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AlpArray and AdriaArray @ GeoBerlin 2023

Sep 03, 2023 - Sep 07, 2023

GeoBerlin 2023 – Geosciences Beyond Boundaries - Research, Society, Future

150th PGLA (BGR) Anniversary and 175th DGGV Anniversary

Colleagues from 4D-MB, AlpArray, and AdriaArray will convene a session at the upcoming GeoBerlin Meeting, at the Freie Universität Berlin (3rd – 7th September 2023).


Deadline for abstracts: 3rd of May 2023

About GeoBerlin 2023

The year 2023 is a special year for the geosciences in Germany, as two anniversaries will be celebrated at once. On the one hand, the German Geological Society - Geological Association (DGGV) celebrates its 175th anniversary. Its founding fathers also inspired the establishment of the Prussian Geological Survey 150 years ago. It was particularly characterised by its high scientific performance combined with a transnational and international commitment. Today, the role is performed by the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) in the community of the State Geological Services of Germany. Both anniversaries will be duly celebrated at the annual DGGV meeting from September 3 to 7, 2023. At the same time, we will be looking towards the future. In accordance with the motto "Geosciences Beyond Boundaries - Research, Society, Future", the future challenges of the geosciences in Germany will be the focus of the conference. The conference will be held under the auspices of the Freie Universität Berlin.
It is our central concern to overcome boundaries with this conference and we could not imagine a more suitable venue for this purpose than Berlin, with its divided history. Be it disciplinary, social, political, or geographical boundaries: it is often these boundaries that hinder people to solve important problems for the future.
We are very much looking forward to celebrating this special anniversary together with you in September 2023! Cordially, The GeoBerlin 2023 organizers


Mountain Building in the Alpine-Mediterranean domain – from mantle imaging to crustal and surface processes back in time - AlpArray and AdriaArray

The Alpine chains and basins have been intensively studied by earth scientists for more than a century and provide a unique natural laboratory to deepen our understanding of orogenic processes. Although many concepts underlying the dynamics of mountain building were born in the Alps, recent results of the AlpArray project and its ancillary projects have reshaped our view not just of the Alps, but more generally of the way Alpine-type mountains form.This session focuses on the ongoing interpretation of results gleaned from AlpArray, and its German arm, Mountain-Building in 4- dimensions (4D-MB), as well as on activities of a new European initiative, AdriaArray. These multidisciplinary projects draw on broad expertise from many European institutions to combine state-of-the-art seismological investigation of the orogenic mantle with detailed studies of the Alpine crust and surface. The goal has been to obtain a comprehensive picture of orogenic processes back in time. We invite contributions from the Earth Science community that highlight new results and that identify key questions of the present and past structure and dynamics of the central Alpine-Mediterranean mountain belts and basins, particularly the Alps, Apennines, Carpathians, Dinarides and Hellenides. Both disciplinary and multi-disciplinary contributions are welcome from geophysical imaging, (seismo)tectonics, structural geology, gravimetry, geodesy, geodynamics, petrology, geochronology and surface processes, combined with various modelling approaches.

Time & Location

Sep 03, 2023 - Sep 07, 2023

Henry-Ford-Building (HFB), Freie Universität Berlin

Garystraße 35

14195 Berlin, Germany

Further Information

geoberlin2023 (at) fu-confirm.de