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A menina que via o mar de várias cores

A children's book about a girl who could see the sea with different colours by Vanda Brotas.

Portuguese version (in print)
Front cover of book with a girl and a sea bird with a colourful coastal landscape

The girl who could see different colours in the sea

English version 
(download, PDF, 6MB)


PORTWIMS brochure

A new brochure has been created for the project to help raise awareness of its aims and objectives to external groups and colleagues. The brochure can be downloaded here or copies can be requested from the Plymouth Marine Laboratory communication team by emailing

The brochure includes a new graphic to demonstrate the focus of the project.


Training materials from the Ecosystems Services workshop, January 2020


Training materials from the marine phytoplankton diversity summer school, 2019

PORTWIMS Newsletter

Download past issues of the PORTWIMS Newsletter.

Issue 8: April 2021
Issue 7: December 2020
Issue 6: July 2020
Issue 5: March 2020
Issue 4: November 2019
Issue 3: July 2019
Issue 2: March 2019
Issue 1: December 2018

PORTWIMS Publications

Ferreira, A., Costa, R.R., Dotto, T.S., Kerr, R., Tavano, V.M., Brito, A.C., Brotas, V., Secchi, E.R., Mendes, C.R.B. in press. Changes in phytoplankton communities along the northern Antarctic Peninsula: causes, impacts and research priorities. Frontiers in Marine Science. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.576254

Lisboa, F., Brotas, V., Santas, F.D., Kuikka, S., Kaikkonen, L., Maeda, E. 2020. Spatial variability and detection levels for chlorophyll-a estimates in high latitude lakes using Landsat imagery. Remote Sensing, 12(18), 2898. doi: 10.3390/rs12182898

Martinez-Vicente, V., Kurekin, A., Sa, C., Brotas, V., Amorim, A., Veloso, V., Lin, J., Miller, P. in press. Sensitivity of a satellite algorithm for harmful algal bloom discrimination to the use of laboratory bio-optical data for training learning algorithm with bio-optical laboratory data. Frontiers in Marine Science.

Santos, M., Moita, M.T., Oliveira, P.B., Amorim, A. in press. Phytoplankton communities in two sheltered bays in the Iberian upwelling system. Journal of Sea Research.

Santos, M., Mouriño, H., Moita, M.T., Silva, A., Amorim, A., Oliveira, P.B. in press. Characterizing pytoplankton biomass seasonal cycles in two NE Atlantic coastal bays. Coastal Shelf Research.


EU banner with the words: 'Co-funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union'
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 810139.

Partner Institutes

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



Project office

Campo Grande,
Edificio C1,
Piso 3,
Lisbon 1749 016,


Prof Vanda BrotasProf Vanda Brotas
Project Coordinator


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