C4G as a Portugal representative in European Research Infrastructure Consortium

The European Commission granted the legal status of European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) to the European Plate Observing System (EPOS), a long-term plan to facilitate integrated use of data, data products, and facilities from distributed research infrastructures for solid Earth science in Europe. In practical terms, this EU measure provides the facility with a stable[…]

C4G and Segal are highlighted at UBI News for their cooperation with African institutions towards natural disaster risk mitigation

The Project SUGGEST-AFRICA, which benefits from the participation of UBI, led by Prof. Rui Fernandes – researcher from SEGAL (UBI/IDL), is one of the highlights at UBI News this week. UBI was awarded a research grant (299.278,74 €) by FCT and the Aga Kahn Development Network, for cooperation with African institutions towards natural disaster risk[…]

UBI awarded consulting contract in Mozambique, in the field of Seismology

UBI was awarded a consultancy contract (72K€) by the Ministry of Mining Resources and Energy of Mozambique, in the scope of Project MAGTAP, funded by the World Bank. The contract contemplates consultancy on the upgrade of the National Seismographic Network of Mozambique, operated by INAMI (the Mozambican Geological Survey), and benefits from the participation of[…]

UBI to lead Project SUGGEST-AFRICA, funded by FCT and Aga Khan Development Network

UBI was awarded a research grant (299.278,74 €) by FCT and the Aga Kahn Development Network, for cooperation with African institutions towards natural disaster risk mitigation. Project SUGGEST-AFRICA is a partnership with the geodetic and cartographic institutes of Mozambique (CENACARTA), Angola (IGCA) and Nigeria (OSGoF), the meteorological institutes of Angola (INAMET) and Mozambique (INAM) and[…]

Fogo Island – Lava Evolution

Since the start of the eruption the lava has traveled a long way and allready reached several povoations. The most damaged was Portela, that was fully destructed by the lava. Bellow you can find some pictures of the lava reaching the povoation. Copyright: Prof. Pedro Almeida, UBI

C4G Mission to Fogo Island

C4G is collaborating with ‘Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia e Geofísica de Cabo Verde’ in the instrumental observation of the ongoing eruption of the Fogo volcano. The first team on the field — Rui Fernandes (UBI), Paulo Almeida (UBI), Paulo Alves (IPMA) and Sandra Heleno (IST) — are deploying GPS stations and seismometers. Instruments to monitor[…]