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Rift and Rifted Margins Online Seminar

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Coming up...

Plumes and rifts | 6th November (2023), 16:00 CET


Ian Bastow (Imperial College London, UK) "Mantle wavespeed and discontinuity structure below East Africa: implications for Cenozoic hotspot tectonism and the development of rifting”

Emma Watts (Uni Southampton, UK) “Mantle upwelling beneath Afar”

Vincent Roche (Le Mans Université, France) “Gondwana break-up controlled by tectonic inheritance and mantle plume activity: insights from Natal rift development (South Mozambique, Africa)”

Past seminars...

62. CO2 sequestration in rifts and rifted margins | 2nd October (2023), 16:00 CEST


Jonathan Bull (Uni Southampton, UK) “Monitoring, Measurement and Verification of CO2 storage in rift basins” https://youtu.be/A6NDe-ti3GU?si=hHcvOOWT9doFHUwW

David Goldberg (Columbia University New York, US) “Potential for CO2 sequestration in buried Mesozoic rift basins along the US east coast” https://youtu.be/wyGtW5dfJUk?si=-O9kzmul2HqH0mkE

61. Melts in the East African Rift | 4th September (2023), 16:00 CEST


Rita Kounoudis (Imperial College London, UK) "The Development of Rifting and Magmatism in the Turkanan Depression, East Africa" https://youtu.be/ht0yAI-bi6g?si=lraXxJSiKAnMJgk9

Kathy Whaler (University of Edinburgh, UK) "Magnetotelluric imaging of melt in the main Ethiopian rift and Afar" https://youtu.be/8KCnEV8OCGg?si=871YYSYGh3XxAosk

Tanya Furman (Penn State University, US) "Lithospheric foundering and mafic magmatism in young continental rifts" https://youtu.be/Mh6prppEj78?si=l6hn7_Dc07zJ_kW1

60. Thermochronology in rifts and rifted margins | 3rd July (2023), 16:00 CEST


Samuel Boone (Melbourne University, Australia) “What can thermochronology tell us about rift inception processes in East Africa?” https://youtu.be/40f9NqCZg8I

Syed Ali Turab (University of Peshawar, Pakistan) “Escarpment evolution of the Red Sea margin of southwestern Saudi Arabia. Insights from low-temperature apatite thermochronology” https://youtu.be/CbEfc8sDzyo

Maria Laura Balestrieri (Italian National Research Council, Italy) “Thermochronology and rift: the case of the Gulf of California" https://youtu.be/m_t725GHhM4

59. Rifts and biological evolution| 5th June (2023), 16:00 CEST


René Dommain(Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)“Holocene bidirectional river system along the Kenya Rift and its influence on East African faunal exchange and diversity gradients” https://youtu.be/RnBVZ9eqc74

Simon Kübler (Munich University, Germany)“Active faulting and soil nutritional gradients as drivers of animal movements in the Kenya Rift Valley” https://youtu.be/BLlicv8eNr8

Katharine M. Loughney (University of Michigan, USA) "Tectonic influence on Cenozoic mammal richness and sedimentation history of the Basin and Range, western North America" https://youtu.be/jq0R3VK1xfk

58. The Moroccan Atlas system | 8th May (2023), 16:00 CEST


David Fernandez Blanco (TU Delft University, Netherlands) "Anticline growth by shortening during crustal exhumation of the Moroccan Atlantic margin" https://youtu.be/c1194ejEFeQ

Athanasia Vasileiou (Universitiy of Leeds, UK) "Analysis of strike-slip tectonics in extensional systems: the case study of the Moroccan High Atlas" https://youtu.be/z_BcTdLoR4Q

Mustapha Ouaskou (Sidi Mohamed Ben Abellah University, Morocco) "Barremian intracontinental rift and Aptian Atlantic transgression in the northern boundary of the Central High Atlas (Morocco) " https://youtu.be/4i8DJx8zzhE

57. Microplates | 3rd April (2023), 16:00 CEST


Michael King (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada ) "Deformable plate reconstructions of continental blocks along North Atlantic rifted margins" https://youtu.be/wwFQo6uq7i0

Anne Glerum (GFZ Potsdam, Germany) "Victoria continental microplate dynamics" https://youtu.be/038303NvKpo

Keith Martin (Madrid, Spain) "Double saloon door tectonics East African Rift case study" https://youtu.be/Q0Sic4Bv6Fg

56. Seismic hazard in rifts | 6th March (2023), 16:00 CET


Damien Delvaux (Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium) "From neotectonics to seismic hazard in the Kivu rift, East Africa" https://youtu.be/ZhAXk5jrW0k

Cynthia Ebinger (Tulane University, USA) "Cascading hazards in rift zones over multiple time scales" https://youtu.be/aXSThFQozxQ

