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40 Years of the Earthquake of January 1, 1980 – Survey to the population

The Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA), the Instituto Superior Técnico, the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, and the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) are promoting a national macroseismic survey on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the earthquake of 1st January 1980. This earthquake occurred at 16h42m (UTC) with a [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:43:00+00:00January 20th, 2020|Geophysics, Seismology|0 Comments

IDL at the European Researcher’s Night 2018/2019

Another edition of the European Researchers' Night was celebrated last 27th September. The event was organized by the Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência (MUHNAC) and included several activities and demonstrations that were patent at the MUHNAC and at the Principe Real Garden. The Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) attended this event with some [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:11:56+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Geophysics, Seismology|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

Researchers of the IDL Identified a Buried Landslide in the Tagus River Delta

Researchers of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) identified a buried landslide that accounted for the collapse of half of the Tagus river ebb-tidal delta front possibly in the early Holocene. In this work, recently published in the journal Marine Geology, the stratigraphy of the Tagus river ebb-tidal delta off Lisbon (Portugal) was investigated using high [...]

By |2020-01-23T11:41:11+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Geology, 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 [...]

PhinallyDone – PhD Survival Guide (Andreia Pereira) Andreia Pereira just returned from her “PhD trip”, which started back in 2014. We asked her to build a PhD survival guide, which can help others who wish to embark on the same journey. When to go? Whenever you feel you need to learn new techniques and develop your skills to become a better [...]

By |2018-10-18T13:53:11+00:00November 21st, 2018|Marine Sciences, Seismology|0 Comments

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 [...]