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 out high-resolution climate and environmental reconstructions for the last millennia, which will allow discovering which were the main climatic conditions that favored the discovery and settlement pattern of the archipelago.