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AlpArray & 4DMB Scientific Meeting

Nov 13, 2019 - Nov 15, 2019

Post-meeting information

Final Remarks (PDF)

Link to presentations

More presentations can be found in the member area.

AlpArray Scientific Meeting

hosted by Mountain-Building in 4-Dimensions (4D-MB)

Senckenberg Institut, Grüner Hörsaal, Arthur-von-Weinberg-Haus, Robert-Mayer-Str. 2, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, November 13-15, 2019

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This meeting highlights the first data and results of the AlpArray mission, a European project launched in 2015 to image the structure of the Alps from their surface down to several hundred kilometers depth in the mantle. It tests the hypothesis that re-organizations of Earth’s mantle during the collision of tectonic plates have both immediate and long-lasting effects on crustal motion, fault kinematics, earthquake distribution and surface evolution. It attempts to understand linked processes between Earth’s surface and mantle beneath mountain belts by integrating 3D imaging of the entire crust-mantle system with geologic observations and modeling. This multi- and interdisciplinary approach enables us to look both backwards and forwards in time, the 4th dimension.

We invite all AlpArray members as well as members of the international Earth Science community to contibute with a talk and/or a poster.

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  • Probing re-organizations of the lithosphere (Invited speaker: Thorsten Becker, Univ. of Texas, Austin)

  • Surface response to changes in deep structure (Invited speaker: Taylor Schildgen, GFZ Potsdam)

  • Capturing deformation of the crust and mantle (Invited speaker: Sergei Lebedev, DIAS, Dublin)

  • Tracking motion and seismicity (Invited speaker: Nicola d'Agostino, INGV, Rome)

Conference volume

Selected contributions of the meeting will be published as a special issue in a journal to be announced.

Dinner for early career scientists

We will organize a dinner on Wednesday, 13th, for all participating early career scientists. Please indicate whether you wish to join under this link. The dinner will start at 7:30 pm in the restaurant "Frau Rauscher".

Map of Frankfurt with restaurant recommendations.

Child care

There will be a child care service available during the meeting. If you want to make use of this service or if you have other questions regarding child care during SPP related meetings, please contact Emanuel Kästle until the 15th of October (emanuel.kaestle@fu-berlin.de).

Presentation formats

The beamer in the meeting room is optimized for widescreen (16:9) presentations. The poster walls have a maximum format of 100x220cm (portrait).


Please book your hotel room well in advance as prices in Frankfurt can be quite high even during the week due to regular exhibitions. We have reserved rooms at the NIU Hotel CHARLY Frankfurt (100€/night) under the keyword "AlpArray Meeting" (contact: info@the.niu.de, +49 40 600 80 8 444 --reservation expired--), within 20 minutes walking distance from the Senckenberg Museum. Other hotels close to the Senckenberg Museum (non-exhaustive list):

Haus Aja
Hotel Garni
Fair Hotel Villa Diana Westend
Motel One Messe
Hotel Beethoven
Hotel NH Frankfurt Villa
Novotel Frankfurt City Hotel
Mercure Hotel Frankfurt City Messe


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Time & Location

Nov 13, 2019 - Nov 15, 2019

Senckenberg Institut
Grüner Hörsaal
Robert-Mayer-Str. 2
60325 Frankfurt am Main