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  • Defense of Doctoral Thesis on Damaraland, Namibia

    Date: 08 of December 2016

    The doctoral thesis on Geology entitled “Neoproterozoic Successions of the Damara Supegroup in northwest Namibia: Stratigraphy, Paleoenvironments and Provenance” was defended, with honor, in the Department of Geology of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) by Débora Barros Nascimento, Researcher of the Gondwana Project. Prof. Renata Schmitt (UFRJ) and Prof. André Ribeiro (UFRJ) were the advisors. The examining board was composed by professors José Carlos Sícoli Seoane (UFRJ), Renato Rodriguez Cabral Ramos (National Museum – UFRJ), Monica da Costa Pereira Lavalle Heilbron (UERJ), Adriano Roessler Viana (PETROBRAS) and Elton Luiz Dantas (UnB). More information about this work, it is available on our site, in the tab Field Works.

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  • Younger "Gondwanos"

    Date: 13/09/2016

    Our fellows PIBIC-EM Laura Correa Machareth and Luis Eduardo Ortega from the UFRJ College Application (Capes-UFRJ) will integrate the Gondwana team, from this month on. The integration of high school students to the project aims to strengthen the process of dissemination of information and scientific and basic technological knowledge, and also develop attitudes, skills and values necessary for scientific and technological education of the students.

     
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  • Defense of Master's Dissertation on Cabo Frio, Brazil

    Date: 31 of July 2016

    The Master’s thesis on Regional and Economic Geology of the Postgraduate Program in Geology of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (PPGl-UFRJ) entitled “Structural analysis and chronology of the structures of the crusty nature of the crystalline basement in the continental margin of the Brazilian SE related to transfer and accommodation areas of the Campos Basin in Rio de Janeiro “was defended in the Department of Geology of UFRJ by Vítor Lamy Mesiano Savastano, geologist of Petrobras. The student was guided by Prof. Dr. Renata Schmitt (UFRJ) and Dr. Mário Neto Araújo (Petrobras). The examining board was composed by Prof. Dr. Rudolph Trouw (UFRJ), Dr. Marcos Fetter (Petrobras) and Dr. Ana Paula Pelosi (Petrobras).

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  • Deffence of Bachelor Thesis on Ikalamavony, Madagascar

    Date: 22nd of July of 2016

    The bachelor thesis entitled “Geological characterization and U-Pb data interpretation of zircon grains from metasedimentary rocks of Central Madagascar” was defended at the Geology Department of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) by Raisa Lopes Costa, researcher from the Gondwana Project. The student was supervised by Prof Renata Schmitt (UFRJ-Brazil) and Prof. Alan Collins (University of Adelaide-Australia). The committee was also composed by Prof. Alexis Rosa Nummer (UFRRJ) and Ciro Alexandre Ávila (Nacional Museum – UFRJ). More information about this project on our website, page Field Trips.
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  • Notice in Museology professional contract:

    Date: 01/05/2016

    Seeking the development of the Gondwana Memory Center, beginning this month, the project counts on the museologist Jessica Tarine. Her tasks include organizing, preserving and exhibiting the results of the project and its development. IGCP-628 project – Review of the Geological Map of Gondwana: Geology and tectonic evolution, recognizes and emphasizes the importance of multidisciplinary teams, including on its staff the scientific and technical characteristics to explore the collection’s potential, as much as possible.

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  • Deffense of Bachelor Thesis on Lihuel Calel Argentina

    Date: 21 of March 2016

    The bachelor thesis entitled “Geology of Lihuel Calel, La Pampa Province, Argentina” was defended at the Geology Department- UFRJ by Rafael de Araújo Fragoso, researcher from the Gondwana project. Prof. Victor Ramos (UBA – Argentina) and Prof. Renata Schmitt (UFRJ – Brazil) were the supervisors. The Committee was also composed by Prof. Carlos Augusto Sommer (UFRGS – Brazil) and Prof. André Ribeiro (UFRJ – Brazil). More information on our website, page Field Trips.

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  • Visit Of Prof. Rosenbaum From Queensland

    Date: 22nd of January to 11th of February 2016

    Prof. Gideon Rosenbaum (University of Queensland – Australia) visited the Gondwana Lab, where he had stayed for two weeks. During this meeting Rosenbaum reviewed the geological map of Australia, eastern sector, regarding the Phanerozoic orogens. One of the major outcomes from this meeting is the outline of a project to study in detail the Gondwana margin during the Permian and Triassic periods, comparing sedimentary/magmatic and tectonic events from southern South America until Eastern Australia. He also gave a talk on Phanerozoic orogens of Eastern Australia.

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  • Visit Of Prof. Chris Clark From Perth

    Date: 24th to 30th of October 2015

    Prof. Chris Clark (Curtin University – Perth – Australia) stayed one week at the Gondwana Lab in Rio de Janeiro in order to discuss the issues related to metamorphic assemblages and units of the Gondwana Map. He revised also the western part of the Australia geological map. Prof. Clark gave a talk on the “Metamorphic evolution of southern India during Gondwana amalgamation events”. One of the outcomes was the outline of collaboration on a students exchanging program concerning the metamorphic evolution of Brasiliano belts, between Curtin University and UFRJ. Prof. Clark participated in a one-day field trip through the outcrops of Rio de Janeiro city, a Neoproterozoic terrane of the Ribeira Orogen.

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