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TS Tectonics and Structural Geology Division on Tectonics and Structural Geology

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Division on Tectonics and Structural Geology
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Division on Tectonics and Structural Geology

President: Paola Vannucchi (ts@egu.eu)
Deputy President: vacant

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.

NEWS & NEWSLETTER


20. Jan 2022

Join the ECS Representative team of the EGU TS Division

We’re now looking for applicants to join the Early-Career Scientists (ECS) Representative team!

Each EGU division has a representative for its Early-Career Scientists (ECS), acting as a critical link between them and the Union. ECS Representatives work to ensure the needs of ECS members are satisfied, at the General Assembly (GA) in Vienna, and throughout the year. They also take on other responsibilities, depending on experience and interests, ranging from outreach to networking, blogging, or anything else that engages division members.

Currently, the EGU TS Division operates under a three-person representative structure consisting of a 'main' representative, an 'incoming' representative, and a 'shadowing' representative. If you are an ECS of the TS division (see definition) you can always get in contact with the ECS representative team if you have any problems, complaints, suggestions, or simply want to reach out. For instance between the general assemblies of EGU21 and EGU22, you can approach David Fernández-Blanco (main), Silvia Crosetto (incoming), and/or Gino de Gelder (shadowing).

EGU TS ECS Representative team selection process

Any ECS member of the TS division can become an ECS Representative. When freshly elected, the new ECS representative will serve as a 'shadowing' representative for a year: although they cannot attend Union- or Division-wide meetings, they will be involved in team organization, in close contact with the other two representatives, and assist them as needed while being updated about the main points of the meetings. In doing so, the 'shadowing' representative can get to know the team and its processes, and acquire insight into the role. After a year, they are promoted to the position of 'incoming' representative and are exposed to meetings with the division president, other EGU division representatives, and the union-wide activities they promote, while getting prepared to assume the lead as 'main' representative in the third year. This is the point at which they become the official face and voice of the ECS members of the TS division.

Election Procedure

The ECS representative of the TS Division is chosen annually and begins their duties at the General Assembly (GA), which is typically held in April. The application period begins 3 months before the GA (in January) and remains open for a month (until the end of February). The selection committee (ECS representative team, presidential team, and the chiefs of media, blogs, and activities teams) evaluates submitted applications early in March and chooses the candidate, who will be announced during the EGU GA of that year. Applicants must be EGU ECS members at the time of submission (see definition) and remain so for two or more years to ensure they are still ECS when they are appointed as 'main' representative. Applicants should have a strong sense of responsibility and commitment, and will direct their passion and energy to represent and help EGU TS ECS and support and promote the TS division’s ongoing and upcoming activities. If interested, please check the handover document for ECS division representatives as well as the EGU TS ECS team activity table to better understand the range of responsibilities and activities of the EGU ECS TS team and representatives. Interested applicants should submit to ts@egu.eu a 1-pg CV including relevant entries to the post, time of latest academic degree, periods of exception (caring and/or parental responsibilities, disability, etc), management and organizational abilities, leadership in other activities, prior/current EGU engagement, and a letter (max. 500 words) roughly outlining motivation and potential actions to implement during the post. The TS division promotes and supports equality, diversity, and inclusion; applicants from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should submit to ts@egu.eu a 1-pg CV including relevant entries to the post, time of latest academic degree, periods of exception (caring and/or parental responsibilities, disability, etc), management and organizational abilities, leadership in other activities, prior/current EGU engagement, and a letter (max. 500 words) roughly outlining motivation and potential actions to implement during the post. The TS division promotes and supports equality, diversity, and inclusion; applicants from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.


07. Jan 2022

Introduction to the Newsletter

We have decided to open a new communication channel in the shape of a newsletter. In the past, pertinent updates and modifications about the activities created and promoted by the ECS TS team, the blog, media and activities subteams and the ECS TS Representative, have been made informally and internally.  We are now committed in our attempt to increase openness and transparency from the ECS team of the TS division to the ECS TS members of the EGU community. We want to work with open doors and have chosen to make a consistent effort to publish an "update report" at the end of each month, and other news as frequently as necessary. We aim for a larger engagement with our EGU ECS TS community, and we hope that the increased communication that the TS newsletter will secure will help us achieve this goal.

