Strategic Partners

Strategic partnerships enable modelling of physico-chemical, biological and social components in dealing with ecosystem vulnerabilities to global change.

The multidisciplinary partnerships provide competitive advantage and strengthen the CBMA position in science and technology. With the aim of promoting excellence in science, our strategic partners will aid in enriching the critical mass of the team, translating knowledge into innovation, reinforcing internationalisation and expanding networking

UMINHO partners:

MACC (Minho Advanced Computing Center)

Assists the International Research Center of the Atlantic Data Intelligence Network, and contributes for new computing areas in Portugal, and applications of scientific and business covering climate, maritime safety, fisheries, biodiversity, including bioinformatics. This facilitates handling of big-data derived from high-throughput technologies

IB-S (Institute of Science and Innovation for Bio-Sustainability)

The Institute of Science and Innovation for Bio-Sustainability facilitates transfer of research to policy and practice.


Landscape Laboratory

The Landscape Laboratory potentiates science dissemination on environmental issues


UMINHO partners:

Portuguese Wildlife Society

Sociedade Portuguese de Vida Selvagem (SPVS)

SPVS – Portuguese Wildlife Society, began functioning in the year of 2000 (officially since 2003) and formalizes the coordination between several entities working in the field of Wildlife related sciences. This scientific society is constituted by researchers of diverse nationalities, singular or collective, that exercise, or support activities in conservation and management of wildlife, environment and in similar scientific areas.

Mission and Objectives

The mission of IB-S is to contribute to the development of a new social paradigm based on knowledge and on the respect for Nature. In this regard, the IB-S will be unique at both national and international levels. Innovative solutions will be developed for the application on natural and built environments conservation and/or rehabilitation and their integrated management. This implicates the development of a new interdisciplinary practice, gathering specialists from very diverse backgrounds to tackle complex and pressing sustainability problems. The IB-S premises will, therefore, house teams of biologists, engineers, physics and mathematicians that will share the laboratories side by side with spin-offs and companies in an innovation-stimulating work environment.

The IB-S will be project-driven and financially self-sustained, in line with its multifaceted activity, involving technical services, outsourced research, and strategic partnerships at national and international levels.

IB-S stands on the following anchor projects:

  • New bio-inspired materials
  • Innovation on sustainable construction
  • Biodiversity management and conservation
  • Sustainability of industrial systems
  • Management of aquatic ecosystems and freshwater resources
  • Novel integrative solutions for sustainable energy