Carla Patinha
Ana Lillebø; Nuno Durães; Ana Luis; Ana Sousa; Ana Claudia Dias
SOILSALT - Benchmark of soil salinization on "Baixo Vouga Lagunar" before the floodbank construction
The Ria de Aveiro has been subdue to Human action to enable the lagoon harbour navigability. The most visible impact has been at Baixo Vouga Lagunar (BVL), were the land has been affected by surface saltwater intrusion. Salinization reduces soil productivity, causing the abandonment of agriculture. The completion of the floodbank construction will carry out environmental/ecological changes in the BVL. It is expected to avoid surface saltwater intrusion, however this cannot ensure the absence of saline groundwater intrusion. Hither way it is crucial to acquire benchmark conditions before the intervention in order to monitor the future evolution of the salinization process in BVL. SoilSalt will provide the benchmark for the actual status, extension and degree of soil degradation that will support the identification of potential future hazards or salinization attenuation processes. SoilSalt aims establishing the link between farmers and academics supporting the development of the Estarreja Strategic Development Plan 2015-2025.
Projet OHMs
OHM(s) concerné(s)
  • OHM Estarreja
Biogéochimie, Chimie, Géoréférencement


Carla Patinha is technician at Department of Geoscience and researcher of GEOBIOTEC. She holds a PhD degree in Geosciences (2002), University of Aveiro. Since obtaining her PhD degree published 36 papers in international peer review journals. C Patinha has also published about 100 papers in International Conferences Proceedings. She has been participating and coordinating several national and international R&D Projects. Present research interests include research on human bioaccessibility, solid-phase distribution of potentially harmful elements to human health, saline soils and their management and study geochemical records of environmental changes: climate changes and human activities.


Ana Claudia
Ana Cláudia M. Dias graduated in Chemistry by the Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto in 2007 and
completed the M.Sc. degree in Chemistry by the same university in 2008. In September of 2008 began
her activities at Geosciences Department of the University of Aveiro as a fellowship of the project
PTDC/CTE-GEX/68523/2006: URBSOIL-LISBON- Geochemical survey of Lisbon urban soils: a
baseline for future human health studies.
Since 2009, Ana Cláudia M. Dias is a Superior Technician in the geochemistry/hydrochemistry
laboratory of the University of Aveiro, collaborator in the research team GeoBioTec – GeoBioSciences,
GeoTechnologies and GeoEngineering and has been participating in several R & D Projects.
Since finished the M.Sc. degree, Ana Cláudia M. Dias published as a co-author 12 papers in ISI journals,
2 Newsletters, 1 chapter book and about 52 papers in National and International Conferences
Ana Cláudia M. Dias participates in the 2nd BARGE...