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Which are the basis of magnetoestratigraphy? A new publication reviews the importance of this dating tool

Magnetostratigraphic dating is one of the several paleomagnetism tools, being a field that was essential to develop the tectonic plate’s theory. Read more

15-04-2021 Research News

Mapping minerals on progressing mine fronts with hyper-spectral cameras

Agustín Lobo took part in the second edition of the workshop " Hyperspectral Sensing meets Machine Learning and Pattern Analysis (HyperMLPA)" which was held online during March 24-26 as a part of the scheduled scientific program of the Spectro Expo 2... Read more

12-04-2021 Research News

vEGU21: Gather Online

The European Geosciences Union General Assembly is back. The 2021 EGU edition will be held again online from 19 to 30 April. Read more

13-04-2021 Research News

Seismic data might be used as an indicator for human activity in the cities

Seismic data might be used, under certain conditions, as a useful proxy to monitor the level of human activity in urban environments, providing similar details to those offered by other common mobility indicators, according to a new study made by res... Read more

07-04-2021 Research News

Nuevo curso de conducción 4x4 para mejorar la seguridad en el trabajo de campo

Diferentes miembros de la plantilla de Geociencias Barcelona – CSIC (GEO3BCN-CSIC) han realizado durante los meses de marzo y abril el curso de conducción 4x4 en el circuito off-road situado en Can Padró (San Vincenç de Castellet). Read more

30-03-2021 Institutional News

Testing volcanic forecasting software tools in the Geldingadalur eruption

After nearly one month and a half of intense seismic activity caused by the moving magma beneath the surface, Galdungaladur volcano erupted last 19th march. The new eruptive fissure emitting lava and gases was formed in the southernmost part of the R... Read more

24-03-2021 Research News

El Laboratorio de Paleomagnetismo colabora en nuevos trabajos de datación arquemágnetica de la Cova del Gegant

Elisabet Beamud, del Laboratorio de Paleomagnetismo (CCiTUB-GEO3BCN), participó en una nueva sesión de muestro arqueomagnético en el yacimiento arqueológico de la cueva del Gegant el pasado viernes, 19 de marzo, junto a Joan Daura y Montse Sanz, inve... Read more

24-03-2021 Research News

SeisDARE: a new open-access repository to ensure the legacy of 40 years of seismic data

SeisDARE (Seismic Data Repository) is the name of the new repository that includes seismic datasets acquired over the last four decades in the Iberian Peninsula and Morocco. These datasets have been compiled and identified in a detailed and systemati... Read more

22-03-2021 Research News

La crisis planetaria del Antropoceno, desde un punto de vista marxista

‘Antropoceno, reproducción de capital y comunismo’ es el título del nuevo libro publicado por el investigador de Geociencias Barcelona (GEO3BCN-CSIC), Carles Soriano, en el que realiza un análisis crítico del concepto acuñado en el año 2000 por Paul ... Read more

22-03-2021 Research News

The Paricutin eruption, an ideal benchmark for testing lava flows simulation tools in gentle slope environments

Paricutin eruption started unexpectedly on the 20th of February 1943. Pyroclastic material emerged for the first time through a fissure that appeared in the middle of a cornfield near the villages of San Juan Parangaricutiro and Angahuan. The er... Read more

16-03-2021 Research News

La investigación científica, clave para una conservación efectiva del patrimonio geológico

¿Qué papel tiene la investigación científica en el proceso de protección del patrimonio geológico? Esta es la cuestión alrededor de la cual giró el seminario online ofrecido el pasado 10 de marzo Joan Martí en el marco del ciclo cafès Prismàtic. Se t... Read more

12-03-2021 Research News

Waging the battle against climate change in the subsurface

Juan Alcalde, researcher at GEOBCN-CSIC, gave the first lecture in a series of lectures scheduled in the XXXth Industry and Minig Week, a annual event organized by Escuela de Ingeniería Minera e Industrial de Almadén (Universidad de Castilla-la Manch... Read more

12-03-2021 Research News

GEO3BCN-CSIC offers four research proposals with JAE Intro scolarships programme

Geosciences Barcelona (GEO3BCN-CSIC) offers four research proposals within the JAE Intro 2021 call. JAE Intro programme offers grants at CSIC centres (CSIC-owned, mixed or partner units) aimed at university students interested in starting a research ... Read more

15-03-2021 Research News

LAJIAL project team maps new Holocene eruptions in El Hierro Island during a new fieldwork campaign

Members of the LAJIAL Project team,which is co-coordinated by GEO3BCN-CSIC researcher José Luis Fernández-Turiel, conducted a new fieldwork campaign in El Hierro Island (Canary Islands) this February. This campaign was aimed to map Holocene eruption ... Read more

26-02-2021 Research News

‘Dynamic Earth’, one of the 14 strategic themes included in the White Book of CSIC Scientific Challenges 2030

