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Monthly Archives: March 2016


Website Geodiversity- Madeira Autonomous Region with contributions from several IDL members

Link to the website (PT): More information (PT): Conheça o site Geodiversidade - Região Autónoma da Madeira sobre o Património Geológico da Região Autónoma da Madeira, que contou com a contribuição de vários membros do IDL (indicados em baixo) para a selecção dos sítios e respectivos conteúdos. Inventariação do património geológico da ilha da Madeira: [...]

By |2016-11-08T09:11:37+00:00March 18th, 2016|Geology|0 Comments

Research about Portuguese ships wreck discovered at island off the coast of Oman

The newspaper Público featured yesterday an article about the research on the Portuguese ships wreck. Ana Jesus, a collaborator of IDL, is one of the scientists involved in this study. Link to the article in Público Link to the project website More information (PT): De modo a identificar os diversos artefactos recuperados nas águas de Omã, diversos cientistas [...]

By |2016-11-08T09:11:37+00:00March 16th, 2016|Geology|0 Comments

Jorge Relvas, IDL researcher, is the new president of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits

Read more here (PT). Read more about the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits here.

By |2016-10-13T17:52:59+00:00March 11th, 2016|Geology|0 Comments

Mercury emissions from the Deccan Traps may have played a role in the death of dinosaurs

The origin of the mass extinction which occurred at the end of the Cretaceous (limit Cretaceous-Tertiary -KT) and involved the death of dinosaurs is still matter of debate. The impact of a meteorite, in particular the impact of Chicxulub in the Yucatan Province (Mexico) is the most known theory. However, a recent study published [...]

By |2017-01-06T15:47:43+00:00March 8th, 2016|Geology, Geophysics|0 Comments

Ocean Campaign HABITMAP-2 with IDL researchers on board

The Ocean Campaign HABITMAP-2 took place between 16th and 22nd of February, under the project HABITMAP. The technical and scientific team was composed by members of IPMA, Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica do Instituto Superior Técnico (IST/ISR), the company Geosurveys and Instituto Dom Luiz. You can see some more images of the Campaign in our portfolio. More information (PT): Os objectivos [...]

By |2016-11-08T09:11:37+00:00March 3rd, 2016|Geophysics|0 Comments

Our scientists write about yesterday’s earthquake

More information:…/tm_160302_indonesia/160302_sumatra.pdf   Um sismo de magnitude 7.8 aconteceu ontem na região ao largo da Indonésia. Esta região é conhecida por gerar sismos de grande magnitude, em particular na zona de subdução em que a placa tectónica Indo-Australiana mergulha para o interior da Terra por debaixo da placa de Sunda. Um dos exemplos [...]

By |2016-10-13T17:56:35+00:00March 3rd, 2016|Seismology|0 Comments