The objective is to discuss the diagnosis of the consequences of the Fundão dam collapse
On June 8 and 9 the IV State Symposium on Oceanography will be held in Espirito Santo, organized by the Junior Consulting Company of Oceanography and Environmental Education (Ecoceano), of the Federal University of Espirito Santo (UFES), in partnership with the Academic Center for Oceanography Thiony Simon (CAOTS) and the support of the Brazilian Association of Oceanography of the region Espirito Santo (AOCEANO/ES).
The theme of the event will be “The Doce River Disaster: A Social, Environmental and Technological Oceanographic Perspective”. The objective is to discuss the diagnosis of the consequences of the Fundão dam collapse, which directly affected the biological community, the riverine populations of the Doce River, as well as the families living at the river mouth, the town of Regência and the coast of Espirito Santo.
Representatives of the social and environmental actions of the Renova Foundation will participate in the second day of the talks. Luisa Nunes will give an institutional presentation, while Brigida Maioli and Bruno Pimenta will present the results of the water and sediments monitoring in the marine region of the Doce River mouth and the monitoring of the ichthyofauna, ichthyoplankton and carcinofauna, respectively.
In addition to Renova others participate in the event: several researchers, the Aplysia environmental consultancy company, the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), the Tamar Project and representatives of the Regência community in Espirito Santo.
The discussions will be organized focusing on the socioeconomic and technical-scientific aspect of Espirito Santo, as well as other Brazilian states and other countries, and include the conservation of natural, marine and coastal resources. Therefore, the event will be divided into blocks making sure that the Doce River theme is entirely covered:
Environmental Block: impacts on the environment and the organisms that compose it and toxicology and the impacts on human health;
Technological Block: evaluations and compensations of the impacts studied until then; and
Social Block: align the fishing community with the academic scope of research aimed at the population of Regência