ICNF 2015 – Day 1

Yesterday was the first day of ICNF 2015. An intense work day, full of oral presentations, poster presentations and AWARD exhibithions that ended with a music concert.

At the Opening Session, professor Raul Fangueiro started to thank all the participants and staff, as well as the sponsors of this ICNF edition. Fausto Brito e Abreu, the secretary of Regional Government of the Azores for Sea, Science and Technology, said that Azores Government is delight for receiving this event, and very impress with the large number of participants involved and the quality of the program. He did not finish his intervention without inviting all participants to get back to Azores, both to visit and set research projets.  After this, the presentations started, and the exchange of knowlodge and debate began. At the same time, on 2nd floor, people were presenting their poster, as well as their proposals to the AWARD contest. Yesterday we had 35 posters exhibited, as well as 11 products proposals to the AWARD, that the judges went to know in the afternoon, and today we will know the winner, who will be invited to present its paper to everyone.

Despite the social program Schedule for this first day, the weather decided not to colaborate with us. Instead of a walking trip around and a concert at the church, the day ended with a music concerto f traditional azorean guitar in room 1 of Teatro Micaelense. And it was a very good way to end, because the music was good, and the musicians told the participants a little more about the azorean tradition.

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