Last week, IDL received the visit of Mona Lisa Oliveira from Universidade Estadual do Ceará (UECE) in Brasil, who spoke about the “Collaboration FCUL and UECE: Energy, Transports and Sustainability". Mona Lisa was the first PhD student of [...]
Yesterday, Sara Freitas presented her PhD on "Photovoltaic Potential in Building Façades". Congratulations! Here you can find more about Sara's research.
Last week, IDL members of the Energy Transition group and the journalists of Ciências tested a solar boat, which will provide small trips in the Tagus river in the "Festival Solar Lisboa". Here you can read (in Portuguese) more details [...]
Carlos Marques da Silva was one of the speakers of the TEDx Almada 2018. The theme of the event was "Diversity". (Image Credit: TEDX Almada) Here you can watch the talk of Carlos Marques da [...]
"Num mundo mais quente, a palavra de ordem é adaptação" ("In a warmer world, the most important word is adaptation") is the title of the news article produced by "Fronteiras XXI | Temas que desafiam [...]
Here you can read the newspiece "Manchas florestais ajudam a proteger os solos e a gerar chuva" written by Nuno Patrício, journalist of RTP. The interview to Emanuel Dutra and Pedro Miranda took place in IDL's conference [...]
On the 28th of March - a day of spring tides that coincided with the local festivities - the opening of the sand barrier (which separates the lagoon from the ocean) of Santo André beach took place. IDL [...]
Martin Schilller, Martin Bizzarro and Vera Assis Fernandes (Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany and IDL) published the article "Isotopic evolution of the protoplanetary disk and the building blocks of Earth and the Moon". You can [...]
Yesterday IDL received the visit of Piero Bellanova from the RWTH Aachen University, who gave a lecture on how “Tsunamis Leave a Telltale Chemical Trail”. He was the second guest of our video rubric ”Around [...]
“Guess Who” - the news section of IDL website with monthly interviews to its members - is back. This time, we talked with José Madeira, researcher in IDL and Professor at the Geology Department of [...]
Ana Cristina Araújo and Ana Maria Costa (IDL and Laboratório de Arqueociências da DGPC) were the scientific consultants of the short cut "Uma historia com 29000 anos" that obtained a Juri Distinction in the Festival Firenze Archeofilme in Italy. This short cut [...]
Last week (March 9th) IDL received the visit of Phillip Dale from the University of Luxembourg, who gave a lecture on: “Restoring equilibrium to Cu(In,Ga)Se2 semiconductors”. After the lecture, we spoke about his research, his connection [...]
(Versão portuguesa em baixo) Miguel Brito participates in the "Reading Week 2018", by reading out loud his short story for children "The three piglets and the winter". This and other stories about renewable energies are part [...]
Alexandre Miguel Ramos, investigador do grupo Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate do Instituto Dom Luiz, foi entrevistado pela revista Science et vie (março 2018). Nesta edição, é destacado o tema "Rios Atmosféricos"- regiões estreitas de grande concentração de vapor [...]
A terra está em constante movimento, e desde a madruga de 12 de fevereiro que já se registaram cerca de 300 sismos no arquipélago dos Açores. Estes, têm origem na mesma falha tectónica que, em 1522, originou um terramoto catastrófico que destruiu [...]
A 15 Janeiro, um sismo com 4.9 de magnitude occorreu em Arraiolos (Portugal), com epicentro a cerca 10km de profundidade. Desde 1930 que não existia um sismo com esta magnitude nesta região, não sendo a [...]
Paula Teves-Costa, Instituto Dom Luiz researcher, comments on Biosfera program (RTP2, december 16th) about Lisbon's seismic risk and vulnerability (in Portuguese).
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 [...]
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, [...]
Pedro Soares, IDL researcher on Climate Modelling, participates on "Prós e Contras" (20 November, RTP1) and in Antena Aberta (21 Novembre, Antena 1) programs, to explain and comment about climate models and predictability, environmental impacts and the social adaptability [...]
