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Monthly Archives: September 2019


ECORD Distinguished Lecture at IDL

The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) “Exploring the Earth under the sea” has been one of the main vehicles for the scientific research of the ocean floor, with almost 400 campaigns already been carried out to study the dynamics of the Earth, its structures and processes. The European Council for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD), of [...]

By |2020-01-23T12:07:12+00:00September 25th, 2019|Climate|0 Comments

Researcher of the IDL among the most cited scientists with Portuguese affiliation

Ricardo Trigo, director of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) and researcher in the areas of Meteorology and Climatology is one of the 172 scientists with Portuguese affiliation in the top of the 100.000 most cited worldwide, in a universe of near 7 million scientists. This database was recently published by the journal PLOS Biology and contains [...]

By |2020-01-23T12:06:08+00:00September 19th, 2019|Climate|0 Comments

IDL at the Devonian Tides Meeting

Researcher of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL), Joao Moedas Duarte and Hannah Davies, participated in the Devonian Tides Meeting that took place in Uppsala between 21 and 23 August 2019. The theme of the meeting was the relationship between tectonics, tides, climate and the evolution of life from the Snowball period (~ 760-580 million years) [...]

By |2020-01-23T12:04:54+00:00September 18th, 2019|Climate, Geology, Geospatial, Marine Sciences, Oceanography|0 Comments

Researchers of the IDL Developed Prototype of a Passive Solar Tracker System

Researchers of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) and Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL) developed a prototype of a passive solar tracker system which follows the sun in the sky without using any electricity, for increased solar energy harvesting. This prototype is installed on the campus of the FCUL and results from a [...]

By |2020-01-23T12:03:32+00:00September 18th, 2019|Energy|0 Comments

CeaseFire – a Platform to Help on Fire Prevention and Fighting

The CeaseFire is an online platform developed by a multidisciplinary team of the Universidade de Lisboa that combines satellite information, weather data, and fire history to calculate areas with higher risks of fire. This platform was developed to be a tool for prevention, planning and fighting forest fires and was used by firefighters, forest owners [...]

By |2020-01-23T12:01:32+00:00September 17th, 2019|Climate|0 Comments

IDL at the IV Curso de Inverno of the Observatório Sismológigo- Universidade de Brasília

The Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) was present at the IV Curso de Inverno of the Observatório Sismológico of the Universidade de Brasília with the researcher João Moedas Duarte. This course took place from August 12 to 16, 2019 and Joao Duarte gave a short course on “Dynamics of Plate Tectonics and Natural Disasters” and the [...]

By |2020-01-23T12:00:04+00:00September 17th, 2019|Geology, Marine Sciences, Seismology|0 Comments

The Caribbean Plateau Transfer from Pacific to Atlantic: Implications for Subduction Initiation

How do new subduction zones start in Atlantic-type oceans? This was the theme of the most recent IDL Earth Sci talks that took place last July 19, 2019, at the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL). The lecture entitled “The Caribbean plateau transfer from Pacific to Atlantic: implications for subduction initiation” was given by the geologist Nicolas [...]

By |2020-01-23T11:57:37+00:00September 17th, 2019|Geology, Oceanography, Seismology|0 Comments

Interview with Chiara Civiero

Chiara Civiero has a Ph.D. in seismology from the Imperial College London (ICL) and was a postdoctoral researcher at Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL). She was on a seminar at IDL last July 16, 2019, talking about "The late stages of a subduction slab". During her visite, Chiara told us about her latest research works and [...]

By |2020-01-23T11:56:28+00:00September 16th, 2019|Seismology|0 Comments

ECORD Distinguished Lecture

Next September 25 it will take place at the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) a Distinctive Lecture of the ECORD / IODP program attributed to Portugal (more information about the event here). The lecture entitled “Unlocking the secrets of slow slip using next-generation seismic experiments and IODP drilling at the north Hikurangi subduction zone, New Zealand” [...]

By |2020-01-23T11:54:08+00:00September 11th, 2019|Geology, Geophysics, Oceanography, Seismology|0 Comments