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Programma: European Science Foundation

Titolo progetto: Plate re-organization in the Western Mediterranean: Lithospheric causes and topographic consequences

Acronimo: TopoMed

Durata: 2009-2011

Budget totale: € 30.000 + in kind

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Sommario: The motion between Africa and Europe in the western Mediterranean region has been taken up by subduction. Over the last 30 million years the location of the subduction zone has migrated from present-day southern France and eastern Iberia to the south-southeast towards North Africa and present-day Italy, with sideward expansions to form the Gibraltar and  Calabria arcs. This process is now coming to an end. TopoMed investigates the intriguing processes accompanying these last stages and the possibility that a new subduction zone is being created along the North African margin. The results of this project are important for assessing the future geohazards potential of the region.

Contatto  in ISMAR:

  1. Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Geosciences, University of Utrecht - Netherlands 
  2. Dipartimento Scienze Geologiche, Istituto di Geologia Ambientale e Geoingegneria, Università di Roma Tre - Italy
  3. Departamento de Geofísica y Tectónica, Institut Earth Sciences 'J. Almera' – CSIC, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones, Científicas (CSIC)-  Spain  
  4. School of Cosmic Physics, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies -  Ireland
  5. Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, IFM-GEOMAR - Germany
  6. Université Montpellier II - France
  7. Department of Marine Geology /Departamento de Geologia Marinha, INETI National Institute for Engineering, Technology and Innovation - Portugal
  8. Géoazur - France


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