Ricardo Trigo, is one of the 200 Portuguese who are part of the team of about 15 thousand scientists from 184 countries, who published a paper in BioScience this monday, with a second warning to Humanity for [...]
Interview (Expresso) to Pedro M. M. Soares, researcher at the Instituto Dom Luiz, about the scenarios of climate change that Portugal will face in the future (in Portuguese). Entrevista (Expresso) a Pedro M. M. Soares, investigador [...]
Professor Michael Ghil, distinguished professor and researcher at the University of California - Los Angeles and the École Normale Supérieure - Paris, was the honorable speaker at IDL Lecture in Earth Systems Science, last October [...]
José Madeira, Investigador do Instituto Dom Luiz e docente na Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, comenta um estudo (publicado na revista Nature Geoscience) destacado pelo Jornal Público, relativamente às implicações das alterações climáticas na atividade [...]
The New Scientist magazine and Ouest France, highlights the research article by IDL researcher João Duarte, emphasizing one of the possible scenarios in the formation of the next supercontinent… Aurica!
An earthquake with magnitude 7.1 was recorded this Tuesday (septembre, 19th, 2007) in Mexico City. Here you can view the excerpt of the Susana Custódio's interview from Jornal das 12, RTPP3, 20 de setembro 2017 in SIC Notícias (in Portuguese). For more [...]
You can read more about the award in the news of FCUL (in Portuguese).
Here is the link to the featured news Image Credit: Wessel and Luís 2017
Jorge Ponte, IDL Earthsystem PhD Student, has published a paper in JGR named "The effect of speleothem surface slope on the remanent magnetic inclination" Speleothems (e.g stalagmites, stalactites) are recognized as excellent recorders of the [...]
Catarina Matos, IDL Earthsystems PhD student , won the first price for her poster at the TIDES training school: Seismic Tomography: from data analysis to inversion, results, and uncertainty estimates. 10 -14 July 2017 Oxford - [...]
IDL was present in the biggest national science event with a booth and different oral and poster presentations. In this video, you can see the interview to Carlos Corela about OBS.
Luís Matias is a senior researcher in IDL and Professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon since 1996. In this interview, he talks about his research, the evolution of research in [...]
Today the Universidade Aberta Magazine aired on RTP2, counted with the participation of João Duarte, IDL's researcher. The interview to João Duarte about the earthquake of 1755 and the future of the continents and oceans [...]
Here you can listen to the interview in SIC Notícias (in Portuguese).
Here you can listen to the interview to Luís Matias about tsunamis in the Iberian Coast. The interview was aired this week in Rádio Espanha, a Brazilian radio station.
Last Saturday (June 3rd), the workshop Há Ciência na Cidade/There is Science in the City (part of the project European Researchers Night; organized by the Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência) was organized by IDL [...]
Here you can read the newspiece in Ciências website. Press Release (PT)
Where have you heard of someone working on solar energy and sports analytics at the same time? Rodrigo Silva, student of the Earthsystems PhD Program and member of the Energy transition group of IDL is [...]
A Gazeta de Física está a preparar uma edição especial dedicada à Física da Terra. Convidam todos os autores interessados em participar a submeter contribuições. Prazos: Artigo Geral, Física e Sociedade, Física sem Fronteiras: 15 de Julho de 2017 [...]
From today on, the ebook "Magnetic Records of Extreme Geological Events" is available online (open access) in the website of Frontiers. Eric Font, IDL researcher, is one of the book's editor.
Entrevista a Professoras de Ciências Naturais e Biologia/Geologia após visita aos módulos educacionais de sismologia
No passado mês de Março, cerca de 200 alunos do 7º e 10º ano de escolaridade do Colégio Sagrado Coração de Maria de Lisboa tiveram oportunidade de experienciar um sismo na mesa sísmica do IDL/Ciências. [...]
“Atlantic: the Beginning and the End of the Oceans” – João Duarte in the radio show “Ponto de Partida”
It is already available online the last emission of the radio show Ponto de Partida (Antena1). João Duarte was one of the guests of the program, dedicated to the theme: "Atantic: the Beginning and the [...]
