Symposium Program

After having received a nice variety of abstracts, we are currently working out the program with keynotes, oral and poster presentations. The program will be laid out around the following Sympoisum Themes:

  • Instrumentation and methods for monitoring submarine mass movements
  • Prediction, engineering design and mitigation to reduce damage by submarine mass movements
  • Submarine Mass Movement in Margin Construction and Economic Significance
  • Failure Dynamics from Landslide Geomorphology
  • Geotechnical Aspects of Mass Movements
  • Multidisciplinary Case Studies
  • Tectonics and Mass Movements
  • Fluid Flow and Gas Hydrates
  • Mass Transport Deposits in Modern and Outcrop Sedimentology
  • Numerical and Statistical Analysis
  • Tsunami Generation from Slope Failures
  • Subaqueous mass movements in lakes, fjords and coastal areas

Details on the program will be posted soon.

Poster size can be up to 4 ft x 4 ft (about 120 cm x 120 cm).

Posters will be displayed for the entire conference. A limited number of lagrer boards (8' wide, 4' high; or 2.4 m x 1.2 m) may be available to accommodate display of seismic data or other special needs. These boards may be not available in the main poster viewing area and may not be available for the full symposium. Larger sizes can be requested by email to smmtc2018@gmail.com.

Oral presentations will be 15 minutes including questions. Keynote presentations will be longer.

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Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline with intent to publish in the "Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences" volume, produced by the Geological Society of London (GSL) 15 February 2017
GSL first draft paper submission deadline: 1 August 2017 
Return of GSL manuscripts to authors for final revision: 1 October 2017
Final paper submission deadline to GSL: 1 November 2017
Early bird registration deadline: 15 November 2017
Application for student and post-doc travel support deadline: 15 February 2018
Abstract submission deadline for long, non-GSL abstracts: 15 March 2018
Special Rate Venue Hotel deadline (extended!) 27 March 2018
Symposium: 7-9 May 2018

Symposium Organizers:

Dave Mosher (PhD) University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA
Gwyn Lintern (DPhil/PhD) Geological Survey of Canada, Institute of Ocean Sciences, BC, Canada
Cooper Stacey (MSc) Geological Survey of Canada, Institute of Ocean Sciences, BC, Canada
Lorena Moscardelli (PhD) Statoil R&T, Austin, TX, USA
Martin Scherwath (PhD) Ocean Networks Canada, BC, Canada

Scientific Committee:

Dave Mosher (PhD) University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA
Gwyn Lintern (DPhil/PhD) Geological Survey of Canada, Institute of Ocean Sciences, BC, Canada
Lorena Moscardelli (PhD) Statoil R&T, Austin, TX, USA
Phil Hill (PhD) Geological Survey of Canada, Institute of Ocean Sciences, BC, Canada
Cooper Stacey (MSc) Geological Survey of Canada, Institute of Ocean Sciences, BC, Canada