In order to help fight the climate emergency, pollution and environmental degradation, Miguel Lacerda has brought together a group of people from Cascais who are truly committed to this cause. CASCAISEA is a non-profit association whose aim is, through its members and supporters, to act in an altruistic, voluntary and coordinated way to minimize or avoid any damage that may jeopardize the life of our Oceans and, more specifically, the sea off Cascais. The situation is critical and requires drastic measures and concrete action.
CASCAISEA will, within its possibilities and limitations, do everything it can to restore the Oceans’ ecosystems, to guarantee a better and more sustainable life for present and future generations and species, as well as for our planet.
O cenário é crítico, estamos perto do ponto de não retorno e isso requer medidas drásticas e ações concretas.
In order to pursue its aim, CASCAISEA will:
carry out studies on environmental issues, both on land and at sea;
foster citizens' awareness of the importance of defending the environment;
study the flows and effects of marine pollution;
carry out activities to raise awareness of the territory and sea;
contribute towards improving the global environment and, in particular, the Cascais coast.
CASCAISEA's action is not limited to the sea and the people of Cascais. We are always ready to collaborate and help those that fight for the same cause: our Oceans cannot wait any longer!
Miguel Lacerda, born and raised in Cascais, is a diver, sailor, environmental activist and pioneer of ocean clean-up action in Portugal.
Honoured with a medal of municipal merit for defense of the environment and nature conservation (2009), Miguel collects more than 30 thousand litres of marine waste per year along the Portuguese coast and under the sea and wants future generations to be able to enjoy the oceans as much as he does.
CASCAISEA, his Environmental Association, was founded in Cascais in the summer of 2019 with the mission to actively defend the oceans and their ecosystems.
CASCAISEA is an important asset for the protection of the Oceans, particularly the sea off Cascais.
At a time when humankind’s transformation and technological development is drastically interfering with marine ecosystems, and the anthropocentric impact on the planetary biosphere is unprecedented – compromising present and future generations, as well as the survival of various species – we are attentive to everything that may harm or compromise the oceans and marine life.
We are ready to act to minimize or solve specific or future situations that may compromise the environment;
We are critics and whistle-blowers of everything that is a result of negligence, arrogance, opportunism and complacency;
We carry out studies on environmental issues, both on land and at sea;
We foster citizens' awareness of the importance of defending the environment;
We organize work, studies, activities, action and regular interventions;
We collaborate with entities, authorities, associations, NGOs, schools, companies, and clubs, etc;
We carry out activities to raise awareness of the sea;
We support and collaborate in the recovery and reuse of professional fishing equipment.
President: Miguel Lacerda
Member: Pedro Jordão
Member: Sandra Marques
President: António D’Orey Capucho
Secretary: Teresa Farias
Do you see yourself in this cause and do you want to collaborate actively in the protection of the Oceans and the Sea of Cascais?
Want to help finance this project?
You can make your donation to the IBAN PT50 0035 0388 00002717 430 07
The typology, provenance and factors that cause marine waste to appear in a particular location differ greatly from area to area. On this website we will only present data since 2014, from the west coast of Sintra/Cascais; the data refers to one of the most strategic areas of the eastern part of the North Atlantic.
The area goes from Cabo Raso to Adraga Beach (excluding the concessioned beaches of Crismina and Guincho, where waste is removed by the municipality).
These are difficult (often dangerous) areas and accesses: trails, cliffs, escarpments, rocks, caves, cracks ... places where waste is very difficult to remove by man, which would guarantee us better conclusions from evaluation (or monitoring).
We will highlight some news that seem to be pertinent and relevant for CASCAISEA, associates and for everyone who visits us.
The choice of the name CascaisSea couldn't be more right. This is because its founder and my friend Miguel Lacerda is a Man of the Sea and Cascais, who defends both with a huge passion and determination. From boats to diving, to biodiversity, to the conservation of the oceans, he is committed to everything he believes in, without falsehoods and hypocrisy, without concessions and never driven by his own interests. We need more Lacerdas and more CascaisSea to protect our Sea and coasts. A big hug from Bernardo Queiroz and the entire Terra Incógnita team.
