Pitlochry, Scotland, UK _24-29 March, 2023
The SPIN Highland Retreat is a structured workshop designed to inspire new ideas in Earth dynamics and how to observe them. The workshop will create ventures (combined ideas, teams and plans), and we will start to work on those ventures in our venture teams during the workshop. Ventures could develop new research, businesses, public engagement, proposals or any other useful outcome from our combined scientific knowledge and experience. This should lead to a range of new and exciting directions and achievements from the SPIN Innovative Training Network and our collaborators.
The presentations by the lecturers during the workshop were uploaded to our Youtube channel (@spin-itn).
|Lecturer||Affiliation||Presentation Title||Presentation Slides||Presentation Video|
|Andrew Curtis||University of Edinburgh||Radical Uncertainty in Subsurface Science. How do we make decisions?||Slides||Youtube|
|Anne Mangeney||Paris Cité University||EnvSeis Doctoral Network: Environmental Seismology||Slides|
|Anne Mangeney||Paris Cité University||Wave-induced rockfall triggering||Slides||Youtube|
|Audrey Bonnelye||GeoRessources Lorraine University||How to characterize deformation mechanisms in rocks? From micro-experiments to in-situ experiments|
|Katharina Sophie Isleif||DESY||Dealing with ground in ground-based gravitational wave detectors using distributed sensors||Youtube|
|Katharina Sophie Isleif||DESY||Gravitational wave detection: Einstein Telescope||Youtube||Slides||Youtube|
|Christoph Sens-Schönfelder||GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences||Mechanisms and Models for Nonclassical Nonlinearity in Heterogeneous Materials||Slides||Youtube|
|Declan Andrew||University of Edinburgh||Towards Visualising Causes of Nonlinear Rock Physics||Slides||Youtube|
|Dominik Strutz||University of Edinburgh||Experimental Design for Interrogation Problems||Slides||Youtube|
|Eleanor Dunn||Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies||Ground Motion and Unrest Triggering on Volcanoes||Slides||Youtube|
|Jean-Paul Montagner||Paris Cité University||Speed-of-light Seismology Detection of Prompt Earthquake Gravity Signals||Slides||Youtube|
|Julius Grimm||Grenoble Alpes University||Detection and characterization of seismic signals with dense arrays||Slides||Youtube|
|Le Tang||Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich||Local Seismic Anisotropy from 6C Observations||Slides||Youtube|
|Mahsa Safarkhani||University of Hamburg||Array beamforming on ambient seismic noise correlations reveals repeating direct waves in the coda||Slides||Youtube|
|Mohammad-Amin Aminian||Paris Cité University||Ocean floor seismological and environmental monitoring||Slides||Youtube|
|Rachel Wood||University of Edinburgh||Mass extinction, climate change, and ocean acidification||Slides||Youtube|
|Stuart Haszeldine||University of Edinburgh||Managing carbon and climate for engineered climate repair||Slides||Youtube|
|Sebastian Noe||ETH Zurich||Instrumentation: Forward Modelling for a Phase Transmission Fiber Optic Cable||Slides||Youtube|
|Sergio Diaz||GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences||Distributed Dynamic Strain Sensing (DDSS) and Volcano-Seismology||Slides||Youtube|
|Zihua Niu||Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich||Simulation of waves in nonlinear rocks||Slides||Youtube|
|Tjeerd Kiers||Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich||Monitoring of an Alpine landslide using dense seismic observations: combining Distributed Acoustic Sensing and 1000 autonomous nodes||Slides||Youtube|
|Mirko Bracale||Grenoble Alpes University||Wavefield gradient methods to monitor the Earth’s crust||Youtube|
|Manuel Asnar||German Research Centre for Geosciences||Rock damage and healing: a laboratory perspective||Youtube|
|Foteini Dervisi||University of Edinburgh||Machine learning based earthquake monitoring and forecasting||Youtube|
|Marco Dominguez||University of Hamburg||Exploring ultrasound elastic regimes in concrete structures||Youtube|
|Ian Main||University of Edinburgh||The Kahramanmaraş - Gaziantep Turkey M7.8 Earthquake, 6 February 2023|
|Stefan Catheline||University of Lyon||Medical Imaging|
|Giuseppe Marra||National Physical Laboratory UK||Monitoring under oceans using trans-Atlantic telecom optical fibres|
|Pascal Bernard||Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris||Optical strainmeters|
- Friday March 24th: Arrival
- March 24th - March 29th: Workshop program
- March 29th Departure
You can find a short analysis of the climate impact of the 3rd Short course and Workshop in Pitlochry here
For arrivals by train into Edinburgh, the final destination will be Edinburgh Waverley Train Station, located in the centre of the city. If you are making your own way from Edinburgh to Pitlochry, there are connecting trains that can take you directly from Waverley. See scotrail.co.uk for details on departures and ticket prices.
For those arriving via the airport, a bus or tram can be taken to reach the city centre. Both the tram and the Airlink 100 bus depart every 10 minutes from just outside the airport terminal exit and arrive at St. Andrew Square, just a few minutes walk from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station. Tickets can be bought from vending machines next to the tram station if taking the tram, or directly from the bus driver if taking the Airlink 100.
More information about the provided bus from Edinburgh to Pitlochry will be provided soon.
The workshop will take place north of Edinburgh, in the Scottish Highlands. More specifically, the venue is located in Pitlochry, right at a river next to the Cairngorms National Park.
The venue is the ‘Atholl Palace Hotel ’ located in the small village of Pitlochry.
Transport between Edinburgh and Pitlochry is arranged and will follow the times below:
- March 24th: 15:00 From Edinburgh Waverley train station to Pitlochry via the airport
- March 29th: 09:00 From Pitlochry to Edinburgh Waverley train station via the airport
To limit the carbon footprint of the meeting, we encourage you to travel by train and/or ferry if possible.
Bring warm & water-proof clothes & sturdy walking boots/shoes!
There is an optional excursion offered on both the short course and workshop to a local whisky distillery: Blair Athol Distillery. On the short course this will be in the afternoon on the 23rd of March and on the workshop this will be on the afternoon of the 25th March. Attending the tour of the distillery will cost an additional £10. You can find a map with the route to the distillery here.
There will be an opportunity for a free afternoon towards the end of the workshop to explore surrounding Pitlochry. Activities can include fishing, cycling, and a visit to Blair Atholl Castle or the Killiecrankie battle site.
During the SPIN Short Course, you will stay at the hotel rooms in the conference venue. You do not need to reserve the rooms yourself, this will be part of the registration process. Accommodation is all full board (the price includes breakfast, lunch and dinner), and both lunch and dinner will be vegetarian for everybody to reduce the climate impact of the event. There is an option to share a twin room or have a room to yourself. The registration fee for the workshop will be approximately £175 (or £345 if you attend both the short course and the workshop).
The cost of rooms for the entire workshop is
- £497.50 for sharing a twin room
- £745 for a room to yourself
Registration will open in January 2023.
Would you like to attend the workshop?
Pre-registration closes on February 8th, 2023, and is necessary for all attendees.
We welcome participants from outside the SPIN network! However, note that the number of places for the workshop is limited, and will preferentially go to Early-Career Researchers (PhD or early Postdoc) who are able to provide a convincing motivation for participation.
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