5 July 2022
DEPThS: Field-based Summer School on Subduction Forearc Dynamics
Subduction zones are of primary importance for understanding the interactions between the Earth’s surface and the deep levels of the planet and assessing the potential implications for the climate. The second edition of the international Summer School "DEPThS" aims to analyze the dynamics of subduction forearcs through a highly multidisciplinary approach, with particular emphasis on exhumation processes and the deep carbon cycle. The course is aimed primarily at PhD students in the various fields of Earth Sciences. It includes one day of classroom lectures in Milan and four days of field lessons based on geological observations along key transects across the Western Alps, one of the best-studied fossil subduction zones on Earth. Lectures will integrate petrological, tectonic, and stratigraphic evidence along the analyzed transects with the results of recent geophysical experiments on the deep tectonic structure of the Alps. Lectures will be held by geologists, petrologists, and seismologists from University of Milano-Bicocca, ISTerre Grenoble, University of Torino, and Syracuse University NY, who will interact all together with the students both in the classroom and in the field while hiking and discussing in front of intellectually stimulating outcrops in the breathtaking alpine landscape. The Summer School is financially supported by CNRS-INSU. The registration fee is 300 euro. Bus travel within different course locations, accommodation, breakfasts and packed lunches from the evening of 1st July to the afternoon of 5th July are included. The fee also covers for a social dinner the 3rd of July. It does not include transport costs to reach Milan and health insurance for non-EU participants.
Marco G. Malusà (UniMiB)
Stéphane Guillot (ISTerre Grenoble)
Anne Paul (ISTerre Grenoble)
Simona Ferrando (UniTo)
Chiara Groppo (UniTo)
Twenty places are available. Priority will be given to PhD students. In case of availability, participation will also be open to early career scientists. Thanks to the financial support of the University of Milano-Bicocca, three full fee waving places are made available to candidates holding refugee status or coming from low-income or lower-middle-income economies according to the country list provided by the World Bank. Candidates will be selected based on the relevance of their doctoral project with the contents and multidisciplinary nature of the course, also considering the need to ensure equal representation of gender and nationality.
The second edition of the international Summer School "DEPThS" aims to analyze the dynamics of subduction forearcs through a highly multidisciplinary approach, with particular emphasis on exhumation processes and the deep carbon cycle.
EUR 300: covers all lectures, field activities and accommodation, course materials