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Continental Rifting and Volcanism in the Western Sicilian Channel

Project description

Tectonic processes and magmatism: passive rifting in the Sicilian Channel

The Sicilian Channel has a seismically and volcanically active rift zone more than 600 kilometres long, offshore between the south of Sardinia and the southeast of Malta. The Sicilian Channel rift zone (SCRZ) is characterised by passive rifting, whereby the Earth's crust extends and is pulled apart. With the support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the CoRVoS project will investigate the relationship between tectonic processes and magmatism related to passive rifting in the SCRZ. Outcomes will help quantify hazards associated with the area’s volcanoes and related tsunamis to the densely populated coastal areas of Sicily, the shipping industry, as well as seafloor infrastructure and cabling.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
Net EU contribution
€ 161 411,52
Address
Tal Oroqq
2080 Msida
Malta

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Region
Malta Malta Malta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data

Partners (1)

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL (GEOMAR)
Germany
Net EU contribution
No data
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel

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Region
Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein Kiel, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
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