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Outreach activities

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Because education is important

Here is a list of some of the activities we have carried out

Chronotope - Music composition by Anthony Pateras

October, 2023

New exciting collaboration with Australian composer and pianist Anthony Pateras will soon be played for the first time at O'culto da Ajuda in Lisbon.

Screenshot 2023-10-24 at 18-39-38 Drumming Grupo de Percussão & Anthony Pateras • Chronoto

S.O.S. (Sereias O Sirenes)

October, 2023

Sound is the central element of Maria Loura Estevão's installation S.O.S. (Sirens Or Sirens) at MAAT — Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology.
The installation features underwater sounds from the Tagus estuary recorded by Fish Bioacoustics lab.

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Lisboa Soa 2023 – Festival of Sounds

August, 2023

Fish Bioacoustics lab was on Lisboa SOA 2023 presenting the mostly unknown underwater cacophony.


Mozambique - Ouvindo os recifes de coral debaixo d'água

2023 -

A groups of panels about the soundscape on Mozambican tropical coral reefs are being exhibited at several locations in Mozambique. In patternship with Universidade Eduardo Mondlane.


BERRU | Culturgest: Transforming energy


Writing text to accompany the art installation BERRU | Culturgest collective: Transforming energy.

This also included the participation of Clara Amorim in the round table of the conference cycle Art, acoustics and oceans organized by Culturgest - Caixa Geral de Depósitos (Porto) in partnership with COAL and  Vidéoformes.
         Recorded conference:


Listening Underwater / Ouvindo debaixo de água - Public activities

2021 -

We have promoted the activities «Listening Underwater / Ouvindo debaixo de água» and «As vozes dos peixes / Fish voices» on events like the Birdwatching Festival of Sagres and the European Researchers' Night.

The feedback has been positive and in some situations included media coverage (e.g. RTP3;


AVG - Ouvindo debaixo d'água

2021 -

Mini-exhibiton and sessions with the "scientists" in Vasco da Gama Aquarium  to raise awareness of the importance of sound in the underwater world and the effects of anthropogenic noise. For that we tried to create a simple and appealing structure to add sounds to the visits at the Vasco da Gama Aquarium (website).

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Le Son de la terre


Contribution of fish sound files (Lusitanian toadfish) to a podcast about acoustic communication in fish [broadcasted on Radio France Inter - link), and that were later included in the book Le Son de la terre ("The Sound of the Earth"), edited by Jerome Sueur.


Fluviário de Mora - “Sons dos Peixes”


Participation in the implementation of the permanent exhibition at Fluviário de Mora - "Fish Sounds" produced under the Sonicinvaders research project. The exhibition includes interactive panels with fish sounds and abiotic underwater sounds, which are commonly heard in freshwater environments.

More information in this link.


Variações Naturais Uma Viagem pelas Paisagens de Portugal


Contribution of fish sound files and participation in meetings to the exhibition 'Variações Naturais Uma Viagem pelas Paisagens de Portugal', Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, Lisbon (25 Nov 2020 to 31 Dec 2023). More information here.


Know-it-alls game


Try this board game with bioacoustics, environmental and ecology questions (in Portuguese).
Board: link

Cards questions: link

Cards draw: link

Cards sounds: link

Sounds: link


Environmental education - Sagres

2017 - 2019

Several activities were done through the years in the Birdwatching Festival of Sagres.
General poster about soundscape and noise pollution can be downloaded here.

Outreach activities: Publications
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