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Centre for Geophysics

140 years of Geophysics in Coimbra

bulletThe Geophysical Institute of the University of Coimbra (IGUC) was founded in September 1, 1864, when the first climatic records were made, at the same location where it is now. The first geomagnetic records were made in 1866 and the first seismograms were recorded in 1907. All these data series are allmost uninterrupted till today.
bulletIn 2002 we began to record air-quality parameters and, in the same year, we began research in Planetary Science, in collaboration with the European Space Agency who have granted us Recognised Collaborating Laboratory status for the Mars Express mission.

Geographic Co-ordinates

bulletLatitude: 40º 12' 25'' N
bulletLongitude: 08º 25' 30'' W
bulletAltitude above sea level: 139.61 m.

Ground constitution

bulletRed sandstones of Triassic age.