4th DEEP General Assembly
DEEPs 4th General Assembly, originally planned for June 9 -12 cancelled due to the Corona pandemic.
Unfortunately, due to the corona pandemic Norway have imposed strict entry restrictions that not only cause trouble for travelling inside Norway, but mainly will hinder our guest speakers from joining in person throughout most of this year. We therefore decided to cancel the conference.
In order to have some social activity within DEEP, provided that the corona situation and travel restrictions are less severe, we are planning tentatively a field trip and PhD-day in the Autumn semester, most likely August 16 - 18. In order to make a concrete plan and booking hotel we need to collect data already now and also we should know under which conditions you will join us for the event. I kindly request you answer this online form and help us to organize an interesting event for you. It is very important that you take your time to fill in the form as we will not go ahead with the plans without sufficient interest for the event.
The field trip will be guided by Trond Slagstad and Evgeniy Kulakov and the destination will be in Rogaland. Why Rogaland?
Rogaland has some of the most spectacular geology in Norway, reflecting final growth and stabilisation of the Fennoscandian Shield during the Sveconorwegian orogeny between 1.1 and 0.9 Ga. The area consists of ultrahigh-temperature gneisses, representing deep orogenic crust, tectonically juxtaposed with shallower crustal levels during long-lasting, late-orogenic extensional detachments. The ultrahigh-temperature terrain is cored by a large, massif-type anorthosite and a layered intrusion and has few, if any, counterparts elsewhere in the world. The Sveconorwegian orogen is one of several orogens inferred to belong to a global network of orogens integral in the formation of the Rodinia supercontinent. However, new information about the style and tectonic significance of the Sveconorwegian orogen calls for significant revisions of Fennoscandia’s (Baltica) place in Rodinia. During the field trip, we will present arguments to this end and discuss the implications.