CephsInAction MC & WGs meetings, Cascais 2015 – Venue & Local Organizer
CephsInAction will meet in Cascais, Lisbon District, Portugal; located 30 kilometers west of Lisbon, Cascais is a suburb of the Portuguese capital, a former fishing village that became a resort for the Portuguese Royal Family in the late XIX century.
The 2015 has been characterized by a series of small meetings that allow focalized discussion within individual FA1301-WGs with the contribution of FA1301 members belonging to other WGs.
João Pereira completed his B.Sc. (Hons.) in Cape Town in 1988 and started working at the Portuguese Fisheries Research Institute from that same year until the present time. Having worked in cephalopod biology, ecology and fisheries since the start, he completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D. while working. Recently, apart from cephalopod fisheries research and management advice, he is also responsible for the Portuguese hake assessment and for setting up the South Western waters regional discard plan. He is presently involved a number of research projects and also supervises students. JP has authored and co-authored about 50 indexed papers and peer-reviewed book chapters on a variety of topics in fisheries research.
The Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA) is a Public Research Institution devoted to Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and Technology, established in 2012, with the merge of the Institute of Meteorology (IM), the Institute for Fisheries and Marine Research (IPIMAR) and the Marine Geology Unit of the National Laboratory for Energy and Geology. IPMA’s mission is the provision of technical and scientific support for the definition of national policy, operating and maintaining scientific infrastructures, data acquisition and processing, maintenance of national scientific databases on its areas of competence, and promotion and coordination of scientific research and technological development in its areas of expertise.