The newsletter will report on plans that are slated to be executed, announcements about upcoming events and  information about the activities that take place in different subteams, as well as at ECS representative and  council level. Stay tuned!!


10. April 2019

TS Division Meeting

You can be part of shaping the way forward for the TS Division by joining the Division Meeting today at 12:45–13:45 in Room K2.

 


09. April 2019

Serge Lallemand to receive Stefan Mueller Medal!

Congratulations to Serge Lallemand for receiving the Stephan Mueller Medal!

 


05. April 2019

Welcome to Vienna!

Welcome to Vienna! The General Assembly 2019 will kick off on Sunday evening at 18:30 with the opening reception in Foyer F. You can pick up your badges from 12:00 on in hall X.2. If you haven't done so yet, now is a good time to put together your personal program and install the egu2019 app on your phone. Enjoy your stay!

 


07. January 2019

Abstract submission: 3 days left!

The new year starts off with the deadline for the EGU 2019 General Assembly approaching on January 10th. If you haven't done so, please consider submitting an abstract to one of our many exciting TS sessions. Only 2019 EGU members will be able to submit abstracts as first author to the 2019 meeting and, with a few exceptions outlined below, only one abstract as first author will be permitted.

for more information click here.

 


25. October 2018

Call for abstracts to the EGU 2019 General Assembly now open!

The EGU 2019 General Assembly, taking place in Vienna (Austria) on 7–12 April 2019, will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The deadline for abstract submission is 10 January 2019 or, for those applying for Roland Schlich travel support, 1 December 2018. Only 2019 EGU members will be able to submit abstracts as first author to the 2019 meeting and, with a few exceptions outlined below, only one abstract as first author will be permitted.

for more information click here.

 


23. October 2018

EGU annonced winners of next years medals

The The EGU announced the winners of next years medals. The winners in the TS division are Serge Lallemand, who is awarded the Stephan Mueller Medal and Daniel Pastor-Galán, who receives the Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award.

Congratulation!

 

02. October 2018

Call for Abstracts

The abstract submission for EGU General Assembly 2019 will be openend on 22. October 2018. Time to start thinking about your contributions! 

The submission link will be provided once available.

 

29. June 2018

Call for Session Proposals

The next EGU General Assembly 2019 (EGU2019) will be held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) from 07 to 12 April 2019. The call for session proposals is now open until 06 September 2018. If you have a good idea for a session that fits the TS division objectives, please go ahead and propose one! You can do this at: https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2019/provisionalprogramme

NEW IN 2019

a) For the first time, the skeleton programme consists only of the programme groups and their sub-programme groups. The programme groups do not show sessions from last year. This means that all session proposals need to be submitted, also those on classic topics in the community.

b) The deadline for suggesting Union Symposia and Great Debates is 15 August 2018. Please see the guidelines (https://www.egu2019.eu/guidelines/us_and_gdb_guidelines.html) for more information.

 

12. April 2018

ECS Award Lecture by Fabio Corbi

Today Fabio Corbi will present his TS Division Outstanding ECS Lecture with the title "On the relationship between interseismic coupling and earthquake slip pattern". Join us for this great event at 11:45 in room K1! 

 

11. April 2018

TS Division Meeting

The Division Meeting for Tectonics and Structural Geology (TS) is happening today at 12:15 in room D2. The community is strongly encouraged to join, meet the TS board, learn about our activity and participate in improving EGU.

 

8. April 2018

EGU General Assembly 2018 opening today

EGU 2018 is starting today! The registration is open from 12:00 on in hall X5 opposite the main entrance. The opening reception starts at 18:30 in the foyer of the main building. We wish you all a save journey to Vienna.

