Dragonstone

This training event will serve as the main research "kick-off" for the ESRs and will build a strong group mindset between ESRs and all partners for the whole program. The S2S-FUNDAMENTALS Tech-Lab will deliver at the onset of the program the essential required 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, and short visits to local field examples.

This Lab will be opened to the broader community on invitation to designated aggregate, geothermy and water companies. Concepts and major scientific challenges will then be illustrated during a week-long source-to-sink field course in exceptional exposure of the southern-Pyrenees: the course provides an opportunity to follow proximal to distal depositional environment evolution along well dated timelines of the climate events studied WP2 of the project (e.g., PETM, MECO) and in a background of long-term tectonic and climatic evolution.

 

 

This field course leverages the long experience of several partners of the project, which have been delivering successful pilot S2S field excursions in the Pyrenees for academia and the industry. 

 

 

Dragonstone 1

Dragonstone 1 was held online from 11 to 15 January 2021. The main organisers of the workshop were the University of Rennes 1, the University of Geneva and GFZ Potsdam. Dragonstone 1 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

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. While Dragonstone 1 had set the theoretical foundations, 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 principal investigators and the representatives of partner organisations, and the final four-day course focus on seismic geomorphology and sequence stratigraphy with a specific focus on particulate gravity flows in source-to-sink sedimentary systems.

 

 

Presentation

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.