The Task Group on Tectonics and Structural Geology (TecTask) is a commission of IUGS. 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 structural geology and tectonics, 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. Dialogue and cooperation is encouraged with non-academic organisations, industries and governmental bodies regarding applications of structural geology and tectonics to sustainable use of the world’s natural resources, the preservation of the environment, and prevention of natural hazards.

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Final group photo of the participants to the 3-Days course on Structural Geology and microtectonics (16-18 October) at Central Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu (Nepal)Foto di fine corso di Geologia Strutturale e microtettonica (16-18 ottobre) per studenti di master e dottorato del Central Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu. ... See MoreSee Less

Final group photo of the participants to the 3-Days course on Structural Geology and microtectonics (16-18 October) at Central Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu (Nepal)

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Observation of thin sections of deformed rocks under the microscope during the 3-days course on Structural Geology and Microtectonics in Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal ... See MoreSee Less

Observation of thin sections of deformed rocks under the microscope during the 3-days course on Structural Geology and Microtectonics in Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

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From Instagram: The stunning Stair Hole Cove, West Lulworth, in Dorset is our choice for #tectonictuesday this week. The feature on the left is known as the Lulworth Crumple where small folds in the Purbeck Formation (Jurassic limestones) can be seen within the northern limb of the Purbeck Monocline. This deformation is a result of Alpine tectonics that occurred as a result of collision of the African and Eurasian plates between 65 and 2.5 million years ago. The UK is over 1000km away from the collision zone that formed the Alps as well as the Pyrenees, but minor structures such as the one at Lulworth record the Alpine event. This site is just one of 20 sites across the UK and Ireland chose to tell Plate Tectonic Stories by the @geolsoc #platetectonics #structuralgeology #Dorset #folding #faulting dlvr.it/Pw8FpB ... See MoreSee Less

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