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This Saturday 10th of March, the Asociación Española de Hidrogeólogos (Spanish Association of Hydrogeologists) organizes the “Hydrogeoday”, a scientific dissemination workshop in hydrogeology, that will take place in Galicia, under the direction of the research group “Agua y Suelo – AQUASOL” (Water and soil), belonging to CICA (Centro de Investigaciones Científicas Avanzadas) from the Universidade da Coruña
Poster of the Hydrogeoday workshop.
More info: http://www.aih-ge.org/
The focus will be in good practices for quality groundwater collection from small water supplies, which are quite abundant in rural areas.
The workshop is open to all kind of people and is free of charge. But places are limited and is necessary to enroll in advance via e-mail.
09:45 bus from A Coruña center, to Escuela de Caminos and later on to Abegondo townhall.
The origin of life started much earlier than scientists thought. The 19th of October 2015, a research supporting that our planet’s first form of life was originated at least 4.1 billion years ago was published in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. That means 300 million years earlier than previous research suggested, shortly after, almost instantaneously, the planet formed (4.54 billion years ago) and prior to the massive bombardment of the inner solar system that formed the moon’s large craters (3.9 billion years ago).
Scientists had long believed the Earth was dry and desolate during that time period. However, the new research, carried out in UCLA, showed that the planet was probably much more like it is today than previously thought. Simple life appears to have formed quickly and it would evolve to photosynthesize after many millions of years.
The scientists identified and revealed primary inclusions in a mineral, namely dark specks contained in zircons, that were analyzed with Raman spectroscopy. The zircons had a specific ratio of carbon-12 to carbon-13 that indicates the presence of photosynthetic life. The graphite is older than the zircon containing it, being the latter 4.1 billion-years old.
Video: Dark specks contained in zircons.
Fecha y lugar: viernes 16 de mayo,a las 19h,en el local del GMM c/ Cristóbal Bordiú 32, entreplanta (Escuela de Minas). El local estará abierto a partir de las 18h, para consultas, intercambios u otras necesidades.
Un geoparque es un territorio que presenta un patrimonio geológico notable y que lleva a cabo un proyecto de desarrollo basado en su promoción turística, y basado en tres principios:
- Un patrimonio geológico de importancia internacional que sea el eje conductor
- La puesta en marcha de iniciativas de geoconservación y divulgación
- Favorecer el desarrollo socioeconómico y cultural de la población local.
En la actualidad en España hay ocho geoparques: Geoparque del Maestrazgo (Teruel), Parque Natural de las Sierras Subbéticas (Córdoba), Parque Natural del Cabo de Gata (Almería), Sobrarbe (Huesca), Costa Vasca (Guipúzcoa), Sierra Norte de Sevilla, Villuercas-Ibores-Jara (Cáceres) y Cataluña Central. Y en Portugal hay tres: Naturtejo, Aroucay Azores