8 Jun 2021


The aim of “Dragonstone 2” field work and excursion is to complement the theoretical part of the training provided by “Dragonstone 1”. “Dragonstone 1” has 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. “Dragonstone 2” will provide the participants with a unique source-to-sink field course in exceptional exposure of the southern-Pyrenees: 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.


Preliminary Programme


Trip leaders: S. Castelltort, L. Valero, F. Guillocheau, C. Robin, J. Braun, A. Whittaker, M. Pejovic


Purpose: field expression of S2S concepts and applications



  • 25.08 to 27.08: all ESRs and trip leaders
  • 28.08 to 3.09: all ESRs, trip leaders and all PIs and partners 
  • 4-9.09: all ESRs


Day 1

Wed 25.08

  • 9 am: meeting at Barcelona airport and departure
  • Montserrat fan delta : introduction to S2S research questions and concepts
  • Coll de Comiols, overview of a piggy-back basin.
  • Dinner
  • Evening: challenges and expectations of the program (F. Guillocheau et al.)


 Day 2

Thu 26.08

  • Tremp and Pobla de Segur basins (Llimiana, Pobla de Segur, San Sebastian)
  • Dinner
  • Evening: day summary and open discussion + functioning (reporting) of the ITN (Robin and Pejovic)


 Day 3

Fri 27.08

  • Morning and early afternoon: Montsec and Ager basin
  • Evening: arrival of PIs and dinner



 Tech-Lab§2 FIELD 1

Trip leaders: Castelltort, Valero, Guillocheau, Whittaker, Adatte, Pejovic

Participants: all ESRs and open to all PIs + all Partners + broader community

Purpose: Emblematic outcrops and discussions


Day 4: TREMP

Sat 28.08

  • Montsec / Pobla de Segur / Claret : tectonics, proximal sedimentation and signals, PETM



Sun 29.08

  • Figols / Castissent / Benabarre: early Eocene signals, shallow marine and fluvial, basin overview and modern hillslope-fluvial processes


 Day 6: RODA

Mon 30.08

  • Isabena valley section: 40 My of signals in stratigraphy


 Day 7: RODA

Tue 31.08

  • Roda delta (/ coll de vent): ETM2, ETM3, supply-driven sequences and tidal sedimentology


 Day 8: Ainsa

Wed 01.09

  • Atiart / Lascorz / Olson : Canyons, submarine transport, shelf storms, fluvial sequences stratigraphy, MECO


 Day 9: Ermua-Lizaragua

Thu 2.09 leave Ainsa and go to Zumaia, passing by Ermua-Lizaragua

  • Shelf-edge incised valley and carbonates, PETM


Bungalows Zumaia


Day 10: Zumaia - Dragonstone

Fri 3.09

  • Early Eocene GSSPs, PETM and Cyclostratigraphy


 Day 11

Sat 4.09

  • ESRs retreat
  • Bus transfer to Bilbao for PIs and partners leaving.


Day 12

Sun 5.09

  • ESRs retreat


 Day 13-16


Mon 6.09- Thu 9.09

TOTAL cancelled the planned workshops and visits; this part of the trip is being reorganised and further updates will follow shortly.


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.