Day – May, 5
Hour – 2:30 PM
Abstract – The 1755 earthquake was a major event in history with repercussions that continue to this day. Studies carried out in recent years have revealed that something unique may be happening off the Portuguese margin. The Atlantic Ocean may be starting to close. If this happens, what will the configuration of the continents look like 200 million years from now? What implications will this have for the dynamics of the oceans and the climate? These are some of the subjects that we will explore and that link several of the most fascinating aspects of the Earth system.
Lecturer – João Duarte
João Duarte is an Assistant Professor in the Geology Department at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and Researcher at the Institute Dom Luiz (IDL), where he coordinates a research group on continental margins and deep ocean frontier. After completing his Master’s degree at the University of Évora in 2007 and a PhD at the University of Lisbon in 2012, he spent four years at Monash University, Australia, working in plate tectonics and geodynamic modelling. In 2017, he won the Arne Richter Award from the European Geosciences Union and since 2020 he is a member of the editorial board of Nature journal “Communications Earth & Environment”.