Social Program

Visit to CIVISA

Date: Tuesday, 3 September, 4:30 pm

Visit to the Data Acquisition Centre of the Seismic Information and Surveillance Centre of the Azores (CIVISA) and the Institute for Research in Volcanology and Risk Assessment of the University of the Azores (Scientific Complex, 3rd floor).

Registration is free but compulsory (limited to 40 participants).


5k Geostats Race

Date: Tuesday, 3 September, 6:30 pm

The Geostats race is not part of the Olympic Games, but it could be, given the quality of the athletes. In a 5000 metre run/walk along Ponta Delgada's waterfront, the uncertainty of the final result is a tradition. We're waiting for all of you, wearing your Geostats 2024 T-shirt, whether you're running or supporting.

5 km distanceRecommendations: willpower and leg strength

Geostats2024 Race


Tour of the Historic Centre of Ponta Delgada and Pineapple Plantations

Date: Wednesday, 4 September, 5 pm

The tour will start from University of the Azores Garden in direction to the Azores Pineapple Plantation, where we'll come into contact with a centuries-old type of crop with unique characteristics, visiting the greenhouses, and taste pineapple jam and liqueur produce on this plantation. The tour will then continue towards the historic centre of Ponta Delgada, uncover much of the city’s history as we walk through its streets and alleys, passing by the Church of São Pedro, the main square in the historic centre, the Portas da Cidade and the Town Hall.

2-hour walking tourRecommendations: comfortable shoes

Registration fee = 5€ (paid with the registration fee)


Tour to Gruta do Carvão

Date: Wednesday, 4 September, 5 pm

Located in the western part of the city of Ponta Delgada, the Gruta do Carvão is currently 1912 meters long and is divided into three sections. The cave is part of a region of São Miguel Island geologically known as the "Picos Volcanic Complex", an area of fissural volcanism made up of around 250 scoria cones and basaltic lava flows, generally orientated N-S, which reached the sea in the western part of the city of Ponta Delgada. The age of the cave has been determined to be between 5,000 and 12,000 years old.

Average duration: 30-45 minutesLength: ~200 metersRecommendations: comfortable shoes (uneven floor) and a jacketLimited to 50 pax

Registration fee = 5€ (paid with the registration fee)

Tour to Gruta do Carvão 


Gala Dinner

Date: Thrusday, 5 September, 7:30 pm

The Gala Dinner will take place in Octant Hotel Azores

The event will feature an acoustic musical performance with strings.

We anticipate an event full of entertainment and, well geostatistics.






Ponta Delgada, Azores - Portugal

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For general information about the event, including registration, please contact us at:
(+351) 22 204 3570


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