CERENA was present at the European Researcher's Night (NEI) 2019, which took place place last Friday, 27th September from 18h to 24h.
CERENA participates with the activity "HERITAGE BUILT IN STONE: KNOWING TO PRESERVE" coordinated by Amélia Dionísio and with the participation of Gustavo Paneiro, Susana Muiños, Edite Martinho and Orquidia Neves.
In the course of this activity participants observed on hand and under the microscope some of the stone pathologies that can most commonly be found in these materials, based on micro/small samples collected in monuments and historic buildings. In addition, participants applied a non-destructive test - ultrasonic method, which can be used in-situ and which assists in assessing and quantifying the degradation, i.e. whether the phenomenon of degradation is merely superficial or if it develops strongly in depth.
The theme of the 2019 Edition of NEI was Science in the City and addressed the major concerns of urban communities related to future global changes, highlighting the relevance of science to ensuring quality of life in cities of the future and preserving cultural heritage as a factor essential to sustainability.