On the 3rd of May, Ciências opened its doors to everybody who wanted to visit its installations and engage in the different activities offered by the Departments and Research Institutes of the Faculty. IDL researchers [...]
Last Friday, the Solar Day was celebrated in the Library of IDL. The theme of the event was "The PV Solar Production in Portugal", which counted with the participation of speakers from both academy and [...]
Chiara Civiero is a postdoctoral researcher and member of the Continent, Islands and Mantle group. After finishing her PhD at the Imperial College London (ICL) in 2016, she moved to IDL. She is the second [...]
Interview to Miguel Teixeira, Lecturer at the Department of Meteorology of the University of Reading
Last week Miguel Teixeira visited IDL, giving a talk at the “IDL Meetings” about “The impact of mountain waves in the atmosphere at local to global scales”. Miguel is a Lecturer at the Department of [...]
Here you can listen to the conversation between Sónia Santos and Miguel Brito about the II Jornadas da Energia - FCUL , the 10 years of the Msc "Engenharia da Energia e do Ambiente" (FCUL) and much [...]
João Duarte (IDL researcher) received the Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientist 2017. Read the newspiece in Notícias ao Minuto and JMMadeira. The attribution of this award to João Duarte had been already [...]
Henrique Calheiros, aluno do Mestrado em Engenharia da Energia e Ambiente (orientação de Carla Silva) solicita a vossa colaboração no preenchimento de um inquérito, para desenvolvimento da sua tese de que consiste na caracterização de [...]
On the 5th of April, the doors of IDL’s Library were open to everyone who wanted to join the Open Day of the Earth Surface Processes group. A series of speed talks by different members [...]
Here you can read the newspiece about the project of acquisition of images in Praia da Ribeira d’Ilhas to test the methodologies developed by Umberto Andriolo, IDL PhD student enrolled in the EARTHSYSTEMS PhD Program. More info about the project here. [...]
You can read the newspieces about the 3rd edition of the Portugal Solar Challenge in: SIC Notícias Público Público 360º Photo Album (FCUL).
At the end of every month, we will bring to you short interviews to IDL members (in English and Portuguese). The first interview is with Mafalda Carapuço. Mafalda Carapuço - ex- PhD student in IDL and [...]
Maria João Chinita wins “Best Poster Award” at the workshop “Turbulence in stably stratified planetary boundary layers”
Maria João Chinita, IDL Earthsystems PhD student , won the first price for her poster at the international workshop on “Turbulence in stably stratified planetary boundary layers”, held this week at Delft, Netherlands. Congratulations! The [...]
In March, approximately 200 students of Colégio Sagrado Coração de Maria - Lisboa experienced the seismic table of IDL/FCUL, which simulates the occurence of earthquakes. They will also have the chance to try other seismology educational activities, since [...]
On the 5th of April, the Earth Surface Processes Group will have its "Open Day". The event takes place in IDL's library (from 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 17:00). You are all invited! https://www.facebook.com/InstitutoDomLuiz/posts/721423071365648 [...]
Documentary “La Gran Ola” about possible future tsunamis in Portugal and Spain with participation of IDL researchers
You can watch the trailer of the Spanish Documentary "La Gran Ola" here. Link to the newspiece: http://ptjornal.com/video-la-gran-ola-documentario-aborda-iminente-tsunami-portugal-espanha-154636
The video monitoring technique has being proved as a valid methodology for analyzing hydro- and morpho-dynamics of the coastal zone since the early 90s. Despite the large exploitation of such technique, the use of online-streaming [...]
Joana Baptista, Raquel Figueiredo and Sara Freitas (IDL and MIT Portugal Sustainable Energy Systems PhD Students) won the prize for “Best environmental impact hack” in the Lisbon Green Hackaton, which took place on the 12th and [...]
In the past month IDL received the students of Colégio de Santa Doroteia and also visited their school. The objective of these visits was to complement the knowledge aquired by the students on earthquakes through interactive [...]
