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Members of the IDL in a campaign off Faial Island

Between 2nd and 7th September 2019, members of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) participated in a campaign to collect OBS (Ocean Bottom Seismometers) off Faial Island, in the Azores. The equipment was placed for six months with the purpose, in addition to recording seismic data, to develop marine biology analyzes related to the study of [...]

By |2019-11-14T16:34:02+00:00November 14th, 2019|Climate|0 Comments

Monitoring of ultrafine particles in the surrounding urban area of civilian airport

A unique study in Portugal recently published by the Atmospheric Pollution Research journal evaluated the concentration of ultrafine particles in the vicinity of Lisbon Airport. High levels of these particles have detrimental effects on public health due to their direct absorption by the body through the respiratory system. This work, in which participated the researcher [...]

By |2019-10-28T16:59:59+00:00October 28th, 2019|Climate|0 Comments

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 |2019-09-30T12:44:36+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 |2019-09-19T12:21:06+00:00September 19th, 2019|Climate|0 Comments

The 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) [...]

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 |2019-09-17T15:16:18+00:00September 17th, 2019|Climate|0 Comments

IDL at the 15th Congress of the European Federation of Ecology

The Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) participated in the 15th Congress of the European Federation of Ecology / 18th National Meeting of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Ecologia (SPECO) that took place at the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL) between 29 July and 2 August 2019. The overarching theme of this conference, Embedding Ecology [...]

By |2019-08-26T13:03:27+00:00August 26th, 2019|Climate|0 Comments

IDL at INQUA 2019

The International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) pursues to improve understanding on environmental change during the glacial ages through interdisciplinary research. Each year, delegates from around the world gather for the INQUA congress. This year marks the 20th edition of the event that took place in Dublin, Ireland, from 25 to 31 July. The Instituto [...]

By |2019-07-30T15:37:06+00:00July 30th, 2019|Climate, Geology|0 Comments

Researchers of the IDL in the VI Encontro Internacional da Casa das Ciências

  The VI Encontro Internacional da Casa das Ciências took place between 10 and 12 July 2019 in the campus of the University of Lisbon and joined about 1000 teachers from elementary and secondary schools. This is the largest accredited formation event in the area of science teaching held in Portugal and had more than [...]

Researchers of the IDL on Fieldworks in Tunisia

Researchers of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) were in a fieldwork campaign in the Hachichina Coast, SE Tunisia. The works were developed under the scientific project “Wetlands vulnerability. Impact of pollution, climate change and extreme events. The case of Hachichina coast (Gulf of Gabes)”. Based on the study of sedimentary records, this project intends to [...]

By |2019-07-25T13:34:04+00:00July 19th, 2019|Climate, Geology|0 Comments