Program and invited presentations
Participants, abstracts and posters
This workshop is the next in a series of successful workshops held in various locations
throughout Europe approximately every 2 years, since 1989 (the two previous ones being Erice (2005), Hruba Skala (2003)), and it is generally regarded as the main European conference in geodynamics. The main goals of this workshop are:
- to provide a forum for in-depth discussion on scientific and technical issues in
geodynamic modelling, and integration with other allied fields,
- to introduce students and postdocs to the breadth of current geodynamic research, in an
- to foster interdisciplinary and international collaboration.
The workshop has a five-day program with oral presentation provided solely by invited
keynote speakers, and a possibility for poster presentations for all other participants.
Two types of lectures are planned:
- talks on the state-of-the-art research in geodynamics and directly neighbouring
- educational, tutorial-type talks to give scientific and technical background
information for a specific research area.
Apart from lectures and poster sessions, hands-on mini workshops on numerical modelling,
and break-out or discussion sessions on, for example, modelling benchmarks will be
The program is:
- Sunday, September 2nd: Arrival. Ice breaker drink and dinner served at 8pm.
- Monday September 3rd. Geodynamical objects: plumes and plates.
- Tuesday, September 4th. Global seismology and its interpretations.
- Wednesday, September 5th. Workshop and discussions.
- Louis Moresi (Monash U.): Numerical models of mantle convection and lithospheric dynamics.
- A few short technical presentations
- Jeroen Ritsema. Tomographic filtering of geodynamic models.
- Peter van Keken (U. Michigan). Benchmark for 2D compressible convection.
- Afternoon: Visit to Arles.
- Thursday, September 6th. Planetary dynamics and evolution.
- Friday, september 7th. Rheology: observations and models.
Some indicated titles are still preliminary and will be updated later by the authors.