Science


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!



Spanish Tapas to celebrate the beginning of SRAP activities calendar in Melbourne.
Dear researchers in Melbourne,
We would like to invite you to an informal gathering in Melbourne.
This will be a networking social event to get in touch with other researchers, where we will discuss the next activities of our association.
RSVP via MeetUp: Españoles investigadores en Melbourne - SRAP (https://www.meetup.com/Espanoles-investigadores-en-Melbourne-SRAP/) Confirmation and commitment of assistance is required as table needs to be booked in advance.
You don't need to be a SRAP member for this particular event.
However, future activities will be free for SRAP members ($40 a year).
Looking forward to meeting you soon!
Alenjandro Caro.
PS: How does MeetUp work?
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3. RSVP for the event

Melbourne Gathering (22-09-2017, 6pm): Spanish Tapas



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 ...