Media & Outreach

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Apr 25, 2022

El periódico Tinerfeño El Día se hace eco del experimento de alcalinización oceánica que se llevó a cabo durante los meses de septiembre y octubre en el muelle de Taliarte, al lado de las instalaciones del Instituto de Oceanografía y Cambio Global. Nuestro grupo de investigación, que pertenece al IOCAG, participó en todo el proceso y en los próximos meses podremos ver los resultados que hemos obtenido.

This newspapper from Tenerife talks about the ocean alkalinization experiment carried out during september and october in the pier of Taliarte (Gran Canaria). Our research group participated in the whole process and, in the following months, we will be able to present the results.

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Apr 25, 2022

This meeting will bring together PhD students, early career scientists and world experts to understand, review, and synthesize what is known about dynamics, sensitivity, vulnerability and resilience of Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems and their living resources to climate variability, change and extreme events. The event has been developed  by a very diverse organizing committee, from institutions all around the world, including the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, represented by our main researcher Javier Arístegui.

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Apr 25, 2022

The Conference will take place, from July 6th to 8th, 2022, in the iconic Alfredo Kraus Auditorium. This event is promoted by all the Faculties of Marine Sciences in Spain (Alicante, Barcelona, ​​Cádiz, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Católica de Valencia and Vigo), and it is a consolidated meeting point between marine researchers and professionals and an excellent opportunity for students and recent graduates to present the results of their Degree Final Projects. For this reason, most researchers from our group will assist to present the latest results from the projects we develop.

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Feb 2, 2022

Nauzet Hernández has been part of the Biological Oceanography Group for more than 8 years now, participating in 12 scientific articles, being the main author for 3 of them. His previous research has focused on the effects of submesoscale processes on primary production and phytoplankton community structure, plus, he has also participated in ocean acidification mesocosm experiments. But today we want to present his thesis:

 

𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐭-𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐦 𝐃𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐏𝐡𝐲𝐭𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐭𝐨𝐧 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐂𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐨𝐧

This thesis presents novel results on phytoplankton spatiotemporal distribution and variability at submesoscale range, and on the potential effects of climate change over primary productivity in the oligotrophic waters of the Canary region.

If you want to attend his thesis presentation to learn more about this amazing topic click here.

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐚𝐭 𝟗:𝟑𝟎 𝐚𝐦 (𝐆𝐌𝐓).

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Jan 13, 2022

Dentro del Convenio de colaboración iniciado en 2020 entre la ULPGC y el Ayuntamiento de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Ciudad del Mar) para desarrollar acciones y estudios multidisciplinares en el litoral Bahía del Confital-Las Canteras nuestro grupo de investigación ha venido participando en un estudio de monitorización mensual a lo largo de la bahía con el objetivo de determinar la calidad del agua marina y conocer el estado de salud ambiental de la playa de Las Canteras. Claudia de la Guardia Hernández, estudiante del grado en Ciencias del Mar, ha desarrollado las prácticas externas durante este estudio y acaba de defender su Trabajo de Fin de Grado (TFG) titulado “Microbial communities in Las Canteras beach: relationship with water quality”.

With the aim of monitoring potential impacts on the beach of Las Canteras, a recent multidisciplinary study was launched in January 2020, in a collaboration agreement between the University of  Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the City Council of Las Palmas (Ciudad del Mar).  The main aim is to determine the marine water quality and hence the environmental health status of Las Canteras beach. Claudia de la Guardia Hernández, student in the Marine Science degree, has developed her internship during this study and she just presented her Bachelors' Thesis titled “Microbial communities in Las Canteras beach: relationship with water quality”.

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Dec 21, 2021

Peter Yeung relates how was the world’s first scientific field experiment with ocean alkalinity enhancement, where we participated during september and october in collaboration with GEOMAR.

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¿Qué papel desempeña el océano para absorber el carbono de la atmósfera?
¿What is the oceans's role in absorbing atmospheric carbon?

Nov 2, 2021

Javier Arístegui, catedrático de ecología, explica en 'Más de uno' qué procesos tecnológicos se están desarrollando para absorber el dióxido de carbono de la atmósfera con el objetivo de frenar el cambio climático.

Javier Arístegui, professor of ecology, explains in 'More than one' what technological processes are being developed to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in order to slow down climate change.

