Official Title: Associate Professor

Faculty: Institute of Science and Environment

Email: agata.dias@usj.edu.mo


Short Bio

Ágata Dias has a PhD in Geology (specialization in Mineralogy, Crystallography and Metallogeny) and a MSc in Dynamic Geology (2002). Her scientific interests are mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry and marine geology (Deep-sea hydrothermal systems and ore deposits ). Since 1996 has been involved in scientific projects related with the deep-sea exploration and with mineralogy, geochemistry and ore-forming minerals. Since she integrated the ISE has been more related in environmental projects.

Along her research activities, she has been collaborating with different universities and research institutions around the world, such as IFREMER, Brest, France; ETH, Zurich, Switzerland; NOC, Southampton, UK; University of Bergen, Norway; FCUL, Lisbon, Portugal and GIGCAS, Guangzhou, China.

She has almost 20 years of academic experience. Until join USJ, in 2011, was assistant and auxiliar professor at ULHT and invited auxiliar professor at FCUL, both in Portugal.

Scientific Interests: Mineralogy, Petrology, Geochemistry, Marine Geology (Deep-sea hydrothermal systems and ore deposits ) and environmental sciences

WEB PAGEhttp://www.sel.usj.edu.mo/people-2/agata-alveirinho-dias/

ResearcherID: A-8723-2013ORCID iD0000-0003-3026-7366Research Gate: Á. S A Dias

Postdoctoral experience

 2012 Post-doc on the seafloor hydrothermal systems and associated ore deposits in the Portuguese EEZ and adjacent areas. CREMINER/LARSyS Laboratory of Robotics and Systems in Science and Engineering. FCT: SFRH/BPD/68648/2010

 2010 Post-doc on the geochemistry and mineralogy of new Arctic deep sea Hydrothermal system. - Ultra-slow spreading and hydrogen-based deep biosphere Jan Myen and Loky’s Castle hydrothermal fieds. H2deep project/ EUROCORES Program – EuroMARC - European Science Foundation (ESF) No. ERAS-CT-2003-980409 of the European Commission: EUROMARC/0001/2007/ H2DEEP

SCIENTIFIC CRUISES (Marine fieldwork)

2009 – Scientist in the Luso2009 cruise on board of NRP Almirante Gago Coutinho (PT) with the ROV (Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle) Luso; Governmental Task Group for the Portuguese Continental Shelf Extension (EMEPC); Azores island slopes geomorphology and geology and scientific studies for the Portuguese continental shelf extension in the Atlantic Ocean. Coordinator of survey dives at AMAR region.

2008 – Scientist in the Mission Luso2008; on board NRP Almirante Gago Coutinho (PT) with the ROV Luso; Scientific studies for the Portuguese continental shelf extension in the Atlantic Ocean; Governmental Task Group for the Portuguese Continental Shelf Extension (EMEPC); Coordinator of the sediment corers sampling PI: Manuel Pinto de Abreu e Nuno Lourenço.

2008 – Scientist and gravity core drilling coordinator in the Mission H2Deep leg 2 (EuroMARC Project), on board of G.O. SARS (Norway) with the ROV Bathysaurus; Survey of hydrothermal systems from Ultraslow spreading ridges. European cruise.

2004 – Scientist and gravity core drilling coordinator in the Mission CD167 (SEAHMA) on board of RRS Charles Darwin (UK). The aim of the cruise was the geological and geophysical survey of the Saldanha hydrothermal system (Mid-Atlantic Ridge).

2002 – Scientist in the Mission SEAHMA 1, on board of Atalante (IFREMER) with ROV Victor. MAR seafloor research Portuguese mission (Seahma project/FCT); Participation as researcher and responsible of ROV research dives (FCUL).

1998 – Scientist in the Mission SALDANHA, on board of NADIR (IFREMER), with a deep diving submersible – NAUTILE  (IFREMER). MAR seafloor research. Participation as researcher and coordinator of one of the Nautile submersible dives. Portuguese and French mission financed by Portuguese Government funds (Programa PRAXIS XXI).

1990 – Junior scientist in the Mission PLAMIBEL I, on board Auriga oceanographic vessel. Portuguese mission (IH – Portuguese Hydrographic Institute) with collaboration of Bordéus University. Research participation. Study of the Portuguese continental shelf between Douro and Minho rivers and the turbiditic plumes connected with rivers from northern

RESEARCH PROJECTS

MaG.I.C – Petrology and Geochemistry of Igneous Rocks from Macao: Implications for the Crustal Evolution of Southern China. FDCT File No.: 043/2014/A1, 2015-2018.

