October 2018

Sara Freitas receives honorable mention in the APREN Awards of 2018

By | October 9th, 2018|Categories: Climate|

Today, IDL researcher Sara Freitas received the honorable mention of the award APREN (Associação Portuguesa de Energias Renováveis) 2018, for her PhD thesis "Photovoltaic potential in building façades". Sara was student of the MIT Portugal [...]

Raquel Figueiredo receives “Best Poster Award in Sustainable Energy Systems”

By | October 8th, 2018|Categories: Energy|

Laat Monday, IDL's PhD student Raquel Figueiredo received the "Best Poster Award in Sustainable Energy Systems" during MIT Portugal Annual's Conference.  Raquel is studying the impact of climate change in the Portuguese electrical system, under the supervision [...]

Congratulations to our students for finishing their PhDs

By | October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Climate, Geology, Geophysics|

Congratulations to Fabiano Mota, Ricardo Ressurreição, Andreia Pereira and Maria João Chinita for finishing their PhDs. Thesis topics: Fabiano Mota da Silva: “Aplicação de métodos geofísicos, geológicos e deteção remota, na investigação da sismicidade induzida na [...]

September 2018

August 2018

Outreach and educational activities in Summer

By | August 1st, 2018|Categories: Climate, Energy, Geology, Geophysics, Oceanography, Seismology|

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 [...]

July 2018

IDL Field Trip brings together geologists and geophysicists

By | July 31st, 2018|Categories: Geology, Geophysics|

Last weekend, it took place the Solid Earth Dynamics research group annual field trip. This meeting aimed to establish bridges between IDL researchers, who were all invited to participate. The field trip was organised by [...]

5th Earth Systems Summer School

By | July 21st, 2018|Categories: Climate, Energy, Geology, Geophysics, Oceanography, Seismology|

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 [...]

June 2018

IDL hosts International Summer School on Energy Transition

By | June 6th, 2018|Categories: Climate, Energy|

The International Summer School on Energy Transition brought together 40 participants and 15 speakers from universities from Portugal, France, Spain, Morocco and Egypt. The initiative counted with a series of talks and round tables with [...]

IDL expert comments on rare-earth metals in the Portuguese media

By | June 5th, 2018|Categories: Geology|

Jornal i published an article about rare-earth metals and their importance in our society nowadays. José Barriga, IDL's researcher, was one of the experts contacted to comment on these metals and their exploitation. Here you can read [...]

May 2018

2 of the 5 finalists of the ScienceIN2Business contest are IDL researchers

By | May 25th, 2018|Categories: Climate, Energy|

This Wednesday, Tech Labs- Innovation Center hosted the final of the contest ScienceIN2Business. 5 pitches of 5 minutes about innovative products were presented to the audience and juries. 2 of these 5 products are a [...]

Best Public Project in Alentejo goes to…”Mina de Ciência – Centro Ciência Viva do Lousal”

By | May 16th, 2018|Categories: Geology|

Congratulations to Mina de Ciência - Centro Ciência Viva do Lousal for receiving the award "Best Public Project in Alentejo 2017", given by the Regional Tourism. The Centre is directed by Jorge Relvas and its [...]

Dia Aberto Ciências 2018

By | May 10th, 2018|Categories: Climate, Energy, Geology, Geophysics, Oceanography, Seismology|

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 [...]

April 2018

“Around the World” with our guest speaker Mona Lisa Oliveira

By | April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Energy|

Last week, IDL received the visit of Mona Lisa Oliveira from Universidade Estadual do Ceará (UECE) in Brazil, who spoke about the “Collaboration FCUL and UECE: Energy, Transports and Sustainability". Mona Lisa was the first PhD student of [...]

Pedro Soares and Rita Cardoso’s research in article and infography produced by “Fronteiras XXI”

By | April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Climate, Energy|

"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 [...]

Article about the forest in RTP Notícias with interviews to Emanuel Dutra and Pedro Miranda

By | April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Climate|

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 [...]

March 2018

February 2018

Alexandre Miguel Ramos entrevistado pela Sicence et Vie

By | February 27th, 2018|Categories: Climate|

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 [...]

December 2017


By | December 12th, 2017|Categories: Climate, Energy, Geology, Geophysics, Oceanography, Seismology|

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 [...]

November 2017

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

By | November 30th, 2017|Categories: Climate, Energy, Geology, Geophysics, Oceanography, Seismology|

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 comments on climate changes

By | November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Climate|

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 [...]

Second Warning for Humanity: Ricardo Trigo is co-author of the BioScience paper

By | November 15th, 2017|Categories: Climate|

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 to Pedro M. M. Soares to Expresso about Portugal’s climate change scenarios

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: Climate|

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 [...]

October 2017

José Madeira comments on study about the implications of climate change on volcanic activity

By | October 20th, 2017|Categories: Climate, Geology, Seismology|

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 [...]

September 2017

Susana Custódio comments on México earthquake (RTP3)

By | September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Seismology|

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 [...]

August 2017

July 2017

Catarina Matos wins “Best Poster Award” at the TIDES training school

By | July 17th, 2017|Categories: Seismology|

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 - [...]

June 2017

There is Science in the City: How climate influences life in the city?

By | June 7th, 2017|Categories: Climate, Energy|

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 [...]

May 2017

Ebook “Magnetic Records of Extreme Geological Events” edited by Eric Font available online

By | May 18th, 2017|Categories: Geology, Geophysics|

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

By | May 16th, 2017|Categories: Geophysics, Seismology|

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”

By | May 11th, 2017|Categories: Geophysics|

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 [...]

