Portugal
Updated 24 June 2015

Chapter Leader: Dr. Eduardo Ferreira da Silva, Departamento de Geociências, Universidade de Aveiro, Campus de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro
E-mail: eafsilva@ua.pt

The Portugese Chapter was established in 2009 and currently has over 27 members, involving PhD students and professionals from geosciences, medical sciences, and the environmental and public health communities, with representation from all over Portugal.


2015

6-month report from Local Chapter Leader Dr. Eduardo da Silva:

No report this time but this IMGA Chapter is organising the MEDGEO15 Conference 26 July – 1st August 2015, Aveiro, Portugal: http://www.medgeo15.web.ua.pt

Papers, Books, and Conference Proceedings by Members:

Albuquerque, T., and Antunes, M., 2010. Probability mapping of arsenic vulnerabilities – risk assessment, a Portuguese study case, in Proceedings, Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geology, Budapest, Hungary.
Albuquerque, T., and Antunes, M., 2010. Probability mapping of arsenic vulnerabilities – risk assessment, a Portuguese study case, in Proceedings, Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geology, Budapest, Hungary.
Albuquerque, M. T. D., and Silva, M. C. R., 2009. Spatio-temporal stochastic modelling of alluvium soils contaminated by heavy metals, in Proceedings, Conference of the International Society of Geosciences, Stanford, United States.
Albuquerque, T., Dias, V. H., Poellinger, N., and Pinto, J. F., 2009. Construction of a quality index for granules produced by fluid bed technology by application of the correspondence analysis as a discriminant procedure, International Symposium on Agglomeration, 9th, and International Granulation Workshop, 4th, Sheffield, England.
Albuquerque, T., Dias, V. H., Poellinger, N., and Pinto, J. F., 2010. Construction of a quality index for granules produced by fluidized bed technology and application of the correspondence analysis as a discriminant procedure, European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, v. 75, p. 418-424, doi:10.1016/j.ejpb.2010.04.002.
Albuquerque, M. T., Silva, M. C. R., and Anjos, O. M., 2010. Heavy metals contamination in urban alluvium soils – Loures Valley, Lisbon, Portugal, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 74 Supplement, p. 10, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2010.04.026.
Albuquerque, M. T. D., Antunes, I. M. H. R., and Seco, M. F., 2013. Análise geoquímica de águas subterrâneas - avaliação da vulnerabilidade numa bacia hidrográfica transfronteiriça, in Proceedings, IX Iberic Conference of Geochemistry, Soria, Spain, p. 87.
Albuquerque, M. T. D., Sanz, G., Oliveira, S. F., Martínez- Alegría, R., and Antunes, I. M. H. R., 2013. Spatio-Temporal Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment - A Coupled Remote Sensing and GIS Approach for Historical Land Cover Reconstruction, Water Resources Management, v. 27, doi:10.1007/s11269-013-0422-0.
Albuquerque, M. T. D., Oliveira, S. F., and Antunes, I. M. H. R., 2013. Surface water quality and definition of risk areas - DRASTIC pesticide index approach, Japan Geoscience Union Meeting, Tokyo, Japan.
Albuquerque, T., Antunes, M., and Seco, F., 2014. Contaminação de águas subterrâneas: avaliação de vulnerabilidade em uma bacia hidrográfica transfronteiriça ibérica, Lourenço, Luciano, ed. lit. Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra: [s.n.], Cap. Livro: Multidimensão e territórios de risco, p. 819-824, doi:10.14195/978-989-96253-3-4_144.
Albuquerque, M. T. D., Antunes, I. M. H. R., and Seco, M. F., 2014. Spatial distribution patterns of groundwater contaminants in a transboundary watershed, 14o Congresso Nacional de Geotecnia Geotecnia nas Infraestruturas e 4a Jornadas Luso- Espanholas de Geotecnia Geotecnia em Obras de Reabilitação, Reparação e Manutenção, Covilhã.
Albuquerque, M. T. D., Antunes, I. M. H. R., Seco, M. F. M., Oliveira, S. F., and Sanz, G., 2014. Sequential Gaussian Simulation of Uranium Spatial Distribution – A Transboundary Watershed Case Study, Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, v. 8, p. 2-6, doi:10.1016/j.proeps.2014.05.002.
Almeida, C. F., Neiva, A. M. R., and Antunes, I. M. H. R., 2009. U-bearing quartz veins and related waters from Mondego Sul mine (Central Portugal), Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 73 Supplement, p. 30.
Almeida, P., Carvalho, N., Oliveira, N., Silva, A., Antunes, M., Ferreira, A., and Albuquerque, T., 2011. Characterization of the impact caused by the discharges of a wastewater treatment plant into a fluvial leisure area - a Portuguese exemple, in Proceedings, International Conference on Medical Geology, 4th, Bari, Italy.
Alves, Z., Muranho, J., Albuquerque, T., Ferreira, A., 2014. Water Distribution Network’s Modeling and Calibration – A Case Study based on Scarce Inventory Data, Procedia Engineering, v. 70, p. 31-40, doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2014.02.005.
Anjos, O., Roque, N., Lidónio, E., Albuquerque, T., Peres, F., and Antunes, M., 2010. Floral Monitoring and Biophysics parameters as a tool to beekeepers installation decision, in Proceedings, Agile International Conference on Geographic Information Science, 13th, Guimarães, Portugal.
Antunes, I. M. H. R., 2009. Two contrasting Ordovician and Variscan plutons at Central Iberian Zone (Central Portugal), Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 73 Supplement p. 46.
