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WORKSHOP: Active Tectonics and the Earthquake Cycle


Wann: 09. - 11.10.2017

Wo: University of Potsdam - Golm - A House / Room tba.

>>Program [.pdf, 2.1MB]

In the framework of the qualification program of the DFG-funded International Research Training Group “StRATEGy”, we are offering a short course for researchers within the active tectonics and earthquake community:

During the workshop from October 9-11, 2017, we provide an overview of the current understanding of earthquake rupture and its recurrence. We will introduce techniques that are used to identify past earthquake ruptures and how they are used to reconstruct past earthquakes ruptures and learn how to identify evidence of faulting and thus (re-)construct a rupture history. After brief lectures to introduce key concepts, the participants will have the opportunity to work on real data to analyze evidence of faulting and slip accumulation. The participants will analyze geomorphic and stratigraphic data to constrain accumulation as well as release of tectonically accumulated strain. The exercises will be in part computer-based, in part with pen and paper. The course will take place at campus Golm (Universtiy of Potsdam). The specific location will be communicated later.

Additional information, application procedures, and registration fees are provided in the attached flyer or on the StRATEGy webpage:


The Instructor is Olaf Zielke, PhD (KAUST University).