Jack Williams (University of Otago, New Zealand) "Using geologic and geodetic data to perform seismic hazard assessment in amagmatic continental rifts, a case study from Malawi" https://youtu.be/NLITdAYwu_U

55. Planetary rifts | 6th February (2023), 16:00 CET


Daniel Mège (Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland  ) “Basement fabric in the Valles Marineris "rift" on Mars: discovery, significance, and influence on rift development” https://youtu.be/_VYJbjBFDjo

Anna Horleston (University of Bristol, United Kingdom) "Marsquakes: What, when, where and why" https://youtu.be/rwD-qEtAlTE

Richard Ghail (Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom)  "Evidence for a continental break-up style of rifting and superplume on Venus" https://youtu.be/EhZ7WDaEsi8

54. Breakup of supercontinents | 9th January (2023), 16:00 CET


Phil Heron (University of Toronto, Canada) “Supercontinents, subduction, superplumes and sutures: the difficult break-up”     https://youtu.be/nNCkWFlLNaA

Renata Schmitt (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) "Gondwana tectonic terranes controlling South Atlantic Rift” https://youtu.be/Z53d3Jdsa-A

Tom Gernon (University of Southampton, United Kingdom) "Rifting controls on environmental change" https://youtu.be/LYhhslHIVvg

53. Rifts in the Wilson cycle III: Structural control of rift inheritance on mountain building | 5th December (2022), 16:00 CET


Samuel Wimpenny (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom) "Weak, Seismogenic Faults and Andean Mountain Building" https://youtu.be/jEcF8ucr6ww

Julia Gomez-Romeu (M&U, Geology by Research, France) "Inverted Magma-rich Versus Magma-poor Rifted Margins: Implications for Orogenic Systems" https://youtu.be/22xX_eaYPjI

Gianreto Manatschal (Institut Terre&Environnement de Strasbourg, France) "The Role of Rift Inheritance inBuilding Collisional Orogens: A Biscay-Pyrenean-Alpes Perspective" https://youtu.be/-Ml9TGbOO6w

52. Rifting & Salt tectonics | 7th November (2022), 16:00 CET


Maggie Ellis Curry (North Carolina State University, USA) "Sequential structural restorations of the conjugate NE Gulf of Mexico US-Mexico margin: Implications for Mesozoic dynamic topography" https://youtu.be/aBAfPwyMVWg

James Pindell (Rice University, USA) "Dynamo-thermal subsidence and sag–salt section deposition as restricted magma-rich rifted margins move off plume centers along incipient lines of breakup" https://youtu.be/sM5ykC-p9dU

Leonardo M. Pichel (University of Bergen, Norway) "The link between rifting and crustal-scale rifted margin architecture with passive margin salt tectonics: a geodynamic modelling approach" https://youtu.be/vnqxe1yp4Vo

51. Metamorphic core complexes |3rd October (2022), 16:00 CEST


Whitney Behr (ETH Zürich, Switzerland) "The Whipple Mountains metamorphic core complex as a window into the rheology of the middle crust” https://youtu.be/KVf5zqmHWEc

Daniel Stockli (University of Texas at Austin, USA) "Temporal and thermal evolution of core complexes and hyperextended rift margins – Insights from geo- and thermochronometry” https://youtu.be/YW2Oyn_D06s

50. Rifts in the Wilson cycle II: Structural control of orogenic inheritance on rifting | 5th September (2022), 16:00 CEST


Estella Atekwana (University of California, Davis, California, USA)  “Initiation of magma-poor rifts: tectonic memory vs. magmatism” https://youtu.be/bQbWSRMId1E

Manuel Pubellier (Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris, France) “Structural control of Mesozoic orogens on marginal basins of SE Asia" https://youtu.be/WQ6ALKF2rJo

Natasha Stanton (University of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil) “Control of rifted margin structure by basement inheritance: insights from Campos Basin, Brazil” https://youtu.be/ApU-C5Sx70c

49. Normal Faults: Localisation, Longevity, Limits | 1st August (2022), 16:00 CEST


Julie Gresseth (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway) “3D Evolution of necking domains: insights from the Froya High, mid-Norwegian rifted margin” https://youtu.be/-U250FZb4X8

Oyewande Ojo (Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA) Title: "Under-Displaced Normal Faults: Case Study from the Southern Malawi Rift" https://youtu.be/5cGy4rFXavY

Jean-Arthur Olive (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France) “Border fault offset limited by crustal strength and relief growth" https://youtu.be/wFHYaoss7BQ

48. Embryonic oceanic crust at rifted margins | 4th July (2022), 16:00 CEST


Sylvie Leroy (Sorbonne, Univ., Paris, France) “Embryonic oceanic crust at the Gulf of Aden continental margins”           https://youtu.be/M34BtQQ7kMQ

Cuimei Zhang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China) “Breakup of the South China Sea continental margin”     https://youtu.be/PIaovnOMSUU

