Earth Sciences

Public lecture: Science Education and Communication as a key Social Process: The example of the Lousal CIÊNCIA VIVA Science Centre, Portugal

Science communication needs to be able to translate complex science topics into a form that is easily understandable by the general public. This process raises awareness about the contribution of science to solve societal issues and is part of an educational framework that provides tools for informed decision-making. The development of a sustainable society should …

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Public lecture: Hydrothermal fields from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge – The role of brecciate rocks in ore formation

By Isabel Costa (INCITE and IDL-FCUL) Lucky Strike and Menez Gwen hydrothermal fields are located in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR), southwest of the Azores islands. In the areas surrounding the active sites, the alteration processes affecting basaltic rocks are prominent and form hydrothermal breccias by the circulation of low temperature hydrothermal fluids in diffuse vents. …

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Public lecture: Seafloor Mineral Resources

Public lecture: SEAFLOOR MINERAL RESOURCES by Prof. Vesselin Dekov on 4th Dec., 2018, 6:00pm @ ISE, USJ – Institute of Science and Environment of the University of Saint Joseph. Speakers´ Hall. Rua de Londres 106, Macau, China. 中國澳門倫敦街一零六號(環宇豪庭三樓) Abstract The lecture will discuss the main characteristics, types, mode of formation, occurrence and economic value of …

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Visit: Prof. Ágata Dias visited the Dep. of Earth Sciences of the HKU

On 13th of November Prof. Ágata Alveirinho Dias visited the department of Earth Sciences of the University of Hong Kong. She met Prof Mei-Fu Zhou, Prof. Zhao, Prof. Min Sun and Prof. Jin and worked in the ICP-MS lab running Hf isotopic analyses on zircons from granites of Macau

Earth Sciences

EArth and Marine Sciences Principal investigator: Ágata Alveirinho DiasOur studies combine tools in mineralogy and petrology, geochemistry (including radiogenic and stable isotope geochemistry) and cartography to research the following two topics: DEEP-SEA HYDROTHERMAL SYSTEMS AND MINERAL DEPOSITS The discovery of hydrothermal fields on the seafloor was one of the greatest scientific discoveries of the last century …

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