At a glance
Day 0 – Welcome
Day I – Deep
Day II – Shallow
Day III – Regional
II-1 Ehsan Kosari
Simplify Your Science – a workshop by SUBITOP partner teachers
Demystifying science communication – a workshop by Laura Roberts
Ice breaker and Keynote 0
General discussion & closing ceremony
Note that keynote talks will be 40 min and other talks 30 min, so the time assignments will differ by ten minutes depending on the session configuration. Posters will be visible all three conference days. Presenters are encouraged to hang up their posters already during the Welcome and Ice breaker time. Each day, we will have a set of topic-specific lightning talks to foster awareness of the posters. These ightning talks will be 2 minutes each. For details see TECHNICAL.
To save ressources we will not provide printed versions of the full abstract book. The pdf file (71 pages, 1.8 MB) is available, here.
Session 1A Deep processes and characteristics acting on plate boundaries and topography
Keynote presentation: Rheological continuity at the Lithosphere-Asthenosphere Boundary: implications for plate dynamics and deformation, by Fanny Garel, University of Montpellier.
Session 1B Subduction zone initiation, evolution tracking and emerging structures
Session 2A: Active tectonics and earthquake hazards in subduction zones
Subduction zones represent the main seismic hazard globally. This session aims to understand the role of active faulting and earthquake hazards in the upper and lower plate, and how the seismic cycle relates to longer term deformation and topography.
Keynote Presentation: Topographic modulation of fault kinematics in the Himalaya and Tibet, by Richard Styron, University of Michigan.
Session 2B: Using surface processes to constrain tectonic signals
Surface processes act on all subaerial regions of subduction zones and can contain a lot of information about tectonics. This session will present useful tools in extracting information from surface evolution and case studies of constraining tectonic signals from topography.
Keynote Presentation: Surface processes above subduction zones – importance, interactions and implications, by Alexander Whittaker, Imperial College London.
Session 2C: Impact of slab and mantle dynamics on long-term upper plate deformation
The slab and the upper plate are coupled and therefore changes of the slab behavior with time can excert a strong tectonic signal in the crust. This session looks at regional examples of upper plate deformation in subduction zones and the potential role of mantle dynamics.
Session 3A : Present day deep structure in the Western Mediterranean
Imaging the present-day deep structure is important to understand the evolution of subduction zones and serve as a crucial constrains for the geodynamic evolution models. This session is focused on imaging the Western Mediterranean integrating data from potential field, passive seismology and GPS.
Keynote Presentation: Deciphering the Betic orogen through its lithospheric structure by Flor de Lis Mancilla , University of Granada.
Session 3B: In contrast to Mediterranean
The Alpine realm represents a unique opportunity to investigate geodynamics of the complex interplay of plate subduction, collision, and back-arc extension. In this session, we bring together different perspectives on the evolution of the Mediterranean --from the Aegean to the Arabian plate--, to compare the main geodynamic processes that have shaped the closure of the Tethys.
Keynote presentation: Magmatic forcing of Cenozoic climate by Pietro Sternai, University of Milano-Bicocca.
Workshop Simplify Your Science
This 90 minute practical workshop will introduce you to the principles of effective science communication. You will be given a set of criteria to help you simplify your message, and you will learn to asses your own presentations more critically. The workshop will conclude with an exercise where you will simplify and summarise your own research for social media, with the help of the partner teachers.
SUBITOP decisively forges synergies between academia and industry, but also between academia and school teachers. This workshop will be steered by several of the SUBITOP partner school teachers.
Demystifying science communication: tips for making your science pop