ATLANTIDA will develop a platform for the monitoring of the North Atlantic Ocean and tools for the sustainable exploitation of its marine resources.
This project is being implemented by a multidisciplinary team of the UNorte.pt consortium (University of Porto, University of Minho & University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro) and by CIIMAR (Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research).
ATLANTIDA will create a strong cohesion of the UNorte.pt institutions regarding Ocean Research and Technologies and develop the conditions for a leading position at national and international levels.
ATLANTIDA was present at Business2Sea 2021, in Vigo, Spain, conducting a workshop with the intent to promote the project and its results to external audiences. Researchers from U.Porto, CIIMAR and UMinho were there to present the 5 research lines of the project.
The 1st Annual Meeting of the ATLANTIDA project happened yesterday at CIIMAR. It was an afternoon full of work meetings, with a total of 5 parallel sessions and a plenary session, and with around 100 people from CIIMAR, U.Porto, UMinho and UTAD.
Our investigators successfully closed the first monitoring campaign of the marine waters of the North, which started in June. Above all expectations, they carried out 32 sampling stations and spotted 41 groups of dolphins during the ATLANTIDA northern marine water monitoring program, which took place over all summer, between Espinho and Caminha.