Selection for the international Camps of Aveiro and Costa Rica through the CLMNTK18 portal


The Climántica project, in consortium with Fábrica de Ciencia Viva and the University of Aveiro, with the SEPA-Interea research group of the University of Santiago de Compostela and the Genomics Medicine Group of the University of Santiago de Compostela, convene the process to select the students who will participate in the CLMNTK18 International Camp and their accompanying teachers, who will take part in the 48-hour accredited Teaching Seminar by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports (MECD).

With this selective process, the students who will participate in the Camp which will be held at the Fábrica de Ciencia Viva of Aveiro (Portugal) will be selected. The centers participating in this campus will have priority to send representatives to the biodiversity Camp for Latin America and Europe that is scheduled to take place in Costa Rica in the Holy Week of 2019.

Download Camp brochure CLMNTK18
Download brochure of the Teaching Seminar 2018
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This campus will adapt to the coastal environment the model which was developed last year in the framework of the strategic alliance for innovation EduCO2cean-Erasmus +, approved and financed by the EU from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2018, thus giving sustainability to that initiative. Like that one, it will also seek to generate two types of products made through collaborative work:

  • Short films which integrate images in order to express the acquired knowledge in the campus, comparing and increasing them through the use of augmented reality, with the ones that the students will bring from their places of origin. Robotics, laser light, holography and augmented reality will be used to present scenarios that communicate a more sustainable future with responses to climate change.

  • An awareness-raising musical about climate change and global change in the ocean, which integrates theatre, music, dance, singing and visual arts projected by holography and laser light in the projection of the scenography. This proposal aims to evolve the proposals created at the 2018 campus.

The students will be selected for the quality of their products of awareness-raising on climate change, global change of the oceans and other global environmental challenges published in the platform of the international virtual congress CLMNTK18 according to the bases published in the sections Call and Criteria of selection for campus. The url that gives access to the virtual congress is the following one:

Selection criteria for campus
Instructions in pdf and video to upload the works to the platform

Galicia and the Canary Islands share the world days of the Planet and the DNA


The six Galician institutes of the Climántica network for school research, in exchange with their network of the Decroly school in the Canary Islands, shared their research Galicia and the Canary Islands on biodiversity in Galicia and the Canary Islands . These projects focused on two types of species in the two climatic regions. The first type of species that were addressed were species with a high socio-economic interest, which are very adapted to the climate and, thus, may be at risk. The second type are invasive species that are favoured by climate change in the process of invasion.

For this school symposium, on Friday, April 20, a total of 300 students gathered together in Noia, a group formed by a broad representation of the six participating Galician institutes. In that group were also included young Canarian researchers, who moved to Galicia for that event, and who resided from April 17 to 24 with families of their homologous school researchers from Noia, Santiago, Rois, Boiro and Outes.

After the official inauguration by the mayors of Noia and Outes, the nine school research projects were presented. Three projects were developed by the Canarian students which include the genetic and ecological study of the climate adaptation of two canary endemics: the gallotia intermedia lizard and the rabinche pigeon, species with such a decisive climatic adaptation that they are being affected by the change climate. The third investigation developed by the students of the Canary Islands consisted in the study of the invasion of the fire coral, and their relations with the climate. The Canary Islands ecosystems in which these investigations were developed were studied by the Galician students guided by their colleagues from the Canary Islands during their stay there from 17 to 23 March 2018.

The remaining six projects were developed by the other participating Galician institutes. Three focused on the study of rivers: the biodiversity of the river of Rois, the bioindicators of the water quality of the Sarela river, developed by the IES Xelmirez I of Santiago and the Recovery of the lamprey in the Tambre river and the new challenges which is facing in relation to climate change, developed by the IES Poeta Añón of Outes.

Two projects were linked to the impact of climate change on the marine bivalves of the estuaries. These projects were developed by the students of Noia, who studied the effects of climate change on the bivalves of the Testal beach, and by the students of Boiro who studied the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification on the development of the mussel. The students of Noia presented the continuation of their study on cockle distribution, but applied to the study of the other two commercial bivalves of the intertidal of Testal: Ruditapes decussatus and Venerupis senegalensis.

