News related with ICT activities, parters, and members (new projects approved, new papers, awards, etc.)

Student receives an Award

Ana Marta Gonçalves from the University of Porto received the award of Best Presentation in the 11th Iberian Congress and 12th Spanish Congress of Geochemistry, held during 25 - 28 September 2017 in Andaluzia, Spain.

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7th Congress - Young Researchers on Geosciences

25-26 november 2017 - Comunications
27-28 november 2017 - Field trip / Workshops

Estremoz, Portugal
ICT Workshop 2017 (26-27/June/2017)

ICT event to promote the sharing of the results of the recently produced research, as well as new research opportunities to be developed in the ICT. The workshop is aimed at ICT members and students and will take place at UMinho (Braga).

1st circular | 2nd circular | 3rd circular | Book of abstracts (in Portuguese) | Photos

Évora: a new peak for the air temperature registered in June
The ICT weather station has registered 44.5°C on 17/june/2017.

Rádio Diana, 22/June/2017
Iberdrola dam will flood potential lithium reserve

ICT researchers from the University of Porto point to the lack of strategic planning of the national territory and to gaps in the environmental impact studies.

Público, 11/June/2017 - PDF
Map of the past earthquakes in Portugal clarifies future risks

ICT researchers from the University of Évora analyzed data on seismic activity in Portugal from 1300 to 2014. The map shows 175 earthquakes in this period and clearly defines the areas of greatest risk in the future. The map of maximum seismic intensities observed highlights the region of Lisbon and its surroundings, the north of the Alentejo coast and the Algarve as the most sensitive areas.

Público, 31/January/2017 - PDF

Workshop on Earth Sciences 2016 (8-10/Dec/2016)

The range of ICT research areas made a group of young scientists feel the need to organize a 2-day open event that would thoroughly reach their colleagues in the country and allow them to share the results they have gotten in their master's, PhD's, post-doctorate's and research fellow's work.

Info and registration
Award for ICT member

The Lisbon Academy of Sciences awarded the first Montepio Prize (Higher Education) which is designed to reward excellence in scientific research carried out within the PhD dissertations in Portuguese universities in the academic years 2012/2013 and 2013/2014, in the area of Exact and Natural Sciences:

Paula Alexandra Sá da Silva Gonçalves, Faculty of Science, University of Porto, with a thesis entitled "Characterization of organic facies and identification of potencial source rocks in in Jurassic sedimentary sequences of the Lusitanian basin".

Award for PhD student supervised by a ICT member

The PhD student Lia Duarte won the Innovation Award Young Engineer in 2015, an award for the Southern Region of the Engineers Board. This prize aims to distinguish and promote work carried out by members of the Engineers (born after 1980) in the various branches of Engineering and characterized by their innovative and practical applicability. Lia Duarte is a student of the Doctoral Programme in Geographic Engineering FCUP with the supervision of Ana Cláudia Teodoro, ICT member from UPorto pole.
Suborbital astronaut

Rui Moura, ICT researcher at the University of Porto pole, want to go up to the mesosphere, which is 83 kilometers altitude. Beyond that, the International Space Station travels into Earth orbit. "The mesosphere is the layer of the atmosphere that borders what is considered the outer space," explains the researcher.

Público, 16/May/2016 - PDF (in Portuguese)
6th Congress - Young Researchers on Geosciences

19-20 november 2016 - Comunications
21-22 november 2016 - Field trip

Estremoz, Portugal
All different, all equal! The whole life on Earth can be “written” with only 4 "letters’’.

In order to understand the huge diversity of Life on our planet the contribution of several fields of Knowledge is required.
Biologists, physicists, geologists, mathematicians and chemists join efforts to make us live the Evolution of Life through interactive experiences.
4 Science Centres (our partner from Estremoz is one of these), 3 Universities and 3 Higher Research Institutions get together to explain WHY WE AS WE ARE ... ???
The "Puppets of Maltezas; puppets of Science" got the 3rd place in the "VI Ibero-American Prize for Education and Museums"

This project of science outreach was presented by the Centro de Ciência Viva de Estremoz, the ICT partner to promote education and the public understanding of science.

PDF (in portuguese)

7ª Conferência Polar Portuguesa

28-29 october 2015

University of Évora

5th Congress - Young Researchers on Geosciences

20-22 november 2015 - Comunications
23-24 november 2015 - Short course on microdeformation

Estremoz, Portugal

EMS Young Scientist Award 2015 for Miguel Potes

The EMS Young Scientist Award 2015 is awarded to Miguel Potes from the University of Evora, Portugal, for his publication: "Satellite remote sensing of water turbidity in Alqueva reservoir and implications on lake modelling", M. Potes, M. J. Costa and R. Salgado; Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1623-1633, 2012.

News in the Público journal (in portuguese)

IDPASC Workshop on "Space Particles and Earth"
30-31 october 2015 [information and registration]
Dust from the Sahara desert cools the Iberian Peninsula

Spanish and Portuguese researchers have analysed the composition and radiative effect of desert aerosols during two episodes which simultaneously affected Badajoz (Spain) and …vora (Portugal) in August 2012. Results show that the intrusion of dust from the Sahara Desert caused radiative cooling of Earth's surface.

News in spanish

Parameterization of Lakes in Numerical Weather Prediction and Climate Modelling
07-09 May 2015, Évora, Portugal