Antunes, I. M. H. R., 2012. Fundão pluton: New constraints on its geochemistry and geodynamic, in Henriques, M. H., Andrade, P. S., Lopes, F. C, Pena dos Reis, R., Quinta Ferreira, M., and Barata, M. T., eds., I Congresso Internacional Geociências na CPLP, p. 75, ISBN 9789729564086/9789899782303.
Antunes, M., and Albuquerque, T., 2010. Urban arsenic risk assessment, a Portuguese case study, GeoMod 2010, Lisbon, Portugal.
Antunes, M., and Albuquerque, T., 2011. Use of Factorial Correspondence Analysis to evaluate water pollution and vulnerability of a Portuguese abandoned mining area, Environmental Health - Resetting our Priorities, Salvador, Brazil.
Antunes, I. M. H. R., and Albuquerque, M. T. D., 2013. Using indicator kriging for the evaluation of arsenic potential contamination in an abandoned mining area (Portugal), Science of the Total Environment, v. 442, p. 545–552, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.10.010.
Antunes, M., and Albuquerque, T., 2014. Mapeamento da probabilidade de contaminação em arsénio numa área mineira abandonada (Centro de Portugal), usando a Krigagem da indicatriz, Lourenço, Luciano, ed. lit. Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra: [s.n.], Cap. Livro: Multidimensão e territórios de risco, p. 501-506, doi:10.14195/978-989-96253-3-4_86.
Antunes, I. M. H. R., and Solá, A. R., 2012. As rochas graníticas desde Castelo Branco a Portalegre, in Andrade, P. S., Quinta-Ferreira, M., and Lopes, F. C., eds., Excursões Científicas Volume 2: I Congresso Internacional Geociências na CPLP, p. 11-24, ISBN 9789729564093/9789899782310.
Antunes, I. M. H. R., Neiva, A. M. R., and Silva, M. M. V. G., 2008. Environmental contamination associated with some abandoned mines at Central Portugal, in Rapantova and Hrkal, eds., Mine Water and the Environment Proceedings, p. 351–354, ISBN 9788024817675.
Antunes, I. M. H. R., Neiva, A. M. R., Silva, M. M. V. G., and Corfu, F., 2008. Geochemistry of S-type granitic rocks from the reversely zoned Castelo Branco pluton (central Portugal), Lithos, v. 103, p. 445-465, doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2007.10.003.
Antunes, I. M. H. R., Neiva, A., Silva, M., and Corfu, F., 2008. The Genesis of I- and S-type granitoid rocks of the Early Ordovician Oledo pluton, Central Iberian Zone (Central Portugal), Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 72 Supplement, p. 29.
Antunes, I. M. H. R., Neiva, A. M. R., Silva, M. M. V. G., and Corfu, F., 2009. The genesis of I- and S-type granitoid rocks of the Early Ordovician Oledo pluton, Central Iberian Zone (central Portugal), Lithos, v. 111, p. 168-185, doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2008.07.014.
Antunes, I. M. H. R., Neiva, A. M. R., Silva, M. M. V. G., Ramos, J. M. F., and Silva, P. B., 2009. Geochemistry of Li-bearing aplite-pegmatite veins from Cabeço Queimado and associated granitic rocks (Segura, Central Portugal), in Mariano and Pinho Guimarães, eds., Estudos Geológicos, v. 19, p. 40-44.
Antunes, I. M. H. R., Neiva, A. M. R., and Silva, M. M. V. G., 2010. Petrology and geochemistry of granitic rocks from Castelo Branco-Idanha-a-Nova area (central Portugal), in Cotelo Neiva, J. M., Ribeiro, A., Mendes Victor, L., Noronha, F., and Magalhães Ramalho, M., eds., Ciências Geológicas: Ensino, Investigação e sua História, v. I: Lisbon, ISBN 9789899666900.
Antunes, I. M. H. R., Neiva, A. M. R., Silva, M. M. V. G., and Corfu, F., 2010. Lower Ordovician and Variscan magmatism at Central Iberian Zone of Portugal: Isotopic constraints, in Flores and Marques, eds., Mem no 14: University of Oporto, ISSN 0871607.
Antunes, I. M. H. R., Neiva, A. M. R., Silva, M. M. V. G., and Silva P. B., 2010. Mineralogy from Li-bearing aplite-pegmatite veins of Segura, in Cotelo Neiva, J. M., Ribeiro, A., Mendes Victor, L., Noronha, F., and Magalhães Ramalho, M., eds., Ciências Geológicas: Ensino, Investigação e sua História, v. I: Lisbon, p. 3-14, ISBN 9789899666900.
Antunes, I. M., Gomes, M. E., Neiva, A. M., and Teixeira, R., 2010. Contamination of waters related to abandoned W-Sn mines (Murçós, NE Portugal), Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 74 Supplement, p. 27.
Antunes, I. M. H. R., Neiva, A. M. R., and Silva, M. M. V. G., 2011. The zoned pluton from Castelo Branco: Geochemistry and Petrogenesis, in Antunes, I. M. H. R., Almeida, J. P. F., and Albuquerque, M. T. D., eds., VIII Geochemistry Iberian Conference, v. I, p. 185-189, ISBN 9789898196163.
Antunes, I. M. H. R., Albuquerque, M. T. D., and Oliveira, S. F., 2013. Groundwater contamination potential-vulnerability assessment, Mineralogical Magazine, v. 77, p. 600, doi:10.1180/minmag.2013.077.5.1.
Antunes, I. M. H. R., Albuquerque, M. T. D., and Oliveira, S. F., 2013. Groundwater contamination potential-vulnerability assessment, Goldschmidt Conference, Florence, Italy.
Antunes, I. M. H. R., Albuquerque, M. T. D., and Sanches, F., 2013. Modelação geoquímica na região Lardosa (Castelo Branco): Uma ferramenta de gestão ambiental, in Proceedings, IX Iberic Conference of Geochemistry, Soria, Spain, p. 45.
Antunes, I. M. H. R., Seco, M. F., and Albuquerque, M. T. D., 2013. Spatial vulnerability assessment and stochastic modeling of groundwater contamination in a transboundary watershed, 14th EuCheMS International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment, Barcelona, Spain.
Antunes, I. M. H. R., Neiva, A. M. R., Ramos, J. M. F., Silva, P. B., Silvab, M. M. V. G., and Corfu, F., 2013. Petrogenetic links between lepidolite-subtype aplite-pegmatite, aplite veins and associated granites at Segura (central Portugal), Chemie der Erde – Geochemistry, v. 73, p. 323–341, doi:10.1016/j.chemer.2012.12.003.