The article Sauropod tooth morphotypes from the Upper Jurassic of the Lusitanian Basin (Portugal) published this month in Papers of Palaeontology was the source of different newspieces yesterday in the national media. Elisabete Malafaia, IDL PhD student [...]
The exhibition Descobre a ULisboa happened last week between the 8th and the 10th of March. Thousands of visitors had the chance to "look inside" the University through different activities, games, experiences... FCUL was also present and [...]
Mário Gonçalves, IDL researcher, was nominated member of the Communications Committee of the European Association of Geochemistry (EGA). Ths position will last until December 2019. Read more about EGA here.
Azores Islands were inhabited a century and a half before the Portuguese colonization, according to the fossil pollen found in a lake of São Miguel island Here (in Portuguese) you can read the interview to Armand [...]
Goldschmidt 2017 – New Challenges for Geochemical Exploration in the 21st Century – Call for Abstracts
Dear colleagues / fellow researchers: We would like to call your attention to the session on the Geochemical Exploration for buried mineral deposits to be held in the Goldschmidt 2017 Conference in Paris. We are [...]
Read more on FCUL’s website (PT). Image Credit: XV EJIP Organizing Committee
Listen to the comments of Carlos Antunes and Cristina Catita and read more about the topic here (PT). Carolina Rocha and Mariana Costa, Master's students of "SIG - Tecnologias e Aplicações" collaborated in the study.
Here you can listen to the news piece.
Paleowire is not strictly a scientific news page neither a specialized blog or an electronic magazine. Paleowire aims to be a network of resources built, managed and maintained by paleontology-related academics, students, professionals, and enthusiasts, [...]
Article in Expresso about study on the Azores Islands, which counted with the participation of Armand Hernández
Here you can read the article "S. Miguel já era povoada 150 anos antes da descoberta oficial dos Açores". For more information, you can contact IDL researcher Armand Hernández, one of the authors of the [...]
Today, the Earth Surface Processes group of IDL released its facebook page. You can follow all the news here. The logo of the group was designed by Carlos Marques da Silva.
Com grande pesar e tristeza informa-se que faleceu na manhã de 14 de Fevereiro pp, vítima de pneumonia, o colega Dr. Luís Celestino Silva. Luís Celestino de Sousa e Silva, ou o “Dr. Celestino” como [...]
You can watch all the debate about climate here (in Portuguese - RTP2). Image Credit: RTP
“Recent regional cooling of the Antarctic Peninsula and its impacts on the cryosphere” in the Portuguese and Spanish media
The study "Recent regional cooling of the Antarctic Peninsula and its impacts on the cryosphere" published in Science of The Total Environment by an international team which includes IDL researchers Ricardo Trigo and Armand Hernández [...]
“Scientists offer new explanation for island’s unexpected uplift”, feature story in EOS (Earth and Space Science News)
The recently published study of Ricardo Ramalho (IDL researcher) was featured yesterday in EOS, the magazine of AGU (American Geophysical Union). The work resulted from a collaboration with an international team, which included IDL researchers [...]
Pedro Nunes receives honorable mention during the APREN Conference for his PhD thesis in Renewable Energy
Today, Pedro Nunes, IDL's researcher, received an honorable mention (during the Conference APREN 2016 - Portuguese Association for Renewable Energy) in the contest for best PhD thesis in renewable energy 2014/2016 of APREN.
Umberto Andriolo receives the First Prize for the Best Communication in Geography, Oceanography, Environment and Natural Science
Umberto Andriolo, IDL PhD student enrolled in the EARTHSYSTEM PhD Program received the First Prize for the Best Communication in Geography, Oceanography, Environment and Natural Science at Jornadas do Mar for his work “Measuring wave [...]
João Duarte, IDL researcher has been awarded the "Arne Richter Award for OUTSTANDING EARLY CAREER SCIENTISTS of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). Yesterday, EGU named the recipients of the 2017 Union Medals and Awards, Division [...]
