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Mind the Tourism

Mind the Tourism

Innovation, Sustainability, Health, Startups

Mind The Tourism aimed at developing the innovation needed for safer, healthier and more sustainable tourism. We started by mapping opportunities for innovation in tourism, to then promote the creation of market-ready technology solutions. It consisted of two phases – the first, where a new set of ideas for tourism was generated, which where then worked during a second phase – the hackathon with the aim of developing technological solutions that respond to opportunities within sustainability, health and safety. More info here

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Guide for Carbon Neutrality in Tourism Resorts

In response to the strong need for a more environmentally sustainable tourism, the Guide for Carbon Neutrality in Tourism Resorts, was designed by NOVA FCT on behalf of and in collaboration with Turismo de Portugal. It aims to didactically show guiding principles, concepts and practices that tourist resorts can and should adopt in order to renew themselves as responsible economic actors.  Vila Galé Ericeira provided its data for testing the tool. More info here

Guide for Carbon Neutrality in Tourism Resorts

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Guide for Sustainable Construction in Tourism Resorts

Guide for Sustainable Construction in Tourism Resorts

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The Guide for Sustainable Construction in Tourism Resorts was designed by NOVA FCT on behalf of and in collaboration with Turismo de Portugal. It aims to be a useful tool for all resorts, enhancing the adoption of sustainable practices and demonstrating how it is possible to make the business more sustainable, with lower consumption of resources, whilst achieving greater economic and environmental benefits. Contributions included external stakeholders, such as ADENE (national energy agency). The final guide features a set of measures and examples that aim to help tourism resorts to increase their eco credentials. More info here

Innovation, Sustainability, Digital

Smart Region

SMART REGION aims to provide the Oeste Intermunicipal Community with the first integrated analytical platform for intermunicipal territorial intelligence that, in a big data and data science approach, offers the ability to collect, store, process and analyze data from systems, sensors and people to change the tourism and hospitality planning and management paradigm in a Smart & Sustainable Tourism approach. This project is part of NOVA Cidade – Urban Analytics Lab, a network of people and organizations that represents the actors and interests of stakeholders driving the development of the smart and sustainable cities and territories. More info here

Smart Region

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Waste prevention and management at green tourism festivals

Waste prevention and management at green tourism festivals

Innovation, Sustainability, Health, Startups

To extend and deepen knowledge of festival waste management, the waste@NOVA Lab at the MARE-NOVA research center conducted an experimental study whose objectives were to understand, by using indicators, how waste is managed at a specific green festival (Andanças festival) and to identify the perceptions of the festival’s stakeholders concerning waste prevention and management measures. Andanças festival has become established as an international world music and folk-dance festival, which takes place every year in Portugal.  More info here

Innovation, Sustainability

CAPonLITTER

CAPonLITTER aims at improving policies and practices that can help in preventing marine litter that results from coastal tourism and recreational activities. The project focuses on key fractions of waste, such as plastic food and drink containers originating from beach facilities and recreational events, due to improper behaviour of consumers but also to lack of incentives and structures for prevention, collection, and recycling of waste. The project involves authorities and organisations from Portugal, Spain, France, Croatia, Greece, Bulgaria and Germany, territories in which coastal tourism is a key economic activity, which is not only highly impacted by marine litter but can also put significant pressure on local infrastructures and generate large amounts of unmanaged waste. The CAPonLITTER project is coordinated by a team of researchers from NOVA School of Science and Technology and from MARE – Marine and Environment Research Centre. The stakeholders’ network is the basis for this work and recognize the NOVA team as their partners to help to disseminate and implement these practices, aiming to achieve a better and more sustainable coastal tourism. More info here

CAPonLITTER

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BL.EU Climate - Climate Innovation in Southern Waters

BL.EU Climate - Climate Innovation in Southern Waters

Innovation, Sustainability, Health, Startups

BL.EU Climate is a project developed by Portugal (FCT NOVA), Croatia (Green Energy Cooperative) and Greece (ATHENA), which aims to address the challenge of CO2 emissions by tackling plastic marine littering in southern European waters through innovation. Together with the economic actors from the system around ports in the Mediterranean and Atlantic seas, the consortium led by FCT NOVA gathered around this problem with a common vision of plastic free seas. Each country picked one plastic-related context. Portugal selected ports, fishermen and tourism, because there was a lack of information about waste data for these specific maritime activities. Therefore, the objectives were: i) identify types and quantities of plastic; ii) waste unloaded in ports; iii) learn about plastic waste management options; iv) involve and discuss with stakeholders opportunities to plastic waste reduction and alternatives. The methodology involved the characterization of the waste produced on board, observation on board of waste prevention and management practices, interviews and workshops with stakeholders linked to maritime activities and a questionnaire applied to cruise tourists in the port of Lisbon.

