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Uploaded On: 01/02/2021

EU-China collaborations on marine data and knowledge sharing took a new step forward with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) and the National Marine Data and Information Service (NMDIS) of China. The agreement  consolidates the operational, technical and scientific collaboration which is already well underway, by providing a clear framework to advance the joint efforts through the EMOD-PACE and CEMDNET projects ...

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Uploaded On: 29/01/2021

We would like your feedback to help us further develop and refine the list of the identified Significant Water Management Issues in Malta. This document forms part of a broad consultation exercise which will be undertaken during the coming months, where your support will be requested to help ensure that Malta’s 3rd River Basin Management Plan addresses your concerns and expectations for the national water sector. Stakeholders are encouraged to read the report identifying the key Significant ...

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Uploaded On: 27/01/2021

Individuals with language disabilities and mobility challenges often require assistive technology for communication. One typical control modality of such assistive devices is through the use of vision-based eye gaze trackers where the individual’s point of gaze on a computer screen is tracked by processing a series of images of the human eye. Such eye gaze trackers are typically expensive, sensitive to lighting conditions and computationally demanding. EyeCon is an MCST funded project under ...

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Uploaded On: 27/01/2021

The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) is receiving applications for traineeship opportunities within the European Space Agency (ESA). This year, ESA is offering three traineeship opportunities to Maltese graduates in science, engineering, and information technology-related fields: Cyber Security within the IT Department, Security Section at ESA; Advanced Mission Concepts Systems Engineering – Moon within the Human and Robotic Exploration Department at ESA; Advanced Management ...

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Uploaded On: 26/01/2021

The University of Deusto (DEUSTO) opened the second call of the 6i Dirs project, supported and co-funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme of the European Commission and over 40 partners. After the selection of 10 researchers in the first call in 2020, this second call will now select 9 qualified international Early Stage Researchers for high-quality PhD training. Both calls are aligned with European Commission’s requirements and follow a open, transparent, merit-based, impartial, ...

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Uploaded On: 26/01/2021

The European Commission has launched a public consultation inviting citizens and organisations as well as national and regional public authorities to contribute to the assessment of how to strengthen the geographical indications system. The European Union protects almost 3 400 names of specific products – agricultural products and foodstuffs, fishery and aquaculture products wines, spirit drinks and aromatised wine products – under one of its EU quality schemes: Geographical Indication (...

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Uploaded On: 25/01/2021

The National Agricultural Policy for the Maltese Islands 2018 - 2028 envisages to provide state of the art services to the local farming community. To achieve these targets, the Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights has launched the Agricultural Research and Innovation Hub (AGRIHUB). The project aims at supporting innovative agriculture applicative research and implement pilot projects using the latest technology to provide support to farmers to help with their decision.   The ...

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Uploaded On: 20/01/2021

After having announced that it would dedicate its sponsorship to the cause, the LifeCycle Malta Foundation is donating the sum of €25,000 to the University of Malta’s Research, Innovation & Development Trust (RIDT) for its research into polycystic kidney disease (PKD). LifeCycle Malta Chairperson, Dr Shirley Cefai, called this sponsorship a considerable team effort despite the challenging times, and thanked Nestlé Malta for making it possible. The research, titled ‘Genotype-Phenotype ...

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Uploaded On: 20/01/2021

The newly-built MCAST Resource Centre will open its doors to staff and students by the new academic year in October. This was announced during a site visit by Minister for Education Justyne Caruana and Minister for Research, Innovation and the Coordination of Post Covid-19 Strategy Owen Bonnici. The Resource Centre is part of a €32.8 million EU co-funded project and the College’s strategic plan for vocational education, research and campus facilities that will continue to establish the ...

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Uploaded On: 19/01/2021

In May 2021, Esplora Interactive Science Centre will be hosting the first edition of the National STEM Awards. The National STEM Awards are an initiative of the STEM Engagement Working Group, which is chaired by Esplora and brings together members from the Malta Council for Science and Technology, University of Malta, Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology, Ministry for Education, Institute for Education, JobsPlus, National Skills Council and Tech.mt. These awards, in their various ...

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