Workshop 13
Climate Change and Energy, Space and Ocean

  • DATE
    January 30, 31 – 2017
  • Venue
    Luanda, Angola

A dialogue towards establishing a new research agenda on Data Science, Climate Change, Space and Oceans to be centered on the Atlantic, together with the potential development of an Azores International Research Center (i.e., AIR Center), has been prepared by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation, FCT, through a series of high level research workshops to discuss multilateral scientific cooperation through an integrative approach benefitting from the unique environment offered by the Azores and the Atlantic.

On January 30-31, 2017, Manuel Heitor, Minister of Science, Technology, and Higher Education, Portugal, led a series of visits and meetings to different reference Science & Technology institutions in Luanda, Angola. During these meetings, the Atlantic Interactions agenda was presented to the angolan scientific community and the potential areas of interest and collaboration were discussed.


    • Visit to National Technological Center
    • Visit to Information Society Institute
    • Visit to National Research Center
    • Visit to Polytechnic Institute for Technologies and Sciences
    • Atlantic Interactions: discussion of the agenda Atlantic Interactions at Future Forum
  • Participants
    Cândida Teixeira Minister for Science and Technology, Angola

    José Carvalho da Rocha Minister for Telecommunications and Information Technology, Angola

    Sebastião Teta deputy Minister for Science and Technology, Angola

    Domingos Silva Neto National Director for Science and Technology, Angola

    Domingos do Nascimento Director of National Institute for Meteorology and Geophysics, Angola

    Molapo Ghobela Executive Director of National Research Foundation, Angola

    António Alcochete National Director of Evaluation and Accreditation of Science and Technology, Angola

    Gabriel Luís Miguel Director of National Technological Centre, Angola

    Julius Almeida Head of Cabinet at Ministry for Science and Technology, Angola

    Manuel Heitor Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal

    Paulo Ferrão President of the Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal

    António Cunha President of the Portuguese Universities Rector’s Council, Portugal

    Nuno Mangas President of Coordinator Council of Polytechnic institutes, Portugal

    João Sobrinho Teixeira President of Bragança Polytechnic institute, Portuga

    Rosalia Vargas President of National Agency Ciencia Viva, Portugal

    Susana Catita Adviser to the Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal