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Division on Tectonics and Structural Geology (TS)

President: Susanne Buiter,
Deputy President: Magdalena Scheck-Wenderoth,

The Division on Tectonics and Structural Geology (TS) investigates rock deformation at all scales with the aim to decipher its complex relationships with earth dynamics. We use natural observations, including mapping, remote sensing and seismics, and experimental methods. The division is highly interdisciplinary, with strong ties with other EGU divisions including GD, EMRP, SM, SSP, GM, G, and GMPV.

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02. November 2016

Claudio Rosenberg new TS president

We're very happy to welcome Claudio Rosenberg as our new TS Division president. He was elected with 55.1% of the online votes. Congratulations to Claudio.
Claudio will officially take over from Susanne Buiter during the EGU General Assembly, which takes place in April 2017.

More information about the elections can be found here.

10. November 2016

Cees Passchier receives the 2017 Stephan Mueller Medal
João Duarte receives the 2017 Arne Richter Award

In 2017, the most prestigious medal of our TS division, the Stephan Mueller Medal, will be awarded to Cees Passchier from the University of Mainz. João Duarte from the University of Lisbon will receive the Arne Richter Award. That means that João was the TS Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Awardee and was then selected as one of four Arne Richter Awardees on the EGU level.

We congratulate both awardees. They will receive their awards at the 2017 EGU General Assembly, which takes place on April 23-28 in Vienna. More information about all 2017 EGU awardees can be found here.

01. November 2016

Election of TS division president

Our division president, Susanne Buiter, is stepping down after four years of very active service to our community. We thank Susanne for her work and effort that she put into her presidency. It has really been a very productive time with her at the top of the TS division.

Now it's time to elect a new TS division president. There are two official candidates running for that job. Every EGU member can participate in the elections and you should have received a personal e-mail with all necessary information. Maybe, this is also a reason to become an EGU member? More information about the election can be found here.

20. October 2016

Call-for-abstracts now open

The call-for-abstracts for the EGU 2017 General Assembly is now open! To submit an abstract, browse through the proposed sessions and simply click the submit-link in the session where your abstract fits best.

The EGU 2017 General Assembly will be held in Vienna from 23-28 April 2017 and abstracts can be submitted until 11 January 2017. Also note that for support applications, abstracts have to be submitted already by 1 December 2016.

11. July 2016

TS blog is now online

We are very happy to announce that from now on, we also have our own EGU blog! With this blog we would like to provide a platform for exchanging thoughts and ideas within the global tectonics and structural geology community. Check it out!

The blog is maintained by Eleonora van Rijsingen en Mehmet Kokün, and they take guest editors on board too! So if you have an idea, share it with Mehmet and Eleonora. Enjoy!

Click here for the news archive.

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

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This month saw the publication of the EGU 2017 General Assembly programme, which includes about 1000 sessions and over 17,500 abstracts. The conference is less than a month away, and promises to be the largest and most exciting to date. To attend, don’t forget to register online, or on-site during the week of the meeting (23–28 April).

In other news, this month the EGU has announced that it is supporting March for Science. This global movement will culminate with a march on Earth Day, April 22, 2017, in Washington DC, as well as in many cities around the world, including Vienna. EGU President Hans Thybo said: “While the March for Science idea started in the US, its mission and objectives are global and nonpartisan. A movement that champions science, supports freedom to conduct responsible scientific research, and calls for more evidence-based policy, is one that aligns with EGU’s own objectives.”

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