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Morphotectonic Map of European Lowland Area

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 3108

  • Start date

    1 September 2004

  • End date

    31 August 2008

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 932 113

  • EU contribution

    € 1 104 209

Coordinated by:

PARISTWOWY INSTYTUT GEOLOGICZNY - POLISH GEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Poland

Objective

This project is concentrated on creating a new research team in the Polish Geological Institute that will be concentrated on evaluation of the innovative methodology for Morphotectonic Map of the European Lowland Area compilation. The team to be created will derive its knowledge from the experiences of best European research groups in the field concerned.

The synergy resulting from the joining of best European practices will make it possible to create the new quality in monitoring of large natural areas using multidisciplinary (paleogeographic, geostructural, tectonic, hydrogeological, geophysical) methods. After implementation of this project the PGI will co-ordinate the efforts on the map compilation.

The team is going to concentrate on the following problems, which have never been a subject of survey before:
- the influence of tectonic structures of different order in connection with multiphase flow of liquid in orogen on glacial process in Pleistocene,
- correlation of tele-detective and proximate methods as a tool of determining zones of peculiar frequent structural disturbances and testing its influence on the process of the hydrodynamic field formation and the mass movements in glacitectonic and neotectonic young-alpine structures,
- verification of the absolute dating methods of nuclear physics in natural environment condition survey,
- evaluation of the world new method of oil and gas deposits exploration.

The Morphotectonic Map of the European Lowland Area will show the activity of deep structures in connection with active surface and subsurface processes. Recognition of these processes, their exact timing and dating will contribute to the recognition of the natural environment and will enable to prepare the first forecasts of changes in human habitat.

Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

PARISTWOWY INSTYTUT GEOLOGICZNY - POLISH GEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Address

Rakowiecka, 4
Warszawa

Poland

Participants (6)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN

Germany

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

LANDESAMT FUR GEOWISSENSCHAFTEN UND ROHSTOFFE BRANDENBURG

Germany

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY BERLIN

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 3108

  • Start date

    1 September 2004

  • End date

    31 August 2008

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 932 113

  • EU contribution

    € 1 104 209

Coordinated by:

PARISTWOWY INSTYTUT GEOLOGICZNY - POLISH GEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Poland