Climate change and global warming are urgent areas of interest to humanity. Climate data, measurements and instrumentation focused on the oceans, atmosphere, climate, and near-space enables the monitoring of Earth systems dynamics.
Oceans to Near Space
The capacity to observe Earth in its full verticality (from deep-sea to space) enables the understanding of its subsystems (oceans, land, air, and space) including complex dynamics.
Today we can imagine-design-make, essentially in real-time. Human-centered design not only has inspirational effects but it also has societal relevance, having a psychological effect, which has changed how design is seen and valued. Technology, particularly digital technology and additive manufacturing are providing a set of valuable tools capable of providing new possibilities.
Cities have currently the potential to serve as living-labs and as research units for large-scale environments on Earth. Advances in open data platforms, integration and accessibility are needed for “smart, sustainable cities.”
The MIT Portugal Partnership 2030 (MPP2030) is focused on promoting collaborative research between Portuguese universities, industry partners, and MIT in areas of global relevance and with significant societal impact.
- Climate Science & Climate Change
- Earth Systems: Oceans to Near Space
- Digital Transformation in Manufacturing
- Sustainable Cities
In all these areas, there’s an anchor of data science-intensive approaches and methodologies.
Education activities will be primarily promoted through calls for Doctoral Research Grants, which are intended for those already enrolled in Doctoral programs and who intend to develop research activities leading to the achievement of that degree.
Please visit the MIT Portugal’s 2020 Call for FCT-MPP2030 PhD Grants for further information.