Neil Mitchell (University of Manchester, Manchester, UK) “The magnetic anomaly record of early oceanic spreading in the central Red Sea” https://youtu.be/w2uCg1eBpMY

47. Interaction of mantle dynamics and rifting | 13th June (2022), 16:00 CEST


Laurent Jolivet (Sorbonne Univ., Paris, France) “Continental rifts and mantle convection: Insights from the East African Rift and a new model of the West European Rift System” https://youtu.be/floFGlyefD4

Tahiry Rajaonarison (New Mexico Tech, US) “3D Numerical Modelling of Plume-Lithosphere Interactions Beneath the East African Rift” https://youtu.be/kdKDwTkswSc

Andrea Marzoli (University of Padova, Italy) “The Central Atlantic magmatic province (CAMP) and Pangea break-up” https://youtu.be/CfhYr6jn00o

46. Rifts in the Wilson cycle I: subduction initiation at rifted margins | 30th May (2022), 16:00 CEST


Zhong-Hai Li (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)“Forced subduction initiation at passive continental margins: Implications for the Tethyan evolution" https://youtu.be/7BNErDZpx_s

Joao Duarte (University of Lisbon, Portugal) “Subduction initiation in the Atlantic: insights from the SW Iberia Margin” https://youtu.be/wD6Z5B3guE0

Antoine Auzemery (University of Rennes, Frances) “Influence of magma-poor versus magma-rich passive margins on subduction initiation” https://youtu.be/cRDcj_V5hlk

45. Climatic vs. tectonic control on rift basins | 16th May (2022), 16:00 CEST


Liang Xue (Syracuse University, New York, US) “Climate-driven stress changes and normal fault behavior in the Lake Malawi (Nyasa) Rift, East Africa” https://youtu.be/UFJYuiCEkcc

Delphine Rouby (CNRS at University of Toulouse, France) "Evolution of rift-related relief of the Equatorial Atlantic rifted margins" https://youtu.be/ncFtRc82tKM

Peter Clift (Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, US) “Climate-tectonic interactions and drainage evolution during the breakup of the South China Sea” https://youtu.be/R6F7hqSP7RY

44. How can research on rifts and rifted margins expedite the energy transition? | 2nd May (2022), 16:00 CEST


Eva Schill (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany) “Facts and potential for climate neutrality in the European Cenozoic Rift System (ECRIS)” https://youtu.be/VF9TBe9PT18

Koen Torremans (University College Dublin, Ireland) "Fundamental geology for the energy transition: Rift basins and their relation to metal deposits.” https://youtu.be/LIF6sv7bkIQ

Lydia Olaka (University of Nairobi, Kenya) “Can East African rift basalts sequester CO2?Case study of the Kenya rift” https://youtu.be/SGbKDvu53ZY

43. Single-phase versus multi-phase rifting | 4th April (2022), 16:00 CEST


Laura Parisi (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia) "Seismic activity in the abandoned Olduvai rift basin" https://youtu.be/PNvrUV0MaXQ

Hamed Fazlikhani (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen) "Strain migration during single-phase and multi-phase rifting; the northern North Sea rift case" https://youtu.be/sIB-sxKL9qE

Sofia Pechlivanidou (Univ. of Bergen, Norway) "Surface processes response to normal fault growth during single and multi-phase rifting: insights from numerical modelling” https://youtu.be/bKAUdOjfsUU

42. Arctic rifting | 21st March (2022), 16:00 CET


Carmen Gaina (Univ. of Oslo, Norway) "The formation of Arctic continental margins" https://youtu.be/A85Vzspa27c

David W. Houseknecht (USGS, Reston, VA, USA) “Diving into the deep Arctic - stratigraphy, structure, and rift origin of the North Chukchi Basin" https://youtu.be/zgObYn8ZtbU

41. Rifting and mantle convection | 7th March (2022), 16:00 CET


Nicky White (Univ. of Cambridge, UK) “How rifted basins and passive margins are sculpted by mantle convective processes” https://youtu.be/uc-lvK6viAo

Walid Ben Mansour (Washington Univ., St. Louis, US) "Present-day thermochemical structure and contribution of mantle upwelling across East African Rift” https://youtu.be/38XQYqlYfh0

Emmanuel Njinju (Virginia Tech, US) “Tomography Based Convection and Melt Generation Beneath the Rungwe Volcanic Province, East Africa” https://youtu.be/NSsEbG1Cc3c

40. Erosion and sedimentation in rifts | 21st February (2022), 16:00 CET


Alex Whittaker (Imperial College London, UK) "Firing the "Sediment Gun": Landscape response to normal faulting" https://youtu.be/X18TOfrGYxM

Zuze Dulanya (Univ. of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi) “Knickpoint Mapping in the Middle Shire Basin, Malawi Rift: Implications for the Evolution of rift interaction Zones” https://youtu.be/9f1oKp7e_1s

