Short course: Understanding the central Alpine-Mediterranean chain – a Primer
Participants will be introduced to
mountain-building processes in the Alps and their adjacent
chains and basins, as well as analogous mountain belts in other
parts of the world. The course is directed especially at
non-geologists in AlpArray to show how knowledge of rocks
exposed at the surface is used to constrain the structure and
evolution of the Alpine chains and their forelands. It provides
a survey of the parts of the Alpine chain in the central
Mediterranean area (Alps, Apennines, Carpathians, Dinarides) and
discusses models of rifting, spreading, subduction and
collision. Course material will draw heavily on the experience
of the lecturers, who will review case studies and discuss the
advantages, but also the pitfalls of state-of-the-art methods
used to constrain the motion history leading to the present
mountain belts and basins.
Early career scientists (postdocs and PhDs) in the SPP are expected to attend; their travel and hotel costs will be covered by the SPP. The course is also open to all members of the AlpArray community.
Where: FU Berlin, Geocampus Lankwitz, Building C
Link to Program and Registration
Workshop: Let's model the (present-day) Alps
Boris Kaus and Georg Reuber from the University of Mainz invite interested 4DMB members (students, postdocs, PIs) to a 3-day introduction into geodynamic modeling.
What you will learn:
The official registration deadline already expired, so if you're interested be quick to ask whether you can still participate. Just write a mail to Boris Kaus (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Georg Reuber (email@example.com).
New data manager
We are happy to announce that Dr. Luigia
Cristiano, formerly a PostDoc at the University of Kiel will
join the SPP for the following 6 month to establish a data
management system for our SPP. You will soon hear from her,
regarding the data sets you plan to collect or collected
with the Mrs. Sonntag (DFG)
committee will meet with Mrs. Iris Sonntag from the DFG in
January/February in order to prepare the call for the 2nd
period of the SPP. Please do not forget to send us
your preliminary proposals soon.
Emanuel, Mark and Michael
-- Dr. Emanuel D. Kästle Freie Universität Berlin Institute of Geological Sciences Building B Malteserstraße 74-100 D-12249 Berlin Phone +49 - 30 - 838 64746