BLUE MINING – Breakthrough Solutions for the Sustainable Exploration and Extraction of Deep Sea Mineral Resources. FP7 (7th research framework programme), EU Research Projects. Proj. ref.: 604500, 2014-2018

EUROCORES Program – EuroMARC Project  (ESF)  Ultra-slow spreading and hydrogen-based deep biosphere (H2DEEP). No. ERAS-CT-2003-980409 of the European Commission: H2Deep – EuroMarc /0001/2007.

SEAHMA – Seafloor and Sub-seafloor Hydrothermal Modelling in the Azores Sea POCTI/P/MAR/15281/1999

MOMAR – Monitoring the Mid-Atlantic Ridge: MOMAR I, 1998; MOMAR II, 2002.

AMAR – Localização e Caracterização de Fontes Hidrotermais no Segmento AMAR: FCT (Praxis XXI) 1997-98

AMORES – Azores. Mid-Oceanic Ridge Ecosystem Studies: MAS3-CT95-0040) – EU – MAST III 1996 – 1998 (Team member

MARFLUX / ATJ – Study of Hydrothermal Fluxes in the Azores Triple Junction – EU – 1994-1996

Brothers Volcano Multidisciplinar Drilling Project (2016)

Publications

 Quelhas P M, Mata J, Lou U T, Ribeiro M R and Dias Á (2016) Mesozoic Granitic Magmatism in Macao, Southeast China. AGU Fall meeting 12-16 December 2016, San Francisco

 Dias Á, Quelhas P, Lou U, Mata J & Ribeiro M L (2016) Petrology and Geochemistry of Granitic Rocks from Macao. Goldschmidt2016. 61, 05c – 665. Yokohama, Japan. July. http://goldschmidt.info/2016/uploads/abstracts/finalPDFs/665.pdf

 Dias, Á S and Barriga, F (2015) Saldanha hydrothermal field: the role of the sediment-cover in the preservation of ore-forming minerals. Third InterRidge Theoretical Institute: Magmatic and Tectonic Processes and Seabed Resources at Mid-Ocean Ridges. T2-09.

 Cruz M I, Marques F A M, Dias Á S, Pedersen R, Barriga F J A S (2014) Sr and Nd isotopic composition of Jan Mayen and Loki’s Castle: a progress report. 43rd Underwater Mining Institute · 21-28 September 2014

 Cruz MI, Marques F, Dias Á S et al (2013) Sulfide Sites in the Arctic Ocean: Jan Mayen and Loki’s Castle. Goldschmidt. Florence. Italy

 Cruz M I, Dias A S etal (2013) Sulphide mineralization in Arctic seafloor hydrothermal fields: extending the European exploration area to the Far North. ERA-MIN, March, Carcavelos, Portugal

 Relvas J, Barriga F, Costa I, Cruz I, Dias Á, Marques F, Pinto A (2012). Massive Sulfide Mineralization in Relic and Modern Seafloor. Ophiolite and Related Ore and Industrial Minerals, Karaden

 Dias, Á S et al (2011) Geochemistry and stable isotopes constraints on high-temperature activity from sediment cores of the Saldanha field. Marine Geology 279 (2011) 128–140.

 Dias, Á S et al (2010). Tracing fluid-rock reaction and hydrothermal circulation at the Saldanha hydrothermal field. Chemical Geology, 273(3-4): 168-179.

 Dias, Á S (2008) Geochemistry of a sediment push-core from the Lucky Strike hydrothermal field, Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Chemical Geology, 247(3-4): 339-351.

 Dias Á S and Barriga F. (2006) Mineralogy and geochemistry of hydrothermal sediments from the serpentinite-hosted Saldanha hydrothermal field (36834VN; 33826VW) at MAR. Marine Geology. 225, 157–175.

 Dias Á S and Barriga, F J A S, (2005). Mineralogical and geochemical hydrothermal evidences on sediments from the serpentinite-hosted Saldanha hydrothermal field. Mineral Deposit Research. 1: 603-606.

 Miranda J M, Silva P F, Lourenço N, Henry B, Costa R and Saldanha Team (Dias, Á S included) (2003) Study of the Saldanha massif (MAR, 36º34´N): Constrains from rock magnetic and geophysical data. Marine Geophysical Researches 23: 299–318

 Relvas, J; Barriga, F; Costa, I; Cruz, I; Dias, Á S; Marques, AF; Pinto, A (2012). Massive Sulfide Mineralization in Relic and Modern Seafloor. Ophiolite and Related Ore and Industrial Minerals, Karadeniz Technical Univ.,Turkey.