Rebecca Dorsey (Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, US) “Dynamics of Big-River Sediment Input to an Oblique Transform-Rift Margin: Example from the Gulf of California and Salton Trough” https://youtu.be/j0TNh_ulcrg

39. Transform margins | 7th February (2022), 16:00 CET


Michal Nemčok (Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, US) “Transform margins; structural architecture, depositional systems and thermal regimes” https://youtu.be/xaVodMR6S2o

Lies Loncke (Perpignan Univ., France) "Structure and evolution of the conjugate Demerara and Guinea transform marginal plateaus (TMPs)" https://youtu.be/N7S_Ms5gpE8

Attila Balázs (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) “Contrasting transform and passive margin subsidence history and sedimentation: insights from 3D numerical modelling”  https://youtu.be/VsM17bV31V8

38. Orogenic rifts | 24th January (2022), 16:00 CET


Andrew Meigs (Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, US) “Growth of the NW corner of the Basin and Range province in a vertical-axis rotational deformation field” https://youtu.be/X-O5CH1zr-U

Aislin Reynolds (Montana State Univ., Bozeman, US) “Rifting the Roof of the World: Spatio-Temporal Evolution of the Tangra Yumco Rift, South-Central Tibet” https://youtu.be/EDEdCmA9UoE

Oğuz Göğüş (Istanbul Technical Univ., Turkey) “Rifting and subsidence controlled by post orogenic lithospheric removal in back arcs” https://youtu.be/XJiacgBvcdE

37. Complex fault patterns | 10th January (2022), 16:00 CET


Donna Shillington (Northern Arizona University, US) "Controls on faulting in a classic half graben rift: the North Basin of the Malawi (Nyasa) Rift" https://youtu.be/rQBKgUN3_5Y

Martin Musila (Tulane Univ., New Orleans, US) "Controls on Strain Localization in Rift Development across the Turkana Depression” https://youtu.be/KjNG8MwRces

Frank Zwaan (Univ. of Bern, Switzerland) “Complex rift patterns: a result of interacting crustal and mantle weaknesses, or multiphase rifting?” https://youtu.be/oUOeN1xS7YI

36. Scientific drilling at rifts and rifted margins | 29th November (2021), 16:00 CET


Tesfaye Kidane  (Univ. of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa) “Highlights on the Geologic Features of the Nascent Rift Margins in the Tendaho Graben, Ethiopia” https://youtu.be/IPoHXbFgKtg

Christian Berndt (Geomar, Kiel, Germany) “Volcanism and climate change during the opening of the Atlantic - preliminary results of IODP Expedition 396" https://youtu.be/3_wNbkxkgJ8

Gaël Lymer (ICRAG, Dublin, Ireland) “The West Iberian Margin: Past and current research concepts and future challenges” https://youtu.be/uAh6qq3RglA

35. Rift segmentation and linkage | 15th November (2021), 16:00 CET


Carolina Pagli (University of Pisa, Italy) "Rift linkage processes in areas of incipient oceanic spreading: examples from Afar” https://youtu.be/7rzKxx_uphw

Collin Brandl (University of New Mexico, US) “Along Strike Discontinuities in Igneous Addition: Evidence for Rift to Ridge Segmentation at the ENAM” https://youtu.be/uY1HVULKx1o

Patricia Cadenas (Barcelona Center for Subsurface Imaging, Spain) “Structure and spatial linkage of highly extended Cretaceous rift segments in the North Iberian margin (Bay of Biscay)” https://youtu.be/ujRItVtd0-s

34. Magmatic processes across scales | 1st November (2021), 16:00 CET


Miriam Reiss (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany) “Seismicity and complex volcanic plumbing in the developing magmatic Natron Rift, Tanzania” https://youtu.be/necAUCVhgj0

Kevin Wong (Univ. of Leeds, UK) “Exploring Ethiopian Rift and Afar mantle geodynamics through Al-in-olivine thermometry and rare-earth element distributions” https://youtu.be/m9pN9XZD6Yk

Gang Lu (Univ. of Bergen, Norway) “Potential temperature and depth-dependent extension control melt volume at Atlantic volcanic margins” https://youtu.be/zRgAOBeKd_U

33. The rheology of rifts | 18th October (2021), 16:00 CEST


Benoit Petri (Univ. of Strasbourg, France) “Rifting magma-rich systems: Insights form the Permian rifting in the Alps” https://youtu.be/Vdt4PQN4cSw

Luca Menegon (Univ. of Oslo, Norway) “Strength evolution of the lower crust: a journey through the Wilson Cycle” https://youtu.be/Cu5AFpO2yNM

John Naliboff (New Mexico Tech, US) "The influence of brittle rheology on 3D fault network evolution during multiphase rifting" https://youtu.be/07IcCtqpDBw

