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Rov Planet Magazine

quinta-feira, 30 de setembro de 2021

The Imirabilis2 campaign is rocking! We are in ROV Planet Magazine!


Meet the Team of participants in the 1st part of the Imirabilis2 Campaign

quarta-feira, 21 de julho de 2021

The iMirabilis2 Campaign will explore the relatively unknown deep-sea ecosystems around the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The first stage of the expedition will dedicate one week to the investigation of the seabed geology along the Azores-Biscay Rise. This first part of the expedition is led by EMEPC - Portuguese Task Group for the Extension of the Continental Shelf and involves a large team of scientists from different areas and specialties.

Meet the team!

Taking the pulse of Atlantic ecosystems: major new international expedition sets sail

segunda-feira, 19 de julho de 2021

In July-August 2021, the iMirabilis2 expedition will explore the relatively unknown deep-sea ecosystems around the Cabo Verde islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Using state-of-theart technology and cutting-edge survey techniques, the international team of scientists aboard the Spanish research vessel Sarmiento de Gamboa aim to gather information that will help shed new light on the health and resilience of ecosystems across the Atlantic Ocean. 

Read the Press release

Expedition website

EMEPC is back at Sea!

domingo, 18 de julho de 2021

After all the care and restrictions that the pandemic season requires, we are once again ready to embark on the iMirabilis2 campaign of the iatlantic.eu Project.

Departing from Vigo, Galicia on July 23, the first part of the expedition runs until July 30 and is led by EMEPC. For a week we will be dedicated to researching the geology, habitats and ecosystems of the deep sea along the Azores-Biscay elevation, a 3000m high linear ridge located approximately 700 km west of the coast of the Iberian Peninsula.

While the team of scientists is still in quarantine, the ROV Pilots team embarked today on the Ship Sarmiento de Gamboa where it proceeds to install the ROV Luso, which can dive down to 6000m deep and will allow scientists on board 6 weeks of new discoveries!

You can follow the daily posts on the campaign blog: https://www.iatlantic.eu/imirabilis2-expedition/blog/

We are also here if you want to accompany us:

• iMirabilis2 expedition website: www.iatlantic.eu/imirabilis2-expedition

• iAtlantic project website: www.iatlantic.eu

• Twitter: @iAtlanticEU #imirabilis2

• Instagram: @iatlanticEU

• Facebook @iatlanticeu

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Multibeam tests successfully performed!

segunda-feira, 17 de maio de 2021

Recently the tests of the multibeam, acquired by EMSO-PT funds, in the test pool at EMEPC were successfully completed. The purpose of the tests was to verify the operation of the equipment in an environment closer to the real operating environment. The next step will be to integrate the system in the ROV Luso before the next sea campaign to be held in July!

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Deep Listening, Deep Sea (ing)

quarta-feira, 31 de março de 2021

Deep Listening, Deep Sea (ing), financed by EEA Grants is the new project by Companhia de Música Teatral in collaboration with the International Academy for Music, Arts and Sciences in Marvão, Fábrica Centro de Ciência Viva de Aveiro, Universidade de Bergen, the University of Aveiro and the Portuguese Task Group for the Extension of the Continental Shelf. The project aims to develop artistic experiences that contribute to the awareness of the importance of the deep ocean, inviting teenagers to create "audiovisual postcards" and "soundtracks" for images / films that result from the work of scientists studying the Portuguese and Norwegian deep ocean.

Find out more HERE

New scientific article with EMEPC collaboration

quarta-feira, 17 de março de 2021

New scientific article “High-resolution multibeam bathymetry of the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 45–46 ° N: the Moytirra hydrothermal field” was recently published in the Journal of Maps, which represents yet another scientific result of the 2019 Explosea 2 Campaign. The work was coordinated by Luis Somoza of IGME and had the collaboration of EMEPC and its researchers. This work presents a new high-resolution multi-beam bathymetric map of an active segment of the seabed in the northern zone of the Middle Atlantic Ridge in the Atlantic Ocean at 45-46º N. This new high-resolution bathymetric map allows to better define the underwater morphology of the hydrothermal field active Moytirra, the only high temperature field identified between the Archipelago of the Azores and Iceland. ROV submarine observations reaching the deepest part of the system for the first time show giant anhydrite-sulfide chimneys up to 20 m high, active strong black smokers and polymetallic massive sulfides.

To learn more about the Explosea2 Campaign

To read the article

Minister of the Sea visits EMEPC

terça-feira, 18 de fevereiro de 2020

The Minister of the Sea, Professor Ricardo Serrão Santos and his team visited EMEPC today.

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Women and Girls in Science International Day

quinta-feira, 11 de fevereiro de 2021

On this Women and Girls in Science International Day, which is being celebrated today, February 11th, we present some women who work in marine sciences and ocean literacy. Andreia Afonso, is an ROV Technician and Pilot, in the Portuguese Task Group for the Extension of the Continental Shelf (EMEPC)