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 very…


Raising Awareness of Hazard Studies -
are we aware of the risks?

ESR 7, Miscellaneous, News | 2018-12-11

Natural hazards linked to earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis are not uniformly distributed around the globe – and thus are perceived rather differently by people. Ting-Wei (ESR 7) addresses this issue from a Taiwanese point of view to raise the public awareness of the relevance of hazard studies.

GLOMAR - the Bremen International Graduate School of Marine Sciences
Courses, ESR 11, ESR 7, ESR 9, News | 2018-12-04

Graduate schools can provide PhD students valuable support in a variety of ways. In this blog, Ting-Wei (ESR 7), Ricarda (ESR 9) and Monika (ESR 11) introduce GLOMAR, the international graduate school for marine sciences in Bremen. Read more about networking opportunities, seminars and offered courses!

The Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami:
what happened and what we know now

ESR 12, ESR 6, News, Outreach | 2018-11-22

On September 28, a severe earthquake (7.5 Mw) and tsunami hit Sulawesi, Indonesia, claiming more than 2000 lives. Davide (ESR 6) and William (ESR12) give a detailed overview of this series of cascading natural disasters, present a scientific view on the events and discuss the lessons we can learn for early-warning systems.

Useful Information

PhD opportunity on submarine landslides

GEOMAR offers a PhD within the DFG funded TRISCO project. 3D seismic reflection and OBS data will be explored to map submarine landslides, identify gas migration pathways & estimate gas quantities. Application deadline is 15 January 2019.

Abstract submission deadline approaching
@ AGU Fall Meeting, Washington D.C.  

Just three weeks left to submit abstracts for the Fall Meeting 2018 of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) - marking the beginning of AGU’s Centennial in 2019, this year’s meeting takes you to Washington, D.C.! Abstract deadline is 1 August 2018.

Call for Conference Venue of the 9th ISSMMTC in 2020 (IGCP-640/S4SLIDE)   

IGCP-640/S4SLIDE is soliciting applications to host the 9th International Symposium on Subaqueous Mass Movements and Their Consequences (ISSMMTC) in 2020 - what will be the conference venue this time? Submissions need to be received by 9 July 2018.