32. Rift faults across scales | 4th October (2021), 16:00 CEST


Andre Niemeijer (Utrecht University, Netherlands) "Lower crustal earthquakes in the East African Rift System: Insights from frictional properties of rock samples from the Malawi rift" https://youtu.be/3No_86EnUL4

Luke Wedmore (Univ. of Bristol, UK) "Rifting and rheological heterogeneity: from fault damage zones to plate boundaries" https://youtu.be/xaJEbXLTd9E

Thilo Wrona (GFZ Potsdam, Germany) "Deep learning reveals complex fault growth during continental rifting" https://youtu.be/0MFWPgbIOsU

31. Geohazards in the East African Rift| 20th September (2021), 16:00 CEST


Atalay Ayele (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia) “Earthquake hazard in the East African Rift and rapid response strategies" https://youtu.be/-Wh_wKwidWo

Pablo Tierz (British Geological Survey, Edinburgh, UK) “The ingredients of volcanic hazard assessment: probabilistic examples from a rift volcano (Aluto, Main Ethiopian Rift)” https://youtu.be/iB1uiaxScek

Olivier Dewitte (Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium) “Landslide hazard in the North Tanganyika-Kivu Rift region, Africa” https://youtu.be/hh0t8e6Vzbs

30. Back-arc rifting | 6th September (2021), 16:00 CEST


Valentina Magni (University of Oslo, Norway) “Mantle exhumation and continental fragments in back-arc basins” https://youtu.be/C1j0lJjvkAY

Andrés Folguera (University of Buenos Aires / CONICET, Argentina) “Extension in the Southern Central and Patagonian Andes from Jurassic to Neogene” https://youtu.be/p42P78wJfgQ

29. Cratons & Rifts | 23rd August (2021), 16:00 CEST


Weronika Gorczyk (University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia) “Rifting of Archean craton margins – examples from Western Australia” https://youtu.be/zVvbHVIT-h0

Alexander Koptev (University of Tübingen, Germany) “The role of cratonic roots and mantle plumes in the structural development of the EARS: Insights from numerical modelling” https://youtu.be/Pmmg1CBgRoI

Sebastian Tappe (University of Johannesburg, South Africa) “Breaking cratons: failed, successful and ongoing examples” https://youtu.be/WugbAIvJxbI

28. Melt transport and geochemical alteration | 9th August (2021), 16:00 CEST


Othmar Müntener (Univ. of Lausanne, Switzerland) “Melt migration and the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary (in rifted margins)” https://youtu.be/fESJTqDT-4c

Sonja Aulbach (Goethe Univ., Frankfurt, Germany) “Conditions and consequences of carbonated melt interaction with shallow lithospheric mantle” https://youtu.be/8pCOCqnZFV4

Richard Katz (Univ. of Oxford, UK) “Investigating the hypothesis of magma-assisted rifting” https://youtu.be/6ccMXu_Z7xE

27. Hydrogen at rifts and rifted margins | 26th July (2021), 16:00 CEST


Frieder Klein (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Falmouth, US) "Abiotic Hydrogen formation during the breakup of supercontinents along magma-poor rifted margins” https://youtu.be/RdWJfAcwzhk

Emanuelle Frery (CSIRO, Perth, Australia) “Hydrogen at rifts and rifted margins: An Australian example” https://youtu.be/YzBBkQWR7TE

Eric Gaucher (Univ. of Bern, Switzerland) "Hydrogen exploration in old and present rifts and rifted margins” https://youtu.be/AlMAyfY9-1Y

26. Metal deposits in rifts and at rifted margins | 12th July (2021), 16:00 CEST


Joe Magnall (GFZ Potsdam, Germany) “The geodynamic setting of clastic dominated (CD-type) Zn deposits in the Canadian Cordillera” https://youtu.be/m56fFI4V5GY

Clifford Patten (KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany) “Ultramafic-hosted volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits: an overlooked sub-class of VMS deposits forming in complex tectonic environments” https://youtu.be/1JFbrN5y-k8

Mark Hoggard (ANU, Canberra, Australia) “Major sediment-hosted metal deposits form in cratonic rift settings” https://youtu.be/3GsZMDitn6I

25. Mantle exhumation and serpentinization | 28th June (2021), 16:00 CEST


Mathilde Cannat (IPGP, France) “Mantle exhumation faults and serpentinization at mid-ocean ridges” https://youtu.be/q8vSbtBZBBA

Marta Perez-Gussinye (Univ. of Bremen, Germany) "Serpentinization and mantle exhumation at rifted margins" https://youtu.be/OGMKWvZseo8

Paola Vannucchi (Univ. of Florence, Italy) “Serpentinized sub-continental peridotites within the Wilson Cycle” https://youtu.be/zeHngKUpKMI

