Science


Our SRAP member A/Prof Teresa Ubide (University of Queensland) has participated in a field campaign in La Palma (Canary Islands, Spain) to study the new volcano that erupted in September 2021. The field campaign in La Palma has involved researchers from the Complutense University of Madrid, Rey Juan Carlos University, […]

Research of the new volcano at La Palma by Teresa ...


Our member, SRAP Queensland representative and social media manager, Dr Mariel Familiar López (Griffith University) was appointed as an Inspiring Australia Queensland (IAQ) Ambassador 2023/4. Her community engagement and outreach, and science communication work identified her as an exceptional and inspiring STEM leader by IAQ. The IAQ program intends to […]

Dr. Mariel Familiar named “Inspiring Australia Queensland Ambassador 2023/4”


Motivated by the closing talk of our 9th Australia-Spain Research Forum, the Prof. Héctor Socas-Navarro (Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands, University of La Laguna, and Director of the Museum of Science and the Cosmos of Tenerife), a renowned science communicator, has shared today, November 12, on his YouTube […]

Extended talk of the contribution by Prof Héctor Socas-Navarro in ...



Our member Dr Marcos Roca-Cusachs has been awarded the 2nd SRAP-frA Early-Career Researcher Award. The 9th Australia-Spain Research Forum hosted the second edition of the SRAP-frA Early-Career Researcher Award. This award was organised by SRAP and was sponsored by the Ramón Areces Foundation (frA). The Award aimed to boost the career perspectives […]

Dr Marcos Roca-Cusachs: Winner of the 2nd SRAP-frA Early-Career Researcher ...


Today, 25th October 2023, SRAP has attended the Science Diplomacy Club in Canberra. Organised by the Italian Embassy in Canberra, this event was focused in the importance for Australian astronomers, scientists, engineers, STEM educators and science communicator, as well as the public, to get the full membership of Australia in the […]

SRAP participates in “Science Diplomacy Club” as Italian Embassy in ...


On September 4, 2023, The Health Research Institute (HRI) of the University of Canberra organised the first seminar in a new series on Secondary Analysis of Large Databases coordinated by Prof L. Salvador-Carulla (Head of the HRI and SRAP Honorary President). HRI invited eminent data scientists from the Centre for […]

Seminar of Secondary Analysis of Large Databases at University of ...



Did you know that after the amphibians, chondrichthyans (sharks, rays, and chimaeras) are the most threatened vertebrate Class? In fact, recent assessments state that 1 in 3 shark species are threatened with extinction (IUNC Red List). Although many shark populations are threatened and declining, sharks are mostly perceived as predators […]

Dr Mariel Familiar showcased in National Geographic Shark Fest


Congratulations to our members A/Prof Teresa Ubide (School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Queensland) and Dr Sofía Samper Carro (School of Culture, History and Language; College of Asia and the Pacific; Australian National University) for being awarded the very prestigious ARC (Australian Research Council) grants of “ARC Future Fellowship 2024” (Teresa) […]

ARC Fellowships to A/Prof Teresa Ubide and Dr Sofía Samper


Our member Blanca Bardaji (Research Manager, Centre for Carbon, Water and Food, Sydney Institute of Agriculture, The University of Sydney) invites SRAP members to attend the  “Nitrogen-Plant Nutrition Unleashed: Experience Nitrogen 2023“, a Global Symposium by the University of Sydney (November 6th to 9th, 2023). Welcome to Nitrogen 2023! Set against the vibrant […]

Nitrogen-Plant Nutrition Unleashed: Experience Nitrogen 2023, a Global Symposium by ...



SRAP has collaborated in the interactive event “The enigmatic world of Sharks, Whales and Jellyfish“, that was held at Currumbin RSL, Gold Coast (Queensland) on Sunday 20th August 2023. In fact, our SRAP member and coordinator of the SRAP Queensland node and social media, Dr Mariel Familiar López (Griffith University) […]

SRAP collaborates in “The enigmatic world of Sharks, Whales and ...


