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Tectonic Studies Group Annual Meeting 2015

04 - 10 January 2015
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Event type:
Conference, Field Trip, Workshop
Organised by:
Tectonic Studies Group
Grant Institute, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
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The next annual Tectonic Studies Group meeting will take place in Edinburgh from January 6-8, 2015.

We will emphasise the following themes:

  1. Earthquakes in the geological record
  2. Rock deformation in nature, experiments and simulations on multiple scales
  3. The evolution of fluids and transport properties in deforming rocks
  4. Advances in regional geology and tectonics

However, the meeting aims to showcase a wide range of on-going research in structural geology and related disciplines and encourages submissions outside the above themes. The conference will foster opportunities for discussion and networking across all academic levels. We do particularly invite early career researchers to present their work.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Extended keynote lectures will be given by:

  • Alexandre Schubnel (ENS, France)
  • Julia Gale (UTexas Austin, USA)
  • and Samuel Angiboust (GFZ, Germany).


A series of workshops will be held in the days preceding and following the core meeting:

  • January 4-5: Digital field mapping day (Arthur’s Seat) and Introduction to model building using MoveTM software (Midland Valley) (workshop full)
  • January 5: Advances in experimental rock mechanics (Tom Mitchell, UCL, Dan Faulkner, Liverpool, Phil Benson, Portsmouth, Lars Hansen, Oxford, Nic Brantut, Imperial) 
  • January 9-10: Image analysis in Earth Sciences (Renée Heilbronner, Uni Basel) (workshop full)
  • January 9-10: Digital field mapping day (Arthur’s Seat) and Introduction to BGS’ SIGMAmobile (Nikki Smith, BGS, and others)  (Max 15 People)

All of these workshops are free of charge but subject to the registration of the minimum number of ten participants per workshop. To register for workshops please email Georgina Worrall (

The deadline for Workshop registration is 14 November 2014

Abstract submission

The deadline for Abstract submission is 14 November 2014

Please send your abstracts to Luca Menegon ( with the subject “TSG Abstract”. One page abstracts should use the downloadable word template available to download from the box to the right.

Indicate whether you want your contribution to be associated with a particular theme (see above) and whether would prefer a poster or oral contribution (not all oral contributions can be accommodated).


Please register online or download the registration form, using the links to the right. To register for workshops please email Georgina Worrall (

  • Registration Costs
    • Fellows of the Geological Society of London: £ 110 (£ 130 after 14 November)
    • Non-fellows: £ 130 (£ 150 after 14 November)
    • Students: £ 30 (£ 50 after 14 November)
  • Conference dinner: £ 50
  • Ice breaker: Free
  • Workshops: Free



  • Graham Leslie (British Geological Survey)
  • Rachel Walcott (National Museum of Scotland)
  • John Underhill (Heriot-Watt University)

The meeting will be co-hosted by the University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University, the National Museum of Scotland as well as BGS.

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Registration rates

£ 130.00
£ 150.00
£ 50.00

Activity rates

Optional: Conference Dinner
£ 50.00
£ 50.00
£ 50.00

Geolsoc Contact

Conference Office

The Geological Society
Burlington House

Convenor Contact

Florian Fusseis

University of Edinburgh

Luca Menegon

University of Plymouth