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Task Group on Tectonics and Structural Geology

TecTask's objectives

The Task Group on Tectonics and Structural Geology (TecTask) represents an initiative of Earth Scientists dedicated to stimulate communication and coordination within the international science community and to provide information to the public. The group encourages innovative research and continued education in Tectonics and Structural Geology, the growth of intellectual capital and hence the impact of our science on the wealth of the global society. TecTask reaches out to scientists and students, particularly those from developing countries, to share cutting edge research and development, and state-of-the-art training. Dialog and cooperation is welcomed with organisations, industries and administrations regarding applications in Structural Geology and Tectonics for sustainable use of the world's natural resources, the preservation of the environment and prevention of natural hazards.

Why Register at this site?

Registered members of the Tectask site gain access to the full searchable membership list of other members (we already have over 500 members) interested in structure/tectonics, as well as access to the free downloadable software library, and a list of current employment/scholarship opportunities. Members can also submit web links to their favourite sites. To become a member, follow this link: Create an account.


Executive Committee:
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - Torino, Italy Chair incoming (2017)
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - Kharagpur, India Vice-Chair incoming (2017)
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it – Houston, USA Secretary General
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it – Aberdeen Scotland Treasurer incoming (2017)
2 Commission officers join the Executive Committee.
Prof. Alison Ord, Perth, Australia outgoing Chair (2016)
Prof. Manuel Sintubin, Leuven, Belgium outgoing Vice-Chair (2016)
Prof. Cees Passchier – Mainz, Germany outgoing Chair (2012)
Dr. Mark Jessell – Perth, Australia outgoing Vice-Chair (2012)
Prof. Bruce Hobbs - Perth, Australia
Prof. John Dewey - Davis, USA/UK
Prof. Ron Vernon - Sydney, Australia
Prof. Sudipta Sengupta - Calcuta, India
Prof. Kim Hein - South Africa
Prof. Martin Lompo - Burkina Faso
Prof. Paul Bons - Tübingen, Germany
Prof. Toru Takeshita - Hiroshima, Japan
Officers appointed in 2011:
Prof. Hemin Koyi - Uppsala, Sweden
Prof. Neil Manktelow - Zurich, Switzerland
Prof. Giorgio Pennacchioni - Padova, Italy
Officers to be appointed in 2017:
3 officers have been already selected and approval of appointment will be submitted separately.
Junior Officers:
The statutes of TecTask anticipate appointment of graduate students or postgraduates as
Junior Officers and the executive committee is currently considering candidates for such a position.
Anna Chanou - University of Western Ontario, Canada
Dr. Taija Torvela, Lecturer at University of Helsinki, Finland

Work plan

1. Develop, maintain and expand a website on research programmes, funding organisations, events, databases, teaching materials etc.
2. Encourage organisation of special sessions on dedicated tectonic related topics in conferences, field trips, prizes and stimulate the production of review papers
3. Develop standards and databases on Rheology and other tectonic/structural issues
4. Promote structural geology education particularly in the developing countries.
5. Advise IUGS, ILP and IGP for their future developments in tectonics and structural geology.
6. Stimulate international cooperation and coordination in Tectonics and Structural Geology.


Last Updated on Sunday, 16 July 2017 06:21