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Globaqua: water management and global change

The new European project Globaqua will focus on the quality and quantity of water in a scenario of global change.  The project has a duration of 5 years and scientists of 12 countries are involved. The global budget is 7.5 M€.

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Recovery of fish populations in protected areas can take decades

The populations of some fishes in the Medes islands (Spain) have recovered after more than two decades of protection, according to a study of the CSIC and the University of Barcelona. This study collates valuable information for the governments to design fish recovery strategies. Scientists warn: “Without protection, the destruction of these fish populations is a matter of days”.

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Small labs floating in the sea

To control the sea pollution with autonomous sensors, mainly in fish farms. This is the goal of two European projects, ‘Sea on a chip’ and ‘BRAAVOO’. They have been recently approved and count on the CSIC’s participation.

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Looking inside the La Garrotxa volcanoes

A study led by the CSIC has applied the electrical resistivity tomography to see the internal structure of volcanoes in the natural park of La Garrotxa, in the northeast of Spain. The method can offer information about the eruptive dynamics of volcanoes in the past, and help to predict future activity in the same volcanic area. 

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The striking and high microbial diversity in the Monegros desert

Extreme environments hide a rich world of extremophiles microorganisms, which are able to live in conditions impossible for other beings and with a great potential of applications. CSIC scientists have studied the microbial communities in saline lakes of the Monegros Desert, in Spain, and have found a high biodiversity. Up to 35% of the genetic sequences obtained don’t match with anything known; they could be new species for science.

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