Book "Once upon a time ... a scientific fairy tale - Volume I" addresses the current threats to our oceans
Our researchers Andreia Rebotim, Catarina Cavaleiro and Célia Santos from IPMA wrote the Portuguese version of the book "Once upon a time ... a scientific fairy tale - Volume I" in collaboration with the researcher's Marina Costa Rillo, Rebecca Borges, Rodrigo da Costa Portilho Ramos from Brazil. The researcher Célia Santos is also one of the authors of one of the stories in the book.
Researchers are aware of the threats of the continuous warming of the atmosphere, the oceans, the melting of the polar ice caps and their consequences for life on the planet. However, they also know that the public is overwhelmed not only with information but also with a lack of information. Thus, came the idea to start looking for another way to transmit scientific knowledge by creating short stories that would approach the current threats in a joyful and fun way.
These stories aim to contribute to understanding, protecting, discovering and using the oceans in a sustainable way and the authors hope to help the public to learn a little more about our oceans and share this knowledge, raising awareness about our environment and the importance of respecting and caring for the planet.
"Once upon a time ... a scientific fairy tale - Volume I", is a collection of nine stories, two poems and a sustainable lifestyle guide. This is the first result of a collaborative effort of 29 researchers, with the support of several artists. The protagonists of the stories and poems are marine and land animals, and people like us. The stories approach the current threats that our oceans are suffering due to climate change, contamination and exploitation caused by humans and are aimed at both adults and children.
You can consult and download the book HERE.