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Monthly Archives: March 2017


Guess Who? / Quem é Quem? – Mafalda Carapuço

At the end of every month, we will bring to you short interviews to IDL members (in English and Portuguese). The first interview is with Mafalda Carapuço. Mafalda Carapuço - ex- PhD student in IDL and FCUL - defended her PhD thesis on the 22th of December of 2016. The title of her thesis is “Improving [...]

By |2017-03-31T14:16:54+00:00March 31st, 2017|Geology|0 Comments

Maria João Chinita wins “Best Poster Award” at the workshop “Turbulence in stably stratified planetary boundary layers”

Maria João Chinita, IDL Earthsystems PhD student , won the first price for her poster at the international workshop on “Turbulence in stably stratified planetary boundary layers”, held this week at Delft, Netherlands. Congratulations! The poster  shows that very stable boundary layers (Richardson > 0.25) can be modeled with LES, something that previously was not [...]

By |2017-03-31T15:11:35+00:00March 31st, 2017|Climate|0 Comments

200 students try the seismic table of IDL/FCUL in March

In March, approximately 200 students of Colégio Sagrado Coração de Maria - Lisboa experienced the seismic table of IDL/FCUL, which simulates the occurence of earthquakes. They will also have the chance to try other seismology educational activities, since some of the material for these activities will be landed to the school during the week of 24-28 April. In [...]

By |2017-03-30T16:24:38+00:00March 30th, 2017|Geophysics, Seismology|0 Comments

Documentary “La Gran Ola” about possible future tsunamis in Portugal and Spain with participation of IDL researchers

You can watch the trailer of the Spanish Documentary "La Gran Ola" here. Link to the newspiece:

By |2017-03-29T15:05:28+00:00March 29th, 2017|Geophysics, Seismology|0 Comments

Surfcams meet Research – IDL PhD student project

The video monitoring technique has being proved as a valid methodology for analyzing hydro- and morpho-dynamics of the coastal zone since the early 90s. Despite the large exploitation of such technique, the use of online-streaming web-cam has been poorly investigated. Coastal “surfcams” are IP cameras installed at the coast with the main aim of remotely [...]

By |2017-03-28T09:45:53+00:00March 28th, 2017|Geology|0 Comments

MIT– SES PhD students receive “Best environmental impact hack Award” in the Lisbon Green Hackaton

Joana Baptista, Raquel Figueiredo and Sara Freitas (IDL and MIT Portugal Sustainable Energy Systems PhD Students) won the prize for “Best environmental impact hack” in the Lisbon Green Hackaton, which took place on the 12th and 13th of March. Duarte Santos was the fourth member of the winning team. The winning project "PV beaches" consisted in the [...]

By |2018-04-02T12:42:37+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Energy|0 Comments

CSI Seismology in Colégio de Santa Doroteia

In the past month IDL received the students of Colégio de Santa Doroteia and also visited their school. The objective of these visits was to complement the knowledge aquired by the students on earthquakes through interactive educational experiments. In the visit to IDL/FCUL seismologic educational activities, students of the 10th school year had the chance to [...]

By |2017-03-22T09:44:23+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Seismology|0 Comments