The University of Aveiro is a public foundation governed by private law, that has as its mission the assistance and development of graduate and postgraduate education, research and cooperation with society. Founded in 1973, it quickly acquired a leading role in the university landscape of Portugal – evidenced by the fact that it was recently considered the best Portuguese university in the ranking of the top 400 world universities. The University of Aveiro is a privileged partner of companies and other national and international entities, with which it cooperates in many projects and programs – providing important services as well as developing innovative products and solutions that contribute to the advancement of science and technology.
The Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) is an associated research laboratory of the University of Aveiro, whose fundamental mission is to develop research in the coastal and marine environment through integration of the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and social sphere. It acquired the status of Associate Laboratory in 2005, and has an excellent evaluation by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). The Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies (GOVCOPP) is a research unit of the University of Aveiro, that integrates social sciences research developed across the University of Aveiro. Its mission is to produce knowledge that contributes to economic efficiency and good practices in governance across specific territorial contexts.
Meet the UNaLab Team Members from the University of Aveiro
To assess the direct (short-term) and indirect (medium to long-term) impacts of nature-based solutions and strategies on urban heat and air quality, flooding and water quality, biodiversity, and sprawl, gentrification and real-estate valuation, UNaLab is developing the systemic decision support tool (SDST).
The UNaLab team members Peter Roebeling, Teresa Fidelis, Anna Ståhlbröst and Laura Wendling are guest editing a special issue of the Open Access journal Resources on the topic “Nature-based Solutions for Urban Global Climate Change Adaptation”. They now invite papers that address one or more of the pre-selected issues. The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2019.