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The Earth’s Last Frontier: deep-sea hydrothermal vents

May 8, 2015 @ 5:00 PM - May 31, 2015 @ 8:00 PM UTC+0

PHOTO and VIDEO EXHIBITIONS, WORKSHOPS and OPEN TALKS

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Organisers
University of Saint Joseph
Macao Science Center

Sponsors
Macau Foundation

Local
Macao Science Center

Target Participants / Audience
Macao citizens, teachers and students with interest in science topics, environment and sustainability, and local and international researchers

Introduction
The deep-sea ocean remains vastly unexplored due to the technical challenges of researching this extreme environment. However, recent technological advances have allowed the discovery of unexpected oasis of life near geologically active areas – the deep-sea hydrothermal vents. The spectacular images of the geological features and of the fauna associated with hydrothermal vents generates a great interest by the general public (including young students) allowing at the same time explaining the importance that these scientific discoveries can have for the future of humankind.

Visitors of the event “The Earth Last Frontier” to be held on the Macao Science Museum during the month of May will learn about deep-ocean science research, exploratory technologies, the amazing discoveries of the last decades and the importance of these new discoveries to science and society.

“The Earth’s Last Frontier” events:

“The Earth’s Last Frontier” Exhibition of HD IMAGES AND VIDEOS
8 to 31 of May: Exhibition of HD images and videos about the deep-sea systems acquired by international teams with deep-sea submersibles and ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles)

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Underwater images taken by ROVs and submersibles at depths between 1000-5000m. It is expected to set up an exhibition of a selection of the best high definition (HD) images of deep-sea hydrothermal vent and animals found around black smokers, collected at oceanographic missions undertaken in different oceans, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, showing the deep-sea life and the hydrothermal vent sites and animals from the deep-sea.


“The Earth’s Last Frontier” PUBLIC TALKS

8 and 9 of May

The deep-sea: the Earth’s last frontier and the amazing hydrothermal vents.

Speaker

Prof. Ágata Sofia Alveirinhos Dias  (Associate Professor and Researcher in the Institute of Science and Environment Research Center (ISE) from the University of Saint Joseph (USJ))

Date & Time

8  May 2015, 18:00 – 19:00

Language

English

Venue

Convention Hall, Macao Science Center

 

Resources in the deep ocean: myth or reality?

Speaker

Prof. Fernando F. J. A. Barriga (Chair Professor of the University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Date & Time

8 May  2015, 19:00 – 20:00

Language

English

Venue

Convention Hall, Macao Science Center

 

The Luso ROV – The ultimate device for the sovereignty of knowledge of the deep-sea in Portugal.

Speaker

Prof. Aldino Santos de Campos (Responsável da Estrutura de Missão para a Extensão da Plataforma Continental (EMEPC)

Date & Time

9 May 2015, 17:00 – 18:00

Language

English

Venue

Convention Hall, Macao Science Center

 

China’s Exploration of the international deep ocean and the JIAOLONG submarine’s Discoveries.

Speaker

Prof. LIU Feng, (Secretary-General of China’s Ocean Mineral Resources R&D Association – COMRA)

Date & Time

9 May 2015, 18:00 – 19:00

Language

Mandarin

Venue

Convention Hall, Macao Science Center

Online Registration: http://goo.gl/TuwD75
Email: activity@msc.org.mo
Telephone: 8795 7382 | 8795 7295

Participants in the activities:
António Calado (ROV Luso Project coordinator from EMPC)
Raquel Costa (Kit do Mar Project coordinator from EMEPC), Patrícia Conceição, Fernanda Silva e Teresa Costa.

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Details

Start:
May 8, 2015 @ 5:00 PM UTC+0
End:
May 31, 2015 @ 8:00 PM UTC+0
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USJ | Institute of Science and Environment