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2 days ago


Dear fellow structural geologists and tectonicists,

The Tectonic Studies Group Annual Meeting 2019 will be held in Bergen, Norway, hosted by the University of Bergen ( We are currently putting together an exciting conference program, and will be distributing more information about that in the weeks to come.

Now we want to inform the community that the dates for the meeting have been set to January 14th-16th 2019. Although slightly later than usual, the dates were set after careful consideration of a range of factors discussed at this year's meeting in Plymouth, and we hope that attendance will amount to record numbers.

The conference venue will be the university aula in the beautifully renovated Natural History Museum from 1865 ( Bergen can be reached by direct flights from London (Gatwick and Heathrow), Manchester, Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Paris, Copenhagen and many more.

Abstract deadline will be October/November. More information will follow. Feel free to direct any questions to

On behalf of the organising committee: best regards and see you in Bergen in January 2019.

Atle Rotevatn

Organising committee (currently expanding):

Atle Rotevatn - chair (University of Bergen)
Emilie Randeberg - secretary (University of Bergen)
Karen Mair (University of Oslo)
Casey Nixon (University of Bergen)
Izzy Edmundson (University of Bergen)
Anette BM Tvedt (Petrolia Noco)
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4 weeks ago


Dear all,

A competitive funding opportunity is available for a 4-year PhD project at Durham University, UK, starting in October 2018. One of the projects to be offered is on 'The origin, active tectonics and fate of the South Caspian Basin', and a full description of this project is available here.

The application deadline is Friday 16th February, 2018. More information (including eligibility and online application precedure) about this and other projects is available here. For any further questions, please contact me at

Best regards,

Jeroen van Hunen
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