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SALTGIANT 2nd Workshop in Trieste

Author: Simon Blondel - OGS Trieste This June 2019, the SALTGIANT ETN met on its second workshop in Trieste, Italy. The meeting was co-organised by Angelo Camerlenghi from the Instituto Nazionale Di Oceanografia E Di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS), Simon Blondel the local SALTGIANT PhD student, and Anna Del Ben from the Department of Mathematics and … Continue reading SALTGIANT 2nd Workshop in Trieste

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Deeper than anyone else: Interview to Yasuhiro Yamada, director of exploration of the drilling vessel Chikyu

Author: Beatriz Martínez-Rius (Sorbonne Université, Paris) Source: http://www.jamstec.go.jp Imagine a hole where you can fit 25 Eiffel Towers, one above the other. And now, imagine this hole under 2.500 meters of seawater. This is the drilling capacity of the Chikyu, the most advanced drilling vessel in the world. By dropping a pipe up to 10 … Continue reading Deeper than anyone else: Interview to Yasuhiro Yamada, director of exploration of the drilling vessel Chikyu

Exploring the salty Sicily: The Messinian Salinity Crisis from a fieldwork perspective

Authors: Athina Tzevahirtzian (University of Palermo) & Beatriz Martínez-Rius (Sorbonne Université) The Mediterranean seabed hides precious secrets that geologists are struggling to understand for years now. Their major obstacle? Technological and technical difficulties that convert the seafloor in an unreachable place… Unless you are in Sicily, where you can literally touch the rocks without getting … Continue reading Exploring the salty Sicily: The Messinian Salinity Crisis from a fieldwork perspective

How reflection seismic can help us to prevent risks while drilling through salt?

Author: Simon Blondel - OGS Trieste Hello everybody, this week it is my turn to share my research with you. My name is Simon, I am French, I studied geology at the UniLaSalle engineering shool in Beauvais, before joining the IDEA LEAGUE Applied Geophysics Programme (TU Delft, ETH Zürich, RWTH Aachen) in 2015. After a … Continue reading How reflection seismic can help us to prevent risks while drilling through salt?

How studying salt can help reconstruct Earth’s structural history

Jimmy Moneron - Geological Survey of Israel The Eastern Mediterranean Sea has always been a brain teaser to understand for structural geologists. Since the Permian, this region was in the heart of contacts between several tectonic plates involving rifting (leading to expansion) and subduction phases (to contraction) (Figure 1). Figure 1: Simplified kinematic and tectonic … Continue reading How studying salt can help reconstruct Earth’s structural history

A call for questions! The answers are out there, finding the questions is the actual problem

Author: Ronja Ebner - "42?" -"I checked it very thoroughly," said the computer, "and that quite definitely is the answer. I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you've never actually known what the question is". [1] The question implied this simple picture is probably known to everybody without further need … Continue reading A call for questions! The answers are out there, finding the questions is the actual problem