustainability. As a general goal, this course intends to expose graduate students (master or PhD students) to recent developments and methodologies in marine ecology under changing environments. It will be based on a holistic approach where experiments, field observations and models (statistical and mechanistic) will be combined to solve current challenges in marine ecology. Practical labs will address several questions such as: Functional responses of copepods and jellyfish; Copepod egg production; Fatty acids as biomarkers; Zooplankton abundance and diversity estimated frommolecular tools. More information:


Will take place on May 24, 2018 the 9th Innovation and Food Security Conference (CISA), which considers in its two themes program: “Innovation” and Food Safety”. Among other things, the CISA aims to be a vehicle for the dissemination of innovative projects applied research and issues related to food security, and promote interaction between academic population and food industry professionals.

 biomarcadores2016_m Biomarkers Advanced Course (4th edition), May 30 to June 3, 2016

The fourth edition of the one-week SETAC Summer School will be held from the 30th May to the 3rd June 2016 at CETEMARES building – Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Peniche, Portugal. The Biomarkers advanced course aims to provide knowledge on user-friendly development of biomarker tools to assess and understand the impact of stressors in the environment by establishing a link between different levels of the biological continuum. For more information see FULL COURSE BROCHURE Biomarkers 2016.

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON MARINE RESEARCH 2018 to be held at sunny Peniche, Portugal – the Wave Capital, during the 05th and 06th of July. The IMMR’18 is an international congress planned to communicate novel scientific knowledge on marine resources and research towards the sustainability of our planet. The IMMR is organized by the Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre – MARE, and ESTM from the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria. If you are interested, more information can be found or by contacting