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Impact of Timanian faults on Arctic Tectonics

Project description

How Timanian faults influence tectonics in Arctic

The EU-funded ArcTec project will focus on newly identified WNW–ESE faults in Svalbard and the northern Barents Sea, combining geophysical datasets, structural and sedimentological fieldwork, and petrological and geochronological analyses. Researchers from Canada, Germany and Norway will study the westward extent, kinematics and timing of formation, and reactivation–overprint of Timanian (i.e. ca. 600 million years old) faults during subsequent tectonic events in the Arctic. These faults will be added to a detailed tectonic evolution model for Svalbard, the northwestern Barents Sea and the Fram Strait.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Net EU contribution
€ 271 110,72
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Norway

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

ROYAL INSTITUTION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING MCGILL UNIVERSITY
Canada
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
845 Sherbrooke Street West
H3A0G4 Montreal

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 164 031,36