Workshop sobre a Participação de Angola no Air Centre e no GBIF

On April 25, 2019, it was held in Luanda the Workshop on the participation of Angola in the International Center for Scientific Research in the Atlantic (Air Center) and in the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). Representatives of research institutions and companies were invited to this workshop organized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation to raise awareness among employees of public institutions, researchers and the private sector about the benefits of participating in the Air Center and the GBIF, with which the country had just signed the memorandum of understanding to confirm membership as an associated participant. In the opening session, the coordinator of the Portuguese Node of GBIF had the opportunity to make a remote presentation on the organization. The workshop had the following agenda:

Workshop on the participation of Angola in the AIR Centre and in GBIF

 
Date: April 25, 2019
Venue: Hotel de Convenções de Talatona – HCTA

 

Agenda

    8:00-9:00 Registation
    9:00-10:00 Opening and Welcome Address
    José Joaquin Brito | Chief executive Officer , AIR Centre
    Maria do Rosário Sambo | Minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation
    Susana Catita | Advisor of the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal
    Rui Figueira | Node Manager for GBIF Portugal
    THEME 1 - ANGOLA’S PARTICIPATION IN THE INTERNATIONAL ATLANTIC SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH CENTER (AIR CENTRE)
    10:00-11:00 Presentation of the capacities and potential of Angolan institutions to integrate the AIR Centre
    Presenters
    › Namibe Academy of Fisheries and Marine Sciences
    › Angola Cables
    › Botany Center at the Agostinho Neto University (UAN)
    › Management Office of the National Space Program (GGPEN), part of the Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology (MTTI)
    › National Meteorology and Geophysics Institute (INAMET), part of MTTI
    › Hydrographic Institute
    › Tundavala Polytechnic Institute
    › National Fisheries and Sea Research Institute
    › Laboratory of Isotopic Hydrology of the National Technological Center (CTN)
    › Instrumentation and Measurement Laboratory (LIM), Faculty of Engineering of UAN
    11:00-11:30 Discussion and Brainstorming
    11:30-12:30 Closing
    12:30-13:30 Lunch
    THEME 2 - ANGOLA´S ACCESSION TO THE GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION SYSTEM (GBIF)
    13:30-13:45 Introduction to the process of Angola’s accession to GBIF
    Adilson Rodrigues | Exchange Office
    13:50-14:10 Presentation of the terms of reference and the national node selection process
    Francisco Bondo | Exchange Office
    14:15-14:30 Responsibilities and capabilities of a national GBIF node. Application template
    David Elizalde | Data Manager
    14:35-15:20 Presentation on the GBIF national node application process and focal point
    Helena Gaspar | Director of the Exchange Office
    15:20-15:40 Discussion and Brainstorming
    Discussants
    › Institute for Agronomic Research
    › José Eduardo dos Santos University, Huambo
    › National Institute of Biodiversity and Conservation Areas – INBAC
    › Museum of Natural History
    › National Directorate of Museums
    › Higher Institute of Educational Sciences of Huíla
    › Namibe Academy of Fisheries and Sea Sciences
    › National Institute of Fisheries Research (INIP)
    › Herbarium of Luanda
    › National Center for Plant Genetic Resources
    › Faculty of Sciences, Agostinho Neto University
    15:40 Closing of the Workshop

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