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Oct 27, 2021

In this study, where some of our researchers participated, Moritz Baumann et al. test how artificial upwelling could be optimised to cause as much carbon sequestration as possible. It does matter how nutrient-rich deepwater is added to the surface community.

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La emergencia del cambio climático obliga a mirar al mar para reducir CO2
Climate change emergency forces to take a look into the sea to reduce CO2

Oct 18, 2021

La prensa se hace eco de la presentación que realizamos del proyecto OceanNETs el pasado lunes 18 de octubre en el Poema del Mar. Para aquellos interesados que no pudieron ver la charla en directo pueden pinchar aquí para verla y descubrir la importancia de estas tecnologías de emisión negativa y su gran potencial como recurso para captar CO2 de la atmósfera y reducir así el impacto del cambio climático.

The press is talking about the OceanNETs presentation we did on Monday 18 October at Poema del Mar Aquarium. For those interested in watching the full talk you can click here, and find out the importance of these Negative Emission Technologies and their great potential as a resource to remove atmospheric CO2 and reduce climate change impact.

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Oct 14, 2021

El lunes 18 de octubre, a partir de las 10 horas, en el Poema del Mar, tendrá lugar la presentación del proyecto OceanNETs, con el título ‘El océano como aliado contra el cambio climático’, que contará con la presencia del catedrático de la ULPGC Javier Arístegui, acompañado de tres de los doctorandos que desarrollan su tesis en torno a este proyecto.

On Monday 18 October, from 10 am, the Poema del Mar Aquarium in the city of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, will host a public presentation of the work that OceanNETs is carrying out on the island.

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Grabación completa de la presentación de la Cátedra UNESCO de Gestión Ambiental y de los Recursos Marinos por Javier Arístegui
Full recording of the presentation event of the UNESCO Chair in Environmental and Marine Resources Management by Javier Arístegui

Oct 5, 2021

Aquí compartimos la grabación del primer día de las Jornadas UNESCO en Canarias donde podéis ver la ponencia de Javier Arístegui a partir del minuto 59 para conocer cuáles serán las líneas estratégicas, los objetivos específicos y las acciones que se tomarán dentro de la Cátedra UNESCO de Gestión Ambiental y de los Recursos Marinos.

Here we share the full recording of the first day within the Conference UNESCO in the Canary Islands, where you can watch Javier Arístegui's presentation  of the UNESCO Chair in Environmental and Marine Resources Management.

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Javier Arístegui presentará la Cátedra UNESCO de Gestión Ambiental y de los Recursos Marinos de la ULPGC el próximo 4 de octubre
Javier Arístegui will present the UNESCO Chair in Environmental and Marine Resources Management from the ULPGC the following 4th of October

Oct 2, 2021

Con motivo de la celebración del 50 aniversario del programa Man and Biosphere la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria celebrará el evento “CONOCIMIENTO Y TERRITORIO EN LA ERA DEL CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO” donde Javier Arístegui presentará la Cátedra UNESCO de Gestión Ambiental y de los Recursos Marinos. Si estáis interesados en asistir podéis inscribiros al evento aquí.

On the occasion of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the programme Man and Biosphere, the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will celebrate the event "KNOWLEDGE AND TERRITORY IN THE CLIMATE CHANG ERA", where Javier Arístegui will present the UNESCO Chair in Environmental and Marine Resources Management. If you are interested on the event you can register here.

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Oct 2, 2021

Javier Arístegui will be at the Barcelona New Economy Week – BNEW is a physical and digital B2B event that gathers unique events of the sectors of Logistics, Real Estate, Digital Industry, Ecommerce, Economic Zones, Mobility, Sustainability, Talent, Science and City. They all share a common denominator: New Economy. He will be talking about Ocean Based Solutions to mitigate the Climate Change impact. Click here to register for the event.

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Investigadores de la ULPGC participan en el Proyecto OceanNETS para la eliminación de CO2 de la atmósfera
ULPGC researchers participate in the Project OceanNETS to study atmospheric CO2 removal

Sep 17, 2021

Investigadores de la ULPGC, de la Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias (PLOCAN) y del Centro GEOMAR Helmholtz de Investigación Oceánica de Kiel, participan en el Proyecto OceanNETS, un experimento en aguas costeras de Gran Canaria que investiga una solución para la eliminación a largo plazo de dióxido de carbono de la atmósfera con la ayuda del océano.
Researchers from the ULPGC, the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) and the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR), participate in the Project OceanNETS, an experiment in the coastal waters of Gran Canaria which studies a solution for the long term atmospheric CO2 removal with the help of the ocean.

