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 3 January to Friday 5 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): The importance of combining a detailed structural analysis with isotopic dating of deformation before using brittle faults in our models
- Stephen Cox (ANU Canberra, Australia): The internal structure of high fluid flux faults and the behaviour of injection-driven swarms
- Sandra Piazolo (Leeds, UK): The interplay between deformation and metamorphism: A key to unravel Earth's processes
- Alberto Vitale-Brovarone (Paris, France): Serpentinisation and abiotic methanogenesis from oceanic detachment faults to subduction: structural inheritance and deep C cycling
Proposed thematic sessions
TSG sessions (Wednesday 3 January and Friday 5 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 4 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 ongoing 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 Friday 5th January.
There are two optional free to attend workshops on Saturday 6 January:
- Introduction to 3- and 4D x-ray imaging in Earth Sciences
- Introduction to GIS and applications to neotectonics studies.
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 24 November 2017
- Registration: Early Bird until 12:00 noon on 24 November 2017
- Abstract notifcation by w/c 1 December 2017
- Registration closes 18 December 2017 with no option of on-site registration
conference (oral and poster sessions) will take place in the Roland
Levinsky Building on the University campus. View a campus map.
- Meet and Greet at 18:00 on Tuesday 2 January at the Roundabout on Drake Circus. Details will be communicated via email.
- Conference dinner on Thursday 4 January 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Plymouth. £50 per person.
- 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.