Earth and Space Sciences

duration: 7 semesters
196 ECTS (30 mandatory in UCS; )
Establishment/DGES Codes: /5763


A – Ability to carry out original, independent research and investigation that extend the frontiers of knowledge in the areas of Earth, Atmospheric and Space Sciences, particularly in the following fields: Climate, Variability and Climate Change Turbulence and Diffusion in the boundary layer. Atmospheric pollution and its effects Solar and Planetary Physics Weather Space and its impact on the Earth Climate Observation Systems and Monitoring Techniques of the Atmosphere and Space Paleoclimate and Geothermic Geophysical Prospecting Mineral resources. Mass and energy flux and environmental impacts Seismology and seismic hazards Geodynamics, Active Tectonics and Tectonophysics Image processing and data analysis Genesis and behavior of geological materials as actors and witnesses of a dynamic planet Geological materials and their influence on human societies. B - Ability to conceive, design, adapt and carry out significant research with the required high standards of excellence; C - Ability to master various techniques and tools for advanced analysis and data processing in Earth, Atmospheric and Space Sciences; D - Ability to master modeling techniques and advanced numerical simulation in Earth, Atmospheric and Space Sciences; E – Ability to use instruments for observation, analysis and processing of observed data; F – Ability to plan, collect and use geological and geophysical field data; G - Ability to critically analyze, evaluate and synthesize new and complex ideas in this field of knowledge.

Professional Careers

The offer of a 3rd cycle of studies in “Earth and Space Sciences”, follows the 2nd cycle of studies in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and is in line with the research that is being carried out at the Institute of Earth Sciences (R & D unit of excellency evaluated and funded by FCT since 1993) and the Physics and Geosciences Departments of the University of Évora. The resulting 3rd cycle program offers advanced knowledge in four areas of specialization, in Earth, Atmosphere and Space subsystems and methodologies for observation, monitoring and modeling of these subsystems, with sharp interdisciplinary potential in emerging fields - from the natural and technological hazards to the development of spectrum technologies for broad application in national (e.g. LNEG, LNEC, IPMA) and international (e.g. ESO, ESA) institutions. The aim of this program is to offer more homogeneous advanced training that is perfectly in tune with Bologna, in Earth and Space Sciences and also better adapt to the high standards of the University in these fields. This advanced training provides expertise, or unique consultant specialization in areas such as: natural and technological hazards (seismic, meteorological and extreme climatic phenomena, landslides, onerous pollution) to support sectors such as territorial ordering and urban and industrial planning, heritage and archaeological management, security and civil protection sector, etc.). 

Associate Director(s)

Rui Manuel Soares Dias

Gestor Académico

Vitória dos Anjos Bonito Guiomar

Completed Thesis

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