The following lists refer to equipment that is available to be shared according to the access rules defined by C4G [consult here]. Although a few of these scientific instruments can be used across the Geosciences, they are mainly used in the following disciplines:

  • Geodesy [+]
  • Geology [+] and Geochemistry [+]
  • Geophysics:
    • Seismology [+]
    • Applied Geophysics [+]
    • Rock Mechanics [+]
    • Geomagnetism [+]
    • Paleomagnetism [+]
  • Marine Geology [+]
  • Remote Sensing [+]
  • Georesources [+]
  • Others [+]

. Geodesy


  • GNSS and related equipment:
    • Mobile GNSS stations Topcon
    • Antennas (VP geodetic) and receivers
    • Cables and connectors
    • Antenna mounts (tripods)
  • GPS and related equipment:
    • GPS Stonex S900A and GPS sticks
    • GPS Leica, GS09 and GS15
    • GPS Trimble, R4, Nomad and GeoExplorer 6000 Series GeoXR
    • GPS Stonex S4HII
    • GPS total stations
    • Differential GPS Vbox + Base Station Racelogic
  • Analog gravimeter
  • External Radio
  • Bipods and Tripods


. Geology


Equipment related to:

  • Rock sample preparation (spraying and thin blades)
    • Hydraulic press, isogranulator, tungsten carbide jaw mill, agate ring mill, tungsten ring mill, planetary agate jaw mill, diamand saws and precision diamond saws, precision micrometric and surface polishing cutting and wear equipment, Mettler high precision digital scales, bore and rock core cutting machine, sample drying oven
  • Mineral Separation
    • Electromagnetic separator, and by heavy liquids
  • Petrographic image visualization, recording and analysis systems
    • Leica M 205C binocular microscope, Leica DM 2500P microscope, Nikon LV-100 microscope with NIS-A granulometric module, Leica DM 4000M reflectance light microscope with image analysis; Leitz Ortolux II POL-BK microscope, Leica MC170 HD Digital Camera and LG 24MP59-P + ADP USB Monitor
  • Characterization of Geological Materials
    • Microtermometry: Linkam heating-freezing microthermometric stage and Chaimexca freezing stages
    • Spectrometry: Horiba Jobin Yvon LabRaman spectrometer equipped with a 632.8 nm laser, Horiba Jobin Yvon LabRAM Microscope XploRATM equipped with a 532 nm laser, Radionuclide identifier with germanium detector
    • Magnetic susceptibility: Agico Kappabridge KLY-4S meter
    • Cathodoluminescence: Lumic HC3-LM
  • Granulometric Analysis
    • Granulometry microanalyser Sedigraph, Laser diffraction particle analyzer Malver Mastersizer 2000
  • Radon
    • Detector HPGe Model GC 2518 – Camberra, NanoReader Model v1.0 – Radosys, NanoBath Model v1.0 – Radosys, Electronic Radon Instrumentation Model RAD7 – Durrige, Continuous Radon Monitor Model 1029 – Sun Nuclear, Electronic Radon Detector Monitor 2.2 – Ramon, Handheld Digital Radiation Detector Inpector EXP – SE International, Scintillation detectors Model 732-1 – LUDLUM, 1 RD-200 and RDU-200 radon detector devices EDA Instruments Inc.
  • Sedimentology
    • Hottes, Drying and warming cabinet, Laboratory stirrers, Ultrasonic Baths
  • Coastal Geology
    • Vibrocorer, GPS Trimble Nomad, Spectrophotometer CM700d
  • Hydrogeology
    • Titrator Mettler G20, Hanna multiparametric probes with GPS, water level sensors, Grunfos submersible pumps, Eijkelkamp peristaltic pumps, EM portable ultrasonic flowmeter, GGUN-FL24 field fluorometer, Starflow Doppler flow meter, water level meters (50 m and 300 m) and hydrometric current universal SEBA Hydrometrie


. Geochemistry

Institutions: FCUL, FCUP, FEUP, LNEG, UA

  • High-vacuum electronic microswitch with WDS and EDS
  • X-ray fluorescence spectrometer
  • Dispersive energy X-ray fluorescence
  • X-ray difractometer
  • Portable X-ray difratometer
  • Portable infrared spectrometer
  • Bruker Tensor-27 infrared spectrometer equipped with TGC-detector and ATR unit
  • Fourier transform infrared spectrometer
  • Atomic absorption spectrometer
  • Zenit atomic Absorption
  • Ion chromatograph
  • Isotopic Ratio Mass Spectrometer
  • Ablation laser extraction line
  • Gas chromatograph
  • Elementary analyzer (C, N and S%)
  • Line of Fluorination
  • Elementary volatile analyzer
  • Horiba Jobin Yvon LabRaman spectrometer equipped with a 632.8 nm laser
  • Horiba Jobin Yvon LabRAM microscope XploRATM equipped with a 532 nm laser
  • Varian 100 double-beam spectrophotometer
  • Electron microprobe analyzer
  • Granulometric microanalysis equipment – Sedigraph
  • VG Micromass mass spectrometer
  • Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
  • Retsh soil sieve


