On October 12, FLAD holds the FLAD Science Award Atlantic 2021 award session in our auditorium. In this event, this year’s award winner, Renato Mendes, researcher at CoLAB +Atlantic, will make a presentation of his project. We will also have the presence of the Minister of the Sea, Ricardo Serrão Santos, and the Minister of Science and Technology, Manuel Heitor. From 5pm, watch live!

The winner of the FLAD Science Award Atlantic 2021 edition was Renato Mendes, researcher at CoLAB +Atlantic, who is developing a project that will significantly increase the knowledge of the Atlantic Ocean in its different dimensions, culminating in the first crossing of an autonomous surface vehicle, entirely sustainable, between Mainland Portugal and the Azores Archipelago.

The award ceremony will take place this Tuesday, October 12, from 5 pm, in the auditorium of FLAD and can be watched live from the social networks of FLAD or on this page.

In addition to the award of the prize and the intervention of the winner, the session also has a debate on the “Science and Technology for the sustainability of the Atlantic”, with the moderation of Teresa Firmino, Science Editor of Publico Newspaper.

Stay tuned!


Session program:

17H00 Opening

Rita Faden, President of the Luso-American Development Foundation

Ricardo Serrão Santos, Minister of the Sea

17H20 Science & Technology for the Atlantic Sustainability

António Pascoal, Professor, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon University

Vanda Brotas, Professor, Faculty of Science, Lisbon University

Douglas Hart, Professor, MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ModeratorTeresa Firmino, Science Editor, Público newspaper

18h20 FLAD Science Award – ATLANTIC 2021

Elsa Henriques,Member of the Executive Board, Luso-American Development Foundation

18H25 JUNO – Robotic exploration of Atlantic waters

Renato Mendes, Winner,CoLab +Atlantic, Faculdade de Engenharia, Porto University

18H35 Closing Session

Manuel Heitor, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education