The sixth Galician research was developed by the IES Rosalía de Castro of Santiago, which focused on the Santiago urban invasion of the Asian hornet, which presents also an ecological importance due to its impacts on native bees.

Genetic research is key for the adaptation to climate change

To analyze the bases of the similarities and differences between the intertidal of the Testal bivalves in the adaptation to the environment, a study of the DNA was addressed, conducted by Dr. Ángel Carracedo in the laboratory of the IES Virxe do Mar. This study was used to send samples of purified  and conserved DNA to the world bank of conservation of the marine genome, which guarantees the recovery of the species in cases of abrupt impacts.

After the presentation of the projects related to the challenges of genetic biodiversity in the face of climate change, students had the opportunity to receive a high-quality genetic training from Ángel Carracedo, a Galician scientist who received the highest global recognition in his specific field of research and obtained the most prestigious awards in Spain in the medical field and in the genetic field: Rei Jaime I Medical research and the National Genetics Award.

This professor who directs the National Genotyping Center, and the Galician Public Foundation of Genomic Medicine, an organization that celebrated its twentieth anniversary at the day before, addressed the theme "Contemporary genetics on World DNA Day’’.

This presentation and analysis of the project information was complemented with recreational, cultural and coexistence activities of the students from the two autonomous communities. In the Canary Islands these activities focused on nautical activities and various routes.

In Galicia, recreational, cultural and convivial activities focused on musical and theatrical shows, as well as on different itineraries. The theatrical dimension was included in the presentation of the celebration of World DNA Day and Planet Day. The spokespersons of the IES Virxe de Mar in this climate exchange were supported by different theatrical presentations.

Another ludic aspect that was present in the act consisted in the realization of different choreographies.

The choreographies and diverse songs of environmental awareness, among which the hymn of Climántica stood out, were interpreted by the choir ‘Has de Cantar’ of the IES Virxe do Mar.

In Galicia, various itineraries were carried out. Among these itineraries it is remarkable the one which was carried out on Monday, April 23, World Planet Day, which was celebrated in the National Park of the Atlantic Islands. It was also carried out a visit to the hydroelectric plants and the ecosystems of the Tambre River.

Other ecosystems and landscapes studied in Galicia were those of the Laguna de Louro and the Ézaro.

The centers of scientific divulgation in which diverse cultural aspects related to the project were approached were the ITER of the Canary Islands and the Scientific Museums of A Coruña.

In the Canary Islands, the studied ecosystems were the Teide, Anaga, the agrosystems of banana plantations and the study of cetaceans and the coastal dynamics of Los Gigantes.

Ángel Carracedo directs research students

This video shows a 30-minute summary of the school's scientific research on the genome of Testal's commercial bivalves as a methodology to study genetic varieties in their adaptation to global change and as a resource of conservation. This research was developed in the laboratory of the IES Virxe do Marr, on March 3, and was conducted by Dr. Carracedo, director of the Galician Public Foundation of Genomics Medicine and the National Genotyping Center. The Climántica project, thus, takes a step further in the application of the Climántica methodology which is being transferred to EduCO2cean-Erasmus +.

The analysis consisted on the isolation, purification, quantification and deliver of the DNA of the common cockle and three commercial clams of Testal, to a world center for the conservation of the genome. Thus, through the use of technologies and methods of the National Center of Genotyping, it was completed a research which had started the previous day in Testal in order to study, with rigorous methods of Ecology, the status of the presence and abundance of different bivalve species of Testal, as well as their distribution.

Climántica moved to Europe their models of educational responses to climate change


The methodology Climantica will be the basis for creating a different multilingual educational material which can make the youth aware of the importance of research on the impacts and mitigation of climate change in the oceans. It also contributes its participation models of educational communities to transfer to society educational answers to climate change through the educational communities. To transfer this pedagogical project Climántica, through its coordinator educational center for the educational network Climántica, IES Virxe do Mar, allied with a group of scientists and teachers from Spain, Portugal, Great Britain and Poland, to form the strategic alliance Educo2Cean-STS (Education models to transmit to society the challenge of global change in the ocean) funded by the European Union with 249,000 euros in the program Erasmus + 2016.

