CRES Research Conference 2018

International Ocean Discovery Expedition Hikurangi Subduction Margin © Katy Smith, IODP JRSO 

  • Upper Lecture Theatre and Exhibition Space, Sherwell Centre

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The annual University of Plymouth Earth Sciences research conference presents the latest research of postgraduates, postdoctoral researchers and academic staff in Earth Sciences.

The event is open to all University staff, students and the general public.

This year guest speaker Dr Rebecca Bell will join us from Imperial College London. Subduction plate boundary faults are capable of generating some of the largest earthquakes and tsunami on Earth, such as the 2011 Tōhoku, Japan and the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquakes, together responsible for over 250,000 fatalities. Rebecca will give the keynote talk entitled 'Unlocking the secrets of slow slip using next-generation seismic experiments and IODP drilling at the north Hikurangi margin, New Zealand'. She will discuss how International Ocean Drilling Expeditions 372 and 375 aim to reveal the geophysical environments of slow slip events and to get closer to understanding what factors lead to slow slip.

Alongside this internationally recognised expert, presentations by University of Plymouth researchers will reflect the exciting variety of research ongoing at the Earth Sciences department. 

After the event, please stick around for our social gathering and photo competition, with drinks and appetisers!

Photo competition

The conference is also a great opportunity to vote for your favourite geological photograph from a shortlist of entries for the competition. These will be printed and displayed at the conference with the winner voted for by the conference attendees and announced at the end of the event. The successful photograph will then be showcased in next year's abstract booklet and displayed in the foyer of the Fitzroy Building.

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