PORTUGUESE PRESIDENT Cavaco Silva is visiting the Algarve today (Friday) to mark the end of Roteiro da Ciência, a scientific tour around the country’s universities and research facilities started in October in the Azores.
He is starting the day with a visit to the Olhão research branch of IPIMAR, the national entity controlling investigation about sea and sea life. This facility is developing an artificial sea fish production facility.
The president will then participate in a special workshop about Sea Science and Sea Technologies at the Algarve University, scheduled for 5pm at the Blue amphitheatre of the Gambelas Campus of that university.
Cavaco Silva is also expected to attend a special presentation of projects on underwater acoustic research by the SiPLAB, a national research department on underwater signs and sounds. This event is scheduled for 6pm and will be followed by another event at the Centro de Ciência Viva do Algarve, in Faro, where a movie about the sea will be presented.
Centro de Ciência Viva de Faro is part of a national network of scientific showrooms dedicated to inform and educate young students and the non-scientific community about the progress of science research and discovery.
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