This is a message sent to the Geo-tectonics list by Sergio Llana Fúnez on behalf of the organising committee of the DRT 2011. Having done my degree in the University of Oviedo, it always catches my eye when they organise an international event (like the YORSGET in 2008, on young researchers in structural geology).
This is an early announcement for the next Deformation mechanisms, Rheology and Tectonics (DRT) meeting that will be hosted here at
Oviedo University from the 31st of August to the 2nd of September 2011. We already have a website
where you can find preliminary information about the meeting. It will be updated in the coming months as we approach the meeting.
The DRT meetings are hosted every two years by different European Universities, the tradition was started by Prof. HJ Zwart, who
organised the first meeting in Leiden in 1976. Spanish geology benefitted substantially from the geological mapping the group of
Leiden did in various parts of the Iberian Peninsula (Galicia, Cantabrian Mountains, Pyrenees) and partly for that reason in the last
meeting in Liverpool we proposed to bring DRT to Oviedo. The range of topics and the focus of the meeting towards deformation processes,
regardless of the scale (micro to orogenic), will remain in Oviedo in 2011.
Oviedo is quite conveniently located to study the geology of orogenic belts (see geological map in the website), for that reason there is a
plan to run a fieldtrip across the Variscan Orogen. It is likely that the field trip will be split into two separating the internal parts
from the external parts of the orogen, before and after the conference.
Later on in the year we will send the first circular with more details about the conference.
Please, for any suggestions, sponsors, do not hesitate to contact us. We hope to see you all here in a year.
Marco A. López
Francisco J. Fernández
Departamento de Geología
Universidad de Oviedo