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…


Recap of 2019
ESR 9, General, Miscellaneous, News, Secondments | 2020-02-18

A year full of setbacks and progress, re-adjustments and developments, learning and new discoveries, but most importantly exciting science: Ricarda recalls her experiences of 2019.

Ting-Wei’s secondments
@ NGI and IFREMER (second term)

ESR 7, News, Secondments | 2019-12-24

Ting-Wei went back to NGI (1 month) and IFREMER (2 months) to complete her demanding series of cyclic and monotonic triaxial tests, and to work on a manuscript.

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!

Useful Information

Abstract Deadline Approaching
@ EGU 2020, Vienna  

Just one week left to submit your abstract for EGU 2020 in Vienna, Austria. If your work is related to subaqueous mass movements, then our session NH5.6 on their triggers, dynamics and hazards is the right one for you!

First papers of Special Publication for 9th ISSMMTC available online   

The Geological Society Special Publication for the 9th ISSMMTC is underway and the first papers are online - among it Rachel's work on tsunamigenic volcanic flank-collapse of Fogo Island (Cape Verdes). Keep checking for more contributions from SLATE!

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).