. Seismology

Institutions: FCUL, IPMA, ISEL, UEVORA

  • Milling machine
  • Broadband Seismometers
  • Photovoltaic modules
  • Solar controlers and batteries
  • Acceloremeter, permanent station
  • Reftek mobile network
  • Short-period OBS network

Available online:
. Short-period and Broadband Seismometers
. Dataloggers
. Nodes


. Applied Geophysics


  • Gamma Spectrography GR-256 with GPS-21 Detector
  • Ground Penetrating Radar GSSI SIR 3000
  • Soil radar
  • Very Low Frequency Electromagnetics (VLF)
  • Resistivity meter and single resistivity meter
  • Soil conductivity meter
  • Geophysical logging equipment
  • Seismic reflection laboratory (72 channels)
  • Accelerated mass seismic source
  • Vertical geophones, 4 Hz, 10 Hz, 40 Hz
  • Horizontal geophones, 10 Hz
  • Induced Polarization – Transmitter Scintrex TSQ3; Receiver Elliot IPR10A
  • Electrical Tomography System
  • Georadar system
  • GPR antenna 100 MHZ (monostatic/bistatic), 200 MHZ, 400 MHZ, 1600 MHz, 400 MHz
  • Antenna transport cart with tachometer
  • 24 channels seismographer
  • PASI seismograph


. Rock Mechanics

Institutions: FCUL, FCUP, ISEL, IST

  • Laser particle analyser
  • Leica fotogrametric LPS
  • Direct pull press
  • Uniaxial Press
  • Vacuum pump
  • Optical Microscope
  • Hoek cell (tri-axial)
  • High pressure triaxial cell, with axial and circumferential measurement system with ultrasonic reading transducers
  • Hydraulic press and accessories for brazilian tests, flexing, uniaxial compression and determination of the deformability module
  • Permeation for rocks under constant pressure
  • Coreflooding unit
  • Data-logger
  • Ultrasonic Pulser/Receiver
  • Ultrasonic Monitoring System and AE recorder
  • Equipment for sonic speed measurement by ultrasonic pulse transmission
  • Low friction manual pressure mantainer
  • AE Sensor-P wave; AE Sensor-S wave
  • Eletromagnetic detection system
  • X-ray microtomograph
  • Climatic Corrosion Chamber


. Geomagnetism

Institutions: FCUL, FEUP, IPMA, UC

  • Land magnetic base station
  • Total-field scalar magnetometer
  • Magnetometer DI-flux
  • Scalar magnetometer (F Total-field)
  • Triaxial fluxgate magnetometer
  • Cesium magnetometer G-858
  • Fluxgate magnetometer LEMI-018
  • Magnetometer of absolute observations DI-flux (MinGeo)
  • Full-field scalar magnetometer
  • Scalar magnetometer (Total-field F)


. Paleomagnetism

Institutions: FCUL, IPMA, UC

  • Spinner Magnetometer (JR-6)
  • Anhysteretic pulse magnetizer (AMU-1A)
  • Alternating magnetic field demagnetizer (LDA-3A)
  • Impulse magnetizer (IM-10-30)
  • Thermal demagnetizer (home made)
  • AF demagnetizer – ARM magnetizer
  • Magnetic Susceptibility meter
  • Magnetizer


. Marine Geology

Institutions: IPMA

  • SeisLab – Lab. of marine seismic reflection and bathymetry; includes:
    • Workstations for seismic data processing and interpretation
    • Radex Pro Seismic Processing software
    • Landmark suite software
  • Ultra-high resolution seismic reflection spread: 1kJ pps, 24 channels, 200 tips sparker
  • Multibeam echosounder+SVP+Positioning system spreads
  • STR SeaSpyder Telemetry underwater system, photo and video camera
  • Valeport Sound Velocity Sensor & Profiler


. Remote Sensing

Institutions: FCUL, IGOT, IST, LNEG, UBI

  • GEOMODLAB – Lab. for remote sensing and geopgraphical analysis and modeling, includes workstations and software eCognition and PIX4D mapper
  • Lidar Phoenix Scout
  • Drones DJI (Phantom 3 Advanced, 4 and Matrice) and SenseFly (eBee, eBee Plus RTK)
  • Multi-spectral, Photogrametric and RBG Cameras for drones: senseFly, Parrot, Zenmuse and Micasense


. Georesources

Institutions: FEUP, IST

  • Zenit Atomic Absorption
  • Varian 100 double-beam spectrophotometer
  • Dispersive energy X-ray fluorescence
  • Pressure leach reactor
  • Radionuclide identifier with germanium detector
  • Laser Diffraction Particle Analyzer
  • Gas chromatograph for columns with FID and TCD packaging
  • Gas chromatograph with capillary columns for FID and ECD
  • Flotation cell
  • Climatic corrosion chamber


. Others

Institutions: IGOT, INESCTEC, LNEG

Generators; drilling equipment for bedrock ; soil auger;
Various weather sensors (temperature and pressure) and dataloggers;