Field trip

Field trip

We invite all participants interested in witnessing 35 years of practical experience and scientific studies in Outão quarries and visiting one of the most valuable Portuguese natural heritage sites, the Arrábida Natural Park. The conference offers the opportunity to visit SECIL-Outão cement plant, where it can be observed the progressive rehabilitation of Outão quarries, which began in 1982, and the plant nursery, where currently 17 native species are produced. The participants will also be able to visit the Arrábida Natural Park, with rare panoramic landscapes associated with an extraordinary diversity of vegetation mosaics. At Arrábida we will look at two interesting sites: Jaspe and Mata do Solitário. At Jaspe exists a small quarry of Arrábida conglomerates which exploitation finished in 1976 where it’s possible to observe the natural colonization. The forest Mata do Solitário represents one of the best testimonies of the Tertiary vegetation, in Portuguese territory, translating the Mediterranean environment that the glaciations did not affect. Join us in this flied trip where we can exchange experiences and see beautiful landscapes. The field trip is restricted to a maximum number of 80 participants and registration is required. Please register by selecting the extra option in your registration profile. Lunch will be provided after the tour and is included in the conference fee.

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