Antunes, I. M. H. R., Albuquerque, M. T. D., and Sanches, F. A. N., 2014. Spatial risk assessment related to abandoned mining activities: an environmental management tool, Environmental Earth Sciences, v. 72, p. 2631-2641, doi:10.1007/s12665-014-3170-4.
Antunes, I. M. H. R., Albuquerque, M. T. D., Seco, M. F. M., Oliveira, S. F., and Sanz, G., 2014. Uranium and Arsenic Spatial Distribution in the Águeda Watershed Groundwater, Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, v. 8, p. 13–17, doi:10.1016/j.proeps.2014.05.004.
Campos, F., Velasco, T., Sanz, G., Casanueva, P., Albuquerque, M. T. D., and Antunes, I. M. H. R., 2014. Ischnura graellsii (Insecta: Odonata) A Water Pollution Biovulnerability Indicator — Probability Mapping Using Spacial Uncertainty, River Research and Applications, doi:10.1002/rra.2839.
Carvalho, N., Oliveira, N., Almeida, P., Silva, A., Antunes, I. M. H. R., Ferreira, A., and Albuquerque, M. T. D., 2011. Caracterização do impacte ambiental provocado pelas descargas de Estações de Tratamento de Águas Residuais no Rio Ocreza, II Encontro de Sistemas de Informação Geográfica - Aplicações SIG em Recursos Agro - Florestais e Ambientais, Castelo Branco, Portugal.
Carvalho, N., Oliveira, N., Silva, A., Almeida, P., Antunes, I. M. H. R., Ferreira, A. M., and Albuquerque, M. T. D., 2011. Pollutant Dispersion Model in Streams under the influence of waste water treatment plant discharges – a Portuguese case study, in Antunes, I. M. H. R., Almeida, J. P. F., and Albuquerque, M. T. D., eds., VIII Geochemistry Iberian Conference, v. II, p. 687-690, ISBN 9789898196163.
Gomes, M. E. P., and Antunes, I. M. H. R., 2010. Geochemistry of stream sediments and sois from Fonte Santa old mine (Lagoaça, NE of Portugal), in Flores and Marques, eds., Mem no 14: University of Oporto, ISSN 0871607.
Gomes, E. M., and Antunes, I. M. H. R., 2011. The granite of Coentral revisited U-Pb zircon age, in Antunes, I. M. H. R., Almeida, J. P. F., and Albuquerque, M. T. D., eds., VIII Geochemistry Iberian Conference, v. I, p. 235-241, ISBN 9789898196163.
Gomes, M. E. P., Antunes, I. M. H. R., Neiva, A. M. R., Silva, P. B., and Rodrigues, A. M., 2010. Geochemistry of waters associated with the old mine workings at Fonte Santa (NE of Portugal), Journal of Geochemical Exploration, v. 105. p. 153-165, doi:10.1016/j.gexplo.2010.05.001.
Gomes, M., Antunes, I., Pacheco, F., Neiva, A., and Silva, P., 2010. Weathering and hydrochemistry associated with the old mine workings at Fonte Santa (NE of Portugal), Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 74 Supplement, p. 344.
Gomes, M. E. P., Antunes, I. M. H. R., Teixeira, R. J. S., Neiva, A. M. R., and Santos A., 2011. Geochemistry of minerals of W-Sn veins and waters from Múrços old mines (NE Portugal), in Antunes, I. M. H. R., Almeida, J. P. F., and Albuquerque, M. T. D., eds., VIII Geochemistry Iberian Conference, v. I, p. 111, ISBN 9789898196163.
Goovaerts, P., Albuquerque, T., and Antunes, M., 2013. A Spatial statistical Approach for Sedimentary Gold Exploration: A Portuguese Case Study, Mathematics of Planet Earth Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences 2014, p. 545-548, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-32408-6_119.
Goovaerts, P., Albuquerque, T., and Antunes, M., 2013. A spatial statistical approach for sedimentary gold exploration – a Portuguese case study, IAMG International Conference, Madrid, Spain.
Kjeldsen, T.R., et al., 2014. Documentary evidence of past floods in Europe and their utility in flood frequency estimation. Journal of Hydrology, v. 517, p. 963-973, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.06.038.
Martín, I. M., Martín, M. J. S., Antunes, I. M. H. R., Albuquerque, M. T. D., Sánchez–Bordona, F. C., and Lobón, G. S., 2013. The ÁGUEDA project: a supporting tool to transboundary watershed management, TWAM International Conference and Workshops, Transboundary water management across borders and interfaces, present and future challenges, Aveiro, Portugal.
Martinéz-Alegría, R., Sanz, G., Oliveira, S. F., Albuquerque, M. T. D., Antunes, I. M. H. R., and Montequi, I., 2013. Teledección y Fotointerpretación para el estudio de la evolución de la cuenca del río Águeda, IV Encontro de Sistemas de Informação Geográfica, Castelo Branco, Portugal.
Martínez-Alegría, R., Sanz, G., Taboada, J., Albuquerque, M. T. D., and Antunes, I. M. H. R., 2014. Unconfined Aquifer Vulnerability Related to Topical Pollution Episodes – Montes Torozos (Spain), Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, v. 8, p. 75–80, doi:10.1016/j.proeps.2014.05.016.
Mestre, S., Alegria, C., Albuquerque, T., and Goovaert, P., 2011. Using GIS and geostatistics for forest productivity spatial modeling, livro de actas, II Encontro De Sistemas de Informação Geográfica, ESA-IPCB.
Mestre, S., Alegria, C., Albuquerque, T., and Goovaerts, P., 2011. Using GIS and Geostatistics for mapping forest productivity: a case study of maritime pine stands (Pinus pinaster Aiton) in center inland of Portugal, in Proceedings, AAG Annual meeting, Seattle, Washington.
Mota Pais, M. F. A., Antunes, I. M. H. R., and Albuquerque, M. T. D., 2012. Aquifer system’s vulnerability for Fadagos-Nisa’s catchment (Alentejo, Portugal) Using DRASTIC Index, in Lopes, F. C., Andrade, A. I., Henriques, M. H., Quinta-Ferreira, M., Barata, M. T., and Pena dos Reis, R., eds., Para Conhecer a Terra Memórias e Notícias de Geociências no Espaço Lusófono, v. I: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, Cap. 6.