On Thursday 17th August 2023, SRAP organised another Pintxos of Science event as part of the 2023 Australia National Science Week at the Gure Txoko Basque Club Sydney (344 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010). With the title of Brains & Bites, 2023 Pintxos of Science invited the audience to discover the […]

2023 Pintxos of Science – Brains & Bites


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On the occasion of National Science Week in Australia, SRAP collaborates again with the Instituto Cervantes of Sydney to offer a conference on Tuesday 15th August 2023, at 5:30pm. It was held at the Instituto Cervantes Sydney in a hybrid (in-person +online)  format. The full recording of the event is available […]

Hybrid Conference for Australia’s National Science Week 2023



The association Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP)  organises annually the “Australia-Spain Research Forum”, a multidisciplinary conference aimed at the wider community, to highlight Australia-Spain research and present broad research and cultural topics which are of special interest to the Australian and Spanish societies. SRAP promotes and supports networking between Australia-Pacific […]

Announcement of the 9th Australia-Spain Research Forum


An international team of researchers from Australia and Spain, led by SRAP-member Associate Professor Teresa Ubide from The University of Queensland, have applied laser-powered technology to interrogate volcanic rocks from the 2021 eruption of La Palma, which affected more than 7000 people and generated losses of more than €860 million (AU$1.4 billion). The […]

Laser technology to monitor volcanic eruptions


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Within SRAP, several members are engaged in collaborative projects focused on aquatic environments. Their latest endeavour involves the utilization of unmanned underwater vehicles to assist estuary officers in locating seagrass beds. Ana Rubio works as the Hawkesbury estuary officer, striving to map areas where seagrasses have established themselves over the […]

SRAP Collaboration Reveals Seagrass Locations in the Hawkesbury



On Saturday 24th June 2023 SRAP organised in collaboration with the Spanish Embassy in Canberra a visit to the two astronomical observatories in ACT (Australia Capital Territory): the NASA Deep Space Tracking Station in Tidbinbilla and Mt Stromlo Observatory. Almost 70 people, including many kids, enjoyed a full day of […]

SRAP visits ACT Astronomy Observatories


Our partner and coordinator of the SRAP Delegation of the South Pacific Islands, Ricardo Domínguez Llosa (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations), has coordinated the creation of a video on irrigation in Vanuatu as part of the Integrated Sustainable Land and Coastal Management Project. In Ricardo’s own words: […]

Traditional Agricultural Irrigation Systems in Vanuatu


On Sunday, June 18th, ALCE (Aula de Lengua y Cultura Españolas, Association of Spanish Language and Culture) organized a visit to the Sydney Botanic Gardens for young students and their families. The visit was guided by Dr Francisco (Paco) Sánchez-Bayo, a member of SRAP, an ecologist, and a knowledgeable expert […]

ALCE visits Sydney’s Botanic Gardens



Today, on June 13, 2023, in the Spanish scientific radio program “Investigadores por el Mundo (Researchers around the World)”, episode 207, hosted and directed by Antonio G. Armas, our member Carmela Isabel Núñez Lendo has been interviewed. The interview is entitled “Coral Reef Restoration, Digital Citizenship in a Transforming World” […]

“Researchers around the World” interviews SRAP member Carmela Isabel Núñez ...


Our member and SRAP honorary president, A/Prof Sergio León-Saval (University of Sydney) has been appointed as Fellow of Optica in the class of 2023. Formerly known as the Optical Society of America (OSA) since 1916, the Optica society has been the world’s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and […]

Sergio León-Saval appointed as 2023 Fellow of Optica


After 20 years in prison, an Australian mother convicted of killing her four children has been pardoned based on the analysis of a Spanish scientist. Prof Carola García de Vinuesa‘s research successfully raised “reasonable doubt” by suggesting that the deaths were linked to rare congenital abnormalities. Kathleen Folbigg, the convicted […]

Australian mother pardoned after 20 years: Spanish scientist raises doubts ...



(Post only available in Spanish) La Red Andaluza de Astronomía (RAdA), en colaboración con la Agrupación Astronómica de Córdoba (AAC) y Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP), organizó un evento virtual de observación astronómica para el viernes 12 de mayo a las 10:30am (hora de la España Peninsular) / 6:30pm (hora […]

Virtual astronomical observation under the Southern Sky


Today we have had the 1st SRAP Research Bites in Perth. It has been organised by our member and coordinator of the WA SRAP Node Dr Sara Marrero Hernández (University of Western Australia). In total, 7 researchers presented their work in 5 minutes each. The participants to the 1st SRAP […]

1st Research Bites in Perth


(Post and interview only available in Spanish) Nuestro presidente Dr Ángel López-Sánchez (Universidad de Macquarie) ha sido entrevistado hoy sobre el raro eclipse solar híbrido que cruzará la punta noroeste de Australia el jueves 20 de abril. En particular, Ángel ha centrado su intervención en aclarar los tipos de eclipses […]

Interview to Ángel López-Sánchez in SBS radio Spanish: a hybrid ...