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Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Awards 2023 Rute Santos

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Rute Santos

Rute Santos
Rute Santos

EMRP Earth Magnetism & Rock Physics

The 2023 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Rute Santos for the poster/PICO entitled:

Realistic estimates of the shield wire effect on the Portuguese power grid (Santos, R.; Pais, M. A.; Pinheiro, F.; Cardoso, J.; Alves Ribeiro, J.)

Click here to download the poster/PICO file.

Rute Santos is a PhD student in the Physics Department at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. She is conducting her research under the supervision of Prof. Alexandra Pais from CITEUC and Prof. João Cardoso from LIBPhys. Rute’s research primarily focuses on studying the impact of Geomagnetically Induced Currents (GICs) on the power grid and gas pipeline over the Portugal mainland territory. Her work involves enhancing GIC modeling in these systems, developing instrumentation to measure these currents, and also working on a GIC forecast tool.
During the EGU 2023 conference, Rute presented her findings on improving GIC calculations by considering shield wires in the power grid model.