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Author: Athina Tzevahirtzian (Università di Palermo) The study of the unique Mediterranean salt giant started well before the nowadays SALTGIANT ETN (2018 – 2021). On March 2016, another European project began, entitled COST Action CA15103 “Uncovering the Mediterranean salt giant (MEDSALT)”. The MEDSALT project has included a critical mass of both experienced and early-career... Continue Reading →

SALTGIANT Short Course 3 – Numerical and analogue modelling in the Earth Sciences

Author: Ronja Ebner (Utrecht University, Netherlands) This short course will give all ESRs an insight into the philosophy, methods, and applications of numerical and analogue modelling in the Earth Sciences. Two months after having spent 10 days in the sunny South at the Mediterranean Sea to learn about seismological signals, we meet again a colder... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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