The first joint meeting of the Tectonics Studies Group (TSG) and Metamorphic Studies Group (MSG) will take place at the University of Plymouth on Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th January 2018.
The key aim of the conference is to showcase the latest developments in tectonics, structural geology and metamorphic geology, and to foster collaborations between their research communities.
The conference will present the latest advances in each discipline, exploring and discussing cross-discipline research that is tackling fundamental tectonics processes at various spatial and time scales. The meeting will provide ample opportunities for networking across all academic levels and industry. This will enable the sharing of ideas and the dissemination of research across the research communities, and hopefully the opening of new exciting avenues for the research in Tectonics and related disciplines.
We particularly invite early career researchers to present their work in the traditionally friendly and encouraging environment of TSG and MSG.
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Confirmed keynote speakers
- Giulio Viola (Bologna, Italy)
- Sandra Piazolo (Leeds, UK)
- Alberto Vitale-Brovarone (Paris, France)
Proposed thematic sessions
TSG sessions (Wednesday 3rd January and Friday 5th January):
T1 – Palaeoseismology and the geology of the earthquake source
T2 – Fault and shear zone rheology in nature and experiments
T3 – Regional tectonics
T4 – The evolution and architecture of rifted margins
T4 – Neotectonics
T5 – Structural geology and energy resources
TSG-MSG joint sessions (Thursday 4th January):
TM1 – The fundamental interplay between deformation and metamorphism at all length- and time scales
TM2 – Fluid flow in the lithosphere and its impact on mineral reactions and deformation
TM3 – Continental tectonics and mountain building processes
In addition, abstract submissions showcasing a wide range of on-going research in Tectonics, Structural Geology, Metamorphic Geology, and related disciplines also outside the range of above themes are welcome and encouraged, and will be assigned to the TSG and MSG general sessions to be held on 5th January.
Local organising committee
Dr Luca Menegon, Dr Sarah Boulton, Professor Iain Stewart, Professor Mark Anderson, Dr Aude Gebelin.
- Abstract submission deadline: 12:00 noon on 3rd November 2017
- Registration: Early Bird until 3rd November 2017
- Abstract notifcation by w/c 13th November 2017
- Registration closes 18th December 2017 with no option of on-site registration
conference (oral and poster sessions) will take place in the Roland
Levinsky Building, Plymouth University campus. A campus map can be found here.
on icebreaker events and on conference dinner will be available soon.
- Crèche: please see www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/life-at-plymouth/campus-and-facilities/childcare for details
Please contact TSG2018@plymouth.ac.uk should you have any queries.