TSG AGM 2019: Bergen, Norway.

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

At this stage we want to update the community on key dates, confirmed keynote speakers and short courses. Further information will be added to this page as it becomes available.

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

September 1st: Abstract submission and registration to the conference and short courses open
November 1st: Abstract deadline:
December 1st: Early-bird registration deadline
January 13th: Short-courses
January 14th-16th: Conference dates

Information on how to register and submit abstract will be distributed
nearer the abstract submission and registration opening date (September

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). The two courses will be timed so that it will be possible to attend both, subject to availability.

Short-course 1: Shear zones and kinematics

Professor Haakon Fossen (University of Bergen) will offer a short-course on “Shear zones and kinematics”. Haakon is widely known for his structural geology text book, which is on the curriculum of universities world wide. Haakon has worked on shear zones and their kinematics all of his career,
from investigations in his own backyard in the 1980s (the Bergen Arc Shear Zone and other Caledonian shear zones), to his more recent work on shear zones in Brasil. Consider this a shear zone masterclass, suitable for anyone with an interest – from MSc to professorial level. Recommended reading:

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):

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:

AGM 2019: Bergen flyer

AGM 2019: Bergen flyer