Inter-institutional co-operation

The DOP/UAç is located in the northeast Atlantic, in a geographical region that constitutes high interest for several national and international scientific institutions. Hence, the contact with other institutions is very intense, and this Department has established important scientific relations, sporadic and/or permanent, with several of them.

National connections

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Through its integration in the Institute of Marine Research (IMAR, Portugal) of which the University of the Azores is a founding member, the Departament of Oceanography and Fisheries (DOP/UAç), establishes work relations with the other partners of that institute.

Other national institutions with whom DOP/UAç collaborates in specific research topics are:


Fisheries and Cephalopod Studies

  • Direcção de Serviços e Investigação das Pescas (DSIP), Madeira
  • Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Dr. Abel Salazar (ICBAS), Universidade do Porto
  • Museu Municipal do Funchal
  • Unidade de Ciências e Tecnologias dos Recursos Aquáticos da Universidade do Algarve (UCTRA/UAl), Faro
  • Instituto Português de Investigação Marinha (IPIMAR), Lisboa


    Ethology, Marine Ecology and Ichthyology

  • Instituto Português de Psicologia Aplicada (ISPA), Lisboa
  • Laboratório Marítimo da Guia, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade Clássica de Lisboa (FCL/UL)
  • Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Dr. Abel Salazar (ICBAS), Universidade do Porto
  • Unidade de Ciências e Tecnologias dos Recursos Aquáticos da Universidade do Algarve (UCTRA/UAl), Faro
  • Instituto da Conservação da Natureza, Lisboa
  • Museu Municipal do Funchal


    Oceanography and Modelling

  • Hydrodynamics Group from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) (MARETEC), Lisboa
  • Grupo de Modelação da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL)
  • Grupo de Meteorologia da Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade Clássica de Lisboa (FCL/UL)


    Hydrothermal Vent Ecology

  • Laboratório Marítimo da Guia, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade Clássica de Lisboa (FCL/UL)
  • Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica, Instituto Superior Técnico


    Global change

  • Universidade de Aveiro

    International connections

    Institutions with special role promoting international co-operation:

  • British Council, Lisboa, Portugal
  • FLAD - Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento
  • Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia - ex- JNICT (protocolo de cooperação Luso-Francês)
  • Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, Portugal
  • INVOTAN
  • The Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (DOP/UAç) is a member of the Marine Biology European Network Laboratories (MARS), created by the EU to promote inter-cooperation between EU researchers and of the International Oceanographic and Fisheries Research Laboratory Network (ORSTOM, Center of Montpellier, France).

    Other international connections of this Department:


    Demersal Fisheries

  • Instituto Español de Oceanografia (IEO), Centro Oceanográfico de Canárias, Espanha
  • Instituto Canario de Ciencias Marinas (ICCM), Espanha
  • Departamento de Biologia Animal, Universidad de La Laguna, Espanha
  • Departamento de Biologia, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Espanha
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Espanha
  • Laboratoire de Sclerochronologie des Animaux Aquatiques (LASAA), Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), Centre de Brest, França
  • Department of Fisheries and Marine Biology, University of Bergen, Noruega


    Tuna Fisheries

  • Institut Français de Recherche Scientifique pour le Dèvelopment en Coopération (ORSTOM), França
  • Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), França
  • University of Hawaii, EUA


    Ethology, Marine Ecology and Ichthyology

  • Port Erin Marine Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Isle of Man, Reino Unido
  • University of Salzburg, Austria
  • University of Southampton, Reino Unido
  • Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ), University of Havard , Massachussets, EUA
  • Centro de Educação Superior de Ciências Tecnológicas da Terra e do Mar (CTTMar), Universidade do Vale do Itajaí, Brasil
  • Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research (ACCSTR), EUA


    Cephalopods

  • University of Aberdeen, Department of Zoology, Escócia
  • Aberdeen SOAFD, Escócia
  • Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas, Vigo, Espanha
  • Institut für Meereskunde an der Universität Kiel, Alemanha
  • Laboratoire de Zoologie de l`Université de Caen, França


    Oceanography

  • Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), Centre de Brest, França
  • Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, França
  • Institut für Meereskunde an der Universität Kiel, Alemanha
  • Southampton Oceanographic Center (SOC), Southampton, Reino Unido
  • Instituto Español de Oceanografia (IEO), Madrid, Espanha


    Marine Ornithology

  • Grupo de Ornitologia da University of Glasgow, Escócia
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) , Reino Unido
  • Quenn's University, Ontario, Canadá
  • Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique


    Hydrothermal Vent Ecology

  • School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor, Reino Unido
  • Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), Centre de Brest, França
  • Marine Biological Association (MBA), Plymouth, Reino Unido


    Cetacean Studies and Conservation

  • International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), EUA
  • Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS), EUA
  • Instituto Centrale per la Ricerca Applicata al Mare ICRAM, Italia


    Sea Turtle Studies and Conservation
  • Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research (ACCSTR), USA

    Other

    The Department has also collaborated with several institutions, in projects that do not involve direct participation in I&D projects or oceanographic campaigns:

  • Institute of Zoology, University of Salzburg, Austria
  • Department of Biophysics, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Centre de Recherches Océanographiques, Costa do Marfim
  • Laboratoire d`Oceanographie Dynamique et de Climatologie, Université de Paris VI, France
  • Instituto para la Ciencia y la Tecnología Pesquera (AZTI-SIO), Vizcaya, Spain
  • Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas de Barcelona, Espanha
  • Instituto Español de Oceanografia, Madrid e Centros Costeiros de Barcelona, Canarias, La Coruña, Malaga e Santander, Spain
  • NASA/GODDARD Spacefligth Center, Maryland, Washington D.C., USA
  • National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA Auke Bay Laboratory, Alaska, USA
  • National Fisheries Institute, Virginia, USA
  • Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography (CCPO), Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA
  • Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Florida, USA
  • The Marine Biomedical Institute, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
  • Marine Biology Laboratory, University of Hawaii, Hawaii, USA
  • Deacon Laboratory, Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, (IOS/NERC), UK
  • Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
  • Satellite Receiving Station, Department of A.P.E.M.E., University of Dundee, UK
  • University of Oxford & International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), UK
  • Genetics Laboratory, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), Marine Resources Research Institute, USA
  • Food Chain Dynamics Investigation, NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), USA
  • Scottish Association for Marine Science, Scotland
  • Department of Environmental Sciences, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences, Virginia, USA
  • Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, UK
  • Fisheries Laboratory of the Faroes, Faroe Islands
  • BirdLife International, Cambridge, UK
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