Innovation, Sustainability

RIVER-SEA

Identifying the sources of terrestrial microplastics and developing strategies to prevent microplastics from reaching the sea are the objectives of the project, which has the University of Lisbon as a partner. Portugal has the two elements that European citizens (Eurobarometer, 2016) most value as a holiday destination: the sun and the beaches. Which is why it is in our coastal areas that we find the largest number of tourist facilities (resort, hotels, parks camping, etc.). The quality of these areas is fundamental to maintaining this industry and the local economies. Municipalities spend a significant amount of money each year to remove marine litter and maintain the quality of our beaches for tourists who visit and frequent them. The microplastics found to date show that the sources could be the plastic processing industry and the environment sector, namely wastewater treatment plants, due to the shape, color and location where the microplastics were found. These industries will be challenged to analyze the occurrence of the release of microplastics and how they can be detected, so that they can act before they are released. With this analysis, it will be possible to discuss solutions with industries and implement those that are most urgent and effective. This project, under development by MARE NOVA, aims to achieve a guide to support industries that are sources of microplastics, an essential guide for industries to adapt and combat the environmental problem of plastic in the oceans.

RIVER-SEA

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UAS4LITTER

UAS4LITTER

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Portugal’s famous coastline consists of hundreds of miles of sandy beaches. It’s no surprise that urbanisation in the region – a result of tourism and fishing activities – has led to the accumulation of marine litter in these areas. But while local organisations focus their efforts on beach cleaning to keep tourist spots looking pristine, nearby sand dunes accumulate plastics, from plastic bottles to octopus fishing pots. The sand dunes are important ecosystems for insects, birds and plantlife, and generally considered too delicate to census on foot. In Portugal, an interdisciplinary team of scientists is using drones to tally and identify marine litter on local beaches, to understand its origins, and propose methods of protecting these delicate ecosystems. More info here

Innovation, Sustainability

Municipal Sustainable Development Goals monitoring platform

The LocalSDG Platform (Plataforma ODSlocal) main objective is the promotion of public engagement to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed by the United Nations in the 2030 Agenda, through a comprehensive mobilization process of all Portuguese municipalities. LocalSDG – Municipal Sustainable Development Goals monitoring platform – aims to trigger a broad and open local sustainability movement, with strong multiplier effects, not only to bring the local actors and their initiatives to the spotlight, but also to promote the creation of an extensive and committed community of agents of change. This initiative assumes a critical importance in this post-pandemic context, where new challenges and requirements emerge. More info here

Municipal Sustainable Development Goals monitoring platform

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Innovation, Digital, Heritage

LxConventos

LxConventos

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The aim of LxConventos is to provide tools and studies that would enable the analysis of impact, in the urban landscape of the city of Lisbon, of the decomposition of religious orders since the 19th century. The project involved the development on an interactive web platform where users can view and study originally religious buildings and their changes over time, either changes to the building itself or to its surroundings. In this way, LxConventos integrates various types of multimedia data with time reference, enabling the study of the evolution of buildings from that data. This structure is associated with a map-based interactive interface, where it is possible to analyse the differences in the spatial extent of the buildings between 1834 and 2015.  More info here

Innovation, Digital, Heritage

PASEV

Project PASEV intends to open and explore new perspectives on cultural manifestations in the city of Évora, through the study and analysis of the diverse musical activity during the chronological period between 1540 and 1910, which should contribute to an effective patrimonialisation of the rich soundscape of the city. This is being achieved by the spatial and temporal mapping of iconic Évora, one of the most important Portuguese musical centers, with a musical activity that was, until the end of the Ancien Regime, dominated by more than twenty religious institutions. The project includes the collection, study and preparation of different types of media which have been structured so that they can be accessed and thematically searched/filtered in a spatial and temporal context, on an interactive map of Évora.  More info here

PASEV

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Innovation, Health

CLEAN & SAFE 2021

The NOVA Medical School, with the facilitation of toho, developed the support guides for the implementation of Clean & Safe 2021, an update on the certificate/stamp created by Turismo de Portugal. Its objective is to recognize companies and leisure activities compliant with health safety recommendations issued by the National Tourist Authority, following the National Health Authority guidelines, with the objective to avoid covid-19 contagion risks.

