RheoMan: a five-year, ERC-funded (Advanced Grant), project to model the rheology of the Earth's mantle

Jan 31, 2013 Final meeting of the Crystal2Plate network General

From january 27th to january 31st, participants of the Crystal2Plate MarieCurie Initial Training Network meet in Fréjus, France for their 4th and final workshop.

On Thursday, lecture from P. Cordier: "Deformation processes in the deep mantle"


“How does Plate Tectonics work: From crystal‐scale processes to mantle convection with self‐consistent plates”


The primary objectives of CRYSTAL2PLATE were:

1. to advance the understanding of how mantle convection produces, and is modified by, plate tectonics by fully taking into account the interactions between physical and chemical processes as well as between crystal-scale processes and large-scale dynamics in the mantle;

2. to train 10 early-stage researchers (ESRs) and 2 experienced researchers (ERs) in state-of-the-art concepts and leading-edge research techniques that are essential to study the behaviour of complex natural systems, while providing them strong career-management skills and solid professional connections;

3. to increase the impact and international visibility of European research by structuring the research training capacities in Geodynamics via the establishment of a long-term collaboration and synergy among 7 research teams internationally recognized for their excellence in complementary fields of Earth Sciences: tectonics, mineral physics, petrology, geochemistry, seismology, and geodynamic modelling.


Dr. Andréa Tommasi
Géosciences Montpellier