Atlantic Ocean, Gaia (north) and Pombal (centre)

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    Our students prepared a presentation about the pollution in the Atlantic Ocean and Douro River. Hope you like it!

    On 28th January 2020, our school (ESDJGFA) had the privilege to attend a conference by the 87-year-old laureate Professor Jorge Paiva from the University of Coimbra (Botanic department) about the impact of climate change. 

    Prof. Paiva is a well-known botanist and environmental activist with multiple published papers about biodiversity, palynology and phytotaxonomy.

    His peers have recognised his work by naming several species after him. He has travelled around the globe and his Christmas cards are unique with photos of wildlife taken by himself to call people's attention to the rich planet we live in. 

    Thank you, Professor!



    The ECSP is carried out by a multidisciplinary team on the most diverse scientific disciplines, from Marine Sciences to Law, including also Geology, Geophysics and Geographic Information Systems. It also has already involved over 100 people in programs of cooperation with various R&D entities. In addition to these key partners, participation in the ECSP activities has been open, both to the scientific community and the civil society with interest in the theme of the oceans.

    The first practical result of the ECSP was the recognition, in 2006, of the Rainbow hydrothermal vent field as the first Marine Protected Area beyond 200 miles, under the jurisdiction of a country.
    In accordance with article 77 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Portugal established five Marine Protected Areas under its jurisdiction, located in the extended continental shelf beyond 200 miles: Rainbow in 2006, Altair, Antialtair, Josephine Seamount and an area of the Mid Atlantic Ridge north of Azores, all in 2010. These Marine Protected Areas total more than 119.500 km2.


    Agrupamento de Escolas de Pombal

    Within the scope of the eTwinning project “Go Fish”, on May 8, from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm, a video conference was organized by Dr. Cláudia Moreira, researcher at the University of Coimbra and collaborator of SERMARE, an educational program to promote Ocean Literacy among the community.


    Lecture by marine biologist Mónica Alburqueque, from EMEPC, on "Biodiversity of the Sea of Portugal."


    Student work and her family in this quarantine COVID-19 - Research of everyday objects similar to texture of the skin of marine animals.