Call for abstract

Call for Abstract submissions to the 34th IAS Meeting of Sedimentology that will take place in Rome 10-12 September. Consider submitting an abstract to session 7.10 – Subaqueous Mass Movements and Their Consequences: From Scientific Knowledge to Geohazard Assessment

Subaqueous mass movements occur in lakes, fjords and oceans of the world, playing a key role in the evolution of coastal areas and continental margins as they represent one of the most efficient mechanisms of sediment transport from coastal to deep basins. The mapping and characterization of such processes has also significant implications for geohazard assessment, because such events can directly impact coastal and offshore infrastructures as well as cause local but destructive tsunamis. The aim of this session is to provide a forum to discuss field (outcrop, core and geophysical), experimental and numerical studies that advance our knowledge on the occurrence, failure and post-failure behaviour of subaqueous mass movements. Particularly we encourage multidisciplinary contributions aimed to assess and mitigate the geohazard potential associated to these processes both at local and regional scale.

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