During the first fortnight of September, the 3rd Slope Tectonic Conference took place at the Norwegian Geological Survey (NGU). The conference, focused on the study of slope deformation processes and their controls, was attended by researchers from Argentina, Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Island, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Slovenia, Switzerland and United States. The organization and support was done by the NGU, the Group of Risk Analysis from the University of Lausanne, and Åknes/Tafjord Beredskap IKS. After the conference, an amazing three day excursion allowed attendants to visit and discuss some slope instability sites in Norway. Following the successful previous conferences which both resulted in special publications at the Geological Society of London and Tectonophysics, an especial publication is being prepared.
Pictures taken By Thierry Oppikofer