Tugdual shares his experience of this year's EGU General Assembly

Tugdual Gauchery (ESR3) | @ Vienna, Austria (8-13 April 2018)

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is the biggest meeting of geoscientists in Europe. During 1 week, more than 15,000 scientists gathered to exchange and to present their work in front of the worldwide scientific community. This conference was my first participation in a conference and was a great opportunity to present my work and get feedbacks.

The poster I presented entitled “Geomorphology of Multi-Stage Submarine Landslides along the South Eastern Slope of the Gela Basin in the Strait of Sicily (Central Mediterranean Sea)” was about the geomorphological analyses of the eastern Gela Basin where multiple submarine landslides were mapped (area, thickness…) as well as their source areas (head scars). The preliminary results, extracted from the visual interpretation of the bathymetrical maps and with the CHIRP profiles, show that there is a certain occurrence in landslides accumulating in the deepest part of the Gela Basin. Most of the recent slides cover a large area in the SE Gela Basin but are very thin (around 10 m) except for 2 slides: the South Father Slide (SFS) and the South Gela Basin Slide (SGBS). The SGBS will be presented at the European Seismological Commission (ESC) 36th General Assembly, which will be held in September in Malta, about its tsunamigenic potential estimated and the eventual consequences on the coasts of Sicily and Malta.

At the end, this conference allowed to meet many people with very diverse backgrounds, discuss a lot about my work giving rise to many ideas for the project and to see again many colleagues, old teachers, and friends.

  • Vienna, Austria