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Javier Arístegui, nuevo director de la Cátedra Unesco de Gestión Ambiental y de los Recursos Marinos
Javier Arístegui is the new director of the UNESCO Chair in Environmental and Marine Resources Management

Sep 3, 2021

El catedrático de Ecología e investigador del Instituto Universitario de Oceanografía y Cambio Global de la ULPGC, Javier Arístegui, ha sido designado nuevo director de la Cátedra Unesco de Gestión Ambiental y de los Recursos Marinos UNITWIN.
The ecology professor and researcher of the Oceanography and Global Change Institute (IOCAG) of the ULPGC, has been named as the new director of the UNESCO Chair in Environmental and Marine Resources Management UNITWIN.

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Jul 23, 2021

In this recent study, led by Mr. Kai Shulz, researchers assess the interplay of suboxic upwelling and nitrogen cycling in a manipulative offshore mesocosm experiment. Results show that, in the coastal Peruvian upwelling system, denitrification is at least equally important for the loss of bioavailable N than vertical organic matter export.

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Javier Arístegui habla del calentamiento global del planeta, en la Universidad de Verano de Maspalomas
Javier Arístegui talks about global warming at the Summer University of Maspalomas

Jul 6, 2021

El catedrático de ecología de la ULPGC dio una conferencia titulada "Una carrera contrarreloj frente al cambio climático. La importancia de la lucha contra el CO2" para inaugurar el curso "Descarbonizar Gran Canaria, una mirada multidisciplinar".
The ecology professor of the ULPGC gave a talk titled "A race against the clock facnig climate change. The importance of the fight against CO2" to open up the course "Decarbonize Gran Canaria, a multidisciplinary look".

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FIMAR 2021, Feria Internacional del Mar en Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
The International Sea Fair will be hosted in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Jun 28, 2021

El Grupo de Oceanografía Biológica participó en FIMAR 2021, la Feria Internacional del Mar que se celebró en Las Palmas de Gran Canaria entre el 2 y el 4 de julio, con la siguiente charla: "Estudio del fitoplancton en relación con el cambio climático: impactos y soluciones" (para ver nuestra contribución ve al minuto 1:02:00).
The Biological Oceanography Group will participated in FIMAR 2021, the International Sea Fair hosted in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria from the 2nd to the 4th of July, with the following talk: "Studying phytoplankton in relation to Climate Change: impacts and solutions" (go to minute 1:02:00 to watch our contribution).

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Jun 11, 2021

In this paper they studied the circulation patterns in the confluence of the North Atlantic subtropical and tropical gyres delimited by the Cape Verde Front, during a field cruise in summer 2017. They collected hydrographic data, dissolved oxygen and inorganic nutrients along the perimeter of a closed box embracing the Cape Verde Frontal Zone. The detailed spatial distribution of water masses, O2 and inorganic nutrients in the Cape Verde Front was analyzed, allowing for the independent estimation of the transports of these properties in the subtropical and tropical domains down to 2000 m.

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Jun 8, 2021

Via this first 'Call for Decade Actions', partners were invited to request endorsement under the Ocean Decade for transformative Decade Actions. More than 60 programmes and contributions have been endorsed, being JETZON one of them.
Jetzon is an international programme that acts as a coordinator and focal point for Twilight Zone studies. This programme has several linked projects, including Fluxes and e-IMPACT, which are coordinated by the Biological Oceanography Group, and SUMMER, where they participate quantifying vertical transport of dissolved organic matter associated to physical processes.

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Apr 29, 2021

Federico baltar was a PhD student at the Biological Oceanography Group and he is now working at the University of Vienna as an Assistant Professor. In the interview he tells us about the research carried out at the Microbial Oceanography Lab at the Univeristy of Vienna and explains the latests findings about the role of fungi in the oceans. Furthermore, he explains the connection between ocean fungi and refractory organic matter, a currently unknown topic.

