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Researchers of the IDL on a field mission in the Madeira island

The researchers of the Instituto Dom Luíz (IDL) João Mata and Inês Pereira were last September 2009 on fieldwork in the Madeira island to collect samples for geochemical and geochronological analyses. These works were developed under the project "Seismic and Geochemical Constraints on the Madeira HoTspot system (SIGHT)”, funded by the Fundação para a Ciência [...]

By |2019-11-18T15:35:29+00:00November 18th, 2019|Geology|0 Comments

IDL at a paleontological expedition in Guadalajara (Spain)

The researcher of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) Pedro Mocho participated in a paleontological expedition carried out last summer by the Grupo de Biología Evolutiva (UNED - Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia) on the Cenomanian of Algora (Guadalajara, Spain). These excavation works allowed to collect more than 400 very well-preserved fossils of different vertebrate [...]

By |2019-11-14T15:08:23+00:00November 14th, 2019|Geology, Paleontology|0 Comments

IDL at the 15th Biennal Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits

Filipa Luz and André Cravinho Santos, students of the Earthsystems doctoral program and the researcher of the Instituto Dom Luiz, Jorge Manuel Relvas, together with colleagues of the Instituto de Ciências da Terra (ICT) were part of the Portuguese delegation of the 15th Biennal Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA), [...]

By |2019-10-28T16:29:07+00:00October 28th, 2019|Geology|0 Comments

A new species of carnivorous dinosaur inhabited the Iberian Peninsula 125 million years ago

It has recently been published in Cretaceous Research the description of a new species of theropod dinosaur named Vallibonavenatrix cani. The fossils were collected in the Lower Cretaceous of Santa Águeda in Vallibona (Castellón province, Spain). This specimen was discovered in the early 1990s by Juan Cano Forner, paleontology enthusiastic from Castellón and is part [...]

By |2019-10-28T15:31:54+00:00October 28th, 2019|Geology|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) [...]

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 |2019-09-17T09:49:14+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 |2019-09-17T15:15:02+00:00September 17th, 2019|Geology, Oceanography, 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 |2019-09-11T13:47:27+00:00September 11th, 2019|Geology, Geophysics, Oceanography, Seismology|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

Evaluation of Efficiency in Artificial Feeding of Beaches

Researchers of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) were in fieldwork on the Costa Nova beach, in Aveiro to collect wave and flow data that would allow estimating  sedimentary transport. The data obtained using fluorescent and magnetic tracers and numerical modeling will allow the description and quantification of coastal processes in order to evaluate the efficiency in [...]

By |2019-07-25T13:56:30+00:00July 24th, 2019|Geology|0 Comments