24. Quantifying deformation in active rifts | 14th June (2021), 16:00 CEST


Sarah Stamps (Virginia Tech, US) “Using GNSS Observations to Constrain Extension Rates and Intra-Rift Strain Rates Along the East African Rift System” https://youtu.be/JkttcrXiSLQ

Christopher Scholz (Syracuse University, US) "The Interplay of Active Deformation and Surface Processes in Early-Stage Rifting: Examples from the Western Branch of the East African Rift" https://youtu.be/iRc31WSmy3Q

Melanie Siegburg (University of Southampton, UK) “Quantitative constraints on faulting and fault slip-rates in the northern Main Ethiopian Rift” https://youtu.be/c--kDbu0tPo

23. Failed Rifts | 31st May (2021), 16:00 CEST


Carol Stein (University of Illinois at Chicago, US) "Insights from North America’s Failed Midcontinent Rift into the Evolution of Continental Rifts and Passive Continental Margins” https://youtu.be/IF2f7st-h8c

Roi Granot (Ben Gurion University, Israel) "The successful life of a failed rift: the West Antarctic Rift System case" https://youtu.be/GMizRl9Klrs

David Fernández-Blanco (Barcelona Center of Subsurface Imaging, Spain) "The not-so-failed Suez Rift” https://youtu.be/3TqIgBSEuqc

22. Rifting episodes - Iceland and Afar | 17th May (2021), 16:00 CEST


Freysteinn Sigmundsson (University of Iceland) “Monitoring and modelling of recent rifting events in Iceland” https://youtu.be/2MC6wyAXe_I

Thorbjörg Ágústsdóttir (Iceland GeoSurvey) “Intense Seismicity during the 2014–2015 Bárðarbunga‐Holuhraun Rifting Event, Iceland, reveals the nature of Dike-induced earthquakes and Caldera collapse mechanism" https://youtu.be/MyIlD3fVCZ0

Tim Wright (Univ. of Leeds, UK) “Geodetic observations of rifting episodes (in Afar) and their long-lived signatures” https://youtu.be/GjGzSIZg5Vo

21. Linking tectonics, paleoenvironment, and paleontology in the East African Rift | 3rd May (2021), 16:00 CEST


Annett Junginger (Univ. of Tübingen, Germany) "Make two from one: new evidence for Mid-Pleistocene separation of the Turkana-Suguta megalake from 87Sr/86Sr"

Veronica Muiruri (National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya) "Vegetation history and paleoenvironments of Lake Magadi/Koora basin in the southern Rift Valley” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHQ1lszSWbo

Mathieu Schuster (Univ. of Strasbourg, France) "Sedimentation and environmental evolution in continental rifts: key outcomes of the RiLakS project in the Turkana Depression (East African Rift System)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFnbcNtiEEw

20. Normal fault networks | 12th April (2021), 16:00 CEST


Jack Williams (Cardiff University) "Onshore to offshore active fault databases in Malawi - implications for fault networks and seismic hazard in amagmatic continental rifts" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYhRoHLamN4

Casey Nixon (Univ. of Bergen, Norway) "The Corinth Rift fault network – fault activity, strain localization and seismic hazard assessment for an active rift" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1NRV5CtBtI

Sophie Pan (Imperial College London, UK) "Understanding the growth of normal fault networks using crustal-scale observations and numerical modelling" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7g70m3kmM0

19. Segmentation and width of continental margins | 22th March (2021), 16:00 CET


Gwenn Peron-Pinvidic (NGU&NTNU, Norway) "The Mid Norwegian rift system with focus on the along-strike segmentation between the Møre and Vøring segments" https://youtu.be/fCSD2dLR1wY

Guy Lang (University of Haifa, Israel) "What determines the width of a volcanic margin? The case of the Eastern North American Margin" https://youtu.be/eicawhP8puI

Hongdan Deng (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK) "South China Sea documents the transition from wide continental rift to continental break up" https://youtu.be/oFTbyZfvFEs

18. Wide rifts | 8th March (2021), 16:00 CET


Roger Buck (Columbia University, US) "Effects of viscosity, gravity, and surface processes on the structure of wide rifts" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH_6OzFK2bQ

Donna Whitney (University of Minnesota, US), Megan Korchinski (University of Minnesota, Texas University) "Wide rifts: from collapsed orogens to passive margins" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfrTM85wC3k

Alejandra L.Cameselle (University of Vigo, Spain) "Understanding the 3D formation of a wide rift: The central South China Sea rift system" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybxQbLNEECk

17. Low angle normal faulting | 22th February (2021), 16:00 CET


John Fletcher (CICESE in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico) "What do multifault earthquakes teach us about the mechanics of LANFs" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7pphCk1Co0&t=3s

James Biemiller (Univ. of Texas at Austin, US) "Seismic and aseismic deformation on the active Mai'iu low-angle normal fault, Papua New Guinea" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90Rs8kdLZGA&feature=youtu.be