Andreia Pereira (PhD student supported by the EARTHSYSTEMS doctoral school, IDL) and José Luis Duarte (technician, IDL) participated in a research campaign around Svalbard, carried out between 10th and 27th of September. The campaign [...]
What if the Atlantic and the Pacific would close together to form a new supercontinent? This is a new hypothesis published this month in the journal Geological Magazine by researchers from Instituto Dom Luiz-FCUL, VU-Amsterdam [...]
Francisco Martínez receives “Best Geophysical PhD Thesis” award, attributed by the J. García-Siñeriz Foundation
Francisco Martínez, IDL's researcher, received the award that distinguishes the best Geophysical Pure or Applied Doctoral Thesis made in Spanish or Ibero-American Universities. The topic of Francisco's PhD thesis is "Detection and characterization of karstic [...]
Understanding the complex links betwen fire and climate, an article by an international team which includes Ricardo Trigo from IDL, on this month’s news of Environmental Research Web
The article "Objective identification of multiple large fire climatologies: an application to a Mediterranean ecosystem" was recently published in Environmental Research Letters. The authors have classified summer large fires in Mediterranean France for the period [...]
Raquel Figueiredo, IDL’s PhD student, in the winning team of the DesignDAY 2016 – Guimarães Green Urban Challenge
In this contest, the participants were asked to create solutions to promote the use of bikes in the region of Guimarães. Raquel Figueiredo, IDL's and MIT Portugal PhD student, was part of the winning team of [...]
A magnitude-6.2 earthquake was felt in the middle of the night of the 24th of August in the center of Italy. In the last days, IDL researchers (João Duarte, Marta Neres, Susana Custódio and Pedro Terrinha) [...]
Read more about the second edition of Escola de Verão de Energia (Summer School of Energy) here (PT). View some more images in our portfolio.
José Madeira and Rachid Omira in the team of experts of the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) sent to Cape Verde
José Madeira, IDL's researcher and Rachid Omira, IPMA and IDL's researcher, will be part of a team of the UNDAC, in the field (Brava island). An alert for the eminent risk of a volcanic eruption [...]
Here you can read about the activity "Discovering Earth: Earthquakes and Solar Energy" from the 29th of July, with testimonials from Ana Rita Montes and Daniela Bolrão. The activity counted with the collaboration of Serviço Municipal de [...]
Listen to the comments of Pedro Costa and read more about the topic here (PT).
Congratulations to Eric Font for the Scientific Prize Universidade de Lisboa/Caixa Geral de Depósitos 2016 (Earth Sciences/Geophysics) and to Miguel Brito for the Scientific Prize Universidade de Lisboa/Santander Universidades 2016 (Environmental Engineering/Energy).
On-board diaries of the oceanographic mission M127 (which started on the 25th of May in Bridgetown, Barbados and ended on the 28th of June in Ponta Delgada) on the website of FCUL: Part I Part [...]
Last June the 14th the Director of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Professor José Martinho Simões planted a Ginko Biloba in Alameda Pedro Nunes - Faculdade de Ciências. This plant was offered to the [...]
Today, one of the leading Coastal Engineering forums (Coastal News Today) features one article by IDL researchers. http://coastalnewstoday.com/portugal-coastline-evolution-of-portuguese-low-lying-sandy-coast-in-the-last-50-years-an-integrated-approach/?utm_source=Coastal+Engineering+News+&+Subscription+List&utm_campaign=745f8bc548-Coastal+News+Today&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4fc585b6c5-745f8bc548-310287689 Links to the article: http://www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/… https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.859136 About the article (PT): A erosão do litoral arenoso é um dos principais problemas [...]
The 3rd Congress of Geology of the Portuguese speaking countries (3º CoGePLiP) will take place in the city of Praia in Cape Verde from 29th November to 4th December of 2016. The Congress is organized [...]
Pre-industrial skies cloudier than previously thought. The work of an international team, which includes IDL collaborators results in 2 articles in Nature
Links to the videos about the articles: Video “Ion-induced nucleation of pure biogenic particles” Video of the CLOUD experience Links to the articles: http://www.nature.com/... http://www.nature.com/... More information (PT): Uma equipa de docentes da Universidade [...]
