GeoBioTec / NOVA – Expertise [NI-SERV-2020-34]

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Studies in geophysics, geochemistry, biology, paleontology, petrology, geomaterials, geotechnics, hydrogeology, structural geology and remote sensing.


The following services / expertises can be provided:
1º-In the framework of Agroforestry:
-Food quality analysis
-Photoassimilates quantification in higher plants
-Kinetics analysis of micro and macronutrients in vegetables
-Leophilization of food products
-Protein and fat analysis of food products

2º-Within the scope of Georesources, Geotechnics and Geomaterials:
-Characterization and evaluation of contaminated sites
-Chemical analysis by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
-Construction of 3D geological models of mineral deposits and reservoirs
-Durability of natural stone
-Elaboration of Technical Specification Reports for environmental studies
-Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Studies
-Environmental Monitoring Plans for mining and industrial areas
-Evaluation of reserves of mineral resources
-Evaluation of the stability conditions of waste disposal areas
-Geostatistical Analysis and Geographic Information Systems
-Geotechnical asset management
-Geotechnical monitoring
-Geotechnical risk management
-Identification and characterization of mineral resources
-Landslides and stabilization
-Macroscopic and microscopic petrographic characterization of rocks and other stone materials
-Monitoring and mapping of contaminated industrial areas by remote sensing methods
-Monitoring of the environmental conditions of waste landfills
-Numerical modeling of underground flow and pollutant transport
-Ornamental stones and ceramic materials weathering tests with: acid solutions (HCl, HNO3 and H2SO4), sodium sulfate, continuous leaching with Soxhlet extractor and salt fog
-Planning and interpretation of geophysical prospection: refractive seismic and electrical resistivities
-Quarry and Mining Projects and Environmental and Landscape Recovery Plans / Closure Plans
-Remediation and environmental recovery projects in mining and industrial areas
-Risk analysis and environmental requalification of contaminated sites in urban and industrial environments
-Risk assessment of instability of natural and anthropogenic slopes
-Selection of locations for the installation of industrial infrastructures
-Surveying and geotechnical characterization
-Technological characterization of ceramic materials

3º-In the frame of Sedimentary Basins and Palaeontology:
-Drone image acquisition for Earth Sciences.
-LIDAR scanning for Earth Sciences.
-Museum scientific advice for paleontology and natural sciences.
-Tomography digital segmentation.
-3D data acquisition using photogrammetry and other surface methods
-Advanced phylogenetics.
-U-Th-Pb geochronology applied to provenance studies and paleogeographic reconstructions.
-Cathodoluminiscence imaging analysis assisting in situ U-Pb zircon geochronology and O isotopic analysis.
-Cristal growth and deformational processes.
-Shear Zones and related ore deposits.
-Scientific Journal “Ciências da Terra/Earth Sciences Journal,
-Remote sensing applied to quarries exploration, exploitation and management


Availability of excellent laboratory conditions, specialized technicians / teachers / researchers, extensive experience in promoting training courses in the respective areas of competence, international recognition, integration in a Research Centre recognized at national and international levels


Services / expertises can be used / applied by the agro-food industry, mining resource exploration companies, civil construction, municipalities, oil stratigraphy, paleontological museum applications and geoheritage.


Available for collaboration projects with industrial partners, Promote to attract external partners.


Details about the scientific / technological activities can be found in:


GeoBioTec – GeoBioSciences, GeoTechnologies and GeoEngineering.

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