Training School 3: The Messinian Salinity Crisis from a fieldwork perspective

Location: Sorbas (Spain)


Date: April 22 – 27, 2019


Deadline for applications: January 15, 2019 (see form at the end of this page)


Goals: Provide training in stratigraphy, sedimentology, paleontology, geochemistry and petrology of the Messinian geological record in the Sorbas Basin (Spain) with lectures, practical exercises, and fieldwork.


Description: 

  • Monday April 22. Arrival at Malaga airport. Bus transport of participants to Sorbas. Evening lecture: Introduction to the training school: trainers, scope, structure, and logistics
  • Tuesday April 23. Lectures: Origin of the Sorbas basin: structure and sedimentary infill (F. Sierro) – Marginal deposits: Messinian pre-and postevaporitic coral reefs and associated deposits (J. C. Braga) – Fieldwork: General Stratigraphy of the Sorbas Basin.
  • Wednesday April 24. Lecture: Abad Formation: Astronomical (Milankovitch) Climate Forcing (F. Hilgen) – Fieldwork: Field visit to the Sorbas basin: Pre-Messinian deposits.
  • Thursday April 25. Lectures: The Messinian Salinity Crisis: State of the Art (M.J. Herrero)-  The Messinian Salinity Crisis impact on marine biota (K. Agiadi) – Fieldwork: Field visit to the Messinian Gypsum deposits.
  • Friday April 26. Lecture: The Coastal Marine Late Messinian Sorbas Member (C.J. Dabrio) – Fieldwork: Field visit to the Late Messinian Coastal deposits. Messinian post-evaporitic deposits.
  • Saturday April 27. Lecture: Petrology of saline materials  (J.I. Escavy) — Departure to Malaga airport

Organizing Committee: María Josefa Herrero Fernández (University Complutense of Madrid), Konstantina Agiadi (University of Athens), Francisco Javier Sierro Sánchez (University of Salamanca), Juan Carlos Braga (University of Granada), Fritz Hilgen (Utrecht University).


Trainers: María Josefa Herrero Fernández (University Complutense of Madrid), Konstantina Agiadi (University of Athens), Francisco Javier Sierro Sánchez (University of Salamanca), Juan Carlos Braga (University of Granada), Fritz Hilgen (Utrecht University), Cristino Dabrio (University Complutense of Madrid), José Ignacio Escavy Fernández (University Politécnica of Madrid).


Participation: The school is co-organized with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie ETN SALTGIANT, which will provide up to 15 participants from the Early Stage researchers enrolled in the SALTGIANT PhD programs. MEDSALT will support the participation of up to 12 additional trainees with a fixed grant to cover the travel, accommodation, and subsistence costs.


Trainees eligible to be reimbursed: 1. Trainees from COST Member that are parties of the MEDSALT COST Action. 2. Trainees from Approved NNC institutions. 3. Trainees from Approved European RTD Organizations. See lists


Target Trainees: PhD Students and Early Stage Researchers (ESR, time elapsed between the date of the PhD/doctorate (or similar experience) and the date of involvement in the COST action is equal or less than 8 years). The selection of the trainees will address the COST policies towards excellence and inclusiveness:

  • geographical spread
  • career stage: involving early career investigators
  • gender balance

 

E-mail separately to medsalt@inogs.it your CV and a reference letter from your supervisor/tutor saved in two files in pdf format named: Last Name_TS4.CV.pdf  and Last Name_TS4.Reference.pdf

 

*ECI: an applicant who is within a time span of up to 8 years from the date they obtained their PhD/doctorate (full-time equivalent).

Note: General rules for participation in COST Action Training schools can be found in the COST web Page (www.cost.eu) and more specifically in the “COST Vademecum” document (page 33) downloadable at this link: http://www.cost.eu/download/COSTVademecum