April 2017

Interview to Miguel Teixeira, Lecturer at the Department of Meteorology of the University of Reading

By | April 19th, 2017|Categories: Climate|

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 [...]

The award attributed to João Duarte by the European Geosciences Union in the Portuguese news

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: Geology, Geophysics|

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 [...]

Apelo à participação em inquérito – Mobilidade Sustentável da população FCUL

By | April 10th, 2017|Categories: Energy|

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 [...]

“Surfcams meet Research” now in the news of Surftotal

By | April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Geology|

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. [...]

March 2017

Maria João Chinita wins “Best Poster Award” at the workshop “Turbulence in stably stratified planetary boundary layers”

By | March 31st, 2017|Categories: Climate|

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 [...]

200 students try the seismic table of IDL/FCUL in March

By | March 30th, 2017|Categories: Geophysics, Seismology|

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 [...]

Documentary “La Gran Ola” about possible future tsunamis in Portugal and Spain with participation of IDL researchers

By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: Geophysics, Seismology|

You can watch the trailer of the Spanish Documentary "La Gran Ola" here. Link to the newspiece:

MIT– SES PhD students receive “Best environmental impact hack Award” in the Lisbon Green Hackaton

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Energy|

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 [...]

Mário Gonçalves in the Communications Committee of the European Association of Geochemistry (EGA)

By | March 13th, 2017|Categories: Geology|

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.

Goldschmidt 2017 – New Challenges for Geochemical Exploration in the 21st Century – Call for Abstracts

By | March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Geology|

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 [...]

February 2017

Paleowire? The who, the what, the how and the why – new website

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: Geology|

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

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: Climate, Geology|

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 [...]

January 2017

December 2016

“Recent regional cooling of the Antarctic Peninsula and its impacts on the cryosphere” in the Portuguese and Spanish media

By | December 28th, 2016|Categories: Climate|

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 [...]

November 2016

“Scientists offer new explanation for island’s unexpected uplift”, feature story in EOS (Earth and Space Science News)

By | November 17th, 2016|Categories: Geology|

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

By | November 16th, 2016|Categories: 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.

João Duarte receives Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientist 2017

By | November 10th, 2016|Categories: Geology, Geophysics|

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 [...]

Scientific Mission in Norway – Testing seismic location techniques to track whales

By | November 1st, 2016|Categories: Geophysics, Seismology|

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 [...]

October 2016

Francisco Martínez receives “Best Geophysical PhD Thesis” award, attributed by the J. García-Siñeriz Foundation

By | October 26th, 2016|Categories: Geophysics|

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

By | October 10th, 2016|Categories: Climate|

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 [...]

September 2016

August 2016

IDL researchers on the Portuguese T.V. commenting on the earthquake in Italy

By | August 26th, 2016|Categories: Geophysics, Seismology|

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) [...]

José Madeira and Rachid Omira in the team of experts of the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) sent to Cape Verde

By | August 8th, 2016|Categories: Geology, Seismology|

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 [...]

July 2016

IDL’s “Ciência Viva no Verão” activities in the news of Setúbal

By | July 29th, 2016|Categories: Energy, Seismology|

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 [...]

Two Scientific Prizes for IDL researchers

By | July 12th, 2016|Categories: Energy, Geophysics|

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).

June 2016

Coastal News Today features an article by IDL researchers

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: Geology|

Today, one of the leading Coastal Engineering forums (Coastal News Today) features one article by IDL researchers. Links to the article:… About the article (PT): A erosão do litoral arenoso é um dos principais problemas [...]

May 2016

Pre-industrial skies cloudier than previously thought. The work of an international team, which includes IDL collaborators results in 2 articles in Nature

By | May 31st, 2016|Categories: Climate|

Links to the videos about the articles: Video “Ion-induced nucleation of pure biogenic particles” Video of the CLOUD experience Links to the articles:   More information (PT): Uma equipa de docentes da Universidade [...]

Afonso Loureiro receives “Best Student Poster” award

By | May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Seismology|

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 [...]

April 2016

Conference COP 21 – Challenges for Portugal after the Paris Conference

By | April 30th, 2016|Categories: Climate, Energy|

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, [...]

Article of IDL researchers is the cover of Seismological Research Letters

By | April 28th, 2016|Categories: Seismology|

"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.  

March 2016

Website Geodiversity- Madeira Autonomous Region with contributions from several IDL members

By | March 18th, 2016|Categories: Geology|

Link to the website (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 [...]

Research about Portuguese ships wreck discovered at island off the coast of Oman

By | March 16th, 2016|Categories: Geology|

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 [...]

Mercury emissions from the Deccan Traps may have played a role in the death of dinosaurs

By | March 8th, 2016|Categories: Geology, Geophysics|

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 [...]

Ocean Campaign HABITMAP-2 with IDL researchers on board

By | March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Geophysics|

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 [...]

Our scientists write about yesterday’s earthquake

By | March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Seismology|

More information:…/tm_160302_indonesia/160302_sumatra.pdf   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 [...]

February 2016

Release of the moovie “The Nazaré Wave: a trigger for learning”

By | February 17th, 2016|Categories: Geology|

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. This moovie is the result of [...]

João Mata, IDL researcher, participates in mission in Antarctic

By | February 16th, 2016|Categories: Geology|

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 [...]

January 2016

IDL researchers publish in Nature Communications – Explaining variations in carbon uptake by European ecosystems

By | January 24th, 2016|Categories: Climate|

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, [...]

Article of IDL researchers on the Science Direct “Top25 Hottest Articles”

By | January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Geology|

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 [...]