Promoter: IPMA - Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera


Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente

Associação Oficina Ciência Viva de Tavira

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

EEA Grants: 191.819,00€

Total Amount: 225.669,00€



Experimental learning and field trips provide a variety of experiences that cannot be gained in the typical classroom setting, especially in the scope of natural sciences.

The EDUCOAST project aims to promote nature-based education in the area of coastal and marine geosciences in a unique space dedicated to the experimental study of coastal zones and marine processes: the Tavira field station from IPMA - Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere. Located in the heart of Ria Formosa Natural Park, in southern Portugal, this station supports research projects and provides a fully equipped laboratory for carrying out sediments analysis, as well as equipment to carry out field observation and sampling.  Its unique localization, close to the lagoonal system, adjacent to salt marshes and tidal flats, and just across from the beaches and dunes of the barrier islands and inlets, provides a set of educational activities framed in the priority theme of preserving and protecting the environment with special reference to the importance and sustainability of the coastal systems.