International Projects

 

2017 - 2022

NUNATARYUK ? BG-11-2017 ? Permafrost Thaw and changing Arctic coast, science for socio-economic adaptation ? Funded EC ? Call H2020-BG-2016-2017. (Funding for PT: 318k?)

Coordinator: Dr. Hugues Lantuit, AWI, Germany.

 

2017 - 2020

MONITOOL ? InterReg Atlantic Area (EAPA_565/2016) ? New tools for water quality monitoring ? Funded by European Region Development Fund (EC). (Funding for IST: 130k?)

Coordinator: Dr. Blánaid White, Dublin City University, Ireland.

 

2012 - 2016

ADAPT ? Arctic Development and Adaptation to Permafrost in Transition ? Funded by NSERC, Canada. (Funding of 25k? not transferred to PT)

Coordinator: Dr. Vincent Warwick, Centre D?études Nordiques, University Laval, Canada.

 

 

2007 - 2009

COBRA ? Impact of combined iodine and bromine release on the Artic Atmosphere (IPY Project). Partners: Environment Canada (Canada), University of York (UK), University of Manchester (UK), University of Cambridge (UK), British Antarctic Survey (UK). (Funding of 15k? not transferred to PT)

Coordinator: Professor Lucy Carpenter ? University of York, UK

 

2007 - 2009

CiCAT ? Climate change impact on Canadian Arctic Tundra (IPY Project). Partners: University of British Columbia (Canada), Natural Resources Canada, Environment Canada, University of Northen British Columbia (Canada), University of Queens (Canada), Universisty of Saskatchewan (Canada), Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada), University of Alberta (Canada), among others.  (Funding of 20k? not transferred to PT)

Coordinator: Professor Greg Henry ? University of British Columbia, Canada 

 

2006 - 2008 

Heavy metal concentrations in sediment profiles of Sunderban mangrove environment, West Bengal, Northeast India. Funded by the Indian Science Foundation. Partners: University of Calcutta (India).  (Funding of 5k? not transferred to PT)

Coordinator: Dr. Santosh Sarkar ? University of Calcutta (India).

 

2005 - 2006

SMART Project ? Sources of Mercury Accumulating in River and Tributaries. Funded by NSERC. Partners: University of Ottawa (Canada), Queens University (Canada), Environment Canada, St. Lawrence River Institute (Canada) and IPIMAR (Portugal). Funding of 4k? not 
transferred to PT).

Coordinator: Dr. David Lean (PhD) ? University of Ottawa - Canada.

 

             National Projects Funded by Official Agencies

 

2021-2022

BIOMOON - Spectroscopic detection of bio-signatures in natural ice samples as a proxy of icy moons (Exploratory Project) ? Project Coordinator. ? (Project MIT-EXPL/SOE/0058/2019). Funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. Partners: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT (U.S.A.) (Funding: 50 k?)

 

2018-2021

PLANTA II - Role of salt-marsh plants in the mercury cycle under climate change scenarios: tracking the fate in light of toxicokinetic-toxicodynamic data Project Coordinator. ? (Project C&DT ? AAC nº 02/SAICT/2017 nº 31208). Funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. Partners: University of Aveiro (Portugal) and Trent University (Canada) (Funding: 238 k?)

 

2013-2016

NEUTOXMER - Neurotoxicity of mercury in fish and association with morphofunctional brain alterations and behavior shifts ? (Project FCT-PTDC/MAR/114114/2009). Funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. Partners: IPMA, Lisboa (Portugal) and University of Aveiro (Portugal) (Funding: 168 k?)

Coordinator: Professor Mário Pacheco, University of Aveiro.

 

2011 - 2014

PLANTA ? Effect of salt-marsh plants on mercury methylation, transport and volatilization to the atmosphere ? Project Coordinator. - (Project FCT- PTDC/AAC-AMB/115798/2009). Funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. Partners: Acadia University (Canada), Trent University (Canada).  (Funding: 67k?)

 

2010 - 2013

PROFLUX ? Process and Fluxes of mercury and methylmercury in a contaminated coastal ecosystem (Tagus Estuary, Portugal) ? Project Coordinator. - (Project FCT-PTDC/MAR/102748/2008). Funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. Partners: Faculty of Pharmacy University of Lisbon (Portugal), University of Acadia (Canada), Trent University (Canada).  (Funding: 120 k?)

 

2005 - 2009

Rizosphere Biogeochemistry (Project FCT-POCTI/CTA/48386/2002). Funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Funding: 120 k?)

Coordinator: Professor Teresa Vasconcelos, University of Porto.

 

2004 - 2007

Tagus Estuary Monitoring Program. Funded by IPIMAR and SIMTEJO. Coordinators: Dr. João Canário (PhD) and Dr. Carlos Vale (PhD) ? INIAP/IPIMAR ? Portugal. (Funding: 60 k?)