 Cruz M I, Dias Á S, Relvas J M R S, Carvalho C, Fonseca R, Pedersen R.B, Barriga F J A S (2011) Geochemistry of the Artic Loki’s Castle hydrothermal vent products, Mineralogical Magazine Goldschmidt Conference, p 708

 Dias Á S, Cruz I, Fonseca R, Barriga F J A S, Pedersen, R B (2011) Trollveggen Vent Field: Mineralogy and geochemistry of chimneys and deposits, and evidence of hydrothermal activity in far-field cores. Final EuroMARC conference

 Cruz M I, Dias Á S, Carvalho C, Barriga F J A S, Relvas J M R S, Fonseca R, Pedersen R (2011) Loki's Castle Arctic Vents and Host Sediments: Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Final EuroMarc Conference

Dias Á S et al (2010) Mineralogy and Geochemistry from Trollveggen Vent Field Chimneys and Metalliferous Sediments (Mohns Ridge, West Jan Mayen Fracture Zone at 71°N).Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, AGU's online supplement

 Barriga F, Fonseca R, Dias Á S, Cruz I, Carvalho C, Relvas J, Pedersen R B (2010) Acid-Extractable Geochemistry from the Loki's Castle Hydrothermal Field, Norwegian Sea at 74 degrees N (South Knipovich Ridge).Eos, Transactions, AGU's online supplement

 Barriga FJAS, Carvalho C, Cruz MI, Dias Á S, et alR (2010) Preliminary Results on Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Loki's Castle Arctic Vents and Host Sediments. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol 12, EGU2010-11970, European Geosciences Union (EGU)

 Barriga F J A S, Carvalho C, Cruz I M, Dias Á S, Fonseca R, Relvas J M, Pedersen R B (2010) Mineralogy and geochemistry of Loki’s Castle Arctic vents and host sediments: preliminary results. European Geosciences Union (EGU). Vienna, Austria.

 Dias Á S, Fruh-Green GL, et al (2006) High Temperature Hydrothermal Components in the Sediment Cover of the Saldanha Hydrothermal Field. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, AGU OS21B: 1591. AGU's online supplement

 Barriga FJAS, Dias Á S, Mills RA, et al (2006) Pb and Nd Isotope Variations and Elemental Geochemistry in Hydrothermal Sediments in a Push Core from Lucky Strike, 37ºN Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Eos Transactions, AGU. 1590. AGU's online supplement

 Dias Á S, Jorge R and Barriga F (2005) Low temperature hydrothermal Manganese crust from Saldanha field, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, International MoMar Implementation Workshop, 29.

Dzhatieva Z, Sinha M, Santos F, Silva N, Dias Á S, et al (2005) On preliminary results of the active electromagnetic survey of Saldanha hydrothermal venting field, MAR. International MoMar Implementation Workshop, 33

 Sinha M C, Santos F, Dzhatieva Z, Dias Á S, et al (2005), Saldanha Massif, Mid-Atlantic Ridge: A Controlled Source EM Study. Eos, Transactions. AGU, 86(52), OS33A-1464

 Sinha M, Dzhatieva Z, Santos F, Silva N, Dias Á S, et al (2005) Active electromagnetic survey of hydrothermal venting area at Saldanha Massif, Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Geophysical Research 7, EGU05-A-07706

 Dias Á S, Barriga F, Fouquet Y (2002) Hydrothermal sediments from Saldanha Mount (MAR, FAMOUS/AMAR). Theoretical Institute, Thermal Regime of Ocean Ridges and Dynamics of Hydrothermal Circulation, Pavia, IRTI, InterRidge, Abst 41

 Barriga F J A S, Dias Á S, et al (2002) Replacement processes in volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits; the key to giant orebodies. Geological Society of America 34(6):444

 Barriga F J A S, Fouquet Y, Almeida A, Biscoito M, Charlou J-L, Costa R, Dias Á S, et al (1999) Preliminary results of the Saldanha mission (FAMOUS segment of the MAR 36º30’N), Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGS, vol 1, 184

 M, Charlou J-L, Costa R, Dias Á S, et al (1998). Discovery of the Saldanha Hydrothermal Field on the FAMOUS Segment of the MAR (36º 30’N) Eos Trans., AGU 79(45): F67

 

Reports

 Luso2008 Cruise Report. Task Group for the Extension of the Portuguese Continental Shelf (EMEPC). Portuguese Ministry of National Defence, Portugal

 RRS Charles Darwin Cruise 167, 2004 Cruise report. Sub-seafloor physical properties at Saldanha Seamount, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and controls on the spatial distribution of hydrothermal venting. Southampton, UK, NOC Southampton, 4, 43pp.

