IGCP 585 - The 6th International Symposium on Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences

The 6th International Symposium on Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences will be hosted by the GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, and the Cluster of Excellence ‘The Future Ocean’ in Kiel (Germany) from 23 ‐ to 25 September 2013.

There will be pre‐ and post‐Symposium field trips. The main objective of the symposium is to offer a world‐wide perspective of submarine mass movements and their consequences by assembling state‐of‐the‐art contributions from international researchers of academic institutions and the offshore industry. The symposium shall provide a full coverage of the scientific and engineering aspects of ocean and coastal geo‐hazards.

The conference will include various themes in relation to submarine landslides, such as:

  •  Physical properties of sediments
  • Gas hydrates and role of interstitial fluids in submarine slope failure
  • Slope stability and risk assessment
  • Monitoring, observation and repeated surveys of active slope failure processes
  • Understanding failure processes from submarine landslide geomorphology
  • Interaction between ocean circulation and MTDs
  • Landslide generated tsunamis
  • Long-term record of submarine landslides and MTD paleoseismology
  • Submarine landslide sedimentology and outcrop studies

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