 


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Recent awardees

Francesca Funiciello

Francesca Funiciello

  • 2022
  • Marie Tharp Medal

The 2022 Marie Tharp Medal is awarded to Francesca Funiciello in recognition of remarkable achievements in convergent margin geodynamics and for pioneering use of analogue modelling to investigate tectonic processes.


Mojtaba Rajabi

Mojtaba Rajabi

  • 2022
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2022 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Mojtaba Rajabi for outstanding research on global tectonic stress, that has resulted in a major revision of our understanding of present-day crustal stress patterns across different scales.


R. Dietmar Müller

R. Dietmar Müller

  • 2021
  • Stephan Mueller Medal

The 2021 Stephan Mueller Medal is awarded to R. Dietmar Müller for outstanding research in global plate tectonics, utilising open-source software and databases to advance understanding of changes in regional tectonics, sea level, topography, and atmospheric CO2.


Pauline Gayrin

Pauline Gayrin

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Pauline Gayrin Semi-automated fault extraction and structural analysis from DEM data of the Magadi and Natron basins, East African Rift System


Carolyn J. Boulton

Carolyn J. Boulton

  • 2021
  • Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists

The 2021 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to Carolyn J. Boulton for outstanding research in the understanding of chemical-mechanical interactions during fault slip and the comparison of microstructures developed in experimental and natural samples.

Latest posts from the TS blog

TS Must-Read – Brun (1999): Narrow rifts versus wide rifts: inferences for the mechanics of rifting from laboratory experiments

In 1999 Jean-Pierre Brun published his Must-Read paper about rifting, in which he reviews fifteen years of laboratory experiments at Geosciences Rennes. In a brief introduction the paper reminds the reader of the two main rift types: narrow rifting as the preceding stage for continental break-up, and wide rifting that occurs after cessation of convergence. The article introduces some key differences between the two types of rifts, and then briefly reviews the underlying mechanics and scaling principles for the analogue …


TS Must Read – Scholz (1998): Earthquakes and friction laws

Scholz (1998) is the “must-read” review article about rate- and state- variable laws of rock friction. The article is a robust introduction to the state-of-the art of the discipline at the end of the past century and should be considered of particular interest for students and/or early career scientists. In spite of its relative simplicity, rock mechanics unfortunately is still not taught universally in earth sciences curricula. The equations that Scholz describes have great success in explaining a wide range …


Features from the Field: Snow illuminates fault zones

This guest post was contributed by Afroz Shah who is an Assistant Professor of Structural Geology at the Department of Geosciences, Universiti of Brunei Darussalam (UBD). He has completed Ph.D at James Cook University, Australia in 2010, post-doctorate at Earth Observatory of Singapore in 2013 and joined the first academic job as a Senior Lecture of Structural Geology at Curtin Sarawak, Miri, Malaysia before joining UBD. His research mainly involves brittle deformation of lithospheric plates with a main focus on …


TS Must-Read – Cowie (1998) A healing-reloading feedback control on the growth rate of seismogenic faults

This study provides a simple numerical model of fault rupture that describes the development of fault systems from the initial nucleation of numerous small faults to the localisation of deformation into few major faults. The model presented is based on two main considerations: first, earthquakes cause stress changes that can either advance or delay failure on neighbouring faults. Second, for failure to happen faults must heal and recover most of their shear strength on timescales shorter than the earthquake cycle. …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the April issue of The Loupe, Earth day is in the spotlight amidst the looming climate change crisis. Find out how EGU and fourteen other geoscience organisations around the world have committed to create a just and sustainable future for the planet. As EGU’s Early Career Scientist (ECS) Representative, Anita Di Chiara explains how ECS can get more involved in EGU and the scientific community.

A few weeks to go for EGU22, which takes place from 23-27 May 2022! Registration for on-site participation has now closed, however you can still register to join us virtually till 27 May 2022.

This issue also highlights some of the key science for policy sessions at EGU22, and includes the latest Journal Watch and GeoRoundup of April EGU journal highlights.

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