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IDL at the RELICT Magellan Plus Workshop

The RELICT Magellan Plus workshop took place the last September 12 and 13 at the Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA). The aim of RELICT was to discuss the rationale to submit an IODP multiple drill proposal to retrieve cores across the continental Moho in the SW Iberia rifted Margin, the Ocean-Continent Transition [...]

By |2020-01-23T13:59:43+00:00November 18th, 2019|Marine Sciences, Oceanography|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

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

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

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 120 [...]

Outreach and educational activities in Summer

As in previous years, IDL participated in the outreach initiatives Verão na ULisboa and Ciência Viva no Verão em Rede.  The latter, organized in collaboration with the Museum of Lisbon, taught the participants how to build a solar car and allowed them to test one. Also, our researchers trained high school students as a part [...]

5th Earth Systems Summer School

The 5th Earth Systems Summer School took place in Madeira Island from 8 to 14 July. The focus of the summer school was on the “interactions between large and small scales” encompassing different components of the Earth Systems (atmosphere, land, ocean and solid earth). Processes operating at time-scales from hours to millenia were explored including [...]

Dia Aberto Ciências 2018

The hundreds of high school students who visited the Faculty during its Open Day filled the corridors of IDL with voices and energy. Like in previous years, IDL researchers offered a large number of activities to the visitants. Testing a solar car, simulating a tsunami, observing minerals and rocks were just a few of the [...]


PROGRAMA:  Lisboa 15 Dezembro 2017, 10:00 h – Sessão no Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera - Sala de Atos - Abertura e Intervenção do Presidente do IPMA, Professor Miguel Miranda - "The American Meteorological Society: Celebrating 100 years of Science and Service" - - Dr Richard D. Rosen, AMS Secretary-Treasurer - "Angular momentum [...]

Earthsystems PhD 2018 call is open from 4th December 2017 to 5th January 2018

Instituto Dom Luiz is pleased to announce the opening of 8 Earthsystems PhD Grants (valid applications from 4th December 2017 to 5th January 2018). The EARTHSYSTEMS program gathers a multidisciplinary group of geophysicists, meteorologists, oceanographers, geodesists, geologists, geochemists, biologists and statisticians, based at the University of Lisbon (UL) and at the Portuguese Institute for the Atmosphere [...]