Theme I: The Geoscience of Global Change

I-1:    Paleo-Map

I-2:    Space Geodesy and Global Sea Level, Chair: S. Zerbini (Italy)

I-3:    Methane Hydrate: Global Distribution and Geological Processes,  Chair: M. Tanahashi (Japan)

I-4:    New tectonic causes of volcano failure and possible premonitory signals, Chair: A. Tibaldi (Italy),  (Task Force II, 2005 - 2009)  

I-5:    LE - Circum Arctic Lithosphere Evolution

I-6:    DISC - Deep Into the Subduction Channel

Theme II: Contemporary Dynamics and Deep Processes

I-0:     Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program (GSHAP), Chair: D. Giardini (Switzerland)

II-1:    World Stress Map, Chair: Friedemann Wenzel (Germany)

II-1:    Temporal and Spatial Change of Stress and Strain, Chair: O. Heidbach (Germany), (Task Force VII, 2005 - 2009)

II-2:    World Map of Major Active Faults Eastern Hemisphere, Chair: V. Trifonov (Russia)Western Hemisphere, Chair: M. Machette (USA)

II-3:    Paleoseismicity of the Late Holocene, Chair: R. Yeats (USA)

II-4:    Three-Dimensional Modelling of the Earth's Tectosphere, Chair: F. Schwab (USA)

II-5:    Earthquake Recurrence Through Time (1997 - 2001), Chair: D. Pantosti (Italy)

II-5:    Global and regional parameters of paleoseismology; implications for fault scaling and future earthquake hazard, Chair: P. M. De Martini (Italy)

II-6:    Mantle Plumes, Hot Spots and Geodynamics of Continental Rifting and Break-Up (1998 - 2002), Chair: U. Achauer (France)

II-6:    Baby plumes in Central Europe, Chair: U. Achauer (France), (Task Force VIII, 2005 - 2009)

II-7:    Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative (EMI), Chair: F. Bendimerad (USA)

II-8:    Global Strain Rate Map, Chair: E. Holt (USA)

II-9:    Global Earthquake Potential, Chair: D. Jackson (USA)

II-10:  Ultra-Deep Continental Crust Subduction (UDCCS), Chair: Larissa Dobrzhinetskaya (Russia), (Task Force IV, 2005 - 2009)  

II-11:  Volcanoes and society: environment, health and public outreach

II-12:  Bridging the gap from microseismicity to large earthquakes

II-13:  3D Geomechanical modelling of geodynamic processes in the lithosphere

II-14:  Lithosphere dynamics: interplays between models and data

Theme III: Continental Lithosphere

III-1:    Global Geoscience Transects (GGT), Chair: A. Jayko (USA)

III-2:    Origin of Sedimentary Basins, Chair: S. Cloetingh (Netherlands)

III-2:    Sedimentary Basins, Chair: F. Roure (France), (Task Force VI, 2005 - 2009)

III-4:    Processes in the Lithosphere as Reflected in Integrated Petrological and Geophysical Studies, Chair: S. Sobolev (Russia)

III-5:    Dynamics of the Subcontinental Mantle: From Seismic Anisotropy to Mountain Building, Chair: A. Vauchez (France)

III-6:    Ultrahigh-Pressure Metaorphism and Geodynamics in Collision-Type Orogenic Belts, Chair: Y. Q. Cheng (China), (1994-1998)

III-7:    Global Impact Studies Project, Chair: V. L. Sharpton (USA)

III-8:    Processes and Geodynamics in the Formation and Exhumation of Ultrahigh-Pressure Metamorphic Terrain, Chair: J. Liou (China), (1999-2003)

III-9:    Earth Accretionary Systems (in space and time) (ERAS), Chair: P. Cawood (Australia), (Task Force I, 2005 - 2009)

III-10:   Lithosphere-Astenosphere Interactions, Chair: A. Tommasi (Italy), (Task Force III, 2005 - 2009) 

III-11:   Continental Collisional Orogens: from Atomic Scales to Mountain Buildings

III-12:   LAPBOX - The lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary depth paradox

III-13:   The Unconventionals 


Theme IV: Oceanic Lithosphere

IV-2:    The Ocean-Continent Lithosphere Boundary, Chair: M. Talwani (USA)

IV-3:    Hydrogeology of the Oceanic Lithosphere, Chair: H. Elderfield (United Kingdom)

see III-10  

Coordinating Committees

Global integrated geoscience transects

European GeoTraverse


CC-1/5: DynaQlim: Upper Mantle Dynamics and Quaternary Climate in Cratonic Areas, Chair: Markku Poutanen (2007 - 2011)

CC-1/4: TOPO-CENTRAL-ASIA: 4D Topographic Evolution in Central Asia: Lithosphere Dynamics and Environmental Changes since Mesozoic, Chair: Qingchen Wang (China), Co-Chair: Shigenori Maruyama, Boris Natal'in, Yan Chen (2007 - 2011)