We are interested in unravelling geodynamic processes in the upper mantel and crust on a range of scales. We study these processes by imaging the current seimsic structure of the crust, upper mantle and transition zone, and by studying the seismicity as a marker of deformation and stress. Our work with temporary seismic network data focuses on regional scale, but we supplement these with studies aimed at a much larger scale (e.g. determining the depth of the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary throughout Europe). An area of growing importance is the investigation of time-dependent changes in both seismicity and structure in order to better understand pre- and postseismic processes.
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We also have a long-standing interest in understanding the dynamics of mantle plumes, and participate(d) in the DESERT and DESIRE projects, which focus on strike-slip tectonics. Addisitonally, we provide expertise for other projects where needed for example, we contribute to the Greenland Ice Sheet Monitoring Network, which aims to record the seismic waves generated by calving icebergs.