Research projects will contribute to the sustainable use of the Blue Amazon resourcesResearch projects will contribute to the sustainable use of the Blue Amazon resources

Data collection for research may be supported by Brazilian Navy ships

Por Primeiro-Tenente (RM2-T) Luciana Santos de Almeida – Brasília, DF

Secretariat of the Interministerial Commission for the Resources of the Sea, of the Brazilian Navy, signed a Technical Cooperation Agreement with the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Level Personnel (CAPES) to offer 28 scholarships for doctoral studies in Marine Sciences.

The document was signed on June 28th and establishes that the research projects must contribute to scientific research related to the sustainable use of the Blue Amazon resources. In addition, each proposal must include at least one graduate program in the North, Northeast and Center-West regions, as a way to reduce regional differences in scientific production in Marine Sciences in these regions.

Fourteen interdisciplinary research projects are planned, each lasting 40 months. Even when there is a forecast of data collection in loco in the Blue Amazon, as support for the development of academic-scientific research, there is the possibility of support in Navy vessels, provided they present a preliminary term of viability with the Force.

For CAPES President, Cláudia Toledo, this agreement will bring return to the country.

“It is an investment in the formation of people. The themes of the projects involve sovereignty, sustainability, all around the great Brazilian wealth. They are the resources of the sea. CAPES is honored to participate in this project. This will bring changes, development, improvement in the life of Brazilians”, he celebrated.

For the Secretary of the Interministerial Commission for Sea Resources, Rear-Admiral Marco Antônio Linhares Soares, the agreement means an investment in human resources in the area of the sea.

“We want to train highly qualified professional doctors in areas applied to the sea. For Brazil it is a privilege to have high level professionals trained in the country and sponsored by CAPES, and the Atlantic Ocean is inevitable for the development and prosperity of Brazil and its future generations. Moreover, the Navy will always support them in their training and research”, he highlighted.

Thematic Areas

Among the areas contemplated in the projects are Sustainability in Marine Fisheries and Mariculture, Carbon Retention and Emission by Marine Fisheries; Strategic Marine Mineral Resources; Marine Spatial Planning and Coastal Management; Marine Pollution, Observational Oceanography and Impacts and risks in the coastal zone associated to climate change.

The next steps after this signing are the publication of the call for proposals – to be launched next Friday, July 1st – the submission and evaluation of proposals, and the execution of the projects.

The Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel is a foundation linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Education that works on the expansion and consolidation of stricto sensu post-graduation courses in all Brazilian states.

For more information, access the site [in Portuguese].

Agência Marinha de Notícias *** Translated by the DEFCONPress Team ***

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