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EU training program SLATE

Nov 21, 2017
Prof. Dr. Katrin Huhn welcomes the participants of the kick-off workshop SLATE.
Prof. Dr. Katrin Huhn welcomes the participants of the kick-off workshop SLATE. Photo: V. Diekamp, MARUM

For the kick-off workshop of the new training program SLATE (Submarine Landslides and their impact on European continental margins), 40 participants will meet at MARUM from 20 to 26 November. The program for doctoral students has been running since April and is funded with just under 3.9 million Euros within the framework of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie program (MSC) of the European Commission. The early career scientists in SLATE will study submarine landslides, investigating how they are triggered, the associated tsunami risks, and how they affect coastal regions.

Participants of the kick-off workshop SLATE.
Participants of the kick-off workshop SLATE.
Photo: V. Diekamp, MARUM

There are 15 partners from seven European countries involved, including research institutes and companies. “We receive support for a total of 15 PhD projects over a time period of four years,” says coordinator Prof. Dr. Katrin Huhn of MARUM. The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions will be financed through “Horizon 2020,” the European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. SLATE is one of the European Training Networks, whose objectives include the training of creative, innovative early career scientists.

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