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7th Annual AlpArray Scientific Meeting, Bad Hofgastein

Oct 04, 2023 - Oct 06, 2023

The final scientific meeting of AlpArray/4D-MB took place from the 4-6th of October 2023 in Bad Hofgastein in the Austrian Alps. Together, we explored how AlpArray has changed our understanding of mountain-building. We took stock of the unprecedented view of the deep structure beneath the Alps afforded by the AlpArray project and its complimentary experiments. These new images resolved some debates on mountain building, while giving rise to others.


Download the list of abstracts here 

Abstract files may be downloaded in the following links, ordered by the surname of the first author:

  1. First author surname A-F
  2. First author surname G-L
  3. First author surname M-R
  4. First author surname S-Z

Shared posters and talks

Poster and talks shared by presenters may be downloaded here.

Please contact Peter McPhee if you would like to share your contribution.


Download the meeting program here



7th Annual AlpArray Scientific Meeting, Bad Hofgastein

7th Annual AlpArray Scientific Meeting, Bad Hofgastein

Talk presentations

Talk presentations

Poster presentations

Poster presentations

Post-conference field excursion

Post-conference field excursion


We are inviting all members of AlpArray and 4D-MB to submit titles for oral presentations or posters on the following broad themes:

1. Re-organisation of the lithosphere during mountain building
2. Surface and crustal responses to climatic events and mantle processes

We are also planning special sessions with invited talks and posters on the following topics:

  • Dynamics of the Neogene orogenic (r)evolution – From top to bottom and from present to past
  • Bridging models of Alpine source-to-sink
  • Active tectonics at the Alps-Dinarides Junction


Keynote Talks

Matthew Fox (University College London)
Imaging mountain belt geomorphic processes with inverse methods and diverse datasets
Christoph Grützner (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)
Active Tectonics of the Alps-Dinarides junction – what have we learned?
Maud Meijers1 & Sebastian Mutz2
(1. University of Graz, 2. University of Tübingen, University of Glasgow)
Reconstructing Neogene surface uplift of the Alps: Integrating stable isotope paleoaltimetry and paleoclimate modelling
Marcel Thielmann (University of Bayreuth)
Processes and repercussions of slab detachment
Emanuel Kaestle1 & Marcel Paffrath2
(1. Freie Universität Berlin, 2. Ruhr-University Bochum)
Advances in imaging of the Alpine lithosphere
Eline Le Breton1 & Nevena Andrić-Tomašević2
(1. Freie Universität Berlin, 2. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
The Alpine foreland basins – What we have learned from 4D-MB


Information for Presenters

Poster format
  • Portrait orientation
  • A0 (841w x 1188h mm) - Note that the board dimensions are 1000w x 2100h mm
Talk formats
  • Regular talks will have a total time slot of 15 mins, including 3-5 mins for questions
  • Keynote talks will will have a total time slot of 30 mins, including 5 mins for questions


Venue, Accommodation, and Travel

Meeting Venue
Kongresszentrum Bad Hofgastein
Tauernplatz 1, 5630 Bad Hofgastein, Austria

Google Maps Location
Venue Website


We have reserved a selection of rooms in hotels around the conference centre and negotiated rates for conference attendees. Please follow the links in the circulars (or contact us for the links), to reach the booking portal and reserve your room. Book soon to avoid disappointment!

  • Hotel Österreichischer Hof
  • Johannesbad Hotel Palace
  • Johannesbad Hotel St. Georg
  • Hotel BLÜ
  • Hotel Alpina
Arriving by train or bus
  • Information about bus and train services may be found on the ÖBB route planner
  • Bad Hofgastein Bahnhof has a direct train connection with Salzburg Central Station, taking around 1 hour 15 mins
  • A connecting bus service (Bus 550 or 558) leaves from the Bad Hofgastein Bahnhof at least once an hour (Bus 550 timetable / Bus 558 timetable)
  • The last bus from Bad Hofgastein Bahnhof leaves at 19:36 - Taxis and hotel shuttles are available, but we advise arranging these well in advance!
Arriving by air

The nearest airports are:

  • Salzburg Airport (SZG), approx. 2 hours from Bad Hofgastein by public transport
  • Munich Airport (MUC), approx. 3 hours 35 mins from Bad Hofgastein by public transport


Time & Location

Oct 04, 2023 - Oct 06, 2023

Kongresszentrum Bad Hofgastein
Tauernplatz 1, 5630 Bad Hofgastein, Austria

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