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Centro Ciência Viva de Lagos showcases photographic art with marine litter

Fotograf’Arte is a photography exhibition about marine litter, promoted by Centro Ciência Viva de Lagos.

the Lagos Center for Live Science (CCVL) The Fotograf’Arte exhibition opens on Sunday, January 29.

This exhibition is the result of a photography competition and exhibition of the work of various institutions, associations, projects and voluntary movements in Portugal working on the theme of marine litter.

The Fotograf’Arte photography competition challenged the entire community to reconcile the joy of photography and beach walks with raising awareness of coastal and marine conservation.

Its primary aim was to inculcate the habits of beach walks, and at the same time, it intended that these walks be alert and conscious of the problem of marine litter.

Rather than simply promoting one-off garbage collection campaigns, the intention was to encourage families, whenever they took a walk on the beach, to contribute to the collection of garbage items.

Centro Ciência Viva de Lagos believes that this initiative will develop the habit of looking for the most exotic things that can be found on the beach.

In addition to raising awareness of the marine litter problem, this exhibition aims to introduce and learn about the work of the different entities and the enormous daily efforts that are being made to alleviate the problem of litter on the beaches of Portugal.

Several Portuguese institutions have contributed to a group exhibition and are showing some of their work in this issue.

20 institutions, associations, projects and voluntary movements in Lagos have responded to the Centro Ciência Viva de Lagos challenge, such as Blue Ocean FoundationAnd Portuguese Marine Litter AssociationPortuguese Environment Agency (APA), The project Marine plastics By Anna Bigo, “who made us proud of their contributions,” says this structure.

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The end result is a Fotograf’Arte exhibition production, comprising 45 images, which will open to the public on January 29, a date that coincides with the 14th anniversary of Centro Ciência Viva in Lagos.

On this date, the winning photos of the competition will also be announced. The exhibition will be on display at Centro Ciência Viva in Lagos until March 31, before starting its tour.

The “Ver para Querer” project is a project of Centro Ciência Viva de Lagos promoting ocean literacy, and is funded by the Blue Growth Grants Program of EEA Portugal and the Directorate General for Sea Policy (DGPM) the program operator.

About Centro Ciência Viva de Lagos

Dissemination of science and technology to the public is the main mission of Centro Ciência Viva de Lagos, as well as the training of animators, teachers, support for schools, cooperation between scientific institutions, companies, municipalities and educational institutions.

In addition to the various activities inherent in the exhibition space (permanent exhibition, temporary exhibitions, school workshops, field trips and lectures), CCVL has been taking on a related role in other fields of science, namely through collaboration and implementation of research projects Communication and promotion of scientific culture or as a partner in projects Scientific research that plays the role of Science Communicator.

About EEA Scholarships

Through the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway have become internal market partners with EU member states.

As a way to promote the continued and balanced strengthening of economic and trade relations, the parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area have established a multi-year financial mechanism, known as European Economic Area Scholarships.

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The European Economic Area grants aim to reduce socio-economic disparities in Europe and to strengthen bilateral relations between these three countries and the recipient countries.

For the period 2014-2021, a total contribution of €2.8 billion has been agreed for 15 beneficiary countries. Portugal will benefit from the amount of 102.7 million euros.