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Uploaded On: 09/01/2023

A project awarded by the MCST (Malta Council of Science and Technology) through the Space Research fund call 2022 and sponsored by the ESA (European Space Agency) will allow researchers to develop methodologies to map the seafloor of the Maltese archipelago. The 2 year project called BathMalta will entail the use of satellite systems, in particular SENTINEL2 and SENTINEL3 from the European space program Copernicus, to retrieve detailed images of the ...

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Uploaded On: 06/01/2023

Unleashing the potential of millets for the well-being of people and the environment. Millets can grow on arid lands with minimal inputs and are resilient to changes in climate. They are therefore an ideal solution towards self-sufficiency and to reduce reliance on imported cereal grains. The United Nations dedicates 2023 to greater efforts in producing millets given their nutritional properties and resilience in adapting to climate change. The International Year of Millets (#...

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Uploaded On: 05/01/2023

Eurostat is pleased to announce the Web Intelligence Competition as part of the European Statistics Awards Program. The competition aims at stimulating innovation in the area of Web Intelligence for European statistics.  The Web Intelligence DEDUPLICATION CHALLENGE will focus on identifying potential duplicate job postings on websites as a basic condition to produce high quality statistics from online job advertisements.  Registration for participation will be ...

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Uploaded On: 02/01/2023

EFSA organised a 3-hour online info session to present its partnership strategy, cooperation opportunities (i.e. the expected calls for grant and tender) in its 2023 draft work plan and the corresponding administrative and financial framework. The event comprised two parts: The partnership framework: Strategic considerations Administrative and financial aspects of EFSA's outsourcing mechanism The Focal Point network Overview of partnership opportunities based on ...

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Uploaded On: 02/01/2023

A local team of engineers based at the University of Malta have successfully concluded the process of filing patents to protect leading-edge inventions powering the R&I initiative dubbed ICECAP. ICECAP, an acronym for Thermo-Electric Cooling for Electronic Systems applications, is a project spearheaded through partnership between the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering at the University of Malta and local manufacturing company New Energy Ltd. This project seeks to introduce novel ...

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Uploaded On: 22/12/2022

All the best for the upcoming festive season from plumtri.org...

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Uploaded On: 20/12/2022

Malta’s draft Strategic Plan for Research and Innovation aims to provide a holistic vision for the development of R&I in Malta, in line with the stated vision and mission expressed in the same document.  To achieve the vision and mission, the draft Strategy highlights the need to proceed with the implementation of several recommended reforms as identified through the specific advice provided by the European Commission Policy Support Facility (PSF) Peer Review of the national R&I ...

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Uploaded On: 16/12/2022

The University of Malta has been awarded a €2.5 million grant for an ERA Chair in bioinformatics. This grant will support an ERA Chair, a world leading expert, and a team of seven RSOs in bioinformatics at the University of Malta for the next five years to help develop further this scientific area. The ERA Chair programme is part of the Horizon Europe: Widening participation and spreading excellence action. This grant funding will also be used to acquire a cluster of computational resources ...

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Uploaded On: 14/12/2022

The Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise has launched Malta’s Sustainable Development Strategy for 2050 for public consultation.​   The Strategy is an ambitious document that translates Malta’s Sustainable Development Vision for 2050 into a strategic policy direction for the environmental protection and socio-economic development of the Maltese Islands.   It follows the direction set by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and seeks to stimulate and ...

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Uploaded On: 12/12/2022

The Interreg Italia-Malta SEA MARVEL project is sharing its research photographic outputs in a unique educational photographic exhibition for the benefit of Maltese schools. St Theresa College Middle School, Ta’ Paris, hosted the SEA MARVEL Workshop and the launching of this roving educational marine biodiversity and natura 2000 sites photographic exhibition. Dr Alice Micallef, Assistant Director of the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes, Mr Bernardo Riolo, Head of St Theresa ...

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