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PLEASE NOTE: The early-bird registration has been extended from December 1st to December 10th!

Registration is open! Benefit from early-bird prices if you register before December 10th. For any questions or queries regarding registration and payment please email

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The FINALISED programme is now ready! Please find it here: TSG programme You will also find it contains some helpful advice on locations, transport and other very useful information about the conference and Bergen! Please note that we are not printing the programme. Only an online-version will be available.

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 ( Key information can now be found by downloading the flyer here.

For those with oral presentations, the preferred format is widescreen (16:9) however 4:3 can also be used.

Confirmed key note speakers

We are extremely pleased to present the following confirmed keynote
speakers (more to follow):
Kate Clark; GNS Science (New Zealand)
Espen Torgersen; Geological Survey of Norway
Luca Smeraglia; Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
Grace Shephard; Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED)/University of Oslo (Norway)
Joanna Faure Walker (UCL)

Key Dates

Abstract submission and registration: CLOSED
Short course registration: CLOSED (Waitlist only)
Abstract deadline: November 15th (extended from November 1st)
Early-bird registration deadline: December 10th (extended from 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 (  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 interpretation; application to structural geology and potential pitfalls 

Professor Christopher Aiden-Lee Jackson (Imperial College, London) and Dr. Clare Bond (University of Aberdeen) will offer a short-course on the application of seismic-stratigraphic analysis to elucidate fault kinematics in sedimentary basins. Seismic reflection data is a geophysical tool that is, we argue, currently underused by geologists. As such, it should be considered an “Earth Science’ tool, which should be used by all, including structural geologists. In this short course we will teach the basics of the seismic reflection method, before highlighting how seismic-stratigraphic analysis can be used to really understand the structure and evolution of complex structures, including faults and folds. We will then show the importance of assessing and recognising how our own biases, drawn from our previous geological experiences, can negatively impact our ability to accurately interpret seismic profiles. Consider this a fault kinematics ninja class, suitable for anyone with an interest – from MSc to professorial level. Recommended reading:

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.

Clare is a senior lecturer at the University of Aberdeen and is particularly well known for her work on uncertainty analysis in the interpretation of seismic images, as well as for her strong engagement in geoscience outreach. She has acted as the research coordinator for the College of Physical Sciences a role funded by RCUK; and has taken part in debates and panels on shale gas, and climate change. Clare is the current chair of the Tectonic Studies Group, co-directs the Fold-Thrust Research Group and works as part of ClimateXChange.

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

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 10th)

  • 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 10th 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 note, poster size is A0 portrait only.

Conference sponsors


We are very grateful to the conference sponsors for supporting the event!

Organising committee:

Atle Rotevatn – chair (University of Bergen)
Rob Gawthorpe (University of Bergen)
Emilie Randeberg (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)
Vilde Dimmen (University of Bergen)

Stay up to date by following updates on the TSG twitter feed: @TSG_since1970. Feel free to direct any questions to

On behalf of the organising committee: best regards and see you in Bergen
in January 2019!

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