"Dragonstone 2" Summer Institute

17 Sep 2021

Dragonstone 2 Summer Institute

Dragonstone 2 was held in Northern Spain from 25 August to 10 September 2021. The main organisers of the workshop were the University of Geneva and the University of Rennes 1. The Summer Institute leaders were S2S experts from different European universities: François Guillocheau, Sebastien Castelltort, Cécile Robin, Jean Braun, Alex Whittaker, Luis Valero, and Thierry Adatte. The aim of Dragonstone 2 was to complement Dragonstone 1 held online from 11 to 15 January 2021, which had delivered at the onset of the program the essential concepts and big picture overview of the scientific objectives and power of the S2S approach through a combination of class-room lectures, essential literature reviews, computer modeling hands-on and experiments to manipulate concepts.  On the other hand, the focus of Dragonstone 2 was on field examples and excursions in the southern-Pyrenees in Spain: from alluvial fans of the northern Tremp basin all the way down to deep basinal turbidites of the Zumaya area, following marker timelines such as the PETM, the EECO and the MECO. These field excursions were combined with presentations by the PIs and the representatives of partner organisations, and the final four-day course focus by JL Rubino and F.Guillocheau on seismic geomorphology and sequence stratigraphy with a specific focus on particulate gravity flows in source-to-sink sedimentary systems.


More details on Dragonstone 1 and 2. 


S2S-FUTURE project gathers an outstanding European research and training network of 15 PhD students, hosted at world-leading academic institutions and industrial companies, whose aim is to develop the S2S paradigm as a powerful vector for understanding sedimentary accumulations as natural resources.

The project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 860383.