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Submarine LAndslides and Their impact on European continental margins

Objective

The over-arching aim of the SLATE ETN is (i) to understand key factors triggering submarine landslides, the subsequent motion and evolution of failed material, and ensuing geohazards eg tsunamis and (ii) to integrate an innovative broad range of scientific disciplines and private sector needs into a novel training and co-supervision of 15 ESRs.
SLATE will focus on investigating submarine landslides and associated geohazards as important natural risks that threaten offshore infrastructures and coastal regions in Europe. Submarine landslides can move much longer than any slope failure on land, and occur on remarkably low gradients, suggesting fundamental and still poorly understood differences from onshore counterparts.
A wide spectrum of tectonic and marine environmental settings needs to be investigated. To master this holistic approach, SLATE will bring together a world-class team of leading experts from renowned academic institutions and key non-academic partners with an unusually comprehensive set of interdisciplinary expertise. This ETN comprises experts with outstanding backgrounds in marine geophysics, sedimentology, civil engineering, geotechnics, tsunami research, and hazard assessment as well as marine technology. SLATE partners offer excellent datasets and skills that include field observations, lab experiments, as well as analytical, mathematical and numerical modelling techniques.
Training will cover various geoscientific methods, as well as assessment of consequences and impacts on coastal regions and society. Together with various transferable and complementary courses skilled in SLATE, this integrative approach will guide the research of all projects to train a new generation of highly motivated and excellent qualified young scientists to tackle challenges linked to landslide-initiated hazards.
SLATE will cover European-wide project with 10 beneficiaries from academia and non-academia (incl. industry) and 4 partner organizations from 6 countries.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/geotechnics

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 747 649,44

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 255 934,08
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel
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
CONTROL Y PROSPECCIONES IGEOTEST SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Calle Borrassa Sn
17600 Figueres
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C
34010 Sgonico-trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
STIFTELSEN NORGES GEOTEKNISKE INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 572 550,48
Address
Sognsveien 72
N-0855 Oslo
Activity type
Other
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 189 783,25
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
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
NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY CENTRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 83 504,63
Address
European Way
SO14 3ZH Southampton
Activity type
Research Organisations