IMAGinING RIFTING workshop 19′

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Date(s) - 20/10/2019 - 25/10/2019
20 h 00 min - 12 h 30 min

Radisson Blu Biarritz


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IMAGinING RIFTING Season 2: Biarritz

The next  IMAGinING RIFTING workshop will be held in Biarritz (France) from the 20th (evening) to 25th  (mid day) of October 2019.

Following the success of the first edition organized in September 2017 in Pontresina, this second edition also aims at gathering cutting edge Earth scientists in a pluridisciplinary meeting on rifted margins and extensional settings more generally.

Gathering geologists and geophysicists from both Academy and Industry, this meeting aims to trigger discussions that are at the forefront of the present-day research.


The workshop will be open to 45 participants max. In addition to invited keynotes (list to come), other geoscientists will be welcome to attend the workshop through a short contribution (short 5′ talks and/or poster).

The workshop will be articulated around:

  1. 30′ keynote presentations on key topics triggering current research on rifting processes (mechanisms of lithospheric thinning, rift-to-drift processes, magmatism, sedimentation, thermal evolution…)
  2. Discussion sessions / roundtables between all participants
  3. Field trips in the nearby Mauléon and Basque-Cantabrian inverted hyper-extended rift Basins.

The list of keynote speakers and provisional program will be available as soon as possible.


A fee of 235€/day for 5 days (1175€ VAT included) is estimated that would cover:

– Hotel full board from 20th dinner to 25th lunch, at the Radisson Blu Biarritz.

– Conference room booking,

– Field trip organization and field guide prints.

An Ocean view room option can be proposed on demand with an extra fee of +35€/night, Total: 1350€).

Payment may be done by wire transfer in EUR. Invoices will be delivered when transfer is completed and can be considered as a firm confirmation of your registration.

Application & Registration

As only 45 participants will attend this workshop, we kindly ask you to use the application form before final registration. Each participant should propose a contribution as a poster and/or a short 5′ talk format to actively contribute to the discussions. Deadline for Application is April 12. Given the restricted number of participants, a selection might have to be done as a function of the proposed contributions and to preserve a fair diversity of institution/companies.

Then, a first-come, first-served basiswill be applied on the received applications !

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How to get to Biarritz ?

The most convenient way to get to Biarritz is either to take a connecting flight from Paris, Lyon or Marseille in France, all proposing direct flights to the Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne airport (BIQ).


From Paris CDG (international) or ORY (domestic): ~1:15 by  Air France or Easyjet.

From Lyon LYS: ~1:15 by Air France.


Paris Montparnasse station: ~4:05 by SNCF.

Bordeaux, Toulouse or Pau: SNCF.


Bilbao to Biarritz: 2:30

Pau: 1:30/2:00

Bordeaux: 2:00.

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