The project Climántica thus starts his second European project. The first one in which it was involved, was the ERDF Interreg CLIMATLANTIC, for which it drew educational products, such as the video game CLMNTK or the book Does climate change really change?, which are widely used in some European countries. We achieved that first European project thanks to the Ministry of Environment of the Government of Galicia. This second one will be achieved thanks to the educational institution that is the epicenter school network of this project, the IES Virxe do Mar in Noia(Spain). From this schooling and pedagogical field, the main challenge of the Climántica project is to deploy its methodology to create a textbook, develop a collaborative website and organize international conferences and campus involving students and teachers who encourage and coach students as authors of products which enhance awareness of the problem.

The strategic alliance is completed by their leader before the European Union, the Portuguese Association for Environmental Education - ASPE (Portugal) that contributes its experience of coordination and dissemination of educational networks both at a national and a European level ; the University of Vigo, the institutional headquarters of The Excellence Campus do Mar and Marine Alliance for Science and Technology of Scotland, two research consortia that provide scientific data on climate change in the ocean; Ciencia Viva - National Agency for scientific and Technological Culture (Portugal) that provides its experience in popular science; Caretakers of the Environment International (Poland) that transfers and adapts to the Baltic all development done over the Atlantic, and the IES Ribeira do Louro Porriño that contributes its vast experience in administrative management of such projects.

The meeting to launch this project took place in the Miralles IV building of Vigo University. The meeting was opened by the Vice Chancellor for International Relationships and University Extension of Vigo University, Manuel Fernández Iglesias. This institution also participates in the present project throught “Campus del Mar”. At that initial meeting, apart from the opportunity of meeting each other, partners started fixing responsibilities and coordinating the timing of the various actions to be carried out and setting a schedule of performances.

Throughout the two-year project the partners intend to create a textbook which has a global character and could be applicable in any European education system. It will be published both in paper and in electronic format and it will be coordinated from the framework of this project and it will also be available in the different languages of the participating countries. Its structure will be cross curricular and its contents will include all the contemporary scientific knowledge related to climate change in the ocean. This content will be completed, expanded and updated through an electronic magazine and a website in which all students will be able to participate, and that also will be coordinated from the frame Climantica.

The main target group of the project are European students of upper secondary education (15-18 years old) and the scientific-didactic book is addressed to them. Each partner will adapt this material to his basic secondary students (12-14 years old). All these students between 12 and 18 years old, will have the opportunity to present their contributed papers during the virtual youth congress. They will also participate in the communities 2.0 and will also improve their scientific and communicative skills during the international youth campus as well as knowing different cultures and practices, at the same time that they take part in exchange programs with other countries participating in the project. Their teachers will be the recipients of different training initiatives aimed at providing them with the knowledge necessary to convey to the students the key competences they need for their participation in the development of the present project.

The e-book on climate change "Does climate really change?"


Does climate really change? It is a book which explains the climate change in 8 chapters. Chapter 1 discusses the concept ofclimate. Chapter 2 discusses the regulation of Earth's temperature. 3rd chapter estudies climate changes along the Earth. Chapter 4 explains the causes of these natural climate changes that have been generated in Earth's history. Chapter 5 estudies the climate change due to fossil fuel use. 6 deals about climate change on terrestrial ecosystems. Chapter 7 estudies climate change on ocean ecosystems. Finally, chapter 7 deals about the relationships of climate change with the economy and society.

Climántica has been recommended as an educational project by the UN’s Special Envoy for Climate Chan...


The UN’s Special Envoy for Climate Change, president of Democracy and Development Foundation and former President of Chile, Mr. Ricardo Lagos, having carefully analysed Climantica project, has officially acknowledged the relevance of Climantica as an educational project and has therefore recommended it for this purpose. The support of the UN’s Special Envoy for Climate Change has been officially communicated on the 14th April to the Director-General for Sustainability and Landscape of the Xunta de Galicia.

The first time the UN showed interest in Climantica was when the Geneva branch of this institution requested a report on this project. Having submitted this report, the Xunta the Galicia presented it at New York’s headquarters on the 2nd June 2008. Later on, it was presented as a ‘good practice’ project for Spain at the Spanish Office for Climate Change’s proposal during the European Seminar of United Nations that took place in Stockholm in May 2009.

Short cartoon “2101 Back to Climántica” from Climántica TV


Climántica published 2101 Back to Climántica on Climántica TV.  It is set at the beginning of the century XXII, where Palmira and Marcial explain about the Climántica project and look back at its origins.

