Time: 14-18 September 2015
Location: Northern Apennines - Italy
Key words: Methane, fluid emission structures,
sedimentary processes, and climate change
Target: Advanced PhD candidates and post-doc
Goal: To train students to understand and
interpret empirical/proxy and associated sediment transport and
fluid expulsion structures exposed along the external part of the
Northern Apennines as analogues to modern fluid flow features on
the ocean floor.
Application deadline: June 1th. Please send us
all attachment (Letter of Recommendation and CV in PDF) within this
date to Sandra Chopard Hurter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Credit points: 5
Why to attend:
- To get a sense on the timing of geological processes related
to methane formations and expulsions.
- To comprehend specific biological and geochemical processes
strongly connected to and affected by methane seepage systems.
Fossil analogues will permit to understand the complexity of these
peculiar systems better.
- To understand various scales: thickness, width and length of
geological bodies related to fluid flow. This will help in
interpreting seismic images of such bodies and realize the
limitations in terms of vertical and horizontal resolution.
- To understand potential seismic responses: important for
geophysicists who interpret seismic data and relate them to both
rock properties and seismic facies.
- Students will learn from the conveners of the field trip about
key observations, the latest literature and techniques related to
advection of methane and dynamic fluid expulsion processes.
Organizer: Giuliana Panieri, CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas
Hydrate, Environment and Climate Department of Geology, The Arctic
University of Norway
Field trip conveners
Stefan Bünz CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment
and Climate, UiT, NO
Daniela Fontana - Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e Geologiche,
Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, IT
Joel E. Johnson - Department of Earth Sciences, University of
New Hampshire, USA
Jochen Knies NGU - Geological Survey of Norway, NO
Giuliana Panieri CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate,
Environment and Climate, UiT, NO
Gian Andrea Pini - Dipartimento di Matematica e Geoscienze,
Università degli Studi di Trieste, IT
Marco Taviani - ISMAR-CNR, UOS Bologna, IT