German-Portuguese Cooperation in the field of Researc

  • DATE
    May 22, 2017
  • Venue
    German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
    Potsdam, Germany

On May 22, 2017, Manuel Heitor, Minister of Science, Technology, and Higher Education, Portugal, and portuguese institutions and scientists participated in a round table and workshop for the German-Portuguese cooperation in the field of research held at the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), Potsdam.

During these meetings, the Atlantic Interactions agenda was presented to the German scientific community and the potential areas of interest and collaboration were discussed with the reference topics marine research, bioeconomy, high-perfomance computing.


  • 10:45- 11:00 Welcome

    › Dr. Uwe Schneider, | Staff Scientific Executive Board, GFZ
  • 11:00 – 11:35 OPENING/ INTRODUCTIONS
    1. Openings: State Secretary Schütte and Minister Heitor 

    2. Introductory notes 

    • Cooperation in the field of marine research: GEOMAR
    • Atlantic International Research Center: MCTES
    • Applied research cooperation in practice: Fraunhofer Portugal 

    • Experiences with and funding of research and mobility: FCT 

  • 11:35 – 12:30 ROUNDTABLE
    1. Opening round: Reactions to the introductory notes

    2. Political frame: European and bilateral instruments of cooperation

    3. Focus topics: Marine research, bioeconomy, high-perfomance computing 

    4. Cooperation and Mobility: Experiences and perspectives 

  • 12:30 – 2:00 Lunch break
  • 2:00 – 2:45 WORKSHOP AND VISITS
    1. Visits of research institutions at Telegrafenberg: GFZ and AWI
    2. Workshop on Marine Research: Exchange between the experts from the field 
  • 2:45 – 3:00 CLOSING SESSION
    1. Address by Prof. Hüttl, Chairman of the Board, Scient. Exec. Director GFZ 

    2. Report from the Workshop

    3. Closure: Minister Heitor und State Secretary Schütte