Mota Pais, M. A., Antunes, I. M. H. R., and Albuquerque, M. T. D., 2012. Vulnerability mapping in a thermal zone, Portugal - a study based on DRASTIC index and GIS, in Gensel, J., Josselin, D., and Vandenbroucke, D., eds., Multidisciplinary Research on Geographical Information in Europe and Beyond, Proceedings of the AGILE 2012 International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Avignon, France, ISBN 9789081696005.
Neiva, A., Antunes, I., Carvalho, P., and Silva, M., 2008. The impacts of Sn-W, Ba-Pb-Zn and W-Au-Sb old mine workings on the environment at central Portugal, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 72 Supplement, p. 67.
Neiva, A. M. R., Williams, I. S., Ramos, J. M., Gomes, M. E. P., Silva, M. M. V. G., and Antunes, I. M. H. R., 2009. Geochemical and isotopic constraints on the petrogenesis of Early Ordovician granodiorite and Variscan two-mica granites from the Gouveia area, central Portugal, Lithos, v. 111, p. 186-202, doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2009.01.005.
Oliveira, N., Almeida, P., Carvalho, N., Silva, A., Antunes, I. M. H. R., Ferreira, A., and Albuquerque, T., 2011. The environmental impact of sewage effluent discharges in the Pracana River - Portugal, Mineralogical Magazine, v. 75, p. 1567.
Pereira, E., Antunes, I. M., and Monteiro, M. C., 2010. Environmental geochemistry of Argemela Mine area (Barco, Central Portugal), Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 74 Supplement, p. 805.
Reis, A. I., Silva, M. M., and Antunes, I. M., 2009. Geochemistry of the Vila Nova granitic pluton (Central Portugal), Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 73 Supplement, p. 1086.
Roque, N., Antunes, I. M. H. R., and Albuquerque, T., 2012. Geochemical Modeling approach in Lardosa region (Castelo Branco, Portugal): an environmental management tool, International Symposium on Environmental Geochemistry, 9th, Aveiro, Portugal.
Sanz, G., Martinéz-Alegría, R., Oliveira, S. F., Albuquerque, M. T. D., Antunes, I. M. H. R., and Montequi, I., 2013. Cohesión Cartográfica en Proyectos Transfronterizos: El proyecto AGUEDA, IV Encontro de Sistemas de Informação Geográfica, Castelo Branco, Portugal.
Silva, A., Carvalho, N., Almeida, P., Oliveira, N., Antunes, I. M. H. R., Ferreira, A., and Albuquerque, T., 2011. The impact associated to wastewaters treatment plant discharges into a fluvial system (Central Portugal), Mineralogical Magazine, v. 75, p. 1874.
Silva, M. C. R., Ribeiro, L. F. T., and Albuquerque, M. T. D., 2008. Environmental impact of the agricultural and industrial activities in the fertile valley of Loures - Construction of risk cartography, in Proceedings, International Geological Congress, 33rd, Oslo, Norway.
Silva, M. C. R., Albuquerque, M. T. D., and Ribeiro, L., 2010. Use of Water quality index to evaluate the influence of anthropogenic contamination of groundwater chemistry of a shallow aquifer, Loures Valley, Lisbon, Portugal, in Paliwal, B.S., ed., Global Groundwater Resources and Management: Selected Papers from the 33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo, Norway, August, 2008: Scientific Publishers, ISBN 9788172336196.
Silva, C., Albuquerque, T., and Ribeiro, L., 2012. Assessing vulnerability of a Tejo aquifer system in the Setúbal peninsula (Portugal) by a specific index based on land use criteria, IAH International Conference, Niagara Falls, Canada.
Silva, M. M. V. G., Gomes, M. E., Antunes, I. M. H. R., and Neiva, A. M. R., 2012. Geochemistry of stream waters close to the Montesinho Sn-mine, NE, in Henriques, M. H., Andrade, P. S., Lopes, F. C, Pena dos Reis, R., Quinta Ferreira, M., and Barata, M. T., eds., I Congresso Internacional Geociências na CPLP, p. 326, ISBN 9789729564086/9789899782303.
Sousa, M. L. P., Albuquerque, M. T. D., and Antunes, I. M. H. R., 2011. Delimitação de perímetros de protecção para as captações das Eirinhas (Casal da Serra, Concelho de Castelo Branco), II Encontro de Sistemas de Informação Geográfica - Aplicações SIG em Recursos Agro- Florestais e Ambientais, Castelo Branco, Portugal.
Sousa, M. L. P., Albuquerque, M. T. D., and Antunes, I. M. H. R., 2011. Groundwater protection perimeter delimitation as a tool for water resources management – the Eirinhas Case study, in Antunes, I. M. H. R., Almeida, J. P. F., and Albuquerque, M. T. D., eds., VIII Geochemistry Iberian Conference, v. II, p. 699-702, ISBN 9789898196163.
Sousa, M., Albuquerque, T., and Antunes, I. M. H. R, 2012. Critical evaluation to the application of analytical methods in the limits of perimeter security for funding in the Gardunha area, in Henriques, M. H., Andrade, P. S., Lopes, F. C, Pena dos Reis, R., Quinta Ferreira, M., and Barata, M. T., eds., I Congresso Internacional Geociências na CPLP, p. 302, ISBN 9789729564086/9789899782303.
Sousa, M., Albuquerque, M. T., and Antunes, I. M., 2013. Investing in sustainable catchment water abstraction security design in the Gardunha area (Portugal), in Cavaleiro, V., Pinto, I., Ferreira Gomes, L. M., Gomes, C., Lopes, S., and Bernardo, L., eds., The TWIN International Conferences on Civil Engineering-Towards a Better Environment and The Concrete Future: Premier Pte Ltd, Singapore, ISBN 9789810760663.
Teixeira, R., Antunes, I. M., and Neiva, A., 2010. U-bearing minerals from the Picoto uranium mine area, Central Portugal, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 74 Supplement, p. 1034.

