EARTHSYSTEMS 2022 summer course took place between September 11th and 16th, 2022, dedicated to the theme “Land-Atmosphere-Ocean interactions in a changing planet – a hands-on approach to Earth System observation and modelling”.
For one week, students and professors in the areas of Geology, Meteorology and Oceanography, from universities and research centers, national and international, gathered in Tavira for advanced training activities, which included field and sea campaigns that benefited from the excellent natural environment provided by the Ria Formosa in the area adjacent to the IPMA Station in Tavira.
The course objectives are aligned with those of IPMA’s EDUCOAST project, funded by the EEA Grants and in which the Research Vessels and Ocean Observatories Group (NNIO) participates. The project aims to promote nature-based education in the area of ocean and coastal geosciences.
The opening session was attended by Miguel Miranda (President of IPMA), Pedro Miranda (Director of the Dom Luiz Institute) and Eurico Palma (representing Tavira Municipality).
Teresa Drago (IPMA) and Rui Taborda (IDL) led the organization of the course, with the collaboration and participation of the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Coimbra, the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Évora, the Department of Physics, University of Aveiro, and Arditi – Regional Agency for Research Development, Technology and Innovation of Madeira. It also had the support of Centro Ciência Viva Tavira and Tavira City Council.