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 experience of the AGU 2018
@Washington, D.C., USA

Conferences, ESR 10, News | 2019-02-16

Maarten (ESR 10) attended the biggest geosciences conference in the world: the AGU Fall Meeting. The conference was held from 10 to 14 December 2018 in Washington, D.C., USA. Maarten presented a poster and attended a wide variety of other sessions. Read about his experiences here!

ESRs' experiences of the BSRG2018
@ Edinburgh, Scotland (18-19 Dec 2018)

Conferences, ESR 10, ESR 5, ESR 9, News | 2019-01-24

Kate (ESR5), Ricarda (ESR9) and Maarten (ESR10) participated at the British Sedimentological Research Group Annual Group Meeting (BSRG AGM 2018), which was held the 19th and 20th of December 2018 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Read about their experiences of this conference here!

Expedition to Bute Inlet, PART II
@ CCGS Vector

ESR 10, News | 2019-01-16

Maarten participated on the second part of a set of two research cruises to Bute Inlet, British Columbia, Canada on the CCGS Vector. Maarten studies real-time turbidity currents, a type of submarine flow that can be the result of landslides, that occur on the bottom of this fjord.

Useful Information

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.

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.