2014

Organization of the 6th International Conference on Medical Geology 26/07/2015 to 01/08/2015. University of Aveiro, Portugal:

Contacts:
Aveiro University: eafsilva@ua.pt; pmarinho@ua.pt; cpatinha@ua.pt
Instituto Superior Técnico: jose.marques@tecnico.ulisboa.pt; orquidia.neves@tecnico.ulisboa.pt 

Conference Website:  http://www.medgeo15.web.ua.pt 

Call for papers – important dates:
Deadline for abstract submission – December 15th, 2014
Notification of acceptance of abstract – February 23-27, 2015

Other Events Organized by the Portuguese Chapter Members 

The Portuguese Chapter is involved in many medical geology projects and has published several medical geology papers. More information is available in the Members Section of the website.

2012

Chapter Members

(Member, Scientific Discipline,Research Interests)

During the last 6 months, the Portuguese Chapter successfully hosted the 9th International Symposium on Environmental Geochemistry (ISEG). A report on the conference can be found in the Past Events section of this newsletter on pages 41 to 42. The Portuguese Local Chapter will also host the MEDGEO conference in Aveiro, Portugal in 2015.

Past Events

Conference "Termalismo na Ilha Graciosa: Valências Terapêuticas e Oportunidades de Desenvolvimento" (Hydrotherapy in Graciosa Island: Valences and Therapeutic Development Opportuni-ties) and the Course “GEOFARMÁCIA e COSMÉTICA” (Geo-pharmacy and Cosmetics) was held in Gra-ciosa island (Azores) at 29 and 31 March 2012.

