Innovation, Sustainability, Health, Startups
Mind the Tourism
Guide for Carbon Neutrality in Tourism Resorts
Guide for Sustainable Construction in Tourism Resorts
Innovation, Sustainability, Digital
Waste prevention and management at green tourism festivals
BL.EU Climate - Climate Innovation in Southern Waters
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.
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.
Municipal Sustainable Development Goals monitoring platform
Innovation, Digital, Heritage
Innovation, Digital, Heritage
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.
Innovation, Digital, Heritage
Artworks Authentication: Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso
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”?
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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.
Master in Analysis and Engineering of Big Data
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.