David Melgueiro

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DAVID MELGUEIRO ASSOCIATION IS A COLLECTIVE PERSON OF PRIVATE, NON-PROFIT, TECHNICAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL CHARACTER. THE ASSOCIATION OFFICE IS ON CAMPUS 4, SANTUÁRIO DE NOSSA SENHORA DOS REMÉDIOS, 2520-641, TOWN AND COUNTY OF PENICHE.
It is engaged in the operational and logistical support to scientific and technical activities, particularly in the areas of environmental conservation, marine science, biological, atmospheric and Earth, the oceanography, underwater archeology and diving.

To support general scope of actions that can contribute to the development of mankind, it is proposed to disseminate the knowledge gained from missions that were to perform, either from the scientific community, either to the general public through , including, without limitations, conferences, studies, reports and documentaries for film and television.

The Association will develop its activities in all ocean areas of the world, including the Arctic and Antarctic polar regions.

Scientific Program

Plankton is present in all oceans of the planet and being the basis of the food pyramid in all oceans and water environments, it gives an important tribute to sea biodiversity. Phytoplankton is the main energy resource of the Arctic. It plays a crucial role in climate regulation, because of its significant ability to capture carbon and to produce oxygen.

The study of the atmosphere/ocean/ice interface processes: study of the turbulent flows (evaporation and sensitive heat), radiation (SW e LW ascendente e descendente, albedo) and the temperatures of air and surface (ocean or ocean ice).

The permanently frozen polar soils are important carbon tanks and their future behaviour remains unknown and is key in the development of global climate models. The access to the coasts of the polar regions will allow the development of activities such as sampling, mapping and monitoring which will contribute to the Portuguese involvement in the Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost.

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