Format and Schedule
The meeting will consist of 4 days of oral sessions, and 3 days of field trips. Oral sessions will include summary and overview talks with ample time for open discussions, including break out groups. Poster contributions will be on display for the duration of the conference, with dedicated poster sessions during the evenings. Discussion topics will include 1) the structure of the detachment fault and footwall, 2) the geophysical framework, 3) fluid flow in detachment faults and core complexes, 4) ecology and 5) microbiology of associated hydrothermal systems, and implications for continental core complexes and detachment faulting during breakup. Three field trips days will be devoted to visit the Troodos Ophiolite, where will be able to observe fossil sections of oceanic lithosphere hosting some of the features that characterize OCCs and detachment faults and that will be discussed during the conference. The scientific program and abstract [.pdf] are available.
An updated conference summary [.pdf] offers a comprehensive look at the scientific background of the conference as well as its goals, session topics, field trips and expected impact.
The three field trips are an essential part of the conference because of the opportunity to examine the Troodos Ophiolite complex, where structures relevant to the topic treated can be visited. Field Trip #1 will be dedicated to an overview of the Ophiolite, visiting classic ophiolite sections including lavas, sulphide deposits, dykes, gabbros, and the Lemithou Detachment. Field Trips #2 and #3 will be dedicated to visit the Limassol forest to examine two major detachments, the tectonic structures associated to them, and their mode of formation and emplacement. Please review the Field Handbook [.pdf].
Fields of Interest
Geology, geophysics, tectonics, geochemistry, petrology, fluid chemistry, fluid dynamics and modeling, biology, microbiology, ecology.
The dimensions of the poster boards are 1m tall by 2m wide (3.28' x 6.56'). More information is available.