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Meeting of the DiscoverAzores project

The Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) hosted in December 2019 the meeting of the DiscoverAZORES project. This is a joint project of InBio, CIBIO - Biodiversity Research Center, Universidade dos Açores, IDL, and Universidade de Évora. Its main objective is to determine when the first human occupations actually occurred in the Azores archipelago and to carry [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:33:54+00:00January 9th, 2020|Climate|0 Comments

IDL hosted the III General Assembly of the INDECIS project

The Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) hosted the III General Assembly of the INDECIS European project on 12 and 13 Novembre 2019. This project is an integrated approach for the development across Europe of user oriented climate indicators for GFCS high-priority sectors: agriculture, disaster risk reduction, energy, health, water, and tourism. Sixteen institutions from Spain, Belgium, [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:32:12+00:00January 8th, 2020|Climate, Geophysics|0 Comments

Saharan air intrusions as a relevant mechanism for Iberian heatwaves

A team of researchers from the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL), the Instituto de Geociências de Madrid and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid analyzed the evolution of Saharan air intrusions during the summer in the Iberian Peninsula. The authors, including the researchers of IDL Pedro Sousa, Ricardo Trigo, and Alexandre Ramos, used data records since 1948 [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:28:07+00:00December 26th, 2019|Climate, Geophysics|0 Comments

IDL at FOLIO 2019

The Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) participated in the FOLIO-Festival Literário Internacional de Óbidos 2019 with the researcher and specialist on Climate Change Pedro Matos Soares. The researcher was invited to participate in a roundtable on Climate Change together with Alexandre Quintanilha, Profesor at the Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salaza. The talk was moderated by [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:26:08+00:00December 26th, 2019|Climate, Geophysics|0 Comments

IDL at the seminar “Saúde e Objectivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável: desafios para uma década”

The Instituto Dom Luiz participated in the event “Saúde e Objectivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável: desafios para uma década" organized by the Direção-Geral da Saúde that took place last 9th October 2019 in the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. The researcher of the IDL Pedro Matos Soares in this seminar with a communication on the impact of climate [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:18:32+00:00December 9th, 2019|Climate, Geophysics|0 Comments

IDL at the Joint Satellite Conference

The Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) participated in the 2019 Joint Satellite Conference that took place from September 28 to October 4, 2019, in Boston. The event celebrated the 100th anniversary of the American Meteorological Society and was co-organized by the AMS Committee on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatology, EUMETSAT, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:16:24+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Climate, Geophysics|0 Comments

“la Caixa” Doctoral Fellowships call is now open

The doctoral INPhINIT "la Caixa" Program aims to support the best scientific talent, of any nationality and foster innovative and high-quality research in Spain and Portugal by recruiting outstanding international researchers and offering them an attractive and competitive environment for conducting research of excellence. The program is divided into two modalities with different frameworks: Incoming [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:08:27+00:00November 20th, 2019|Climate|0 Comments

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 |2020-01-23T13:58:37+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 |2020-01-23T13:56:33+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 |2020-01-23T12:07:12+00:00September 25th, 2019|Climate|0 Comments