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CLEAN & SAFE 2021

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Innovation, Digital, Heritage

Artworks Authentication: Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso

Artworks Authentication: Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso

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Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso (1887-1918) is considered to be one of the most important Portuguese artists. For some, he is the “early Modernism’s best kept secret”, which made him one of the most counterfeit artists in Portugal. Since 2008, researchers from the Department of Conservation and Restoration at the NOVA University of Lisbon have been enthusiastically studying Amadeo’s artworks. Through an interdisciplinary approach that combines exact sciences, art and technical art history, researchers have carried out an in-depth investigation of Amadeo’s materials and techniques. With sophisticated equipment, researchers unveil his talent, his willingness to choose the best materials, and his little tricks to build his paintings’ colour. With this state-of-the-art knowledge that addresses the complexity of an artist’s paint, researchers are at Amadeo’s service and his work, thus contributing to detecting Amadeo fake paintings.

Innovation, Heritage, Gastronomy & Nutrition

The Mediterranean Diet as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

This research project goal was to map and discuss the history and genealogy of the “Mediterranean Diet”, but also the present of the processes resulting from this heritagization that are currently in display, focusing on two of the countries that are part of the UNESCO application for the Mediterranean Diet as cultural and intangible heritage of humanity: Portugal and Morocco. It answered a large group of questions, including: what discourses are conveyed by different groups regarding the heritagization of the Mediterranean Diet, and what is the impact of this heritagization at local and national levels? How can heritagization and the construction of a “Mediterranean Diet” concept, condition the practices of domestic food consumption of local populations? How are the specificities of local and regional food resources mobilized and promoted in the context of a transnational application which conveys a global discourse on the “Mediterranean Diet”?

The Mediterranean Diet as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

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Innovation, Heritage

ARE YOU A TOURIST?

ARE YOU A TOURIST?

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An exhibition where ‘Tourists’ are its own destination. In one of the most visited monuments in Lisbon – Padrão dos Descobrimentos – tourists were invited to look at themselves and ask, ‘Am I a tourist?’. This exhibition was designed by CRIA- Centre for Research in Anthropology to rouse a critical view on the frequent polarization between ‘tourists’ and ‘locals’ and the tensions which may rise from this simplistic view.  In a ludic way, ‘tourists’ and ‘non tourists’ are invited to swap roles and performances which are usually ascribed to the ‘other’, and taken to a world where they are confronted with a multitude of travelling people moved by different motivations and others which have no other option than stay.  More info here

Education, Digital

Postgraduate Program in Business Analytics for Hospitality & Tourism

Today, Data science allows to develop analytic models that simultaneously promote quality visitation and a better monitoring and management of these spaces, adopting metrics that, instead of just counting the number of visits, objectively evaluate the value created by each tourist who visits us. The Postgraduate Program in Business Analytics for Hospitality & Tourism responds to this need for higher education in a fundamental area for the development of the national economy and aims to prepare professionals capable of participating actively in the development and application of analytical models for tourism, combining the various areas involved in tourism with a cross-cutting edge approach to data science to leverage them.

Postgraduate Program in Business Analytics for Hospitality & Tourism

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Master in Analysis and Engineering of Big Data

Master in Analysis and Engineering of Big Data

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The Master on Analysis and Engineering of Big Data is aimed at training analysts, project development leaders and innovation experts in the emerging field of Data Science and Data Engineering. The course develops competencies for processing and analysing large volumes of data by advanced computational and mathematical methods, and methodologies for searching and finding answers to management, monitoring, and optimisation processes, or for extracting knowledge, trends, correlations, or forecasts through automatic machine learning. The objectives of the course are aligned with the “National Digital Competence Initiative e.2030”, in the areas of specialization (item qualification and creation of added value in economics) and research (big data item). More info here

Education, Heritage, Gastronomy & Nutrition

Course "Food, Cooking and Culture: an introduction to the Anthropology of Food"

Food has been a topic addressed by Anthropology since the early days of the discipline. In recent decades, anthropological studies on food have multiplied, particularly ethnographic ones, exploring topics as diverse as gender, identities, migrations, uses of the past, heritage, tourism, classes, nation, globalization, contributing to the affirmation of this field of study. The course “Food, Cooking and Culture: an introduction to the Anthropology of Food” presented at the FCSH|NOVA Summer Schools aimed to survey these issues and frame them theoretically in the light of the Anthropology of Food.

