Conference field trips

Excursions have been planned for the two days preceding (Saturday 15 and Sunday 16/10/2022) and the two days following (Thursday 20 and Friday 21/10/2022) the GSG2022 conference.

For each excursion day, a minimum additional amount of 30euros/day is required to cover transportation. Extra costs for meals and hotel stay (in 2-day excursions) will be announced in due time.

Participants are requested to express their interest to participate in any of the excursions while registering for the conference.

Excursion-related fees will not be charged upon expression of interest, but only after exact costs are made available and registrants have verified their participation.

CONFERENCE FIELD TRIPS

Saturday, 15/10/2022 - Sunday, 16/10/2022
    • 2-day Excursion to the Damasi 2021 earthquakes area, and visit of important active faults in Greece
      pertinent to S3, “The Damasi earthquakes one year after: addressing geological questions and active faults of central Greece”

      Organizers: Ioannis Koukouvelas (UPatras), Prof. Riccardo Caputo (UFerrara), Prof. Konstantinos Nikolakopoulos (UPatras), guest Ass. Prof. George Papathanassiou (AUTH)

Field Trip Description

Day 1 (October 15, 2022) – 12:00 noon: Meet at Larissa’s Railway Station, depart with a bus for selected localities of the Thessaly plain. Visit key localities of active normal faults and earthquake effects in Thessaly plain and surrounding areas: Larissa footwall block, Tyrnavos fault trace and the palaeoseismological trench across the fault, Mesochori fault trace-fault scarp and the March 2021 surface ruptures, Pineiada liquefaction site etc.

Dinner and night-stay at Larissa.

Day 2 (October 16, 2022): depart from Larissa to visit Sophades and Delphi Fault. First stop at Ekkara, visiting the fault trace of the 1954 earthquake and second stop visiting the Delphi Fault.

Late lunch in Amphissa and depart for Patras.

 

Schedule and pricing

  • Dates: Saturday, 15/10/2022 – Sunday, 16/10/2022
    Departure Time: noon (12:00 pm)
  • Return Time: late afternoon/evening
  • Pick up Point: Railway Station of Larissa
  • Drop off Point: Conference Venue
  • Price:  140€ per person (includes transportation, hotel bed and breakfast, Field Trip Guide)
  • Min. Participants:  30 persons
  • Max. Participants:  45 persons
Sunday, 16/10/2022
  • 1-day Excursion for professionals in Araxos Peninsula
    on “The transition from extensional regime with carbonates to compressional regime with submarine fans, in Araxos peninsula”

Organizers: Prof. Avraam Zelilidis (UPatras), Dr. Nikolina Bourli (Upatras)

Field Trip Description

In Araxos Peninsula, we will study both carbonates and clastics. In detail:

  1. The lower Cretaceous Vigla limestones and Vigla shales, with the presence of siliceous concretions and internal synsedimentary deformation,
  2. The upper Cretaceous calciturbidites and breccia deposits. The Bouma subdivisions will be highlighted and the internal to calciturbidites structures (like reverse faults within a bed) and textures (like siliceous concretions). Within the breccia, we will see the transported and resedimented fragments of Rudist.

The comparison between siliceous concretions, between different age and depositional conditions limestones, will be highlighted adding knowledge on the production mechanism and their influence on porosity and permeability. Moreover, the presence of a stylolite network will be tied with the fluid flows and the development of the siliceous concretions.

  1. The Paleocene thinly bedded limestones with thick synsedimentary due to slumping deformation. A tectonic transfer zone will be recognized and will be related with the slumping evolution. Additionally, we will see ichnofossils within limestones, like Zoophycos.
  2. The submarine fans of a late Eocene age. We will see the interaction between a westward progradation of the major system with outer fan deposits and the eastward progradation from the uplifted Cretaceous to early Eocene basement. We will see the Bouma subdivisions within the westward prograded turbidites, and the channelized deposits, with thick slumped limestones, from the eastward prograded turbidites. Internal to the submarine fans the slumped limestones present a good example with numulites, whereas the presence of ichnofossils will add additional information for the submarine fans depositional conditions.

 

Schedule and pricing

  • Dates: Sunday, 16/10/2022
  • Departure Time: morning – exact time to be announced during the conference
  • Return Time: late afternoon – exact times to be announced during the conference
  • Pick up/Drop off Point: Conference Venue
  • Price:  25€ per person (includes transportation and light lunch)
  • Min. Participants:  15 persons
Thursday, 20/10/2022
  • 1-day Mini Seminar and Field-Based Workshop in Parnassos Mining District

    on “The role of Mineral Exploration Geologist: Best Practices and Key learnings from the Greek Bauxite Mining Industry”

    Joint UPatras, AUTH and NKUA SEG Student Chapters Event

    Organizers: Academic Advisors of SEG Chapter: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stavros Kalaitzidis (UPatras); Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vasilios Melfos (AUTH); Prof. Dr. Stephanos Kilias (NKUA) – Dr. Panagiotis Zachariadis, Geology and Mine Planning Manager, IMERYS – Bauxite Operations Greece

 

Event Description

This one-day training workshop, will include both seminar and field-based sessions at the karst-associated bauxite deposits in the Parnassos-Ghiona Unit, Central Greece.

The following topics will be covered:

  1. Bauxite as “critical raw material” in supporting Europe’s transition to a Green and Digital Economy in a Zero-Carbon World
  2. Principles of Minerals Exploration
  3. Handling of Karst Bauxite Exploration Data: from acquisition to modelling
  4. Field-based exercise in karst-bauxite mining-wall mapping

The Joint UPatras, AUTH and NKUA Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) Student Chapters Workshop is addressed primarily to students of both undergraduate and graduate level who already completed one semester in Economic Geology subjects. Members of the Society of Economic Geologists Student Chapters are particularly welcomed. However, early career geologists can also participate.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop for the practical sessions.

