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…


Maarten's secondment at the University of Innsbruck, Austria
ESR 10, General, News, Secondments | 2019-12-04

Maarten went on secondment at the University of Innsbruck during the summer of 2019. Read about his experience here!

SLATE at the 2019 European Researchers’ Night
ESR 1, ESR 3, News, Outreach | 2019-10-22

Rachel (ESR1) and Tugdual (ESR3) participated at the 2019 European Researchers' Night in their host countries of Germany and Italy. Read about their experiences in communicating science to the general public.

3rd Annual SLATE Workshop
@ ISMAR Bologna, Italy

News, Workshops | 2019-09-30

The 3rd Annual SLATE Workshop took the participants to ISMAR Bologna close to the Northern Apennines in Italy (15-21 September 2019). This years' focus was on the internal structures of submarine mass transport deposits as preserved in terrestrial outcrops.

Useful Information

Early Bird registration deadline
@ 9th ISSMMTC conference, Dublin  

Just two weeks left for the early bird registration deadline of the upcoming 9th International Symposium on Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences (ISSMMTC). Make sure to register before Nov 30th (regular €475, student €200).

Call for Abstracts
@ EGU 2020, Vienna  

Abstract submissions for the EGU General Assembly 2020 are now open! Make sure to submit your abstract in time to participate in the biggest European conference for geoscientists, taking place in Vienna, Austra. Abstract deadline is 15 January 2020.

Registration now open!
9th ISSMMTC conference, Dublin  

The registration for the 9th International Symposium on Subaqueous Mass Movements and Their Consequences (ISSMMTC) is now open - make sure to register before 30 November 2019 for early bird registration (regular €475, student €200)!