Seagriculture is nothing without its local partners! In this update, we introduce the University of Aveiro. The University of Aveiro (UA) is among the most dynamic and innovative universities in the country. UA has a strong research profile contributing to the progression of science and technology, and is a privileged partner to companies and other national and international organizations with which it cooperates in numerous projects. UA has the highest scientific production and patents, per staff member, in Portugal, and it is in the Top 100 best young Universities (under 50 years old) in the world as well as in the world Top 500 universities according the Shanghai Ranking.
UA is highly committed to develop sustainable and cost-effective production systems for seaweeds, with emphasis on land-based modular integrated multi-trophic solutions. The valorisation of seaweed biomass is also a research priority at UA, namely through the development of origin certification/production tools, cleaner bio-refinery processes and the use of mass-spectrometry based approaches to unravel the true potential of seaweed bioactive molecules.
UA´s Prof. Dr. Filomena Martins will take a seat at our roundtable.
Her expertise in coastal zone and marine management and planning will be a valuable asset in the discussion on how to match EU seaweed production with the expectations of the industry.
Read Prof. Martin´s short bio here!