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Theme: Rediscovering the Azores

This event occurred on
April 13, 2013
2:00pm - 6:00pm AZOST
(UTC +0hrs)
Ponta Delgada
Portugal

Almost six centuries after man has settled in the Azores, we believe there is still a lot to discover and explore here. Let´s rediscover this archipelago, revealing how it inspires those who have found out how to observe, explore and are showing us and the world the potential of these nine islands and the vast ocean that surrounds them.

Rediscovering the Azores
Biblioteca Pública e Arquivo Regional de Ponta Delgada
Largo do Colégio
Ponta Delgada, PT 9500-085
Portugal
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António Frias Martins

António M. Frias Martins was born in Água d'Alto, São Miguel (b. 1946), studied in the Angra do Heroismo Seminar, PhD in Biological Sciences in 1985 at the University of Rhode Island (USA), and since 1995 Titular Professor at the University of the Azores. Specialized in Systematics and Evolution of Mollusks, he is also interested in biodiversity and conservation especially in the Azores. He is coordinator CIBIO-Pólo Azores, a research group dedicated to the study of biodiversity and islands. Has locally organized several international workshops dedicated to malacological research as well as conferences and symposia related either to science or to the conservation of the natural Azorean heritage. He is Chairman of Unitas Malacologica, the worldwide association of Malacology. President of Sociedade Afonso Chaves and editor of its magazine, Açoreana. He has published several dozen specialty articles in international and national journals and is the author, among other books of Coastal Ecology of the Azores Islands, Ilhas de Azul e Verde and O Anel da Princesa. He is also the author of television programs for RTP/Azores: Ilhas de Bruma, and Um dia e uma noite nos Bancos Submarinos.

Patrícia Pombo Tavares

Degree in Nursing from the Nursing College of Ponta Delgada - Azores University and Master of Nursing Science from the Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar - University of Porto, started working at the department of Pediatrics of the Hospital of the Holy Spirit-EPE, and currently Lecturer in the Nursing School of Ponta Delgada - Azores University. Patricia Pombo Tavares is the author of the book “Acolher Brincando: A brincadeira terapêutica no acolhimento de enfermagem à criança hospitalizada, and is still a voluntary story teller by Gil Foundation (Hora do Conto).

Luís Cardoso

Luís Cardoso arrived in the Azores in 2007. Along with his teaching activity, Luís Cardoso was the cartoonist of the weekly newspaper "Expresso das Nove" for 3 years. In 2009 and 2011 exposes cartoons in Ribeira Grande and Lagoa. In 2011, illustrating the children's book, “A Amizade a Branco e Preto”. In 2012 creates cartoons for the magazine of Amnesty International. In recent years has made presentations about Cartoon and Comics on island’s schools. In 2013 publishes the book of cartoons "Açorianite Aguda"

Luís Cardoso

Luís Cardoso arrived in the Azores in 2007. Along with his teaching activity, Luís Cardoso was the cartoonist of the weekly newspaper "Expresso das Nove" for 3 years. In 2009 and 2011 exposes cartoons in Ribeira Grande and Lagoa. In 2011, illustrating the children's book, “A Amizade a Branco e Preto”. In 2012 creates cartoons for the magazine of Amnesty International. In recent years has made presentations about Cartoon and Comics on island’s schools. In 2013 publishes the book of cartoons "Açorianite Aguda"

Nuno Sá

In order to capture the beauty of the seas and involve the Portuguese in the valuation of our marine life, over a decade ago, Nuno Sá chose to change his law degree for a life in contact with the sea, and chose the Azores as local residence. Regular contributor to National Geographic Portugal magazine and several International magazines, has also several distinctions in international competitions of nature photography and today is the most awarded national nature photographer.

