International workshop in Patras, Greece (13 June 2018): 10 years after the 2008 Movri Mtn Earthquake

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the Movri Mtn Earthquake in Greece. A workshop will be held in Patras on the 13 June, 2018, with a field trip to the Movri Mtn epicentral area (geology, geomorphology, geodesy, earthquake effects). The trip is organised by the Department of Geology, University of Patras, Greece, in conjunction with the Tectonics Committee of the Geological Society of Greece.
This workshop is the 2nd of a recent series of scientific meetings organized by the Tectonics Committee of the Geological Society of Greece aiming to shed light on tectonic processes related with the active deformation in different levels of the crust of western Greece such as landscape evolution, seismicity, near field geodesy and their significance for hazard assessment and oil prospect. The workshop will provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present their latest work on evaluating the impact of the active deformation on the society as well as to highlight innovative applications and research outcomes. Students of geology or related disciplines are welcome to the workshop.

The organisers invite original or review contributions on structural geology, geomorphology, seismicity, crustal deformation (GNSS and InSAR), natural hazards that discuss the topics in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, running experiments, and applications in similar areas. The topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Structural Geology and Geomorphology of NW Peloponnese
  • Seismology and near surface tectonic geodesy
  • Geomorphological evolution in slowly deformed areas
  • Principles, theories, and models

After the end of the workshop a short field trip in the study area is planned. Due to limited space for the field trip, the interested colleagues are kindly requested to send an email for their participation to Prof. Ioannis Koukouvelas:


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Christoph Grützner

Christoph Grützner

works at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Jena University. He likes Central Asia and the Mediterranean and looks for ancient earthquakes.

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  • Ghribi Raouf | 2018-01-26|17:40 (UTC)

    Dear colleagues,
    The active deformation is now the most interested topic studied by the geological committie. Greece is well-studied where , neotectonic, paleoseismological, geomorphological approaches were conducted by several authors such as Pantosti et al , 2001; De Martini et al, 2004; Palyvos et al., 2005; 2008 …
    I read most of them because i’m interested to the relationship between faults and seismicity. This is helps to constrain the seismic hazard related to active fault zone in Tunisia. so, i hope to participate to this workshop. I attended an ICTP workshop in Trieste-Italy ‘Active faulting’-seismicity’.

    With my best regards,
    Sincerely yours,

    GHRIBI Raouf

    Faculty of Sciences of Sfax-Tunisia
    Earth-Sciences department

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