Upcoming Events

9th International Symposium in Environmental Geochemistry (9th ISEG), to be held in Aviero, Portugal.

Books

Book:“ ‘Porto Santo’ Island: Unique Natural Health Resort”.

Publications by Portuguese IMGA Members

Book Chapters:
CABRAL PINTO MMS., FERREIRA DA SILVA EA., SILVA MMVG., MELO-GONÇALVES P., HERNANDEZ R. MARINHO AP., INÁCIO M., ROCHA F. Mapping of Estimated Geochemical Background Values of some harmful metals in Soils of Santiago Island (Cape Verde archipelago). Book titled 'Progress on Heavy Metals in the Environment. Ref.:Ms. No. MARALTEBOOKS-D-11-00053R1 Dr Bernd Markert Book Editor. Accepted 8 Jan 2012. In press

Publications in International Journals
CABRAL PINTO MMS., FERREIRA DA SILVA EA., SILVA MMVG., MELO-GONÇALVES P. Estimated Background Values of some harmful metals in stream sediments of Santiago Island (Cape Verde) in book "Geochemistry", ISBN 978-953-308-2-4. Accepted in 6 Jan 2012. In press.
REBELO M., VISERAS C., LOPEZ-GALINDO A., ROCHA F., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., 2011. Characterization of Portuguese Geological
Materials to be used in Medical Hydrology. Applied Clay Science, 51(3): 258-266. DOI:10.1016/j.clay.2010.11.29. IF. 2.784.
REBELO M., VISERAS C., LOPEZ-GALINDO A., ROCHA F., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., 2011. Rheological and thermal characterization of peloids made of selected Portuguese geological materials. Applied Clay Science 52, 219-227. DOI:10.1016/j.clay.2011.02.018.
Accepted and Submitted Publications in International Journals
COSTA C., REIS AP., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., ROCHA F., PATINHA C., DIAS AC., SEQUEIRA C., TERROSO D., 2012. Assessing the control exerted by soil mineralogy in the fixation of potentially harmful elements in the urban soils of Lisbon, Portugal. Environ-mental Earth Sciences 65 (4): 1133-1145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12665-011-1362-8
PATINHA, C., REIS, A.P., DIAS, C., CACHADA, A., ADÃO, R., MARTINS, H., FERREIRA DA SILVA, E. AND SOUSA, A.J., 2012. Lead availability in soils from Portugal’s centre region with special reference to bioaccessibility. Journal of Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 34:213–227. DOI: 10.1007/s10653-011-9431-1
SANTOS, I., REIS, A.P, FERREIRA DA SILVA, E., PATINHA, C. DIAS, AC. Definition of areas of probable risk to human health posed by As and Pb in soils and ground-level dusts of the surrounding area of an abandoned As-sulphide mine in the north of Portugal: part 1. Submitted to the Environmental Earth Sciences.
VALENTE S., COELHO C., RIBEIRO C., GUIHARD-COSTA A-M., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., INÁCIO M. 2012. Environmental pollution and human health: exploring adverse pregnancy outcomes and food and water consumption in Estarreja municipality. Revista Sud-Ouest Européen. Ed. Philippe Dugot. Submetido (em revisão).

