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…


Report of Ting-Wei's 2nd secondment
@ NGI, Oslo, Norway

ESR 7, News, Secondments | 2019-07-10

Read about Ting-Wei's experience of conducting cyclic triaxial tests in the world-famous geotechnical lab of the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) during her secondment in May and June, 2019.

Rachel's secondments to
Durham, Southampton and Oslo

ESR 1, News, Secondments | 2019-07-07

Between September 2018 and January 2019, Rachel went on secondments to Durham, Southampton and Oslo (twice) to work with seismic data and cores, and to continue her work on the Tampen Slide, offshore Norway.

Monika's secondment
@CAU Kiel

ESR 11, News, Secondments | 2019-04-10

In February, Monika went on secondment to Kiel to do seismics and discuss science. This was her 4th stay at the CAU, so it almost felt like home - read here about her experiences!

Useful Information

Open position within SLATE
@MARUM, Universität Bremen  

Apply for a newly offered Early Stage Researcher position (full-time, duration of 18 month) within SLATE to work in the area of marine geosciences, particularly geophysics and numerical modelling. Deadline for the application is 8 August 2019.

Abstract submission deadline approaching
@ AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco  

A little more than two weeks left to submit abstracts for the AGU Fall Meeting 2019 - after two dynamic meetings in New Orleans and Washington, D.C., this year’s meeting returns to the Moscone Center in San Francisco! Abstract deadline is 31 July 2019.

PhD opportunity on submarine landslides

GEOMAR offers a PhD within the DFG funded TRISCO project. 3D seismic reflection and OBS data will be explored to map submarine landslides, identify gas migration pathways & estimate gas quantities. Application deadline is 15 January 2019.