O Norte Somos Nós

CIMO is the winner of the "O Norte Somos Nós" Awards in
the category of Research. See video HERE


Mountains 2018 on the move
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Prime Minister of Portugal visits CIMO

The Prime-Minister of Portugal, António Costa, visited Bragança last Friday in the second day of the "Knowledge and Innovation" Roadmap. The visit included an event dedicated to the recently approved “MORE- Montanhas de Investigação” Collaborative Laboratory in the Brigantia EcoPark where the laboratory was publicly presented and the respective contract with FCT signed.

"Food Irradiation Technologies" published

The “Food Irradiation Technologies: Concepts, Applications and Outcomes”, edited by CIMO researchers Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira and Amilcar L. Antonio, and by Sandra Cabo Verde from the “Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares” (U. Lisbon), has been published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The book was considered by Food Irradiation as “ the most comprehensive book on food irradiation ever published.

Los Angeles Extra Virgin Olive Oil Awards

Terras Dazibo and Olimontes olive oils, with technology developed in collaboration with the IPB, group of Professor José Alberto Pereira, won 4 medals in Los Angeles contest, two gold and two silver.
For more information, read HERE.

CIMO on TV - Portugal em Directo (RTP)

Centro de Investigação de Montanha - CIMO - is a Research Unit that researches mountain products in order to boost innovation and value creation in the Mediterranean mountain regions. This Research Unit belongs to Instituto Politécnico de bragança - IPB - and is a multidisciplinary center that develops innovative products in the food, footwear, agricultural plagues, etc.
For more information see Portugal em Directo TV news program (RTP).

CIMO in geobotanical expedition to Angola

CIMO is one of the organizers of the international Geobotanical Expedition to the Delta of the Cunene River, Angola, from March 24 to April 10, 2018. CIMO researcher Carlos Aguiar will be one of the Portuguese botanists who, with others from Angola, France and Germany, will produce a vegetation system for the Southwest of Angola.As part of this expedition, a seminar dedicated to “Flora, vegetation and biogeography of Southwestern Angola: knowledge and sustainable development” will take place on March 26, at the University José Eduardo dos Santos, in Huambo.

CIMO in the Steering Committee of the Mountain Partnership

CIMO with EUROMONTANA are the new representatives of Major Group Organizations of Europe in the Steering Committee of the Mountain Partnership for the next four years. CIMO/EUROMONTANA were elected during the 5 th Global Meeting that took place in FAO headquarters in Rome from December 11 to 13.The Mountain Partnership is a United Nations voluntary alliance of more than 300 partners from governments, intergovernmental organizations, major groups (e.g. civil society, NGOs and the private sector) and subnational authorities.

CIMO wins "O Norte Somos Nós" award

CIMO is the winner of the "O Norte Somos Nós" Awards in the category of Research. The "O Norte Somos Nós" Awards is an initiative of the "Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte" CCDRN) to publicly recognize innovative projects that have been supported by European Union Funds during the Regional Operational Program (Community Support Framework 2007-2013). The awards were announced during the O Norte Somos Nós" Awards ceremony last Thursday in Porto. CIMO was one of the seven awardees in all categories among 21 nominated institutions/projects.

Mountains 2018 to be launched in Rome

Mountains 2018 will be launched on December 12 at the FAO headquarters in Rome during the Mountain Partnership Global Meeting. See the programme here (in Portuguese). The organizers of Mountains 2018 have also released the first leaflet of the event with new information about the concept, objectives, structure, timeframe and the the hosting city, Nova Friburgo. The deadline for the submission of symposium proposals in the II International Conference on Research for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions is January 31st 2018. For more information see HERE or visit the website of the conference.

5th edition of APTRAN Seminars dedicated to HNV areas

The Portuguese Association of Animal Traction (APTRAN) organizes its 5th Technical-Scientific Seminars on Animal Traction on December 16, in Bragança. The topic of the 2017 edition is “Management and Valorization of High Natural Value Areas” that will be presented and discussed by José Lima Santos(ISA, University of Lisbon), Alberto Gil Carrera (Natural Park Baixa Limia - Serra do Xurés, Spain), Amilcar Teixeira (CIMO/ESA-IPB) and José castro (ESA-IPB). The event includes also a practical demonstration of animal traction in riparian forests management, led by João B. Rodrigues (APTRAN).

CIMO Researchers bring Predictive Modelling in Food conference to IPB

The International Conference on Predictive Modelling in Food (ICPMF) is an international biannual conference whose mission is to catalyse the development of predictive modelling in foods to support stakeholders, risk assessors and governmental authorities. CIMO researchers Ursula Gonzales-Barron and Vasco Cadavez were successful in their bid to bring the 11th edition of ICPMF to IPB.

RNIM to be launched on International Mountains Day

The National Mountain Research Network (Rede Nacional de Investigação de Montanha - RNIM) will be launched on December 11, 2017, International Mountains Day, in a public session at the Polytechnic Institute of Guarda. The event includes presentations of RNIM, the collaborative project "MORE-Mountains of Research", and the “GeoPark Estrela” initiative. During the event, RNIM will express their support via videoconference to the Mountains 2018 event to be launched in Rome during the Mountain Partnership Global Meeting. Registration and all information HERE.