Climantica wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year 2010


To all  users of this web site, the team Climántica wants to thanked his support with this congratulation. Also we expect can follow collaborating with you so that it goes in all can continue in the 2010 in the research of this quality of education that know that it needs to increase the care of the ours particular environment and to improve the situation of the humanity and of the planet in general.
During the year 2010 will follow being to his disposal in

Climantica blog system

The new Climantica blog system is already available. From here the four blog platforms are accesible: Climaeucambio, Climántica CCMC, Thematic and International.

If you would like to participate with a blog in this system, please contact

Stephen Hawking: Climate change and Cosmos’ potentialities for the Humankind


A short video containing this scientist’s statement on the link between climate change and human life on the cosmos given in a press conference in Santiago on 24 September 2008 is available on Climántica TV.

Climantica Awards, second edition




The Regional Ministry for the Environment and Sustainable Development announces the second edition of the Climantica Awards whose aim is to raise awareness of climate change among students. The prize consists of a five-day stage in an environmental education facility in Galicia, in which participants can also join on sports and leisure activities. This activity will be developed at the end of the school period in two different programmes: Secondary Education programme will take place from 23 to 27 June 2008, and Sixth Form programme will be held from 8 to 12 September 2008. Unlike the first edition of Climantica Awards held in November 2007, in this edition those projects that were submitted to the First Climantica Conference for students will be awarded the prizes and they will be published in the first issue of the magazine CLMNTK.

These Awards comprise the following categories:

1.-Literature: Essays, real or fiction stories, or poetry focused on an issue covered in the Climantica project..

1.1 Narrative

1.2 Poetry

1.3 Comics

2.-Multimedia: Formats submitted should have the following features: minimum resolution: 320 x 240, Video Format: mov, mp4, vob, dv, flv, avi, 3gp.

2.1 Short films telling a story based on a script. Short videos (see how to film with the mobile phone).

2.2 Presentations

2.3 Interviews, theatre performances or song recordings

3.-Visual Arts:

3.1 Photography: Each picture should include a reference to what the author intends to communicate with it.

3.2 Paintings

3.3 Pósters. The originals should be posted to Climantica’s contact address.

All projects submitted must be accompanied by the application form in which the author or authors (máximum 3 members in each team) describe what they wish to communicate with the project..

The projects should be sent to the following e-mail address: The deadline to submit projects is on 15 May 2008.

All those projects that meet the requirements will be uploaded in the website, in the Schools section and published in the students’ magazine CLMNTK. The students will be rewarded with a T-shirt or a jersey. For this purpose they should indicate the item they choose and the size.


Those projects selected to be published in the students’magazine CLMNTK will be presented in the First Climantica Conference for Students. The awards will be announced in the course of this conference that will be held on the 21 June at the Conference Centre, in Santiago de Compostela.

There will be 10 prizes in each category for both Secondary education and Sixth-Form students, so that 30 students will enjoy the stage in June and 30 students in September. If the projects submitted to any particular category do not meet the minimum quality requirements to award the 10 prizes, the number of prizes for the other categories could be increased, provided that their quality is good enough. Prizes could not be awarded if the jury considers that there are not enough quality projects to award 30 prizes for secondary education students and 30 prizes for Sixth-Form students.

To be eligible, projects will be assessed according to the following criteria:

- They must be original.
- They must be produced in a rigorous way.
- They must be able to raise awareness to public.
- They must show a high standard in its technical production.
- Their content must establish links to different issues and their understanding.

In order to be able to be awarded prizes, students should submit a certificate issued by the school where they have been enrolled in the school year 2007-2008, specifying the level they have reached. In addition, they must also deliver a registered copy of the Identity Card and if the student is a minor, he or she should present their parents’ consent, to attend the stage, signed either by their father, mother or guardian.


If you come across difficulties in producing your project, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail:

You can download the first issue of the comic "Palmira and Marcial, Environmental Action is Vital"



This comic allows young students to become aware of the problem of climate change at a global level and the need to get everybody involved in its solution. At the same time, it focuses on the the possibility that this problem does not only affect the survival of many species, but also on the fact that it can jeopardise the human survival.

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