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Illustrator Rui Sousa and author Vanda Brotas at the launch of the children's book

"The girl who could see the sea with different colours" by Vanda Brotas

On 1st December, Vanda Brotas launched a Portuguese children’s book “The girl who could see the sea with different colours”, which aims to call the attention of 8-11 years old to the role of phytoplankton in the marine ecosystem and the way Earth Observation satellites work. The book is published by Gradiva. The PORTWIMS team is planning to translate it into English during 2019, in order to be published for a wider public. The book is sponsored by Ciência Viva which is the major Portuguese Governmental Agency in Science Communication and Outreach.

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A menina que via o mar de várias cores. Gravida publishers.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 810139.

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Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon (FC.ID)
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)





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