Closing NitroPortugal
During November and December the NitroPortugal project will be presenting results. Check the site for updates. Press release,Workshop, Art Exhibition, Sculpture, Radio Interview, virtual reality, a national news, and a video.
     
 

Children book “Azoto – bom em pequenino e mau em grande”
Was presented on December 7, at Pavilhão do Conhecimento, by Cristina Branquinho (cE3c-FCUL), Rosalia Vargas (executive director of Ciência Viva), Vanda Brotas (MARE-FCUL), Maria Amélia Martins Loução ((cE3c-FCUL and President of SPECO) and Nuno Lacasta (president of APA)
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NitroPortugal in the news
Publico, a reference journal in Portugal, published a news item around NitroPortugal results and about the nitrogen issues
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Disseminating NitroPortugal Portugal in the National mail             
A stamp series, for wide circulation and inspired by NitroPortugal, will be launched at ISA, on December 20.
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Disseminating Nitrogen issues to children
A children book “Azoto – bom em pequenino e mau em grande” written by Vanda Brotas Gonçalves e illustrated by Rui Sousa” will be launched in Pavilhão do Conhecimento December 5, 18:00. Everyone’s is invited.
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Video on the Nitrogen issues
An animation was produced within NitoPortugal, to raise awareness on the nitrogen problem and propose solutions for a sustainable environment.
The video is available in Portuguese and English.
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The New Art Fest 2018 – where art meets technology
NitroPortugal took part in The New Art Fest 2018, inspiring a virtual reality installation
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Closing NitroPortugal – photos
Find here some photos of the closing workshop that took place at ISA, 14-16 November 2018
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Dissemination tool
During the closing workshop a powerful dissemination tool was tested, Mentimeter, providing online surveys and immediate reporting. Our Nitrogen champion was Mark Sutton.

     
 

National radio interview
Cláudia Cordovil and Cristina Branquinho went to National Radio Antena 1 talk about NitroPortugal and nitrogen issues
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  Art with NItrogen
Work of art, created with inspiration in the nitrogen issue: "Contamination by nitrogen: less nitrogen - less dead seas"
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  Press release
A press release about the closing and results of NitroPortugal (Pt)
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Disseminating NitroPortugal to the public
The NitroPortugal image and problematics were disseminated all over the city of Lisbon during the week of the closing workshop

     
 

Art & Environment
Exhibition inspired by NitroPortugal, to increase the awareness on Nitrogen issue using Art
Mercado do Rato, Lisboa, Portugal | 11:00-19:00 17 Nov 2018
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Workshop NitroPortugal
"Reforçar a investigação sobre azoto/nitrogénio em Portugal"
Salão Nobre ISA, Portugal | 15 Nov 2018
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  Strengthening Portuguese research and innovation capacities in the field of excess reactive nitrogen
A NitroPortugal Workshop – Nitrogen in the Açores Islands - Agriculture
S.Miguel & Terceira Island | 17-21 Sep 2018
 
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  The impact of natural and anthropogenic pollution on ecosystems & human health: Which indicators should we use? 
Cristina Branquinho, Paula Matos & Pedro Pinho at the NitroPortugal Workshop
Universidade dos Açores, Ponta Delgada| 17 Sep 2018
     
  TFRN-13 & Special Workshop on Ammonia
This year’s meeting of the Task Force on Reactive Nitrogenwas hosted by Environment and Climate Change Canada, in partnership with NitroPortugal
Ottawa, Canada | 11 - 12 October 2018
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  Staff exchange with CEH
Joana Marinheiro and Soraia Cruz visited the CEH for a staff exchange mission
     
  Nitrogen FootPrint
"Study the Nitrogen footprint concept at the farm level in NEP"
Poster at "Seminário Internacional Alimentação, Saúde e Ambiente
Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal | 10-12 October 2018
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Summer School 2018
Integrated Nutrien Management

Aarhus Univeristy, Denmark | 24 - 29 June 2018
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Paper on waste reduction
A simple awareness campaign to promote food waste reduction in a University canteen
Pinto RS, Pinto RMDS, Melo FFS, Campos SS, Cordovil CM.
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  NecoSchool training videos (2)
Matthew Jones | Performance Methods at Whim
Dimitrios Sarris Demonstration | Tree Ring Analysis

Graça Oliveira & Augusta Costa | Cork-oaks
Maria Caldeira | N Manipulation Experiments

Dimitrios Sarris | Sampling Tree Rings
     
  NecoSchool training videos (1)
Cristina Branquinho | The effect of N in ecosystems in Portugal
José Lima Santos | Sustainable intensification of Agrculture in Portugal
Margarida Santos-Reis | The LTERmontado
Mark Sutton | Nitrogen in the world, WAGES approach to Nitrogen
Pedro Pinho | The atmospheric N in Portugal

     
  Helena Serrano & Pedro Pinho at INMS
NitroPortugal members participate in a project that aims the Establishment of an International Nitrogen Management System .
Edinburgh, Scotland | 16-19 April 2018