CASCAISEA For some of us who live with the sea in our hearts, it is inseparable to think about the sea and the oceans without remembering Miguel Lacerda. The sea runs through his veins like salt water. When we are concerned with the sustainability of the seas and oceans and in the problems that have been aggravated by the disrespect that has set in for the Oceans, Miguel has already done so and has already alerted us to these evils! When today the concern with plastics and their proliferation in the Oceans is on the world agenda, Miguel has already alerted us to a more proactive and necessary awareness of us all!
Num período onde a sociedade civil se une para garantir que existe uma transição social, económica e ecológica exequível é com grande esperança que vejo o nascimento da CascaiSea. Uma associação dedicada a dois dos maiores valores Humanos da actualidade. A educação e a preservação da biodiversidade. Estou certo que o seu papel será cada dia mais relevante para Cascais e para o país.
I have known Miguel for dozens of years and, therefore, his abilities. I would summarize his characteristics referring essentially and always in a positive way, his energy, dedication to this cause, stubbornness, irreverence, contagious pioneering spirit and being politically incorrect when fighting for a cause that belongs to everyone and that the Environment is grateful for. Anyone who does not appreciate that Miguel is politically incorrect and whoever comments and criticizes him, just has to remember a universal truth: «when we point the finger at someone we probably have three fingers pointing at us...».
Cascais, the Atlantic is to be congratulated for the great achievement of having an environmental association led by Miguel Lacerda, a person who has not given up fighting marine pollution, not even against all the difficulties he faced! Thank you Miguel ... today you are almost anonymous but I believe that in another generation, all your achievements will be remembered, especially because they will make some quality of life possible for our children and grandchildren! Well, Miguel, for being an active activist and for not giving up on a healthy ocean! Congratulations.
Thank you CASCAISEA! Fundamental work in the preservation of our maritime heritage. Ensuring, among others, a political awareness for the preservation of the environment. So many times not to say, almost always forgotten by those who govern us. Thank you for the constant struggle for more and better for our environment. Nautical greetings Tiago Branco.
Hello Miguel. You managed to accomplish something very meaningful and valuable quickly and without publicity that shames those who, like the old fable "of the mountain that gave birth to a mouse", did little, but that noise and fanfarrona did not lack. So, receive my sincere applause full of wishes for you to continue with your enthusiasm. Wishes of great enthusiasm to the new ones of the science of the sea, from an old ignorant. Francisco Reiner.
CASCAISEA- Um verdadeiro sucesso, porque o Miguel Lacerda primeiro faz obra de valor, depois é que fala. Parabéns pelo muito que tem feito pelo ambiente e limpeza do MAR.
Cascaisea, great project with excellent people and professionals concerned with the environment. People who struggle daily for Cascais to be a cleaner destination for everyone. I wish my friend Miguel Lacerda the best of luck and that Cascaisea is a great example for the whole country.
CASCAISEA is indispensable in this world that wants to save the planet from the barbarities, and Miguel Lacerda's unique experience is indispensable !!!!!!!!
CASCAISEA - the entity that can care for the marine areas of the Cascais coast, as its creator has been doing for many years..
I have been following CASCAISEA's work for some time and it is to be welcomed the attitude, at a time when everyone talks a lot (social networks) but does little is inspiring to see the attitude and the struggle that they fight, every other day, against the scourge of ocean pollution.
Pela dedicação, resiliência e grande envolvimento nas questões da conservação do Planeta! Bem haja quem se dedica assim por nós e pela nossa Vida!
CASCAISEA has the experience of those who know MAR and the motivation to act for its sustainability and preservation.
There are people who run salt in his veins, in the end we all came from the sea, but Miguel Lacerda has even more of the sea, so maybe a large part of his life is dedicated to the Oceans, who wouldn't want to have that gift? Cascaisea is born so that others will follow its example and more people will help to care for and preserve the Cascais sea and in the background all the Oceans.
It was because of shark dives that I met Miguel Lacerda and knew from the beginning that for us it is clear the importance of the conservation of these animals for the sustainability of the planet on which we all live. From the shared experiences and from everything I have already learned from CASCAISEA's friends, I can safely say that the mission of this Environmental Association will be exemplary in the development of good practices of respect for the marine environment and for all the natural surroundings in which we live. we live. For me, CASCAISEA is already a reference for proactivity, awareness and environmental education without barriers. Well done for your action!