Portuguese Mountain Researh Network meets for first time

The Coordinator Council of the National Mountain Research Network (Rede Nacional de Investigação de Montanha - RNIM) met for the first time last Friday, November 3. This meeting marks the beginning of the establishment and expansion of the Network and its contribution to the development of mountain research in Portugal where nearly 40% of the country's area is mountains. The RNIM was created in April of 2017 through a Government Order (Despacho n.º 3434/2017) signed by 7 Ministers.

O Norte Somos Nós

Centro de Investigação de Montanha - CIMO is now finalist on the category “Norte Investigação” of “O Norte Somos Nós” awards, managed by CCDRN – Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte.
For CIMO to win go to "O Norte Somos Nós" awards site and vote.
Together we will be stronger.

CIMO at wildfires event

The journal Regional Science Policy and Practice, with the collaboration of the Portuguese Regional Science Association, will organize the symposium "How to recover/heal communities, wellbeing and create resilient places from the ashes of wildfires?" in Coimbra on December 20, 2017. CIMO researcher Orlando Rodrigues, is one of the keynote speakers of the event which has the support of the Mountain Research Centre (CIMO). Submitions, registration and more information at the website of the event website of the event.

Federal University of Technology - Paraná joins LuMont

The Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), in Brazil, has become a member of LuMont, the Lusophony Mountain Research Network. UTFPR has signed a collaboration agreement with CIMO and IPB on October 12, 2017 with the goals of promoting circulation and sharing of information and cooperation of these institutions and their researchers in different domains of research.

Mountains at CIÊNCIA 2017

CIMO has participated actively in the "Meeting with Science and Technology in Portugal" CIÊNCIA 2017 that took place from July 3 to 5 in Lisbon. CIMO researchers presented numerous talks and posters in sessions under the “Agroalimentar, Florestas e Biodiversidade” thematic research and innovation agenda, as well as under Structural Programs. CIMO has also organized demonstration booths on olive oil and olive orchards genetic heritage and web-based forest management tools. Visit the website of the event to see the presentations of CIMO researchers and the interview of Isabel Ferreira to the CIÊNCIA 2017 blog.

Isabel Ferreira interviewed in TV show “Filhos da Nação”

The Coordinator of CIMO, Isabel Ferreira, was interviewed in the “Filhos da Nação” TV show on RTP this week. Watch the full interview here.

Mountain food products review published

The first review on mountain food products has been published in the journal Trends in Food Science & Technology. This review was authored by CIMO researchers Natália Martins and Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira providing an overview of mountain food products in Europe, “highlighting their contribution to the recent evolutions of the so-called modern lifestyle and of the increasing consumer demand for healthy and natural food products, and focusing on the role of certification”. Read the full paper here.

IX Iberian Congress of Agricultural Engineering in Bragança

The IX Iberian Congress of Agricultural Engineering will be held in Bragança, Portugal, from September 4 - 6, 2017. The Congress it is an opportunity to present and share ideas and experiences with researchers, technicians and other professionals in the sector of Agricultural Engineering as well as to reflect on the future of the field.

Iberian Mountain Research Network (RIIM) established in Bragança

The Iberian Mountain Research Network - Rede Ibérica de Investigação de Montanha (RIIM) - was established last Friday, May 26, 2017, in the Instituto Politécnico de Bragança through the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding among Universities and Research Centres from Andorra, Spain and Portugal.

Mountains 2018 pre-launch

Mountains 2018 is an international conference that will bring together scholars, professionals, policy makers and others involved with multiple aspects of the mountain world. The Conference seeks to stimulate and disseminate knowledge about the topic based on lessons learned from scientific research and practical experiences related to use and challenges of promoting sustainable development in mountain territories, including how mountains can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Recent Publications

Postharvest changes in the phenolic profile of watercress induced by post-packaging irradiation and modified atmosphere packaging

Grape pomace as a source of phenolic compounds and diverse bioactive properties

Suitability of lemon balm (Melissa officinalis L.) extract rich in rosmarinic acid as a potential enhancer of functional properties in cupcakes

Functionalization of yogurts with Agaricus bisporus extracts encapsulated in spray-dried maltodextrin crosslinked with citric acid

Antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of various Greek garlic genotypes

Multifunctions of Pleurotus sajor-caju (Fr.) Singer: A highly nutritious food and a source for bioactive compounds

Volatile changes in cv. Verdeal Transmontana olive oil: From the drupe to the table, including storage

Development of waterborne polyurethane-ureas added with plant extracts: Study of different incorporation routes and their influence on particle size, thermal, mechanical and antibacterial properties

Assessment of the nitrogen fertilization effect on bioactive compounds of frozen fresh and dried samples of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni

Waterborne polyurethane-urea dispersion with chain extension step in homogeneous medium reinforced with cellulose nanocrystals

Novel diagnostic tools for Asian (Apis cerana) and European (Apis mellifera) honey authentication

Chemical composition, nutritional value and antioxidant properties of Mediterranean okra genotypes in relation to harvest stage

Antioxidants extraction from Pinhão (Araucaria angustifolia (Bertol.) Kuntze) coats and application to zein films

Croton argyrophyllus Kunth and Croton heliotropiifolius Kunth: Phytochemical characterization and bioactive properties

Edible flowers as sources of phenolic compounds with bioactive potential