Representatives of the TSU Biological Institute Danil Vorobyov and Andrey Trifonov meet in Moscow with Paulo Vizeu Pinheiro, the Ambassador of Portugal in Russia, and João Carlos Mendonça, the Attache for Scientific and Educational Relations. The parties agreed on collaboration in marine ecology. The first joint project of scientists from Russia and Portugal could be the creation of an automated complex for diagnosing bottom sediments of offshore shelf areas.
The head of the Embassy of Portugal in Russia got acquainted with the developments of the TSU Biological Institute in October during the visit of EU ambassadors to Tomsk. At that time, the technology of cleaning water bodies from oil pollution and aeroschup, a device for express-diagnostics of bottom sediments, caused the greatest interest. After the meeting at TSU, biologists received an invitation to the Embassy of Portugal in Russia for a substantive discussion of collaboration with Portuguese universities.
According to the agreement reached with the Ambassador of Portugal to the Russian Federation, TSU biologists will collaborate with the Center for Marine and Environmental Research (CIMA), which has core competencies in marine biology, the ecology of aquatic environments, and engineering. The Center is a leading interdisciplinary research unit of the University of Algarve. In addition to conducting extensive research and educational activities, CIMA staff is engaged in environmental monitoring. Their activities focus on two areas of research - ocean and coastal dynamics, systems, and environmental resources.