June 11, 2024

CIIMAR researcher wins project to boost deep-sea research

Researcher Joana Xavier leads a European project aimed at accelerating deep-sea research in Portugal.

Researcher Joana Xavier, leader of the Deep-Sea Biodiversity and Conservation team, coordinates the new TwinDEEPS project, a European project with a total budget of 1.5 million euros, which aims to boost deep-sea research in Portugal.

TwinDEEPS is a TWINNING project under Horizon Europe, which seeks to elevate CIIMAR’s research profile to become a leading center in the field of deep-sea exploration and observation. This goal will be achieved through collaboration with European partners such as the Institute of Marine Research (IMR, Norway), the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ, Netherlands), and the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI, Germany).