Proceedings:
CABRAL PINTO MMS., SILVA MMVG., NEIVA AMR., 2011. Pollution of water related with an abandoned uranium mine and health effects. Geomed 2011. 4th International Conference on Medical Geology. Bari, Italy, 20-25 September 2011
CACHADA A., PATO P., ROCHA-SANTOS T., PEREIRA ME., DA SILVA EF., DUARTE AC., 2011. Levels and sources of persistent or-ganic pollutants and potentially toxic elements in two contrasting Portuguese urban areas. EcoHCC11. International Conference on Ecohydrology and Climate Change. 16-17 September 2011. Tomar, Portugal.
CANDEIAS C., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., SALGUEIRO AR., ÁVILA PF., COELHO P., TEIXEIRA JP., 2011. Modelling the impact of Panasqueira mine on the ecosystems and human health: a multidisciplinary approach. Abstracts Book ICOEH 2011 – International Conference on Occupational and Environmental Health 2011, Porto (Portugal), 17 a 19 de Outubro de 2011, pp.125.
FERREIRA MRP., SANTOS D., SILVA JBP., AMARAL MH., LOBO JMS., GOMES, JHCA., GOMES, CSF., 2011. Development of an anti-cellulite peloid containing bentonite of Porto Santo island, Madeira archipelago. Geomed 2011, IV International Conference on Medical Geology, Bari-Italy, pp. 232.
GOMES CSF., 2011. Are peloids medicines?. Geomed 2011, IV International Conference on Medical Geology, Bari-Italy, pp. 195.
GOMES CSF., SILVA JBP., 2011. Are mud and mud therapy synonymous of peloid and pelotherapy. European Clay Conference EUROCLAY 2011, Antalya-Turkey, pp. 141.
GUIHARD-COSTA AM., FERREIRA DA SILVA E ., INACIO M., VALENTE S., 2011. Etude spatio-temporelle des effets d’une pollution chimique d’origine industrielle sur la santé materno-infantile. Evaluation du facteur alimentaire. 1836ème Journées de la Société.
GUIHARD-COSTA AM., VALENTE S., INÁCIO M., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., 2011. Le projet Pollprenat : impact à long terme d’un envi-ronnement pollué sur la santé materno- infantile. XXXème Colloque du groupement dês anthropologistes de langue française (GALF 2)
INÁCIO M., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., PEREIRA V., GUIHARD-COSTA A-M., VALENTE S., 2011. Evaluation of urinary arsenic in chil-dren and their mothers living near an industrial conplex (estarreja, Portugal). In: C. Belviso, S. Fiore and M.L. Giannossi (Editors). Geological and Medical Sciences for a Safer Environment, GeoMed2011 - 4th International Conference on Medical Geology, Book of Abstracts, Bari - Italy, September, Digilabs Pub., Bari, Italy ISBN: 978-88-7522-041-9: 202.
INÁCIO M., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., PEREIRA V., GUIHARD-COSTA AM., VALENTE S. 2011. Accumulation of potentially harmful elements in soils and forage plants in the Industrial area of Estarreja, Portugal. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 13, EGU201: 135.
INÁCIO M., SILVA E., PEREIRA V., 2011. Mobility and bioavailability of some potentially harmful elements around an industrial con-taminated environment. Goldschmidt 2011 - Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts. Mineralogical Magazine, August, 14-19. Prague, Czech Republic: 1083
PATINHA C., REIS AM., DIAS C., ROCHA F., COSTA C., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., SEQUEIRA AC., TERROSO D., 2011. The role of clay minerals in metal mobility and oral bioaccessibility in the clay fraction of urban soils from Lisbon (Portugal). Cape Verde. Book of Abstracts of the European Clay Conference - EUROCLAY 2011 Turkey, 26 June -01 July: 176.
PATINHA C., REIS AM., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., DIAS A., BARTOLOMEU S., SOUSA A., CACHADA A., BATISTA M., PRAZERES C., ROCHA F., COSTA C., SEQUEIRA C., TERROSO D., FIGUEIRA R., SÉRGIO C., SALGUEIRO R., NEVES O., DUARTE A., 2011. Introducing "UrbanEnvironisbon2008" a GIS-platform for environmental and human health data management. Programme and Abstracts, 25th International Applied Geochemistry Symposium 2011, 22-26 August 2011, Rovaniemi, Finland, 170p.
PATINHA C., REIS AM., REIS C., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., ROCHA F., COSTA C., SEQUEIRA AC., TERROSO D., 2011. Zn, Pb and As
oral bioaccessibility of Lisbon urban soils. In: C. Belviso, S. Fiore and M.L. Giannossi (Editors). Geological and Medical Sciences for a Safer Environment, GeoMed2011 - 4th International Conference on Medical Geology, Book of Abstracts, Bari - Italy, Septem-ber, Digilabs Pub., Bari, Italy ISBN: 978-88-7522-041-9: 229.
PATINHA C., REIS AM., WRAGG J., CAVE M., DIAS C., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., 2011. A different perspective on oral bioaccessibility of Cu, Zn and Cr in Lisbon and Northampton urban soils In: C. Belviso, S. Fiore and M.L. Giannossi (Editors). Geological and Medical Sciences for a Safer Environment, GeoMed2011 - 4th International Conference on Medical Geology, Book of Abstracts, Bari - Italy, September, Digilabs Pub., Bari, Italy ISBN: 978-88-7522-041-9: 230.
PATINHA C., REIS AP., DIAS AC., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., BATISTA MJ., PRAZERES C., 2011. Site-specific factors that modify oral bioaccessibility of Pb in the solid phase: the case study of urban soils and street dusts of Lisbon, Portugal. Abstract Book of the UGI2011 - Regional Geographic Conference United and Integrated with the World, 14th-18th November 2011. (CD-Rom).
PINTO MS., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., MELO R., 2011. Heavy metals in road dusts of Oporto City, Portugal - Preliminary Data. Collo-quium of African Geology (CAG23), University of Johannesburg, January 8-14/2011.
QUINTELA A., TERROSO D., ALMEIDA S., CORREIA A., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., FORJAZ V., ROCHA F., 2011. Maturation of Portu-guese geomaterials for pelotherapy application. In: C. Belviso, S. Fiore and M.L. Giannossi (Editors). Geological and Medical Sci-ences for a Safer Environment, GeoMed2011 - 4th International Conference on Medical Geology, Book of Abstracts, Bari - Italy, September, Digilabs Pub., Bari, Italy ISBN: 978-88-7522-041-9: 113.