Tim Reston (Univ. of Birmingham, UK) "Rider blocks and the mechanics of low-angle normal faulting" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TbJBY--Kl4&feature=youtu.be

16. Geothermal energy in the East African Rift| 8th February (2021), 16:00 CET


Nicholas Mariita (Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kenya) "Current status of Geothermal Energy Development in the East Africa Rift System" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcQpwUyGvyE&feature=youtu.be

Friedemann Samrock (ETH Zürich, Switzerland) "Magnetotelluric investigation of rift volcanism and associated geothermal systems in central Ethiopia" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IboXAbUEi00

15. Rift magmatism | 25th January (2021), 16:00 CET


Karen Fontijn (Univ. of Brussels) "Volcanology of the East African Rift" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqjr-c5c1Hg&list=PLVfj9WkLxeDYIGlt_8inHgY0Y-7HuJ3_c

Juliet Biggs (Univ. of Bristol) "New insights into the spatial and temporal distribution of magmatism with mature continental rifts" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEUowgVv-wE&list=PLVfj9WkLxeDYIGlt_8inHgY0Y-7HuJ3_c&index=2

Craig Magee (Univ. of Leeds) "Rift magmatism dynamics in 3D: Perspectives from rifted margins" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAXE1iY8I4k&list=PLVfj9WkLxeDYIGlt_8inHgY0Y-7HuJ3_c&index=3

14. Volatile release in extensional settings | 11th January (2021), 16:00 CET


Tobias Fischer (Univ. of New Mexico, US) "Breaking a continent: volatile release and role of the craton" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY3AjxoP_i0&list=PLVfj9WkLxeDYWgTBexj-91Q4OmsKUppwA&index=1

Raphael Pik (Nancy Univ.) "CO₂ flux in the East African Rift: the Afar case" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS7B_O0SrzI&list=PLVfj9WkLxeDYWgTBexj-91Q4OmsKUppwA&index=2

Carlo Cardellini (Univ. of Perugia) "CO₂ fluxes from diffuse degassing in Italy" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUfax0bwbWo&list=PLVfj9WkLxeDYWgTBexj-91Q4OmsKUppwA&index=3

13. Structure and dynamics of the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary beneath rifts 30th November (2020), 16:00 CET


Catherine Rychert (Univ. of Southampton) “A dynamic lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSNeoTYg5wM&list=PLVfj9WkLxeDajsCf5h1fBGF8-yhFDa-4m

Tyrone Rooney (Michigan State Univ.) “Pulsed magmatism and extension: Linking magmatic and tectonic events in East Africa"

Nicolas Luca Celli (Dublin Inst. for Advanced Sciences) "African cratonic lithosphere carved by mantle plumes" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrCjyy6wSZY&list=PLVfj9WkLxeDajsCf5h1fBGF8-yhFDa-4m&index=2&t=4s

12. Ancient rifts exposed in mountain belts | 16th November (2020), 16:00 CET


Thibault Duretz (Univ. Rennes, France) “Numerical modeling of Cretaceous Pyrenean Rifting: the interaction between mantle exhumation and syn-rift salt tectonics” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYF-KONFMzA

Charlotte Ribes (Total, France) “The syn rift stratigraphic record across a fossil magma-poor rifted margin: the example of the northwestern Adriatic margin exposed in the Central Alps.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDVULKukMR0&t=3s

Johannes Jakob (NGU, Norway) “A Neoproterozoic Iapetus Rifted Margin Preserved in the Scandinavian Caledonides” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxqkBilj3R0

11. Strain localization and inheritance | 2nd November (2020), 16:00 CET


Åke Fagereng (Cardiff Univ., UK): "How do inherited, ductile structures influence active rifting?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFIeVK9d-Z8&t=52s

Folarin Kolawole (BP & Univ. Oklahoma, US): “Multiphase Rift Lengthening and Widening Facilitated by Progressive Structural Inheritance, Shire Rift Zone, East Africa” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFNKF_k-jA8

Pauline Chenin (Univ. Strasbourg, France): “The role of inheritance throughout the Wilson Cycle: the example of the North Atlantic rift system in Western Europe” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_V4N2NnQZk

10. Geothermal energy in rift basins | 19th October (2020), 16:00 CET


Magdalena Scheck-Wenderoth (GFZ Potsdam, Germany) "Relevance of deep lithosphere structure for geothermal exploration in rifts” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QBWrLWkm3Y

Mariane Peter-Borie (BRGM, France) “Overview of a conceptual model of the Geothermal System of the Upper Rhine Graben” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXWDRJci9is&t=975s

James Faulds (Univ. Nevada, US) “Favorable structural settings & exploration strategies for geothermal systems in rift basins” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU-o_joLGcE&t=922s

