Workshop Preparatory Information

Workshop Reports & Research Documents

Convened by: Garry Karner, Palisades, USA, Luis Pinheiro, Aveiro, Portugal, and Gianreto Manatschal, Strasbourg, France

The first InterMARGINS Workshop took place from 10-16 July 2004 in Pontresina in the Swiss Alps. It was convened by Garry Karner, Gianreto Manatschal and Luis Pinheiro and was attended by 46 invited scientists from 13 countries (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, UK, and USA).

The aim of the workshop was to bring together, and improve interactions between, observationalists and numerical modellers working on rifted continental margins. In addition two field trips during the workshop to view the exposed rifted margins of the Tethyan ocean in the Alps were led by Gianreto Manatschal.

The Workshop was an enormous success and was greatly enjoyed by the participants for its open and positive discussions and for the dramatic outcrops viewed in the field.

Click on any thumbnail to see the larger photo on a separate page (courtesy InterMARGINS)

Group photo of 44 of the 46 participants
Gianreto Manatschal explains the first excursion
Crossing snow to inspect basalt flows
Distant view of the Err Detachment
Closeup of slickensides on serpentinized peridotite
Saying goodbye


Last updated Friday, December 3, 2004