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…


2nd Annual SLATE Workshop
@EAWAG Kastanienbaum, Switzerland

News, Workshops | 2018-09-06

The upcoming 2nd Annual SLATE Workshop will take the participants to the EAWAG Kastanienbaum at the shore of Lake Lucerne in Switzerland (9-16 September 2018). A 2-day technical workshop will introduce the ESRs to various aspects of on- and offshore mass movements, earthquake-triggered landslides, mass-movement triggered tsunami and their deposits. Stay tuned for more information and updates from the workshop!

ESRs' experiences of the ISC2018
@ Québec, Canada (12-17 August 2018)

Conferences, ESR 10, ESR 4, ESR 6, News | 2018-09-05

Shray (ESR4), Davide (ESR6) and Maarten (ESR10) participated at the International Sedimentological Congress (ISC) 2018, which was held from 13-17 August in Québec, Canada. Organised every four years by the International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS), they took the chance to present their projects to a large audience. Read more about their experience…

Maarten's participation in BSRG workshop
@ University of Liverpool, UK

News | 2018-08-07

In order to broaden his sedimentological skillset outside of his own PhD project, Maarten took the opportunity to attend the “Sandstone Petrography and Diagenesis” workshop offered by the British Sedimentological Research Group (BSRG) at the University of Liverpool. Read more about his experience in microscopically analysing sandstones.

Useful Information

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.

PhD opportunity on submarine landslides
@ University College Dublin  

The iCRAG offers a PhD sholarship @ University College Dublin - "Characteristics of slow-moving submarine landslides". The project is fully funded for four years with a stipend of €18,500 per annum. Application deadline is 22 June 2018, start date 3 September 2018.