Develop means to determine the impacts of the human activities on shellfish production waters through time series analysis, database managment, high resolution hydrodynamic modelling. Evaluate the effect of urbanization, water pollution sources on estuarine region and in the shellfish quality for human consumption. Use/develop local or regional case studies and support the process of transferring and disseminating results to other regions.
The Agricultural Research and Rural Extension Company of Santa Catarina - EPAGRI - is a public company, linked to the Government of the State of Santa Catarina foccused on rural and aquaculture research with decades of experience in several areas like, livestock, agriculture, aquaculture. The Ciram (Santa Catarina Environmental Resources and Hydrometeorology Information Center) focus is to generate and disseminate environmental, water and meteorological information and technologies, aiming at providing sustainable development and improving the living conditions of the population of Santa Catarina.