 

2001 - 2005

MACAC - Contamination of the coastal environment: Biogeochemical Processes and Interactions with the Biota ? (FCT-PLE-14, 2001-2005). Funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. Coordinator: Dr. Carlos Vale (PhD) ? INIAP/IPIMAR ? Portugal. (Funding: 500 k?)

Coordinator: Dr. Carlos Vale (PhD) ? INIAP/IPIMAR ? Portugal

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2000 - 2002

Contaminants in Portuguese Coast ? Funded by IPIMAR and Environmental Institute of the Ministry of Environment. (Funding: 200k?)

Coordinator: Dr. Carlos Vale (PhD) ? INIAP/IPIMAR ? Portugal.

 

             National Projects Funded by the Portuguese Polar Program

 

2019-2020

PermArsenic ? Arsenic Speciation and Biogeochemistry in Permafrost Thaw Lakes - Project Coordinator. ? Funded by the Portuguese (PROPOLAR). Partners: Universities of Lisbon, Laval (Canada), INRS (Canada) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (Funding: 16 k?)

 

2018-2019

PermaMerc ? Mercury methylation and MMHg demethylation in Permafrost Thaw Lakes - Project Coordinator. ? Funded by the Portuguese (PROPOLAR). Partners: Universities of Lisbon, Laval (Canada), INRS (Canada) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (Funding: 16 k?)

 

2017-2018

Permachem III ? Chemical Structural Characterization of Natural Organic Matter in Permafrost Thaw Lakes - Project Coordinator. ? Funded by the Portuguese (PROPOLAR). Partners: Universities of Lisbon, Aveiro, Laval (Canada), INRS (Canada), Helsinki (Finland) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (Funding: 16 k?)

 

2016-2017

Permachem II ? Biogeochemistry of carbon, sulphur and contaminants in thermokarst lakes under winter conditions - Project Coordinator. ? Funded by the Portuguese (PROPOLAR). Partners: Universities of Lisbon, Laval (Canada), INRS (Canada), Helsinki (Finland) and Environment Canada (Funding: 10 k?)

 

2015-2016

Permachem I ? Biogeochemistry of carbon, sulphur and contaminants in thermokarst lakes under winter conditions - Project Coordinator. ? Funded by the Portuguese (PROPOLAR). Partners: Universities of Lisbon, Laval (Canada), INRS (Canada), Helsinki (Finland) and Environment Canada (Funding: 15 k?)

MERCANTAR ? Mercury methylation and demethylation rates in Deception Island waters impacted by volcanic-mercury - Project Coordinator. ? Funded by the Portuguese (PROPOLAR) and the Spanish Polar Programs. Partners: Universities of Trent and Acadia, Canada (Funding: 55 k?)

 

2014-2015

·       ADAPT-PT2 ? Arctic Development and Adaptation for Permafrost in Transition, Portuguese Branch - Project Coordinator. ? Funded by the Portuguese Polar Program (PROPOLAR) and ADAPT (CEN/ULaval ? Canada) (Funding: 6 k?)

·       CONTANTARCT 4 ? Speciation and (bio)availability of mercury and methylmercury in a natural contaminated ecosystem (Deception Island, Antarctica) - Project Coordinator. ? Funded by the Portuguese (PROPOLAR) and the Spanish Polar Programs. Partners: Universities of Trent and Acadia, Canada (Funding: 23 k?)

 

2013-2014

·       ADAPT-PT1 ? Arctic Development and Adaptation for Permafrost in Transition, Portuguese Branch - Project Coordinator. ? Funded by the Portuguese Polar Program (PROPOLAR) and ADAPT (CEN/ULaval ? Canada) (Funding: 7 k?)

·       CONTANTARCT 3 ? Speciation and (bio)availability of key contaminants in contaminated soils at Fildes Peninsula - Project Coordinator. ? Funded by the Portuguese Polar Program (PROPOLAR). Partner: INACH Chile. (Funding: 35 k?)

 

2012-2013

CONTANTARCT 2 - Trace Element Fate, Transport and Speciation in Environmental Compartments in King George Island (Antarctica) - Project Coordinator. ? Funded by the Portuguese Polar Program (PROPOLAR). Partners: IST- Technical University of Lisbon and INACH Chile. (Funding: 13 k?)

 

2011 - 2012

CONTANTARCT 1 - Trace Element Fate, Transport and Speciation in Environmental Compartments in Deception Island (Antarctica) - Project Coordinator. ? Funded by the Portuguese Science Foundation. Partners: IST- Technical University of Lisbon and the Spanish Polar Board. (Funding: 11 k?).