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Final Activity Report Summary - EURISPET (European Intensive Seminars of Petrology)

The project involved a series of six Schools in four years, each lasting 9 days. The topics and host institutions of the Events were:
2007 State-of-the-art analytical and imaging techniques applied to petrology (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France)
2008 Isotopes applied to petrological problems (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
2008 Petrology of the lithosphere in extensional settings (University of Budapest, Hungary)
2009 High-pressure metamorphism and subduction zones (University of Granada, Spain)
2010 High-temperature metamorphism and crustal melting (University of Padua, Italy, coordinating) * 2010 Experimental petrology and rock deformation (ETH, Zurich, Switzerland).

At each School, 35 young researchers convened with 20 world-class scientists to learn the state of the art and the most recent advances in the hot topics of their research, with particular attention to applied aspects and potential benefits to society. Along with the scientific lectures, practical training had a relevant role, with visits to laboratories and analytical sessions, microscope laboratories, computer practical training and field-trips. In addition, each School comprised a session for the training of all participants on the various aspects related to the building of the European Research Area.

A strong point of EURISPET Seminars was an intensive, residential format that enhanced transfer of knowledge, sharing of experience, building of contacts for future career and research developments. The web site of the School acted and acts as a permanent repository of teaching material, and as an active site for dissemination and contact building. With participants from 45 countries in 5 continents, EURISPET was recognised worldwide as one of the most relevant training actions in Earth Sciences of the last years.

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