TSG AGM 2019: Bergen, Norway.

Registration and abstract submission is now open! Benefit from early-bird prices if you register before December 1st. For any questions or queries regarding registration and payment please email isabel.edmundson@uib.no

Register here: https://form.app.uib.no/TSG19

Information on abstract submission can be found below.

We are very excited to announce that the Tectonic Studies Group Annual Meeting 2019 will be held in Bergen, Norway, on January 14th-16th 2019, with optional short-courses on January 13th. The meeting will be hosted at the University of Bergen (http://www.uib.no/en/geo). Key information can now be found by downloading the flyer Here

Confirmed key note speakers

We are extremely pleased to present the following confirmed keynote
speakers (more to follow):
Cynthia Ebinger; Tulane University, New Orleans (USA)
Espen Torgersen; Geological Survey of Norway
Luca Smeraglia; Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
Grace Shepard; Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED)/University
of Oslo (Norway)                                                                                                                                    Joanna Faure Walker (UCL)

Key Dates

Abstract submission and registration: OPEN
Short course registration: OPEN
Abstract deadline: November 1st
Early-bird registration deadline: December 1st
Short-course dates: January 13th
Conference dates: January 14th-16th

Conference Location

The conference venue will be the university aula in the beautifully renovated Natural History Museum from 1865 (http://www.uib.no/en/universitymuseum).  Bergen can be reached by direct  flights from London (Gatwick and Heathrow), Manchester, Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Paris, Copenhagen and many more.

Short courses

Two half-day short-courses will be offered on the day before the conference (January 13th).

Short-course 1: Seismic stratigraphic kinematic analysis of complex faults 

Professor Christopher Aiden-Lee Jackson (Imperial College, London) will offer a short-course on the application of seismic-stratigraphic analysis to elucidate fault kinematics in sedimentary basins. Chris is widely known for his application of 3D reflection seismic analysis to address a range of problems in sedimentary basins, including salt tectonics, volcanic systems, mass transport complexes and basin tectonics. He has received several awards for his work and has travelled across America on AAPG and GSA distinguished lecture tours. Chris has worked on seismic-stratigraphic fault analysis in a range of basins world wide, from the North Sea via the Gulf of Suez to South Atlantic basins and the NW Australian shelf. Consider this a fault kinematics ninja class, suitable for anyone with an interest – from MSc to professorial level. Recommended reading: http://sp.lyellcollection.org/content/early/2017/02/06/SP439.22

Short-course 2: Fracture network topology analysis in Network GT

A second short-course in “Fracture network topology analysis in Network GT” will be offered by Dr. Bjørn Nyberg and Dr. Casey Nixon (University of Bergen). Topology has become increasingly important in the assessment of fault and fracture networks, particularly their connectivity and flow properties. Casey has, along with others (notably Tom Manzocchi and David Sanderson), pioneered the use of topology in the analysis of fault and fracture networks. Björn is a an expert in geospatial analysis and has developed NetworkGT, a toolkit for analysing network geometry and topology in ArcGIS. In this short-course, participants will learn to use NetworkGT to analyse their own fracture network data, or on a sample dataset provided at the course. Recommended reading (open access):

Registration prices: prices stated in Norwegian kroner. Upon payment, a receipt will be sent to you via email. Any questions please contact isabel.edmundson@uib.no

Despite Norway being an expensive country, we have managed to keep the costs approximately the
same as the previous meeting, but with a slightly better deal for students.

Early-bird (up to December 1st)

  • Student: 1000kr
  • Norwegian PhD stipendiat: 1800kr
  • Academic/Industry and Fellow of the Geological Society: 1800kr
  • Academic/Industry and Non-fellow of the Geological Society: 2000kr

Non early-bird (December 1st onwards):

  • Student: 1200kr
  • Norwegian PhD stipenidat: 2500kr
  • Academic/Industry and Fellow of the Geological Society: 2500kr
  • Academic/Industry and non-fellow of the Geological Society: 2700kr

On the day: 3500kr

Conference dinner: 600kr

Abstract submission guidelines:

Please use the abstract template here: Abstract template

Submit your absract here: https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=5269527

We would like to encourage more women to give presentations, so if you are undecided whether to opt for a poster or presentation, we suggest to go for a presentation!

Abstract deadline: 1st November

Conference sponsors

We are very grateful to the conference sponsors for supporting the event.
The sponsors are at present:

Petrolia NOCO (main sponsor)

More information will follow. Feel free to direct any questions to

More information will follow, stay up to date by following updates on the TSG twitter feed: @TSG_since1970.
On behalf of the organising committee: best regards and see you in Bergen
in January 2019.

Organising committee:
Atle Rotevatn – chair (University of Bergen)
Emilie Randeberg – secretary (University of Bergen)
Karen Mair (University of Oslo)
Casey Nixon (University of Bergen)
Izzy Edmundson (University of Bergen)
Anette BM Tvedt (Petrolia Noco)
Thomas Berg Kristensen (University of Bergen)

Event Flyer: