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Sediments and Subduction Interface Mechanics: from micro-scale creep to global plate tectonics

Project description

Understanding how plate tectonics shape our Earth

Among Earth’s natural processes, few have shaped its continents like plate tectonics. Studying the movement of Earth’s crust is of vital importance to understanding processes affecting our daily lives. A key mechanism of plate tectonics is subduction – the process of one tectonic plate colliding with and moving underneath another. The EU-funded S-SIM project will test the hypothesis that sediment subduction can significantly affect short- and long-term mechanics involved in the subduction process such as earthquakes or continental drift. The findings produced could greatly benefit a number of scientific disciplines and form a basis for grasping how plate tectonics affect climate and everyday life.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 575 000

Beneficiaries (1)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 575 000
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments