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…


Impressions from the CPT18 conference
@ Delft, the Netherlands (21-22 June 2018)

Conferences, ESR 8, News | 2018-07-17

Stefano recently attended the 4th International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing (CPT18) at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Here he is sharing a review about the conference in general and his scientific contribution to this event, an application of the Bayesian approach to the friction angle evaluation in sand!

Monika reports on her research stay
@ Migris AS, Trondheim, Norway

ESR 11, News, Secondments | 2018-07-11

With the aim of simulating migration of free gas within the Tuaheni Landslide Complex offshore New Zealand, Monika recently conducted a research stay at Migris AS in Trondheim, Norway. The results serve as input data for a geomechanical model investigating slope stability for different scenarios.

Maddalena’s report on her 1st secondment
@ MARUM / University of Bremen

ESR 15, News, Secondments | 2018-07-10

Maddalena just returned from the first part of her secondment at MARUM, Bremen. During her week-long stay under the supervision of Dr. Sylvia Stegmann, she processed and interpreted CPT data from the recent SNF Sinergia Project campaign at Lake Lucerne. Read more about it in tihis report!

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.