Activities


A virtual conference was organised on the 14th of October by the Instituto Cervantes Sydney and Iberdrola with researchers from the European Sea University/University of Cádiz and the University of Technology of Sydney/ SRAP (Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific). The conference focused on how oceans are changing, and which research is […]

Research and Conservation of Oceans: Oceans 500 years after


We are very proud to announce that our 7th Australia-Spain Research Forum “A collaborative world” will be held at the Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University (Sydney, NSW) on Friday 26th November 2021, and online. All the information in the 7th Australia-Spain Research Forum “A collaborative world” website. Attending the 2021 Australia-Spain […]

Announcement of the 7th Australia-Spain Research Forum “A collaborative world”


(Post only available in Spanish) El sábado 11 de septiembre los socios de SRAP-IEAP Dra Eva Fernández Fernández (Química, UTS), Dr Ángel R. López-Sánchez (Astrofísica, Macquarie University) y Dra Sara Marrero Hernández (Biología, University of Melbourne) participaron en una nueva edición de las “Charlas vocacionales” para los alumnos de ALCE […]

Vocational talks in collaboration with ALCE



Today, Thursday 19th August, we have had the 3rd online #scicomm event that SRAP-IEAP is organising in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes de Sídney for Australia’s National Science Week 2021. In this case it was a trip to the Universe! The host was our member, the astrophysicist and science communicator Dr. Ángel R. López-Sánchez […]

Online conference: Galaxies and stars


On Wednesday 18th August 2021, SRAP-IEAP organised in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes de Sídney a webinar to discuss the latest advances in the use of hydrogen as a green renewable energy as part of National Science Week 2021. The event was moderated by SRAP-IEAP member Eladio Hernando and had the participation […]

Online event: Research Bites Green Energy Special


On Tuesday 17th August 2021, SRAP-IEAP organised the first event part of National Science Week 2021 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes de Sídney to discuss the global issues of ‘Plastics in the Ocean’. As part of this event, that was hosted by SRAP-IEAP Dr. Ana Rubio, we had presentations by two […]

Online event: Plastics in the Ocean



Australia’s National Science Week is starting soon. In collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes de Sídney we have prepared three online #scicomm events for August 17, 18 and 19. All these events are completely free but registration is required.   Tuesday 17th August, 6pm AEST   Plastics in the Oceans Host: Ana Rubio […]

Online #scicomm events for National Science Week


The SRAP-IEAP-Queensland meeting held on the 31st of May was the first meeting of this year. Both old and new members joined this meeting via Zoom to discuss SRAP local activity and define future projects and workshops within the association in which members were interested. We will soon be organizing a […]

SRAP-IEAP Queensland has some traction- see what we have done!


SRAP-IEAP-ACT organised a Research Bites/Arts Meet Science the event More than Drawings. Exploring rock art through the lens of human cognition and climate change on the 11th of June 2021. For this public talk, we had the pleasure to welcome three international speakers, Dr. Inés Domingo Sanz (University of Barcelona), […]

Research Bites/Art Meet Science event in Canberra: More than drawings



On the Thursday 27th May, we had a fantastic event organised by SRAP-IEAP (Spanish Researcher in Australia-Pacific) in partnership with the Gure Txoko Euskal Etxea – Basque Club/restaurant located in Sydney. The event was called ‘Pintxos of Science: Ethics in the time of Covid’ which consisted in three scientific talks […]

Pintxos of Science: Ethics in the time of COVID


(Post only available in Spanish) El jueves 26 de mayo de 2021 tuvo lugar un eclipse total de luna que podía verse al principio de la noche desde Australia pero no desde España. Gracias a la colaboración de SRAP-IEAP con la Red Andaluza de Astronomía (RAdA), la Agrupación Astronómica de Córdoba […]

Online event during the Total Lunar Eclipse


Article written by Marta Ribó.   The first SRAP-IEAP “Research Bites” event in New Zealand was held in the University of Auckland on Thursday 26th May. Four SRAP-IEAP members gave talks about their research work in New Zealand.   Mónica Gañán Mónica Gañán presented her professional trajectory: She completed her PhD in […]

First “Research Bites” in New Zealand



Science & Art came together in a Snorkeling event followed by a guided tour of an art exhibition in collaboration with the Seaweed Forest Festival 2021. SRAP-IEAP, the Spanish marine ecologist, Associate Professor Adriana Vergés, and her Operation Crayweed team shared the success of their restoration project with the attendees […]

Snorkeling event and guided art tour during Seaweed Forest Festival ...