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has released the White Book of Scientific Challenges 2030 which includes 14 strategic themes to coordinate the effort and the work of several multidisciplinary research teams in the following years. It aim... Read more

24-02-2021 Institutional News

Three GEO3BCN-CSIC Ph.D. students took part in the CSIC Postgraduate Department 11 February campaign

February 11 was declared by the United Nations as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science to achieve full and equal access in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality as well as female empowerment. The main goal of... Read more

24-02-2021 Institutional News

Numerical modeling to unravel the intraplate deformation of the Iberian plate

The Pyrenees and the Basque-Cantabrian mountain ranges are a constant reminder of the lithospheric-scale deformation processes resulting from Eurasian and Iberian plates convergence. This convergence led to a continental collision, a process that has... Read more

10-02-2021 Research News

New study identifies the main scientific challenges of the undergound hydrogen storage for energetic usage

Large-scale storage of hydrogen remains largely untested but is essential if hydrogen is to realise its potential to make a significant contribution to achieving net-zero emissions. A new perspectives paper sets out the key scientific challenges and ... Read more

29-01-2021 Research News

Ph.D. thesis in pandemic times

Coronavirus outbreak has had a huge impact not only on our health but on all spheres of our life: from social relationship to the way we travel or work. The pandemic has also changed the PhD working process and, especially, how the thesis are being d... Read more

21-01-2021 Institutional News

Exploring the potential use of seismic data as an indicator for the economic analysis

Can seismic data be used for economic analysis? This was the question proposed by the online SEISMONOMIC Morning Talk, an online working meeting organized by the BigNOMICs Project on January 12th in which Jordi Díaz took part as an invited speaker. “... Read more

15-01-2021 Research News

Open Positions

Seismic monitoring of urban activity in Barcelona during COVID-19 lockdown

Diaz, J., Ruiz, M., and Jara, J.-A. Seismic monitoring of urban activity in Barcelona during COVID-19 lockdown, Solid Earth Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/se-2020-190, in review, 2020.

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Volcanism and rapid sedimentation affect the benthic communities of Deception Island, Antarctica

Angulo-Preckler, C., Pernet, P., García-Hernández, C., Kereszturi, G., Álvarez-Valero, A. M., Hopfenblatt, J., Gómez-Ballesteros, M., Otero, X. L., Caza, J., Ruiz-Fernández, J., Geyer, A., & Avila, C. (2021). Volcanism and rapid sedimentation affect the benthic communities of Deception Island, Antarctica. Continental Shelf Research, 104404. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2021.104404

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Deception Island

Geyer, A.; Pedrazzi, D.; Almendros, J.; Berrocoso, M.; López-Martínez, J.; Maestro, A.; et al. (2020): Deception Island. Geological Society of London. Collection. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.c.5220430.v1

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Reassessing the lithosphere: SeisDARE, an open-access seismic data repository

DeFelipe I, Alcalde J, Ivandic M, Martí, D, Ruiz, M., Marzán, I.,Díaz, J., Ayarza, P., Palomeras, I., Fernández-Turiel, J.L, Molina, C, Bernal, I., Brown, L., Roberts, R.,  Carbonell, R. Reassessing the lithosphere: SeisDARE, an open-access seismic data repository. Earth Syst Sci Data. 2021;13(3):1053-1071. doi:10.5194/essd-13-1053-2021

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Comparison of real and simulated lava flows in the Holocene volcanism of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain) with Q-LavHA: contribution to volcanic hazard management

Rodriguez-Gonzalez A, Aulinas M, Fernández-Turiel, J.L., et al. Comparison of real and simulated lava flows in the Holocene volcanism of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain) with Q-LavHA: contribution to volcanic hazard management. Nat Hazards. 2021. doi:10.1007/s11069-021-04660-6

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New ages, morphometric and geochemical data on recent shoshonitic volcanism of the Puna, Central Volcanic Zone of Andes: San Jerónimo and Negro de Chorrillos volcanoes

Fernandez-Turiel JL, Saavedra J, Perez-Torrado FJ, et al. New ages, morphometric and geochemical data on recent shoshonitic volcanism of the Puna, Central Volcanic Zone of Andes: San Jerónimo and Negro de Chorrillos volcanoes. J South Am Earth Sci. 2021:103270. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsames.2021.103270

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Quaternary Evolution of the Lower Calore and Middle Volturno Valleys (Southern Italy)

Filocamo, F.; Leone, N.; Rosskopf, C.M.; Scorpio, V.; Giralt, S.; Aucelli, P.P.C. Quaternary Evolution of the Lower Calore and Middle Volturno Valleys (Southern Italy). Water 2021, 13, 741. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13050741

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Antropoceno. Reproducción de capital y comunismo.