 Seahma-1 Cruise Report 2003. In Creminer. Faculty of Sciences University of Lisbon.

 Ultraslow spreading and hydrogen based deep biosphere (H2Deep) leg 2 Cruise 2008 report (EuroMARC Project). Mohns Ridge (Arctic sea). University of Bergen, Norway. (Eurocores, ESF)

 Luso 2009 Cruise Report. Task Group for the Extension of the Portuguese Continental Shelf (EMEPC). Portuguese Ministry of National Defence

 Saldanha Cruise 1999 Report. Faculty of Sciences University of Lisbon.

 

Governmental Reports

Collaboration in “Relatório da Comissão Estratégica dos Oceanos” (2004) Comissão Estratégica dos Oceanos. Portuguese Government, 329pp.

 

 

 

 


Publications

  • Dias, Á.S. et al (2011) Geochemistry and stable isotopes constraints on high-temperature activity from sediment cores of the Saldanha field. Marine Geology 279 (2011) 128–140.
  • Dias, Á. S. et al (2010). Tracing fluid-rock reaction and hydrothermal circulation at the Saldanha hydrothermal field. Chemical Geology, 273(3-4): 168-179.
  • Dias, Á. S. (2008) Geochemistry of a sediment push-core from the Lucky Strike hydrothermal field, Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Chemical Geology, 247(3-4): 339-351.
  • Dias Á S. and Barriga F. (2006) Mineralogy and geochemistry of hydrothermal sediments from the serpentinite-hosted Saldanha hydrothermal field (36834VN; 33826VW) at MAR. Marine Geology. 225, 157–175.
  • Dias Á S and Barriga, F J A S, (2005). Mineralogical and geochemical hydrothermal evidences on sediments from the serpentinite-hosted Saldanha hydrothermal field. Mineral Deposit Research. 1: 603-606.
  • Miranda J M, Silva P F, Lourenço N, Henry B, Costa R and Saldanha Team (Dias, Á S included) (2003) Study of the Saldanha massif (MAR, 36º34´N): Constrains from rock magnetic and geophysical data. Marine Geophysical Researches 23: 299–318
  • Relvas, J; Barriga, F; Costa, I; Cruz, I; Dias, ÁS; Marques, AF; Pinto, A (2012). Massive Sulfide Mineralization in Relic and Modern Seafloor. Ophiolite and Related Ore and Industrial Minerals, Karadeniz Technical Univ.,Turkey.
  • Cruz M I, Dias Á S, Relvas J M R S, Carvalho C, Fonseca R, Pedersen R.B, Barriga F J A S (2011) Geochemistry of the Artic Loki’s Castle hydrothermal vent products, Mineralogical Magazine Goldschmidt Conference, p 708
  • Dias Á S, Cruz I, Fonseca R, Barriga F J A S, Pedersen, R B (2011) Trollveggen Vent Field: Mineralogy and geochemistry of chimneys and deposits, and evidence of hydrothermal activity in far-field cores. Final EuroMARC conference
  • Cruz MI, Dias Á S, Carvalho C, Barriga F J A S, Relvas J M R S, Fonseca R, Pedersen R (2011) Loki's Castle Arctic Vents and Host Sediments: Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Final EuroMarc Conference
  • Dias Á S et al (2010) Mineralogy and Geochemistry from Trollveggen Vent Field Chimneys and Metalliferous Sediments (Mohns Ridge, West Jan Mayen Fracture Zone at 71°N).Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, AGU's online supplement
  • Barriga F, Fonseca R, Dias Á S, Cruz I, Carvalho C, Relvas J, Pedersen R B (2010) Acid-Extractable Geochemistry from the Loki's Castle Hydrothermal Field, Norwegian Sea at 74 degrees N (South Knipovich Ridge).Eos, Transactions, AGU's online supplement
  • Barriga FJAS, Carvalho C, Cruz MI, Dias ÁS, et alR (2010) Preliminary Results on Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Loki's Castle Arctic Vents and Host Sediments. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol 12, EGU2010-11970, European Geosciences Union (EGU)
  • Barriga F J A S, Carvalho C, Cruz I M, Dias Á S, Fonseca R, Relvas J M, Pedersen R B (2010) Mineralogy and geochemistry of Loki’s Castle Arctic vents and host sediments: preliminary results. European Geosciences Union (EGU). Vienna, Austria.