Hélder Medeiros

Hélder Medeiros was born and raised in São Miguel island, Azores. Has a scholar degree in Portuguese and English Studies, by the University of the Azores, and as a student was a founder of the literary magazine Neo, from the Department of Languages and Modern Literature. When he finished his studies, he entered the journalism world, being awarded with the 2002 Dinis da Luz Prize, a journalist award for information professionals whose work was in evidence in that year. He was also a business account manager in a mobile communications company. Nowadays, Hélder works under a European Commission programme and has been known in the entertainment world, authoring several successful internet series, notably “E se… tivesse sido feito nos Açores?”. With several short stories already published in specialty magazines, Hélder Medeiros published his first romance in 2009, “Solução Primária”.

Nuno Tomé

Fan of the latest trends in communication. Evangelist of digital innovation and entrepreneurship. Socially active ... politically irreverent. He is a Digital Marketing consultant, attends a Post-Graduate course of Branding and Brand Management in IADE. Creative University. He was Co-founder of TVNET, the first Portuguese Web TV. Between 2004 and 2008 was regional parliamentarian, Member of ad hoc committees for the Revision of the Electoral Act and the Political and Administrative Statute of the Azores. He was President of Socialist Youth / Azores. He studied law and was President of the Student Association of the Faculty of Law of the University of Porto. Since 2005, signs a weekly opinion column in the newspaper Açoriano Oriental.

Paulo Rafael Silva

Born in Lisbon in 1970. He is a Portuguese Navy Official having completed a degree in Naval Military Science, Navy branch, at the Naval Academy in 1993 and later specialized in navigation. Has a Master of Science in Navigation Technology, with distinction, from the University of Nottingham. Held various technical functions on land and at sea, accumulating about 20,000 hours of navigation. Was navigator of N.R.P. "Sagres" and commanded the corvette "António Enes." He is currently operations officer of the Operational Command of the Azores.

Rafael Carvalho

Native from Ribeira Quente, Rafael Carvalho learned the first musical chords with his father on the guitar. In 1993 he began learning with the viola da Terra Master Carlos Quental in a school promoted by Grupo Folclórico São Paulo. The following year, aged 15, began to teach in the Parish. From then he continues his studies about Viola da Terra as an autodidact. Have lectured at the Povoação Musical Academy, Escola de Violas da Fajã de Baixo and in the Regional Conservatory of Ponta Delgada. Responsible for various musical projects and the organization of numerous events and viola meetings throughout the year, the emphasis is on Viola da Terra Orchestra of St. Michael in which he is Musical Director, and his first solo work ORIGINS, a cd containing 10 instrumental, containing for the first time original songs for Viola da Terra.

(Sílvia Torres) Sonasfly

Learning the first chords at the age of thirteen, Sonasfly is a singer songwriter who managed, in 2011, the release of: “Espelhos”, at Teatro Ribeiragrandense. On 2012, "Carousel" was nominated for BEST VIDEO DIY, and winner at the FAN FAVE AWARDS category on the RightOut TV Music & Video awards. “O Outro Lado de Mim”, released on December in the Luís de Camões auditorium, sifts form the acoustic performance. Sonasfly voices not only her most recent work, but also new versions of some themes of her first album.

Susana Goulart Costa

Susana Goulart Costa has a PhD in History and is a Professor at the University of the Azores since 1991. At present, is carrying out a second doctorate in the field of museology. She has dedicated herself to the study of History and Heritage of the Azores, publishing several books and articles that address the regional reality of fifteenth to the twentieth centuries, with particular attention to the history of the Church and the Diocese of Angra. It is Coordinator of the Research Line "Religious Dimensions of Portuguese Expansion" form the Center of Overseas History, a research structure that belongs both to the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and the University of the Azores.

Organizing team

Carlos
Medeiros

Ponta Delgada - Azores, Portugal
Organizer

Jose
Machado

Ponta Delgada - Azores, Portugal
Co-organizer
  • Paulo Correia
    Multimedia coordinator
  • Renato Verdadeiro
    Support
  • Carlos Ribeiro
    Photography
  • Paulo Garcia
    Support
  • Rita Melo
    Support
  • Marta Mota
    Support
  • Ruben Medeiros
    Host
  • Valter Medeiros
    Photography