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…


Maddalena´s 3-month secondment at MARUM, Bremen
ESR 15, News, Secondments | 2019-09-24

Maddalena´s blog on her 3-month secondment at MARUM, Bremen. During her stay she worked on advanced geotechnical analysis of Lake Lucerne cores.

921 (ChiChi) Earthquake 20th anniversary special topic
ESR 7, Miscellaneous, News | 2019-09-23

Ting-Wei translated a video that reviewed the "921 Earthquake" in Taiwan, and how the Taiwanese people progressed in the passed 20 years.

Thomas' secondment at Durham University
ESR 13, News, Secondments | 2019-08-14

Read the blog post from Thomas about his secondment in Durham, UK. Working abroad, building a network, and socialising.

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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.

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9th ISSMMTC conference, Dublin  

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