Field Trip: Gulf of Corinth 2024


Outline of the Corinth Basin (Moretti et al. 2003)

Welcome to 2024 Field Trip to the Gulf of Corinth. Join us on June 4-8. Rift tectonics vs. sedimentation, Fault block scales and geometries, Sedimentological variations and architectur, Seismic and subseismic deformation, Fault properties and fluid flow, Analgues to NCS Seismic Scale Examples.

Date Time Duration Register by Location
4-8 June 2024 - 4 Days 5. April 2024 The Gulf of Corinth

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Location/accomodation: The field trip is located on the southern margin of the Gulf of Corinth basin. Accomodation will be at a hotel in the vicinity of the pictoresque mountain village of Kalavrita approx. two hours drive from the Athens airport.

Duration: The field trip is set up to take place in week 23 from Tuesday 4th of June to Saturday 8th of June.
Program: Tue: travel and introduction; Wed & Thu: field work in mountains; Fri: field work at cost; Sat: return.
Budget: NOK 8500. Minimum number of participants 8, maximum 15.
Excursion Guide: Einar Sverdrup, Advanced Geologist (Aker BP ASA). Field Assistant, Anders G. Finstad (Concedo AS).
Other: Air-fare to be covered by traveller. All other costs are covered by the field-trip fee.
Recommendation and pricing/booking of plane-ticket will be given as soon as the trip is confirmed.
Note: Arrival to Athens on the 4th should not be after 1430 as we are planning to meet at the airport around 1500.
Departure from Athens on the 8th should not be before 1300 as we are planning to arrive at the airport at 1100



The photo above is taken from a field trip stop just above the Kerpini fault, only 2 km to the northeast of Kalavrita. From this location, the Beta fault block is seen towards the west. Mapping of layering is possible and will be undertaken on the field trip, revealing significant “down-to-the-north” faults that offset the blocks pre-rift sedimentary section.

Geology: The Corinth Rift is situated in a backarc rift configuration set up by the plate tectonic movements between the African and Eurasian plates. Earthquake activity that relates to extensional tectonics is ongoing in this area.
Syn-rift Miocene to recent sedimentary sequences rest unconformably on top of Cretaceous and older strongly deformed basement rocks.

FORCE seminars have previously been fully booked with waiting lists so you are encouraged to sign up as soon as you know you will attend.

Important information:

Payment is made online by credit card or VIPPS. Please note that no refunds will be given after you have signed up.
If you for any reason cannot attend the workshop, you are welcome to send a representative, just inform Linn Smerud as soon as there are changes. 

If you need to cancel your registration, please use the confirmation e-mail you received when you signed up.

If the seminar/webinar is cancelled, your payment will be refunded. 

For other questions, please contact Linn Smerud or Tone Mydland.


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Updated: 14/02/2024

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