Soriano, C. (2021). Antropoceno. Reproducción de capital y comunismo.Madrid, España: Maia Ediciones. 272 p. ISBN: 978-84-92724-84-0

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Freshening of the Mediterranean Salt Giant: controversies and certainties around the terminal (Upper Gypsum and Lago-Mare) phases of the Messinian Salinity Crisis

Andreetto F, Aloisi G, Raad F, Heida, H., Garcia-Castellanos, D., et al. Freshening of the Mediterranean Salt Giant: controversies and certainties around the terminal (Upper Gypsum and Lago-Mare) phases of the Messinian Salinity Crisis. Earth-Science Rev. 2021;216:103577. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103577

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Regional geology, extreme weather events and natural disasters: Environmentally-forced, involuntary settlement migrations of the indigenous people of southern Taiwan

1. Giletycz SJ, Kot-Giletycz O, Brown D. Regional geology, extreme weather events and natural disasters: Environmentally-forced, involuntary settlement migrations of the indigenous people of southern Taiwan. Tectonophysics. 2021;806:228796. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2021.228796

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Tectono-sedimentary evolution of the Dehdasht structural basin (Central Zagros, Iran)

Heydarzadeh K, Hajialibeigi H, Vergés J, Gharabeigli G. Tectono-sedimentary evolution of the Dehdasht structural basin (Central Zagros, Iran). Tectonophysics. 2021;806:228791. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2021.228791

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Quinoa Variety to Salinity Conditions in Egypt: Mineral Concentration in the Seeds

González JA, Hinojosa L, Mercado MI, Fernández-Turiel,J.L., Rejas, M. et al. A Long Journey of CICA-17 Quinoa Variety to Salinity Conditions in Egypt: Mineral Concentration in the Seeds. Plants . 2021;10(2). doi:10.3390/plants10020407

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Structural and High-Pressure Properties of Rheniite (ReS2) and (Re,Mo)S2

Ibáñez-Insa, J.; Wozniak, T.; Oliva, R.; Popescu, C.; Hernández, S.; López-Vidrier, J. (2021) Structural and High-Pressure Properties of Rheniite (ReS2) and (Re,Mo)S2. Minerals, 11, 207. https://doi.org/10.3390/min11020207

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The historical case of Paricutin volcano (Michoacán, México): challenges of simulating lava flows on a gentle slope during a long-lasting eruption

Becerril, L., Larrea, P., Salinas, S. et al. The historical case of Paricutin volcano (Michoacán, México): challenges of simulating lava flows on a gentle slope during a long-lasting eruption. Nat Hazards (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-021-04607-x

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Phonons of hexagonal BN under pressure: Effects of isotopic composition

Cuscó R, Pellicer-Porres J, Edgar JH, Li J, Segura A, Artús L. Phonons of hexagonal BN under pressure: Effects of isotopic composition. Phys Rev B. 2021;103(8):85204. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.103.085204

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GdBO3 and YBO3 crystals under compression

Turnbull, R., Errandonea, D., Sans, J. Á., Cuenca-Gotor, V. P., Vilaplana, R. I., Ibáñez, J., Popescu, C., Szczeszak, A., Lis, S., & Manjón, F. J. (2021). GdBO3 and YBO3 crystals under compression. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 866, 158962. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2021.158962

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Ellipsometry Study of Hexagonal Boron Nitride using Synchrotron Radiation: Transparency Window in the Far-UVC

Artús, L., Feneberg, M., Attaccalite, C., Edgar, J.H., Li, J., Goldhahn, R. and Cuscó, R. (2021), Ellipsometry Study of Hexagonal Boron Nitride using Synchrotron Radiation: Transparency Window in the Far-UVC. Adv. Photonics Res.. Accepted Author Manuscript 2000101. https://doi.org/10.1002/adpr.202000101

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Mediterranean polyculture revisited: Olive, grape and subsistence strategies at Palaikastro, East Crete, between the Late Neolithic and Late Bronze Age

Livarda, A., Orengo, H. A., Cañellas-Boltà, N., Riera-Mora, S., Picornell-Gelabert, L., Tzevelekidi, V., Veropoulidou, R., Marlasca Martín, R., & Krahtopoulou, A. (2021). Mediterranean polyculture revisited: Olive, grape and subsistence strategies at Palaikastro, East Crete, between the Late Neolithic and Late Bronze Age. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 61, 101271. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaa.2021.101271

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Antarctic volcanism: active volcanism overview

Geyer, A. (2021). Chapter 1.4 Antarctic volcanism: active volcanism overview. Geological Society, London, Memoirs, 55, M55-2020–12. https://doi.org/10.1144/M55-2020-12

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PRISM3D – A three-dimensional reference seismic model for Iberia and adjacent areas

Arroucau, P., Custódio, S., Civiero, C., Silveira, G., Dias, N., Díaz, J., Villaseñor, A., & Bodin, T. (2021). PRISM3D – A three-dimensional reference seismic model for Iberia and adjacent areas. Geophysical Journal International. https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggab005

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