European Regional Conference 2018 - Global Analogues for the Atlantic Margin

Occured on 2-3 May 2018
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Lisbon, Portugal

Europe Region Conference 2018 - Global Analogues for the Atlantic Margin - brought together a large group of industry experts for two days of presentations and exposition concerning the Atlantic Province. The conference was held in Lisbon, a European city close to the sea and nearby outcropping analogues.

Europe Region Conference 2018 - Global Analogues for the Atlantic Margin - brought together a large group of industry experts for two days of presentations and exposition concerning the Atlantic Province. The conference was held in Lisbon, a European city close to the sea and nearby outcropping analogues.

The Atlantic Province is a large, heterogeneous and prolific group of margins and basins. At the same time, it is one of the most eloquent examples of rift-related and present-day set of passive continental margins. Looking globally, the Atlantic margins give us precious insights on the Western European margins, from Iberia in the South to the Arctic regions in the North. This insight may also be extended to past similar situations, as the peri-Tethyan margins, nowadays affected by the alpine collisional evolution.

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