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Partnership Description:

The FFCUL acts as the front for a Portuguese scientific collaboration between different research groups at the University of Lisbon in the areas of Seismology, Seismotectonics, NEAREST Project – sub-priotity 21 Structural Geology, Geomorphology and Sedimentology: CGUL – Centro de Geofisica da Universidade de Lisboa, LATTEX, Laboratório de Tectonofísica e Tectónica Experimental and CeGUL - Centro de Geologia.
The CGUL is the leading geophysical research centre in Portugal, having participated in a significant number of projects financed by EU, like IAM and STREAMERS in the program JOULE, DETWS, GITEC and GITEC-TWO, in the ENVIRONMENT program or MARFLUX/ATJ and ISO-3D in the MASTII/III. Among recent EU initiatives with direct
involvement of CGUL we must emphasise ESONET, a project devoted to the establishment of a network of deep sea observatories around the European seas, ESF initiatives like SWIM, MOMARNET, and the new NERIES and GO projects, where Marine Geophysics is the central topic addressed by CGUL.
CGUL will collaborate: (i) in all tasks related with seismic data acquisition and processing (passive and active experiments, land site monitoring); (ii) Characterisation of Tsunamigenic Sources in the Gulf of Cadiz, (iii) Inundation mapping for Lagos area. CGUL will also participate actively on the simulators that will access the feasibility of the Early Warning System in the Atlantic. Under a Protocol signed with the Instituto Geográfico Português (IGP), the CGUL will integrate in the monitoring system the real-time data provided by two tide-gauges, one in Lagos (S. Portugal) and the second in Cascais (near Lisbon). In 2006 CGUL will operate a pool of 6 OBS’s for active and passive seismic experiments with an autonomy up to two months. These instruments will be used in NEAREST using Portuguese funds. CGUL has 20 permanent researchers and about 25 research students in Geophysics and Meteorology.

Role of the partner:

FFCUL will be the leader of the work packages devoted to the identification of tsunami source, the modelling of tsunami Impact and the feasibility study for an EWS. It will provide inundation scenarios on a key area and investigate onshore the evidence of paleo-tsunamis.

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