  • Dias ÁS, Fruh-Green GL, et al (2006) High Temperature Hydrothermal Components in the Sediment Cover of the Saldanha Hydrothermal Field. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, AGU OS21B: 1591. AGU's online supplement
  • Barriga FJAS, Dias Á S, Mills RA, et al (2006) Pb and Nd Isotope Variations and Elemental Geochemistry in Hydrothermal Sediments in a Push Core from Lucky Strike, 37ºN Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Eos Transactions, AGU. 1590. AGU's online supplement
  • Dias Á S, Jorge R and Barriga F (2005) Low temperature hydrothermal Manganese crust from Saldanha field, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, International MoMar Implementation Workshop, 29.
  • Dzhatieva Z, Sinha M, Santos F, Silva N, Dias ÁS, et al (2005) On preliminary results of the active electromagnetic survey of Saldanha hydrothermal venting field, MAR. International MoMar Implementation Workshop, 33
  • Sinha M C, Santos F, Dzhatieva Z, Dias Á S, et al (2005), Saldanha Massif, Mid-Atlantic Ridge: A Controlled Source EM Study. Eos, Transactions. AGU, 86(52), OS33A-1464
  • Sinha M, Dzhatieva Z, Santos F, Silva N, Dias Á S, et al (2005) Active electromagnetic survey of hydrothermal venting area at Saldanha Massif, Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Geophysical Research 7, EGU05-A-07706
  • Dias Á S, Barriga F, Fouquet Y (2002) Hydrothermal sediments from Saldanha Mount (MAR, FAMOUS/AMAR). Theoretical Institute, Thermal Regime of Ocean Ridges and Dynamics of Hydrothermal Circulation, Pavia, IRTI, InterRidge, Abst 41
  • Barriga F J A S, Dias Á S, et al (2002) Replacement processes in volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits; the key to giant orebodies. Geological Society of America 34(6):444
  • Barriga F J A S, Fouquet Y, Almeida A, Biscoito M, Charlou J-L, Costa R, Dias Á S, et al (1999) Preliminary results of the Saldanha mission (FAMOUS segment of the MAR 36º30’N), Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGS, vol 1, 184
  • M, Charlou J-L, Costa R, Dias Á S, et al (1998). Discovery of the Saldanha Hydrothermal Field on the FAMOUS Segment of the MAR (36º 30’N) Eos Trans., AGU 79(45): F67
  • Luso2008 Cruise Report. Task Group for the Extension of the Portuguese Continental Shelf (EMEPC). Portuguese Ministry of National Defence, Portugal
  • RRS Charles Darwin Cruise 167, 2004 Cruise report. Sub-seafloor physical properties at Saldanha Seamount, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and controls on the spatial distribution of hydrothermal venting. Southampton, UK, NOC Southampton, 4, 43pp.
  • Seahma-1 Cruise Report 2003. In Creminer. Faculty of Sciences University of Lisbon.
  • Ultraslow spreading and hydrogen based deep biosphere (H2Deep) leg 2 Cruise 2008 report (EuroMARC Project). Mohns Ridge (Arctic sea). University of Bergen, Norway. (Eurocores, ESF)
  • Luso 2009 Cruise Report. Task Group for the Extension of the Portuguese Continental Shelf (EMEPC). Portuguese Ministry of National Defence
  • Saldanha Cruise 1999 Report. Faculty of Sciences University of Lisbon.
  • Collaboration in “Relatório da Comissão Estratégica dos Oceanos” (2004) Comissão Estratégica dos Oceanos. Portuguese Government, 329pp.
  • Cruz MI, Marques F, Dias ÁS et al (2013) Sulfide Sites in the Arctic Ocean: Jan Mayen and Loki’s Castle. Goldschmidt. Florence. Italy
  • Cruz MI, Dias AS etal (2013) Sulphide mineralization in Arctic seafloor hydrothermal fields: extending the European exploration area to the Far North. ERA-MIN, March, Carcavelos, Portugal

Modules

Year 1 Doctorate
Year 1 Master
Year 2 Bachelor
LCO103
2.00 credits
Year 3 Bachelor
LSS219
3.00 credits
Year 4 Bachelor
LCO301
4.00 credits
Others
Others
PGS008
3.00 credits
PGS007
3.00 credits