Congratulations to Afonso Loureiro (IDL' s PhD student) for the “Best student poster” award in the Conference "Seismix 2016 - 17th International Seismix Symposium”. The Conference took place in Scotland between May 15th and May 20th. More [...]
Read more here (PT) about Escola de Verão de Energia (Summer School of Energy).
Mafalda Carapuço, IDL's PhD student, was one of the invited speakers of the last week “PubhD: Explain your PhD in a bar". Using as a case study the project The Nazaré Wave: a trigger for [...]
One week ago IDL hosted the Conference COP 21 - Desafios para Portugal depois da Conferência de Paris (COP 21 - Challenges for Portugal after the Paris Conference). More than 10 speakers participated in the discussion about climate change, [...]
"Educating for Earthquake Science and Risk in a Tectonically Slowly Deforming Region" is the cover of this month's Seismological Research Letters. Link to the article here. Link to Seismological Research Letters here.
The video "The Beaches of Cascais: past and present" was released today. See the evolution of the beaches of Cascais (Portugal) in the last 100 years by comparing photographs from the early to mid-20th century [...]
IDL and Departamento de Geologia researcher Pedro J. M. Costa was part of the international team that determined the exact route used around 220 BC by the brilliant general Hannibal (for many the most ingenious [...]
The 5th International Tsunami Field Symposium will be held in Portugal in September 2017. The Organizing Committee, composed by IDL members, invites you to attend this event. This meeting is part of a series of [...]
Link to the website (PT): http://geodiversidade.madeira.gov.pt/ More information (PT): Conheça o site Geodiversidade - Região Autónoma da Madeira sobre o Património Geológico da Região Autónoma da Madeira, que contou com a contribuição de vários membros do [...]
The newspaper Público featured yesterday an article about the research on the Portuguese ships wreck. Ana Jesus, a collaborator of IDL, is one of the scientists involved in this study. Link to the article in Público Link to [...]
Jorge Relvas, IDL researcher, is the new president of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits
Read more here (PT). Read more about the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits here.
The origin of the mass extinction which occurred at the end of the Cretaceous (limit Cretaceous-Tertiary -KT) and involved the death of dinosaurs is still matter of debate. The impact of a meteorite, in [...]
The Ocean Campaign HABITMAP-2 took place between 16th and 22nd of February, under the project HABITMAP. The technical and scientific team was composed by members of IPMA, Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica do Instituto Superior Técnico (IST/ISR), the company Geosurveys [...]
More information: http://www.iris.edu/…/tm_160302_indonesia/160302_sumatra.pdf http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10004u1y#executive Um sismo de magnitude 7.8 aconteceu ontem na região ao largo da Indonésia. Esta região é conhecida por gerar sismos de grande magnitude, em particular na zona de subdução em [...]
Do you want to know more about the Nazaré Wave? You can now watch the moovie "The Nazaré Wave: a trigger for learning", released this Monday on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/embed/PIM3bSRaaeI This moovie is the result of [...]
João Mata (researcher of IDL and Professor at the Departamento de Geologia-FCUL) participated in a geological mission in Antarctica, carried out between January 13th and February 10th under the auspices of FCT, through the Research [...]
IDL researchers publish in Nature Communications – Explaining variations in carbon uptake by European ecosystems
Atmospheric circulation determines wind patterns across the continent and thereby the amount of rainfall and temperature in different regions. In a paper published in Nature Communications, an international team of researchers involving researchers of IDL, [...]
The article of IDL researchers Telmo Santos and Paulo Fonseca and a collaborator from Brazil obtained the 7th place in the Science Direct "Top25 Hottest Articles" (January-March; category Earth and Planetary Sciences - Precambrian Research) with the [...]
Links to the videos (PT): http://sicnoticias.sapo.pt/pais/2016-01-15-Climatologista... http://www.pt.cision.com/cp2013/...