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Understanding subduction zone topography through modelling of coupled shallow and deep processes

Objective

The SUBITOP ETN is a framework for training and career development of young researchers in Geodynamics, Geophysics, Geology and Geomorphology. It has a scientific focus on the dynamics of continental margins where tectonic plates are recycled through subduction. Subduction processes have shaped and govern many aspects of the topography of Europe, and other continents, and they determine the patterns and intensity of geological hazards such as earthquakes, volcanic activity and landsliding. The Training Network will imbue 15 young scientists with the ability to address the links between the geological processes within subduction zones and the processes that impact the Earth’s surface above, using a comprehensive range of modelling and observation techniques and exploiting the full diversity of active and ancient subduction systems within Europe.
SUBITOP fuses research and training at ten leading centres of the Earth Sciences in Europe and forges partnerships with 15 companies for its fellows, with participants in eight countries. It will train Early Stage Researchers (ESR) through a structured programme of cross-disciplinary, collaborative research, and integrated skills and outreach activities. This experience-based training is centred on PhD projects, covering a spectrum of topics from the deep mechanics of subduction zones to the erosion of their uplifted topography. Together the projects probe the functioning of the subduction system in its entirety, and they are welded together by shared techniques, study sites and data sets. Through their projects, the ESRs will acquire skills in modelling and observation of coupled processes in complex geological systems. SUBITOP will also impart essential communication, outreach and career management skills, and first-hand experience of the private sector through project-specific secondments and co-supervision by industry partners, and embed its ESRs in the active TOPO-Europe research community.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/planetary science/planetary geology
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/geology
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/geophysics
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/geology/geomorphology

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 286 275,24
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 530 453,52
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 516 122,64
Address
Via Ostiense 159
00154 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
163 Rue Auguste Broussonnet
34090 Montpellier
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE RENNES I
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue Du Thabor 2
35065 Rennes Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (15)

M. Penati Strumenti Srl
Italy
Address

Bussero
Activity type
Other
Kalkulo AS
Norway
Address
Martin Linges Vei 17
1364 Fornebu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
g.o. logical consulting
France
Address
Rue De La Garenne, 54
35510 Cesson Sévigne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AF-Consult Switzerland Ltd
Switzerland
Address
Taefernstrasse 26
5405 Baden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EQUINOR ASA
Norway
Address
Forusbeen 50
4035 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Geospatial Research Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Durham University, Science Labs Dept Earth Sci
DH1 3LE Durham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUNDIN Norway AS
Norway
Address
Strandveien 50D
1366 Lysaker
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Fugro Geoid SAS
France
Address
12 Rue Des Freres Lumiere
34830 Jacou
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LAVISION GMBH
Germany
Address
Anna Vandenhoeck Ring 19
37081 Goettingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONALE GENOSSENSCHAFT FUER DIE LAGERUNG RADIOAKTIVER ABFAELLE
Switzerland
Address
Hardstrasse 73
5430 Wettingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Midland Valley Exploration Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
2 West Regent Street
G2 1RW Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CGG SERVICES (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Crompton Way Manor Royal Estate
RH10 9QN Crawley West Sussex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Schulze Schüttgut Messtechnik
Germany
Address

Potsdam
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments