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2023 EDITH meeting

13 November - 16 November

EDITH is proud to announce that the next project meeting will be held in Israel during November 13-16, 2023! We’ll meet for an in-presence workshop, followed by two days of field trip along the Dead Sea Fault, one of the most studied active fault systems worldwide!

Following the Project’s rationale, we will focus on the characteristics of one of the most studied fault zones in the world, across different temporal and spatial scales/resolutions. We’ll discuss the recent results from tectonic geomorphology, paleoseismology, and archeoseismology and compare these outcomes with geodetic strain rates. The workshop will be organized in order to grant plenty of time for collaborative discussion and brainstorming to test new hypotheses.

The two-day long field trip will bring us to directly face the natural fault laboratory where new ideas come to life. We’ll follow the Dead Sea Fault at some key sites.

Here is a preliminary program for the workshop:

Days 1 and 2

Talks and discussions at the Geological Survey of Israel, Jerusalem.
Lodging: Jerusalem (Independent booking of the conference participants)

A tour of the Jerusalem Old City in the afternoon-evening of the first or second day


Site-1: Metsokei Dragot: Overview on the Dead Sea pull apart basin and the sink-hole phenomena.

Site-2: Ein Feskha: The Dead Sea marginal faults.

Site-3: Kassar Al-Yahud: The Jericho Fault and an earthquake early warning system station (TRUAA project).

Site-4: The Jordan Valley and Beit She’an area – A triple Junction along the Dead Sea Fault.

Site-5: The Roman Theater in Tiberius: Active faulting.

Lodging: Genosar Hotel (https://english.ginosar.co.il/)


Site-1: Mevo Hama: Overview on the See of Galilee.

Site-2; Ateret Crusader Fortress – An impressive archeological site along the Jordan River, Citadel which has been shifted by the Dead Sea Fault.

Site-3: The Zurim escarpment fault system – Normal faulting in the Central Galilee: understanding the spatio-temporal evolution of a normal fault system.

Traveling back to Jerusalem – end of the meeting.

Rates for on-site participation
Registration fee for the 4-day meeting: € 550-650 (the exact amount will be soon available on a dedicated registration page).
This price includes meeting organization, a full-day seminar package for days 1&2 (coffee & cake Breaks and lunch), transportation, and lunch for days 3&4.

In Jerusalem: an independent Booking by the conference participants.
We will provide a list of recommended, moderate-budget hotels.

In the Sea of Galilee: Genosar Hotel (https://english.ginosar.co.il/)
Payment during registration ( approximately between € 120 per person in a single room, and € 70 per person in a double room).

For the organization of this meeting, we’ll benefit from the INQUA funds. This will give more opportunities to young, early-career researchers and to those from developing countries to participate in the meeting.

We are indebted to the Geological Survey of Israel for hosting our meeting and, in particular, to Dr. Yariv Hamiel for having organized most of it!

This announcement will be followed by a first circular with all the details about the meeting and opening the registrations. Save the date and don’t lose this opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful places on earth and discuss earthquake geology along the Dead Sea Fault.

Stay tuned!

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13 November
16 November


Geological Survey of Israel
Jerusalem, + Google Map


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