Workshop 14
Climate Change and Energy, Space and Oceans

  • DATE
    February 1, 2017
  • Venue
    Lagos, Nigeria

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 February 1th, 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 Lagos, Nigeria. During these meetings, the Atlantic Interactions agenda was presented to the Nigerian scientific community and the potential areas of interest and collaboration were discussed.


    • Visit to Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research
    • Visit to Federal Institute of Industrial Research
    • Visit to Lagos University
    Gloria Elemo Director General of Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi, Nigeria

    Rahamon A Bello Vice-chancellor of University of Lagos

    Gbola R Akande Director of Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research, Nigeria

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

    Pedro Rodrigues da Silva Portuguese Ambassador in Nigeria

    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, Portugal

    Rosalia Vargas President of National Agency Ciencia Viva, Portugal

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