Course "Food, Cooking and Culture: an introduction to the Anthropology of Food"

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Education, Heritage

Heritage Management Training Course

Heritage Management Training Course

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Mind The Tourism aimed at developing the innovation needed for safer, healthier and more sustainable tourism. We started by mapping opportunities for innovation in tourism, to then promote the creation of market-ready technology solutions. It consisted of two phases – the first, where a new set of ideas for tourism was generated, which where then worked during a second phase – the hackathon with the aim of developing technological solutions that respond to opportunities within sustainability, health and safety. More info here

Education, Heritage

Bachelor in Conservation-Restoration

The degree program offered by NOVA aims at a solid scientific and technical preparation divided into two phases.  The first is characterized, essentially, by the learning of basic knowledge in the fundamental sciences and understanding of the fundamental role they play in the training of the conservator/restorer. The second focuses on the practice of Conservation and Restoration methods and techniques. A professionalizing internship completes the theoretical-practical training acquired in the preceding four years, in a setting close to the conditions of independent professional practice. More info here

Bachelor in Conservation-Restoration

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Education, Heritage

Master in Conservation and Restoration

Bachelor in Conservation-Restoration

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The Master in Conservation and Restoration is a professional with the knowledge, tools, training, and understanding needed to act autonomously in the field of cultural heritage preservation for the benefit of present and future generations. Throughout the multi and transdisciplinary training, in particular the internship or final dissertation, the Master’s student in Conservation and Restoration will acquire the ability to work in dialogue with the most diverse areas of knowledge. The professional trained at FCT NOVA will be able to innovate, constantly update and compete at an international level. More info here

Education, Heritage

Master in Art and Science of Glass and Ceramics

The Masters Program in Art and Science of Glass and Ceramics creates, a program of innovative parity and the possibility of effective transdisciplinarity between art and science related fields. This course aims to introduce glass and ceramics as materials to be explored for use in art. In the depth of this parallel and cross treatment, in its reflection and practice, the conditions for the emergence of new results are created. It is hoped that by following this path, students will explore the aforementioned relationships within authorial signage, improve critical skills, and benefit from the training and acceleration of communication skills and dissemination of results as an integral part of the projects worked on. More info here

Master in Art and Science of Glass and Ceramics

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Education, Heritage

Master in Museology

Master in Museology

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The Master in Museology (MM) has as its fundamental objectives to prepare future museum professionals (conservators) in all areas covered by museological practices: inventory, conservation, management, communication, research and exhibition. The degree has a theoretical and practical nature and is developed in permanent articulation with a broad spectrum of museums, including national museums but also museums of municipal tutelage or specialized collections. This fact guarantees the MM a solid inter and multidisciplinary functioning, namely with the scientific areas of History, Archaeology, Anthropology and Communication Sciences. More info here

Education, Heritage

Master in Heritage

This master’s degree enables the reflection, research and preparation of work in the major themes of heritage. Thus, it allows a qualification and training in the work process and allows output for various types of labor market, in central, regional and local public administration, in research centers, in companies, in cooperatives, associations or foundations. The course allows for in-depth training in the great areas of thematic specialization of heritage, as well as the development of transversal methodologies of this discipline with the realities of sustainability and cultural programming. It seeks to train for the generality of situations arising from work in heritage, developing areas little addressed in the context of higher education in Portugal as the discussion of identity constructions and public policies More info here

Master in Heritage

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Postgraduate Program in Cultural Communication and Creative Industries

Postgraduate Program in Cultural Communication and Creative Industries

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The Postgraduate Program in Cultural Communication and Creative Industries results from the need to respond in an academic context to the current challenges of one of the most relevant areas for markets, audiences, and the future of cities and their heritage. Bringing together the theoretical-reflexive and practical-experimental dimensions in a single formative offer, the Postgraduate in Cultural Communication and Creative Industries is aimed at students who want to work in innovation, communication, journalism and editorial content, consulting, creation and development of projects framed specifically in these sectors: visual and performing arts, cultural heritage, architecture and design, tourism and cultural experiences, media, book, film, record and leisure software industries. These areas are collectively referred to as cultural and creative industries. More info here

Education, Gastronomy & Nutrition

Master in Gastronomical Sciences

The Course in Gastronomical Sciences aims to meet the needs resulting from a profound change in the relationship of consumers with food and in the process of food production on a small scale that occurred in the last decade. The evolution of cuisine in its many forms, as well as that of restoration, requires a change in work processes and level of expertise. The aim of this Course is to provide a thorough scientific and technical training in the field of food science. It should also give students an overview all issues related with gastronomy, which involve other technical and cultural aspects in order to allow a more comprehensive approach to the issues and / or create a bridge between the world of knowledge and the real world of various economic and cultural activities related with gastronomy. More info here

Postgraduate Program in Cultural Communication and Creative Industries

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