REBELO M., ROCHA F., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., 2011. Suitability of Portuguese clays for medical hydrology applications. In: C. Bel-viso, S. Fiore and M.L. Giannossi (Editors). Geological and Medical Sciences for a Safer Environment, GeoMed2011 - 4th Interna-tional Conference on Medical Geology, Book of Abstracts, Bari - Italy, September, Digilabs Pub., Bari, Italy ISBN: 978-88-7522-041-9: 116.
REIS A., PATINHA C., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., DIAS A., BARTOLOMEU S., SOUSA A., CACHADA A., BATISTA M., PRAZERES C., FI-GUEIRA R. SÉRGIO C., SALGUEIRO R., NEVES O., DUARTE A., 2011. Environmental assessment of Ni and Cd in topsoil and ground-level dust from urban playgrounds, public gardens and parks from Lisbon, Portugal. Programme and Abstracts, 25th International Applied Geochemistry Symposium 2011, 22-26 August 2011, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland, 67p.
REIS AP., COSTA C., ROCHA F., PATINHA C., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., TERROSO D., DIAS AC., 2011. Using factorial analysis to infer the control exert by the soil mineralogy in the soil geochemistry: the urban soils of Lisbon, Portugal. Book of Abstracts of the Euro-pean Clay Conference - EUROCLAY 2011 Turkey, 26 June -01 July: 177.
REIS AP., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., PATINHA C., DIAS AC., BARTOLOMEU S., SOUSA AJ., CACHADA A., BATISTA MJ., PRAZERES C., FIGUEIRA R., SÉRGIO C., SALGUEIRO R., NEVES O., 2011. Environmental assessment of Pb, As and Cr concentrations in topsoil, ground-level dusts and moss from urban playgrounds, public gardens and parks from Lisbon, Portugal. In: C. Belviso, S. Fiore and M.L. Giannossi (Editors). Geological and Medical Sciences for a Safer Environment, GeoMed2011 - 4th International Conference on Medical Geology, Book of Abstracts, Bari - Italy, September, Digilabs Pub., Bari, Italy ISBN: 978-88-7522-041-9: 117.
REIS AP., PATINHA C., COSTA C., ROCHA F., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., DIAS AC., SEQUEIRA C., TERROSO D., 2011. The control exert by soil mineralogy in the mobility of potentially harmful elements to human health in the urban soils of Lisbon, Portugal. In: C. Bel-viso, S. Fiore and M.L. Giannossi (Editors). Geological and Medical Sciences for a Safer Environment, GeoMed2011 - 4th Interna-tional Conference on Medical Geology, Book of Abstracts, Bari - Italy, September, Digilabs Pub., Bari, Italy ISBN: 978-88-7522-041-9: 118.
REIS AP., PATINHA C., DIAS AC., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., ROCHA F., COSTA C., SEQUEIRA C., TERROSO D., 2011. Relationship be-tween Pb oral bioaccessibility and its solid-phase distribution in urban playgrounds, public gardens and parks from Lisbon, Portugal. Abstract Book of the UGI2011 - Regional Geographic Conference United and Integrated with the World - UGI2011, 14th-18th No-vember 2011. (CD-Rom)
REIS AP., PATINHA C., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., ROCHA F., DUARTE A., CACHADA A., SOUSA A., BATISTA M., SHEPARD T., 2011. Urbsoil-Lisbon: geochemical survey of Lisbon urban soils: a baseline for future human health studies. Research@UA. Universidade de Aveiro: 22.
SALGUEIRO AR., ÁVILA PH., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., PEREIRA HG., 2010. Splitting and mapping soil samples in the vicinity of Panasqueira Mine according to harmful effects on human health. X Congresso de Geoquímica dos Países de Língua Portuguesa e XVI Semana de Geoquímica, Porto 28 de Março a 1 de Abril de 2010.
SALGUEIRO AR., ÁVILA PH., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., PEREIRA HG., 2011. Spatial estimation of soil samples according to harmful effects on human health: the case of Panasqueira mine (Central Portugal). In: C. Belviso, S. Fiore and M.L. Giannossi (Editors). Geological and Medical Sciences for a Safer Environment, GeoMed2011 - 4th International Conference on Medical Geology, Book of Abstracts, Bari - Italy, de 20 a 25 de Setembro de 2011, Digilabs Pub., Bari, Italy ISBN: 978-88-7522-041-9: 130.
SANTOS D., AMARAL MH., GONÇALVES, M., LOBO, JS., ALMEIDA, F., GOMES, CSF., 2011. Development, characterization and com-parative study of silicone-based formulations containing both potassium mica and titanium dioxide. Geomed 2011, IV International Conference on Medical Geology, Bari-Italy, 249.
SANTOS I., FERREIRA DA SILVA E., PATINHA C., DIAS A., REIS AP., 2011. Impacto ambiental da actividade da Mina do Pintor: avaliação do risco ambiental para a saúde humana de As, Cd e Pb nos solos. Livro de Actas, VIII Congresso Ibérico de Geoquímica, XVII Semana de Geoquímica, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Castelo Branco, Portugal, Volume I, pp.159-163.

2011

The Portugal Chapter is very active, with 28 members, a mixture of environmental and medical scientists. The members have the following interests: organic petrology and geochemistry; environmental geochemistry; hydrogeology; thermal and mineral waters; groundwater contamination; isotope hydrology; mineralogy/geomaterials; peloids/maturation process; environmental pollution; uranium; radon and natural radioactivity; health risk assessment; contamination in mining areas and its repercussions in public health; geostatistics and multivariate data analysis.

The members are participating in several research projects in the area of Medical Geology. In addition, Medi-cal Geology was introduced as a topic in several Masters and PhD programmes at the universities. The members of the chapter are involved in the organization of several conferences where the issue of Medical Geology is one of the main topics