IRIDEON organized a Workshop in Portugal, at the facilities of the Portuguese Medical Association in Sines. The workshop included a presentation of the REMOSIS project, followed by a round of Q&A and an open discussion with the attendees.
This event involved stakeholders from different areas. Besides medical doctors and members of the municipality, the event gathered
professionals from several universities specialized in optoelectronics, biology and environmental monitoring.
A strong focus was given to the role of container ports as a point of entry for invasive species. The Port of Sines is the first largest artificial port of Portugal, and a deep water port, with specialized terminals that allow the movement of different types of goods. Several attendants are in charge of operations at the Container Terminal and were involved in the discussions concerning the protocols used for cargo inspection. This is now a hot topic, especially when several port authorities, like the Chinese, are studying the implementation of effective anti-mosquito treatments to containers from countries affected by Zika.