Science dissemination


Picnic at Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne (07-Oct-2017, 12.00) Come and join us to meet other Spanish researchers living in Melbourne. Share your stories and experiences, and enjoy good food! It's a BYO event and bring something to share if you like! We'll have time for discussion about the current scientific news in Spain. During the event we'll give you an update on SRAP activities, like the guided visit to Melbourne museum, at the of October. Remember that it'll be free if you are a SRAP member! Alejandro Caro. For more information, go to the Meetup app and sign up for the event.

Picnic at Alexandra Gardens!



Dear SRAP members, The event NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK will take place on the 4th of October at 6.00 PM at the Instituto Cervantes in Sydney. A group of Spanish researchers will present their research, with plenty of opportunities for questions and discussion. This event was scheduled initially for the 18 August 2017. Due to the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, the Government of Spain declared three days of National Mourning. Therefore, all the events scheduled for those days were cancelled as a sign of respect and solidarity with all the victims. RSVP: https://sciencecervantes.eventbrite.com.au We hope to see you all at the Cervantes Institute (4 October at 6.00 PM). Kind regards, Oscar on behalf of the SRAP.

SRAP-Cervantes Institute (4-10-2017, 6pm): National Science Week



Dear SRAP Members, We hosted one of our SRAP debates, 24 August 2017, at the Eveleigh Hotel with a special guest, Professor Hernán Míguez (http://mom.icmse.csic.es/group-members/hernan-miguez/). Professor Hernán Míguez is a Research Professor of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and leads the group of Multifunctional Optical Materials (http://mom.icmse.csic.es). The topic was “Brain Drain in Spain, Myth or Tough Reality?”. We talked about our personal stories and the reasons why we came to Australia. The conclusion was that not all of us came here for the so called “Brain Drain”. On another hand, there were a couple of researchers that were currently working in Spain and they shared their stories and opinions about the current system. We talked about the situation of the scientific career in Spain, the differences between Spain and Australia, and everyone had an opportunity to give his/her opinion. As it was expected, we didn’t have a common opinion, but the point in which all the participants agreed is that the system is Spain should be more transparent in terms of recruitment and we should put an end to the “endogamy“ that exists in the sector. Hope to see you all in the next debate. Cheers, Oscar Information about the dates and place where the event took place: Brain Drain: Urban Myth or Tough Reality? Join us in this open debate to discuss this fascinating topic with our special guest, Professor Hernán Míguez (http://mom.icmse.csic.es/group-members/hernan-miguez/). Professor Hernán Míguez is a Research Professor of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and leads the group of Multifunctional Optical Materials (http://mom.icmse.csic.es). This is a free event for SRAP members. If you bring a new member (membership fee $40 a year to pay in advance), you and colleague will have a drink for free. See you all! Organiser: Xavier Vidal

Brain Drain: Urban Myth or Tough Reality?


The second Research Bites (RB) organized by the ACT delegation of the Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific association (SRAP-IEAP) was held on November 30th 2016 in Canberra, at the Crawford School of Public Policy (ANU, Australian National University). The event was organised by our members Marina Trigueros (Cariboo Design) and Mar Racionero (Research School of Economics-ANU). […]

2nd “Research Bites” in Canberra


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by Paula Llull This week I have collaborated in a workshop organised by artists Turpin + Crawford with a group of Year 4 students at Coogee Public School. It hasn’t been a traditional art workshop where artists teach kids painting or sculpture techniques, not even an introduction to conceptual art […]

Operation Crayweed: Ecology and Art



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Our member Dr. Álvaro Roura appeared recently in the Spanish newspaper “La Voz de Galicia” talking about his project on Octopus vulgaris paralarvae that is running with Jan Strugnell at La Trobe University (Melbourne Campus). We reproduce this interview, which was in Spanish, below. Dr. Álvaro Roura. In this project […]

Interview to Dr. Álvaro Roura and his research in Octopus


Last month the newly refurbished Sydney Astrophotonic Instrumentation Laboratory (SAIL) at the University of Sydney (NSW, Australia) were open for business. The SAIL research focuses in developing new concepts in photonics instrumentation applied to Astronomy. The SAIL laboratories are overseen and run by Dr. Sergio León-Saval, vice-president of SRAP-IEAP. SAIL […]

Interview to Sergio León-Saval, director of the Sydney Astrophotonic Instrumentation ...


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The report can also be downloaded as PDF. Please see photo gallery at the end of this post – more photos coming soon!   Sydney 29-31 October 2015 SIMS (Sydney Institute of Marine Science) http://srap-ieap.org/waterforum2015/ https://twitter.com/srap_ieap The association of Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP) is a non-for-profit organisation which commenced […]

FINAL REPORT AUSTRALIA-SPAIN WATER FORUM: An interdisciplinary approach