Certifications of Attendance will be provided as part of a Continues Learning & Development Scheme.

 

Schedule and pricing

  • Date: Thursday, 20/10/2022
  • Departure Time: morning – exact time to be announced during the conference
  • Return Time: late afternoon – exact times to be announced during the conference
  • Pick up/Drop off Point: Conference Venue
  • Price:  SEG Student Chapters Members 20€ | Non-Members 25 (includes transportation and light lunch)
  • Min. Participants:  15 persons
  • Max. Participants:  40 persons
Thursday, 20/10/2022
  • 1-day Excursion for students in Araxos Peninsula

    on “Studying the extensional regime with carbonates in Araxos peninsula” 

    Organizers: Prof. Avraam Zelilidis (UPatras), Dr. Nikolina Bourli (Upatras)

Field Trip Description

In Araxos Peninsula, we will study in detail the Cretaceous sequence and more specifically:

  1. We will study the lower Cretaceous Vigla limestones and Vigla shales, with the presence of siliceous concretions and internal synsedimentary deformation.
  2. We will describe and measure the siliceous concretions in shape and size and syndepositional deformations of Vigla limestones. We will describe and measure the interbedded Vigla shales, the deformation structures within them and the faults that influenced sedimentary conditions.
  3. We will study The upper Cretaceous calciturbidites and breccia deposits. The Bouma subdivisions will be measured to build up a chart-plate with the measurements of each subdivision. We will measure the internal to calciturbidites structures, like reverse faults within a bed, and we will try to put them in the evolution of the calciturbidites. The siliceous concretions and siliceous beds will be measured.

The comparison between siliceous concretions, between different age and depositional conditions limestones, we will try to highlight in an attempt to add knowledge on the production mechanism and their influence on porosity and permeability.

  1. Moreover, we will try to draw and measure the presence of a stylolite network through which the fluid flows influencing the development of the siliceous concretions.
  2. We will describe the Paleocene thinly bedded limestones with thick synsedimentary due to slumping deformation. We will measure all data from deformed horizons to find the direction of progradation. A tectonic transfer zone will be recognized and will be related with the slumping evolution. Additionally, we will see ichnofossils within limestones, like Zoophycos.

 

Schedule and pricing

  • Dates: Thursday, 20/10/2022
  • Departure Time: morning – exact time to be announced during the conference
  • Return Time: late afternoon – exact times to be announced during the conference
  • Pick up/Drop off Point: Conference Venue
  • Price:  25€ per person (includes transportation and light lunch)
  • Min. Participants:  15 persons
Thursday, 20/10/2022 - Friday, 21/10/2022
  • 2-day Excursion to the 1981 Alkyonides earthquakes area
    pertinent to S8, “40 years after the East Corinth Gulf destructive earthquakes: Lessons learned, ongoing studies and future directions”

    Organizers: Dr Athanassios Ganas (NOA), Prof. Ioannis Koukouvelas (U. Patras), Prof. Panagiotis Papadimitriou (NKUA), Dr Gerassimos Papadopoulos

Field Trip Description

Day 1 (October 20, 2022): Meet in Patras University Campus, depart with a bus for selected localities of the Perachora Peninsula. Visit the Feb. 24 1981 Μ6.7 ruptures and discuss the characteristics of the fault scarps, evidence for past earthquake events, morphological evidence for long-term evolution, tsunami evidence, etc.
Visit the following sites: Heraion notches, Pisia fault plane and ruptures, Vamvakies fan ruptures, Mavrolimni subsidence features, Psatha coastal uplift sites.

Dinner and night-stay at Loutraki.

Day 2 (October 21, 2022): depart for Kaparelli and visit the paleoseismological trenches and the surface ruptures of the March 4, 1981 M6.3 earthquake. Discuss the geological, seismological and geodetic data and the implications for the seismic behaviour of the fault.
Late lunch at Erithres-Villia and depart for Patras.

 

Schedule and pricing

  • Dates: Thursday, 20/10/2022 – Friday, 21/10/2022
    Departure Time: morning – exact time to be announced during the conference
  • Return Time: late afternoon – exact times to be announced during the conference
  • Pick up/Drop off Point: Conference Venue
  • Price:  140€ per person (includes transportation, hotel bed and breakfast, Field Trip Guide)
  • Min. Participants:  30 persons
  • Max. Participants:  45 persons
Friday, 21/10/2022
  • 1-day Excursion for students in Araxos Peninsula

    on “Studying the compressional regime with submarine fans in Araxos peninsula” 

    Organizers: Prof. Avraam Zelilidis (UPatras), Dr. Nikolina Bourli (Upatras)

Field Trip Description

In Araxos Peninsula:

  • we will study the submarine fans of a late Eocene age and we will see the interaction between a westward progradation of the major system with outer fan deposits and the eastward progradation from the uplifted Cretaceous to early Eocene basement
  • we will measure the Bouma subdivisions within the westward prograded turbidites, and the channelized deposits, with thick slumped limestones, from the eastward prograded turbidites. Internal to the submarine fans the slumped limestones present a good example with numulites, whereas the study of ichnofossils will add additional information for the submarine fans depositional conditions.

 

Schedule and pricing

  • Dates: Friday, 21/10/2022
  • Departure Time: morning – exact time to be announced during the conference
  • Return Time: late afternoon – exact times to be announced during the conference
  • Pick up/Drop off Point: Conference Venue
  • Price:  25€ per person (includes transportation and light lunch)
  • Min. Participants:  15 persons

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