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Dear SRAP members, Remember that tomorrow, Friday 3-November-2017, SRAP will host the 3rd Australia-Spain Research Forum: Air [https://airforum2017.srap-ieap.org] in Sydney. Sydney: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/air-forum-2017-sydney-tickets-38719265365?aff=es2 If you miss it, no worries. Monday 6-November-2017, the Air Forum continues in Canberra. Canberra: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/air-forum-2017-canberra-tickets-38719325545?aff=es2 Find more details below. Kind regards, Oscar on behalf of the SRAP Board. Dear SRAP members, It is my pleasure to invite you to the 3rd Australia-Spain Research Forum: Air [https://airforum2017.srap-ieap.org], organised by the Association of Spanish Researchers in the Australia-Pacific (SRAP). The yearly Forums organised by the SRAP are intended as an opportunity for Spanish and Australian researchers to meet, with the aims of involving as many different agents as possible, improving professional and academic connections between them, and promoting the scientific culture and knowledge to the general public. This year the Forum will be divided between Sydney and Canberra on the 3rd and 6th of November respectively. This year the selected topic for the Forum is Air. In the Sydney event we have put together a diverse range of distinguished speakers to talk about the relevance of hearing and communication, climate change and air quality, society, air industry and culture. The Sydney event will also have a very interesting round table about human overpopulation and human’simpact on Earth. In the Canberra event, the topic of the Forum will be focused on Science Diplomacy and the European Research as a single market and its implications for Australia. Please find attached the program of the Forum with more detailed information. Anyone with interest in the topic is more than welcome to attend. For those attending, we’d be most grateful if you could take a few moments to complete our registration form via the links below, for catering purposes. In Sydney, the Forum will take place in the Level 1 Lecture Theatre of the Australian Hearing HubMacquarie Universityon Friday 3rd of November 2017. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/air-forum-2017-sydney-tickets-38719265365?aff=es2 In Canberra, the Forum will take place in the ANU Centre for European Studies, 1 Liversidge Street, ANU on Monday 6thof November 2017. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/air-forum-2017-canberra-tickets-38719325545?aff=es2 I look forward to seeing you at the Forum. Yours faithfully, Sergio on behalf of the SRAP Board.  

3rd AUSTRALIA-SPAIN RESEARCH FORUM: AIR 3rd of November in Sydney ...




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


Prof Montserrat Vilà, research professor at Estación Biológica de Doñana (EBD-CSIC) in Seville (Spain) will give a presentation on the impacts of biological invasions with special emphasis on a global analysis of the ecological effects of alien plants on native species and ecosystems in the introduced range. The talk will also describe how impacts are quantified, as well some ways to conduct risk analysis of invasion in Europe. Biological invasions occur when species are introduced by humans beyond their natural dispersal ranges, establishing and spreading in the region. Some impacts can affect socioeconomic sectors such as forestry, agriculture or public health. From the management and policy perspective it is important to identify which invasive species are causing, or have the potential to cause, major impacts. A panel of experts, will lead an insightful discussion with Prof Vila on the impacts of biological invasions in the Australian context. For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/2uh6EJ7

Impacts of Biological Invasions


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



We are pleased to announce the second of a series of annual events organised by the association of Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific. The topic selected for this year’s congress is Light. The objective of the Australia-Spain Research Forums is to present to the wider community broad research topics which are […]

Announcement of the “2nd Australia – Spain Research Forum: Light”


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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


Larva de Pulpo
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 ...