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Apr 8, 2021

Mar Benavides was a PhD student at the Biological Oceanography Group and now she has her own research group called Ocean Bridges. In the interview she explains the main topic studied at her research group and describes the importance of the microorganisms she studies in the food chain and the biogeochemical cycles of the oceans.

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Apr 1, 2021

Our researchers collaborated in this recently published article, where they revisit the concept of rDOC (refractory dissolved organic carbon) in terms of its "refractory" nature in order to understand its role in the global carbon cycle. They adress the problem of various definitions and approaches used to characterize rDOC such as turnover time in relation to the ocean transit time, molecule abundance, chemical composition and structure.

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Mar 31, 2021

Márkel Gómez, PhD at the Biological Oceanography Group explains the aim of his research thesis and the importance of the study of these organisms.

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El cambio climático y su efecto en la salud, en 'Fuera de Plano' en la Televisión Canaria

Climate Change and its effect on health, at 'Fuera de Plano', a Canary Television program

Mar 25, 2021

Javier Arístegui participó en el programa de la Televisión Canaria para hablar de cambio climático. Puedes ver el programa completo aquí.
Javier Arístegui participated in the Canary Television program to talk about climate change. You can watch the full program here (full program in Spanish).

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Mar 17, 2021

In the present study, the development and decay of a submesoscale front south of Gran Canaria Island is tracked at scales not considered in regular oceanographic samplings in order to analyze the picoplankton response to short-term variability. Our results suggest that both temporal and spatial variability may equally contribute to the total variance of picoplankton community in the mixed layer, while time is the principal contributor to total variance in the deep chlorophyll maximum (DCM).

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Mar 9, 2021

Beatriz Fernández, postdoc student, explains the focus of her research in relation to ocean fertilization by Saharan dust episodes in the Canaries.⁣

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Feb 19, 2021

Laura Marín, one of our PhD students, explains the main theme of her research within the European project OceanNETs.

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Feb 10, 2021

PLOCAN presents a new video where they convey its vision, which highlights the importance of going beyond the conservation of our oceans to unite, recover, repair and learn about an ocean which generates equitable prosperity, offers renewable resources and solutions based on natural processes to successfully overcome the greatest challenges that humanity has faced.

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Nov 4, 2020

In this fouth edition, the climate emergency takes on special relevance since the effects of climate change and extreme events require immediate action. That is why with Uhinak 2020 we move to act in the face of the climatic emergency.

Javier Aristegui participated in this conference with the following opening keynote lecture: "Ocean-based solutions to remove CO2: a challenge for science and governance".

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Investigadores de la ULPGC y el IRD Francés demuestran que el bloom de "microalgas" del verano de 2017 no estuvo asociado a vertidos costeros

ULPGC and French IRD researchers prove that the "microalgae" bloom from 2017 was not associated with untreated sewage outfalls

Oct 27, 2020

El nuevo estudio del Grupo de Oceanografía Biológica de la ULPGC es la fuente de esta noticia: "Untreated sewage outfalls do not promote Trichodesmium blooms in the coasts of the Canary Islands".
The new study of the Biological Oceanography Group at ULPGC "Untreated sewage outfalls do not promote Trichodesmium blooms in the coasts of the Canary Islands" is the source of this information.

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Jornadas online MACCLIMA 'Emergencia climática en la Macaronesia'

Online conference MACCLIMA 'Climate emergency in the Macaronesia'

Jun 8, 2020

Coincidiendo con la celebración del Día Mundial de los Océanos, el Catedrático de Ecología Javier Arístegui Ruiz imparte la charla: “Soluciones basadas en el océano para remover CO2”.
Coinciding with the celebration of the World Oceans Day, the Ecology Professor Javier Aristegui Ruiz participates with the talk: "Solutions for removing CO2 based in the ocean" (full talk in Spanish).

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El cambio climático: más silencioso pero más letal que el Covid-19

Climate change: unnoticed but more lethal than COvid-19

Mar 27, 2020

Javier Arístegui y otros investigadores debaten sobre los retos medioambientales y económicos a los que se enfrenta el Archipiélago.
Javier Aristegui and other colleagues discuss about the environmental and economic challenges present in the Archipelago (full interview in Spanish).

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