Slate - Submarine Landslides and their impact on European continental margins

The over-arching aim of the European Training Network SLATE is two-fold:

  • to understand key factors triggering submarine landslides, the subsequent motion and evolution of failed material, as well as ensuing geohazards, e.g. tsunamis; and
  • to integrate an innovative broad range of scientific disciplines and private sector needs into a novel training-through-research and co-supervision of 15 ESRs.

SLATE focusses on investigating submarine landslides and associated geohazards as important natural risks that threaten offshore infrastructures and coastal regions in Europe. Submarine landslides can be far larger than any terrestrial landslide and can produce tsunami whose far reaching effects can rival those produced by earthquake-tsunamis, and which threaten increasingly populated European coastlines. Even small landslides can damage…


4th Annual SLATE Workshop -
a virtual experience

General, News, Workshops | 2020-03-31

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and related mesures for social distancing, the 4th Annual SLATE Workshop was organized as a 2-day "virtual" core workshop (24-25 March 2020). Up to 33 participants joined this improvised workshop featuring ESR presentations, SB meeting and a "virtual" get-together...

Thomas' secondment at ICM - CSIC in Barcelona
ESR 13, News, Secondments | 2020-03-27

Read the blog post from Thomas about his secondment in Barcelona, Cataluña. Working abroad, building a network, and enjoying the culture.

Recap of 2019
ESR 9, General, Miscellaneous, News, Secondments | 2020-02-18

A year full of setbacks and progress, re-adjustments and developments, learning and new discoveries, but most importantly exciting science: Ricarda recalls her experiences of 2019.

Useful Information

Postponement due to COVID-19
@ ISSMMTC, Dublin, Ireland  

In light of the COVID-19 situation the ISSMMTC conference has been postponed to June 2021. Exact dates will be announced soon. Registrations are now suspended and refunds are offered to those already registered.

Cancelled due to COVID-19
@ EGU 2020, Vienna, Austria  

The EGU has announced the cancellation of the physical EGU General Assembly 2020 in Vienna. Instead, they will host EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online (#shareEGU20), a week-long series of online activities held during the first week of May that support our community by fostering scientific communication.

Abstract Deadline Approaching
@ EGU 2020, Vienna  

Just one week left to submit your abstract for EGU 2020 in Vienna, Austria. If your work is related to subaqueous mass movements, then our session NH5.6 on their triggers, dynamics and hazards is the right one for you!