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  Application of the article 9 of the NEC Directive
More than 30 experts from Europe were toguether to discuss how to implement a monitoring system to identify negative impacts on air pollution on ecosystems, including acidification, eutrophication and ozone damage.
FCUL, Portugal | 4-6 April 2018
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Nitrogen Cycle Workshop
The Workshop will bring together experts in Nitrogen FixationDenitrification, as well as in Biotechnological Applications related with water treatment and the development of biosensors for nitrogen oxocompounds and also in the Environmental Impacts exerted by the excessive human use of reactive nitrogen compounds.
FCT-UNL Caparica, Portugal | March 28 2018
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Video trailer
Check here a small video produced during the NecoSchool: a Nitro Portugal Training school on the Long-term Effects of Nitrogen on Ecosystems in May 2017
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Open vacancy
Within the NitroPortugal project, to advance in the study of nitrogen in the environment and agriculture, looking in particular to air, soil and water compartments.
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Workshop “Nitrogen in soil, water and GHG”

Évora, Portugal | 9 - 12 October 2017

     
 

The NecoSchool, on the topic the Global and Long-term Effects of Nitrogen on Ecosystems was held from 15 to 16 May 2017.

We joined 17 sutudents from from 7 countries (Portugal, Lithuania, Spain, Italy, Sweden, China and Luxembourg) during a 9 days course with teachers from 7 countries. During the course we had lectures, field and lab work and Group work, visited two LTER stations, Companhia das Lezírias and Herdade da Coitadinha.

Check the course details, download here the agenda, some photos of the course, a small video, and check an interview to Mark Sutton on nitrogen issues. And check the videos here.

 
  International training school - NecoSchool
Global and long-term effects of nitrogen on ecosystems. FCUL, Lisboa, Portugal | 15 – 26 May 2017 
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Air & Ecosystems Thematic Workshop
In the framework of NitroPortugal : Strengthening Portuguese research and innovation capacities in the field of excess reactive nitrogen
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa | Portugal | 14 May 2017
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  Demitarian dinner
The workshop dinner was inspired by the demitarian approach towards a lower N footprint, in the El Bulo by the chef Chakall
     
 

Workshop "Nitrogen in water and soil"
The project team gathered for a workshop on the topic of Air and Soil. . 7-8 November 2016, ISA, Lisboa, Portugal.
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  Visit to Aarhus University
Beatriz Silva is visiting Viborg to train on nitrogen balance models, namely the Farm AC model. Guilherme Gonçalves is visiting Silkeborg studying the water monitoring methods.
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iLTER Nitrogen Initiative Training Course
NitroPortugal was presented in a training course on Long-term trends in nitrogen cycles in ecosystems: Field monitoring and global comparisons
16-24 June 2016, Hokkaido University, Japan

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  International Nitrogen Initiative Conference
The NitroPortugal project will be presented at the INI conference. 4-8 December 2016, Melbourne, Australia.
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IWA Conference
The NItroPortugal project will be presented at the IWA Regional Conference on Diffuse Pollution and Catchment Management. 23-27 October 2016, Dublin, Ireland
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  19th Nitrogen workshop
Results presented at the 19th Nitrogen workshop - Efficient use of different sources in nitrogen in agriculture: from theory to practice. 27-29 June Skara, Sweden
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ORBIT 2016 : Organic Resources and Biological Treatment
Results presented at the 10th International Conference on Circular Economy and Organic Waste. 25-28 May, Crete, Greece
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  COST Workshop
COST-EC Joint Exploratory Workshop: Pathways for Connecting Excellence by Twinning, Teaming, ERA-Chairs and COST Networking Actions. 24 May 2016, Brussels, Belgium
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Beatriz Silva and Guilherme Gonçalves visiting CEH
They are currently on statistical analysis training, to analyse and compare the water quality data in Portugal and Denmark. A river basin SWAT analysis will be followed by modelling scenarios. The data on water quality monitoring will be integrated with soil topic.
Sept to Dec 2016.

 
  Online training session
By Aarhus University, about FarmAC model,from the AnimalChange project. It simulates the flows of carbon and nitrogen on arable and livestock farms, quantifying greenhouse gas emissions, soil C sequestration and N losses to the environment. It also simulates crop and livestock production. Nine members of the team will attend. On the 2nd June, 9h00 at ISA.
About FarmAC.
 
  Eusebiu Stamate visiting CEH
He is currently working on the project "Increasing the resolution of N emissions, atmospheric concentrations and deposition models in Portugal". 12-May to 12-August-2016.
 
 

Laura Aguillaume visiting the CEH
She is currently working on the project "Cross climate comparison of lichens responses to spatial and temporal variations of different N treatments". 28-April to 28-July 2016.

 
  LuWQ2017 conference
This is an international and interdisciplinary conference on management and policy to minimise effects of agriculture and land use changes on the quality of groundwater and surface waters.
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Kickoff meeting
The NitroPortugal kickoff meeting was held at 18-19th January 2016, in ISA (Instituto Superior de Agronomia), Universidade de Lisboa.
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NitroPortugal: Strengthening Portuguese research and innovation capacities in the field of excess reactive nitrogen
NitroPortugal is H2020-TWINN-2015 Coordination & support action (nr 692331)