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OBSERVATORY FOR LONG-TERM STUDY AND MONITORING OF AZOREAN SEAMOUNT ECOSYSTEMS

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Special issue on Condor seamount

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deepsearesearchThe Special Issue “An Integrated Approach for Studying Seamounts: CONDOR Observatory”  published on the scientific journal Deep Sea Research Part II - Topical Studies in Oceanography is now available online. This volume, a compilation of various scientific works conducted at Condor seamount, includes 18 articles, counted with the participation of more than 50 scientists, and was edited by Eva Giacomello, Gui Menezes and Odd Aksel Bergstad . The CONDOR Special Issue includes contributions on the characterization of the Condor environment, its fauna and even the human dimension of this ecosystem.
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Condor stakeholders workshop

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condor_workshop_3The workshop of Condor seamount stakeholders took place on 29 March 2011, at Horta, Azores. The meeting intended to gather all the users of the Condor seamount and local authorities, to present some of the results obtained during the Condor project, and exchange ideas and views on the future management of the Condor seamount.
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Condor final workshop

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condor_groupThe final workshop of the Condor project took place last week, on 16 and 17 February, in Horta, Azores. The meeting was organized to assess the results of the project which will end in April 2011. Condor workshop brought together researchers, students and technicians from the Department of Oceanography and Fisheries of the University of the Azores, the Portuguese Institute of Sea and Fisheries Research of Lisbon and the Institute of Marine Research in Norway and counted with the participation of representatives of local government and associations of stakeholders .
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CONDOR final workshop

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logosThe final workshop of the CONDOR project will be held at Hotel do Canal, in Horta, Faial, on 16-17 February 2011.
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Condor observatory on Google Ocean!

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Google_Ocean_06-1Condor observatory is now on Google Ocean. You can find short stories about the research that is being conducted on the observatory on the Explore the Ocean layer, in Google Earth.
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Image Lander successfully tested at sea

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imagelanderThe first sea test of the image lander has been successfully carried out on 17 December 2010, at Horta Harbour, Faial.
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New equipment on the Condor observatory!

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acoustic-lander_128A new equipment have been deployed on the Condor scientific observatory on 15 October 2010. It is an acoustic lander, a structure provided with an echo sounder, used to study the organisms in the water column.
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Best Poster Award for a poster on the Condor seamount

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afilipa_carvalho_ESA1Ana Filipa Carvalho, a student from the Department of Oceanography and Fisheries of the University of the Azores, was awarded the Best Poster at the ”5th ESA Earth Observation Summer School on Earth System Monitoring and Modelling", which took place at Frascati, Italy, in August 2010.
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Scientific expedition DOP/UAÇ-EMEPC -LNEG to the Condor seamount

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grupoA scientific expedition to Condor seamount  took place from 5 to 8 August 2010, on board of “NRP Almirante Gago Coutinho”, operated by the Hydrographic Institute. The expedition was a success!
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