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This Saturday, 17th April 2021, SRAP-IEAP organised a visit to Siding Spring Observatory (near Coonabarabran, NSW). 48 members, friends and family members enjoyed a great day under telescopes and stars. The visit was organised by our member, astrophysicist Ángel R. López-Sánchez (Australian Astronomical Optics, Macquarie University). The event included a tour […]

SRAP-IEAP visits Siding Spring Observatory


SRAP-IEAP President, Dr Joaquín Valderrama, has attended today, Friday 26th March 2021, the Welcome Business Lunch event for the Ambassador of Spain in Australia , H.E. Ms Alicia Moral Revilla, organised by La Cámara (THE SPANISH-AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) and sponsored by Johnson Winter & Slattery. The event has taken place at […]

Business Lunch with La Cámara



On Thursday 11 March 2021, our member Dr Sofía Samper Carro presented her first Prehistory/Archaeology Workshop for over 30 ACT primary and secondary teachers. Dr Carro’s workshop included many fun, hands-on learning activities, and the first two topics dealt with Chronology and Stratigraphy. Working in small groups, participants embraced challenges […]

Prehistory and Archaeology workshop for primary and secondary teachers


SRAP-IEAP and ALCE contributed their efforts collecting marine litter and raising awareness of the on-going impacts of waste, in particular plastics, in oceans and estuaries during the week of Clean-up Australia. SRAP member Dr Ana Rubio discussed with ALCE students from Maroubra (Sydney) practical solutions to help us all live […]

Partnership between SRAP and ALCE continues in 2021


We are happy to announce that the Final Report of the 6th Australia-Spain Research Forum: “Big Data” has been released. The report can be downloaded following these links: 6th Australia-Spain Research Forum: “Big Data” (high resolution PDF file, 40 Mb) 6th Australia-Spain Research Forum: “Big Data” (low resolution PDF file, 2 Mb) All […]

Final Report of the 6th Australia-Spain Research Forum: “Big Data”



The Malaspina Award is an honour bestowed by the Embassy of Spain in Australia and the Association of Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP-IEAP). Since 2018, it is annually awarded to individuals or organisations who have made a significant contribution to the scientific and/or cultural relationships between Spain and Australia. This […]

Australian artist Jennifer Turpin wins III Malaspina Award


Hoy hemos celebrado el “6th Foro de Investigación Australia-España: Big Data” en el Australian Hearing Hub, Universidad de Macquarie (Sídney, NSW). Durante el evento, confeccionamos un hilo de Twitter (en inglés) compilando todas las charlas, los ponentes, la mesa redonda y los premios. We are starting the @srap_ieap 6th 🇦🇺🇪🇸 Research […]

Éxito del “6th Foro de Investigación Australia-España: Big Data”


This workshop reviewed the history of Big Data and gave an overview of the main technologies developed over the course of that history. The workshop was organised and presented by SRAP-IEAP member Dr. Óscar Pérez-Concha (UNSW). The workshop was divided in five parts: The power of data: how data have […]

Workshop: Basic notions & first steps with Big Data



On 13th November 2020 SRAP-IEAP organised a special online Research Bites event of Molecular Science: “NANOBODIES: Tiny Antibodies“. Given that speakers were in Europe, Australia and USA, this event happened at midnight Australia time. The main organiser was our member Carmen Salvador Palomeque. The event was fully recorded and it is […]

Research Bites of Molecular Science. NANOBODIES: Tiny Antibodies


We are pleased to announce that the full program of our 6th Australia-Spain Research Forum “Big Data”, that will be held at the Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University (Sydney, NSW) on Friday 27th November 2020, has been released. It is available as a PDF file in this link (26.4 Mb), as well […]

Full program and on-line registration for out “SRAP-IEAP Forum 2020: ...


How can half of our genetic information be ‘junk’? Only a really small portion (~2-3%) of the genetic information in our genomes encodes what scientists thought to be functional information necessary for the survival of cells. The rest of the genome was thought to be functionless and was called ‘junk […]

Research Bites: The dark matter of the Genome