RELICT – The Role of Lithospheric Inheritance on Subduction Initiation
The RELICT Magellan Plus workshop was held on 12-13 September 2019, hosted by IPMA, the Portuguese Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere.
RELICT aimed at discussing the rationale to submit an IODP multiple drill proposal to retrieve cores across the continental Moho in the SW Iberia rifted Margin, the Ocean-Continent Transition (OCT) and the Africa-Eurasia transform-subduction plate boundary in the Atlantic.
As a result of the RELICT Workshop a Preliminary Proposal for IODP Drilling was submitted on the 1st October 2019:
THE ROLE OF LITHOSPHERIC INHERITANCE AND PASSIVE MARGIN REACTIVATION ON SUBDUCTION INITIATION – RELICT
The workshop gathered 51 participants from 11 countries.
The workshop is a timely fit with the JOIDES RESOLUTION’s timeline (drilling in 2023-2024 in the North Atlantic), and offers the possibility to tackle fundamental questions such as the nature of the lithospheric mantle in hyper-extended continental margins and OCT, and subduction initiation at transform faults.
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