9. Salt tectonics | 5th October (2020), 16:00 CET


Clara Rodriguez (Petronas) “Salt deposition, tectonics and dissolution during passive margin development: Insights from the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta122Jqxy2c

Mark Rowan (Rowan Consulting, Inc.) “The OCT and late-synrift salt: margin-parallel variations in the southern Gulf of Mexico” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy-16usxmDA

Tim Dooley (Univ. Texas) “Loading complex salt isopachs: progradational loading of salt-filled rift systems” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln4jTw6yhzo

8. Vertical movements - from rift inception to breakup | 21st September (2020), 16:00 CET


Garry Karner (ExxonMobil UIS, Global Tectonics) “Tectonic significance of passive margin breakup magmatic packages” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaLDtALFuEM

Jolante van Wijk (New Mexico Tech) "Afar plume constraints from Somali rifted margin stratigraphy” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2BKr5tJEDE

Claudio Faccenna (UT Austin & Roma Tre) “Deep mantle root of the Nile river“ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt7srnrYU8Q

7. Inheritance | 7th September (2020), 16:00 CET


Thomas Phillips (Durham University, UK) “Structural inheritance across spatial scales – Rifting of heterogeneous crust in the Great South Basin, New Zealand” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwDl86Bd3Co

Chris Morley (Chiang Mai University, Thailand) “Impact of diverse depths and scales of fabric inheritance on Cenozoic rift development in Thailand.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX4suOIwelw

 Mohamed Gouiza (University of Leeds, UK) “Segmentation at rifted margins, the role of rheological inheritance in the Labrador Sea” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgOfuCd4IzY

6. Distal margin and continent-ocean transition | 24th August (2020), 16:00 CET


Dieter Franke (BGR Hannover, Germany) “Magmatic rifting in NE Greenland” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvoTgDL87Eo

Julie Tugend (Sorbonne Univ., France) "Diversity in continent-ocean transition: implications for breakup styles" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNJD_gokq6o 

Lucia Perez-Diaz (Halliburton & Oxford Univ., UK) "Continent-ocean boundary - the end of the line?" 

5. What shapes magmatic margins? | 10th August (2020), 16:00 CET


Chiara Civiero (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies) “Origin of volcanism in the Afro-Arabian rift system: new insights from seismic tomography” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EB-VZq3sQI

Anne Becel (Lamont-Doherty) “Seismic Evidence for a Prolonged Continental Breakup at the Eastern North American Volcanic Rifted Margin” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-TozMdjw2E

Christian Schiffer (Uppsala University) “A new paradigm for oceans? – A radical hypothesis for structure, tectonics and magmatism in the North Atlantic” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCDMXLhuLVs

4. Deep crustal imaging | 27th July (2020), 16:00 CET


Tim Minshull (Univ. Southampton) “New insights into the Deep Galicia Margin from ocean bottom seismic data” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYJMkyKHijQ

Kim Welford (Memorial Univ. Newfoundland) “Wide-angle deep seismic profiling of the Newfoundland, Labrador, and Irish Atlantic rifted margins” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZf9KyZMtM8

Emma Chambers (Univ. Southampton) “Using radial anisotropy to image melt storage in the crust” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGpqWZ-1iZI

3. Normal fault evolution and associated earthquakes | 13th July (2020), 16:00 CET


Bailey Lathrop (Imperial College London, UK): “Using growth faults in 3D seismic to better understand normal fault kinematics” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ0ecnfO83o&t=822s

Duna Roda-Boluda (GFZ Potsdam, Germany): “Erosion and sediment export during normal fault evolution” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8EEVDZ03vY

Zoe Mildon (University of Plymouth, UK): “Earthquake clusters, normal fault interaction and seismic hazard" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNEq-bPCXmc

2. Surface processes - affecting and recording rift tectonics | 29th June (2020), 16:00 CET


Lisa McNeill (Univ. Southampton, UK): "Exploring the development of the young and highly active Corinth rift (Greece) using ocean drilling and marine geophysics" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn1KqpwP8q4

Stephen Watkins (Geneva Univ., Switzerland): “Straight from the source’s mouth: Controls on sediment export across an active rift, central Greece” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI7uZVCuQxs

Pietro Sternai (Univ. Milan, Italy): “Surface processes forcing on extensional rock melting" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AnTvPFbDt8

1. Tectonics and magmatic contributions to rifting | 15th June (2020), 16:00 CET


Mike Kendall (University of Oxford) "Seismic evidence for magma-assisted rifting in Ethiopia" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we4kwqiWm1Q

Cécile Doubre (Université de Strasbourg) "The role of magma in distributing extensional deformation in Afar" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w2Ndbc5AoU

Sarah J. Oliva  (Tulane University) "Insights into fault‐magma interactions in an early‐stage continental rift" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PggVABj3_KM

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