INQUA TERPRO‘s project Lemon will run a winter school on “Active Tectonics And Climate Change Driven Landscape Evolution” from 16-19 January, 2023, in Palermo, Sicily.
- During the 16th and 17th of January, there will be talks by young and experienced researchers. Attendants are invited to share research and gather helpful tips and new collaborations through Pico-Talks (a 5-minute speech followed by an interactive Q&A session).
- During two days of fieldwork, experienced researchers will show crucial locations in western Sicily (the 18thand 19th of January).
To date, scheduled field trips are:
- Relative sea-level changes evidence in the Vito Peninsula (led by Fabrizio Antonioli);
- Active tectonics and its interaction with sea level changes in South Western Sicily (led by Luigi Ferranti & Pierfrancesco Burrato);
- Archaeo-seismological evidence of historical earthquakes within the Archaeological Park of Segesta (led by Carla Bottari).
Please follow the link for detailed information on the Winter School:
I hope you all had a wonderful start into 2023. May it bring you health and success, great field trips, lots of data, and nice reviewers. Here’s the latest list of papers that already made it through review. Enjoy reading!
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Alexander Strom and Kanatbek Abdrakhmatov will run their famous summer school again after it had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. The summer school is designed for students and will take place from 14-29 August, 2023, in Kyrgyzstan. The topics include mass movements, neotectonics, and geomorphology in the epicentral area of the M7.2 1992 Suusamyr Earthquake. Find all the details in the announcement below.
This is the last paper round-up in 2022. We have a lot of research on historical earthquakes and Asian tectonics. Don’t miss the new paper by Nurminen et al. on the updated surface rupture database. Enjoy reading!
(UPDATE 2022-12-02: I’ve added the new Alsop et al. paper because the free-to-read link expires in 50 days…)
Structure-from-Motion is now a standard technique for documenting outcrops and paleoseismic trenches. It is also widely used in archaeology, architecture, disaster response, etc. In a perfect world, we would always have lots of well-known ground control points (GCPs) for our 3D models, for example by using a differential GPS. However, quite often we can’t do that because we don’t have a dGPS, because we stumbled upon an outcrop by accident, because we don’t want to carry the tripod to the top of a summit, etc. The problem is that without GCPs we might end up with funny errors in our model. Ian Pierce has written a tutorial about how to overcome many of these problems by combining SfM with the scans of the iPad’s and iPhone’s built-in lidar sensor: https://neotectonic.github.io/posts/iOS_Surveying/
It’s early November – time for the latest paper roundup. This time there are many earthquake studies from China and California. New Zealand and Australia got some good coverage, too, but there’s also news from Central Europe. Plus, burglargrams! Enjoy reading.
Within the Italian Recovery and Resilience Plan (NPRR/PNRR), the University “Federico II” of Naples offers 1 PhD position with the title “Earthquakes and Volcanoes”. The project will be focused on the study of active faults and seismic hazard. The study area will be mostly located in Southern Apennines. The deadline for application is the 3rd November 2022.
More information can be found at the website: http://www.unina.it/en_GB/didattica/post-laurea/dottorati-di-ricerca/bandi-di-ammissione
For details, please contact Luigi Ferranti (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Francesco Iezzi (email@example.com).
Finally, after Posidi, Greece, 2018, we had a successful PATA Days meeting! The meeting in 2019 was cancelled due to organisational problems and we held a student summer school instead in Prague. All plans were set for Chile in 2020, but it had to be cancelled twice because of Covid-19. Now it finally happened! The organisers Magali Rizza and Stéphane Baize and their wonderful team took us to Aix-en-Provence…
Make sure to scroll down to learn about the future of PATA!
I am on my way back from the PATA Days in France, which were great. A detailed report will follow later. In the meantime, enjoy reading the latest papers – we have a nice variety of topics and working areas.
The PATA Days in France are just a few days away. Get in the right mood by checking out the programme or by reading the (short) abstracts. The field trip guide for the post-conference excursion is also available for download here. The official website has all the important news concerning logistics etc.: https://patadays-2022.sciencesconf.org/
See you all in Southern France!