The following lists refer to equipment 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

Institutions: FCUP, IGOT, LNEG, UBI, UEVORA

GNSS and related equipment

  • Mobile GNSS stations
  • Antennas and receivers
  • Cables, connectors and tripods

GPS and related equipment

  • GPS (Stonex, Leica, Trimble)
  • GPS total stations
  • Differential GPS Vbox + Base Station Racelogic
  • Analog gravimeter
  • External radio
  • Survey bipods and tripods

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+ GEOLOGY

Institutions: FCUL, FCUP, FEUP, IGOT, LNEG, UA, UBI

Equipment related to:

Rock sample preparation

  • Hydraulic press
  • Isogranulator
  • Mills: tungsten carbide jaw mill, agate ring mill, tungsten ring mill, planetary agate jaw mill
  • Saws and cutting equipment: diamand saws and precision diamond saws, precision micrometric and surface polishing cutting and wear equipment, bore and rock core cutting machine
  • Mettler high precision digital scales
  • Sample drying oven

Mineral Separation

  • Electromagnetic separators

Petrographic image visualization, recording and analysis systems

  • Leica binocular microscope
  • Leica microscope
  • Nikon microscope with NIS-A granulometric module
  • Leica reflectance light microscope with image analysis
  • Leitz Ortolux II microscope
  • Leica HD Digital Camera and LG Monitor

Characterization of Geological Materials

  • Microtermometry: Linkam heating-freezing microthermometric stage and Chaimexca freezing stages
  • Spectrometry: LabRaman spectrometer equipped with a 632.8 nm laser, LabRAM Microscope XploRATM equipped with a 532 nm laser, Radionuclide identifier with germanium detector
  • Magnetic susceptibility meter
  • Cathodoluminescence Lumic

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
  • Water level meters (50 m and 300 m)
  • Hydrometric current universal SEBA Hydrometrie
  • Grunfos submersible pumps
  • Eijkelkamp peristaltic pumps
  • EM portable ultrasonic flowmeter
  • GGUN-FL24 field fluorometer
  • Starflow Doppler flow meter

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+ GEOCHEMISTRY

Institutions: FCUL, FCUP, FEUP, LNEG, UA

Chromatography:

  • Ion chromatograph
  • Gas chromatograph
  • Elementary analyzer (C, N and S%)
  • Ablation laser extraction line
  • Fluorination line

Spectroscopy:

  • Isotope-ratio mass spectrometer
  • Gas chromatrograph – mass spectrometer
  • Atomic absorption spectrometers
  • Mass spectrometer
  • Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer
  • High vacuum electron probe microanalyzer
  • Electron microprobe analyzer – electron canon
  • Infrared spectrometers (incl. TGC-detector + ATR unit, Fourier transform, portable)
  • Double-beam spectrophotometer
  • LabRaman spectrometer equipped with a 632.8 nm laser
  • LabRAM microscope equipped with a 532 nm laser
  • X-ray fluorescence spectrometers (incl. energy dispersive)
  • X-ray difractometers (incl. portable)
  • EDS detector

Others:

  • Laboratory table for separation of minerals and rocks
  • Microscope/Camera/ Image Analyser
  • Retsh soil sieve

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+ SEISMOLOGY

Institutions: FCUL, IPMA, ISEL, UEVORA

  • Short-period and broadband seismometers
  • Dataloggers and nodes
  • Short-period OBS network
  • Acceloremeters
  • Photovoltaic modules
  • Solar controlers and batteries
  • Mobile net
  • Milling machine

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+ APPLIED GEOPHYSICS

Institutions: FCUL, FEUP, ISEL, IST, LNEG, UEVORA

Seismic

  • Seismographs
  • Short-period seismometer
  • Downnhole seismic source
  • Shear wave sources
  • Accelerated weight-drop seismic source 250 kg
  • Accelerated mass seismic source with electric elevation
  • Dataloggers
  • Cables with various takeouts
  • Cables/scanners for geophones
  • Vertical geophones [4 Hz, 10 Hz, 40 Hz, 50 Hz]
  • Horizontal geophones [10 Hz, 40 Hz]
  • 3C-geophones [10 Hz]

Geoelectric

  • Resistivity meters
  • Induced polarization
  • Well-logging
  • Electrical tomography system

Geoelectromagnetic

  • Georadars
  • Antenna for georadars: 100 MHz (monostatic/bistatic), 200 MHZ, 400 MHZ, 1600 MHz
  • Antenna transport cart with tachometer
  • Very low frequency electromagnetics
  • Conductivity meter

Magnetic

  • Portable magnetic susceptibility meter (KT-10 units)

Radiometric

  • Gamma spectrometer

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+ ROCK MECHANICS

Institutions: FCUL, FCUP, ISEL, IST

  • Laser particle analyser
  • Fotogrametric station
  • Rock discontinuity shear test system
  • Cutting box
  • Soils direct shear test
  • Casagrande shells, penetration cone, Greenhouse et al.
  • Vacuum chamber and pycnometers
  • Soil-free expandability equipment
  • Bishop type edometer modified for soil swell analysis
  • 2000kN compression load frameSieve grain size analysis
  • Grain size analysis by LASER diffraction
  • Elastic wave measurement (rocks and concrete)
  • Eletromagnetic detection system
  • Ultrasonic monitoring system and AE recorder
  • Uniaxial press
  • Vacuum pump
  • Optical microscope
  • Triaxial Hoek cell
  • Datalogger
  • Pressure control system
  • Linear variable displacement transducer
  • Acoustic emission sensors – P wave & S wave
  • Ultrasonic pulser-receiverX-Ray microtomograph
  • Climatic corrosion chamber
  • High pressure triaxial cell
  • Hydraulic press and accessories
  • Direct pull press
  • Permeater for rocks under constant pressure
  • Coreflooding system
  • Equipment for sonic speed measurement by ultrasonic pulse transmission
  • Axial and diametral deformations mesurement system

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+ GEOMAGNETISM

Institutions: FCUL, IPMA, UC

  • DI-flux magnetometer of absolute observations
  • Scalar Overhauser magnetometers
  • Scalar proton magnetometers
  • Scalar cesium vapour magnetometer
  • Triaxial fluxgate magnetometer

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+ PALEOMAGNETISM

Institutions: FCUL, UC

  • Spinner magnetometer
  • Anhysteretic pulse magnetizer
  • Alternating magnetic field demagnetizer
  • Impulse magnetizer
  • Thermal demagnetizer (home made)
  • Magnetic susceptibility meter

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+ MARINE GEOLOGY

Institutions: IPMA

  • SeisLab – Lab. of marine seismic reflection and bathymetry, includes:
    • Workstations equipped with software Radex Pro Seismic Processing and Landmark suite
  • Ultra-high resolution multichannel seismic reflection spread: 1kJ pps, 24 channels, 200 tips sparker
  • Sub-bottom profiler (parametric echosounder)
  • Multibeam echosounder+SVP+Positioning system spreads
  • STR SeaSpyder Telemetry underwater system, photo and video camera
  • Valeport Sound Velocity Sensor & Profiler

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. REMOTE SENSING

Institutions: FCUL, IGOT, IST, LNEG, UBI

  • GEOMODLAB – Lab. for remote sensing and geopgraphical analysis and modeling, includes:
    • Workstations for data processing and analysis
  • 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

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+ GEORESOURCES

Institutions: FEUP, IST

  • Atomic absorption spectrometer
  • Double-beam spectrophotometer
  • Energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer
  • 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

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+ Others

Institutions: IGOT, INESCTEC, LNEG

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

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