Session Topic

Session Topic:

Active Tectonics and Geohazards in the Carpathian-Balkan-Black Sea-Eastern Mediterranean Areas


Veysel Isik – Ankara University, Turkey
Ayse Caglayan – Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Turkey
Reza Saber - Ankara University, Turkey

Short Description:

The Carpathian, Balkan, Black Sea, and Eastern Mediterranean areas have a complex tectonic history, including multiple orogenic episodes, rich history of destructive earthquakes, and ongoing seismic activity. While these areas take place within the modern interactions between the Eurasian, African, Arabian, and Anatolian Plates, it provides an excellent opportunity to understand various tectonic and earthquake behaviors in spatial and temporal scales. Numerous investigations have connected the plate tectonic history, active tectonics, volcanism, architecture and behavior of fault and shear zones that triggering destructive earthquakes, surface processes, and geological hazards.
We invite original researches from scientists who would contribute from various subject areas, including geological, geomorphological, geophysical, remote sensing (e.g., GPS, InSAR), seismology and paleoseismology, experimental, and modeling studies for understanding and deciphering active tectonics problems of this remarkable region of the earth and estimating geohazards. Such studies are critical to identify significant challenges and explore strategies to mitigate geological hazards in the future. The session will also focus on communicating new research directions, integrative datasets, implications for scientifically based policy decisions, and productive conversations.

To submit a paper for this session, select from the topics list session # 2.3.
Accepted Abstracts will be indexed in the SCOPUS database.