Rede de Química e Tecnologia
REQUIMTE (Rede de Química e Tecnologia) was formally chartered as a non-profit scientific organization, in January 2003, as a partnership of the Universities of Porto and NOVA Lisbon, located at the two main Portuguese cities. It results from a long-standing collaboration between two Research Centres of these Universities in the fields of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Pharmacology and Food Science and Technology. In November 2001, REQUIMTE was officially recognised by the Portuguese Minister of Science and Higher Education, as host to a research Centre of Excellence in Green Chemistry, Laboratório Associado para a Química Verde. From 2015, REQUIMTE will host two research units, LAQV (laqv.requimte.pt) and UCIBIO (www.requimte.pt/ucibio).
Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera
IPMA is a public institute devoted to research, technological development, innovation, services and dissemination activities in relation to the sea and atmosphere. Activities regarding the sea include: sustainable exploitation of marine resources as well as production, upgrading and processing of high quality seafood products. IPMA acts as advisor to the national authorities on aquaculture, fisheries, fishing industry and fishery organisations, and is a member of a number of national and international commissions. The team belongs to the Division of Aquaculture and Upgrading (DivAV), which deals with pre-competitive innovation and experimental development regarding fish and shellfish utilisation, quality monitoring and assurance, and support to fishermen/aquaculture producers and the fish and shellfish industry, by way of technical advice, technological tests and technology transfer. DivAV includes the Olhão Aquaculture Pilot Station (EPPO) that carries out research and technological development on the production of fish species, with potential value for the Portuguese aquaculture industry and on aquaculture/environment interactions.
Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar
The Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar of the University of Porto (ICBAS) was established in 1975. Since then it has been a renowned teaching and research institution in the fields of health, applied biology, environment, veterinary sciences, food security and quality control. The research carried out in this project will be focus mainly on the assessment of the effects of environmental stressors (pollution and alterations due to global climate changes) on marine and freshwater ecosystems (organisms, populations, communities, and ecological functions), their risks to environmental and human health and wellbeing, and to services that these ecosystems provide to the human society.