Upcoming Learning Units

August 2017

Date: 
Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 08:00 to Monday, August 7, 2017 - 17:00
Location: 
Argentina - Tucumán

October 2017

Date: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 09:00 to Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 17:00
Location: 
University of Potsdam - Golm - House/Room tba.


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June 2017

Date: 
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 09:00 to Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 17:00
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 24 - Room 0.06/0.07

This course will focus on advanced understanding of geomorphology with topographic analysis emphasizing high-resolution topography. The course will take place at campus Golm (UP) and includes theoretical background and analysis of digital topography using TopoToolbox in a Matlab environment.

Date: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, June 9, 2017 - 17:00
Location: 
University of Potsdam - Golm


Photo from PhotoModeler

This course will explore the acquisition, post-processing, and classification of point clouds derived from airborne and terrestrial lidar scanners and structure from motion (SfM) photogrammetry from drones. The course will take place at campus Golm (UP) and includes one day of field-data collection and two days of data post-processing and analysis.

March 2017

Date: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 08:00 to Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 08:00
Location: 
Central Argentina: Mendoza - Malargüe - Chos Malal - Zapala - Neuquén


Photo by Lisandro M. Enrique (creative commons)

Date: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 08:00 to Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 08:00
Location: 
Central Argentina: Mendoza - Uspallata - Las Cuevas - Rodeo - San Juan


Photo by Henry Wichura

February 2017

Date: 
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, March 3, 2017 - 18:00
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 27 - Room 1.10

The course introduces methods of data analysis in earth and environmental sciences using MATLAB, one of the leading software packages for the solution of mathematical problems. The content of the course includes basic statistics for univariate, bivariate and multivariate datasets, time-series analysis and signal processing, processing and displaying digital elevation models, gridding and contouring, and image processing and analysis.

Date: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
16:15 to 17:45
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 27 - Room 2.27

In preparation for our fieldschool in the Mendoza and San Juan province in Argentina and to get familiar with the geologic situation in that region our "StRATEGy" PhD-students will give 15-20 minutes presentations to selected topics, which suits their expertise.

Date: 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 -
16:15 to 17:45
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 27 - Room 2.24


Image by Claire Currie

Claire Currie is an associate professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Alberta (Canada). Her research focuses on geodynamic studies of convergent plate margins and continental lithosphere evolution. She was the former supervisor of the "StRATEGy" PhD-student Sibiao Liu during his master thesis.

 

Date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 -
16:15 to 17:45
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 27 - Room 2.24

In preparation for our fieldschool in the Mendoza and San Juan province in Argentina and to get familiar with the geologic situation in that region our "StRATEGy" PhD-students will give 15-20 minutes presentations to selected topics, which suits their expertise.

Date: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 -
16:15 to 17:45
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 27 - Room 2.24

In preparation for our fieldschool in the Mendoza and San Juan province in Argentina and to get familiar with the geologic situation in that region our "StRATEGy" PhD-students will give 15-20 minutes presentations to selected topics, which suits their expertise.

December 2016

Public speaking

Workshop

Date: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 09:15 to Friday, December 16, 2016 - 16:45
Location: 
Potsdam University - Seminar Room Golm Library


Photo by Håjan Dahlström (creative commons)

October 2016

Date: 
Thursday, October 27, 2016 -
16:15 to 17:45
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 27 - Room 2.24


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Claudia Galli is Argentinean principal investigator in the International Research Training Group "StRATEGy" and professor for sedimentology at the National University of Jujuy. Her research focuses on sedimentary processes in the Andean foreland basins of NW Argentina.

 

Date: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016 -
16:15 to 17:45
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 27 Room 2.24


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Alejandro De La Torre is Argentinean principal investigator in the International Research Training Group "StRATEGy" and senior researcher at the AUSTRAL University in Buenos Aires. His research focuses on gravity wave detection and its effects on atmospheric and climatic patterns in the Andean realm.

 

Basin Analysis

Workshop

Date: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 13:00 to Monday, October 17, 2016 - 16:00
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 27 - Room 2.36 || GFZ Potsdam - Telegrafenberg - House C4 - Room 2.06

July 2016

Date: 
Thursday, July 14, 2016 -
13:00 to 17:00
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 27 - Room 2.24


Photo by Australian Scientific Instruments (asi)

One of the most challenging aspects in geology is determining the thermal history of a sedimentary basin and/or mountain range. Alphachron apatite and zircon (UTh)/He thermochronology, combined with fission track and vitrinite reflectance measurements, provide definitive temperature-time history constraints.

Date: 
Thursday, July 14, 2016 -
11:15 to 12:45
Location: 
GFZ Potsdam - Telegrafenberg - House H - Room VF1

Eduardo Rossello is Argentinean principal investigator in the International Research Training Group "StRATEGy" and holds a professorship in geology at the University of Buenos Aires. His research focuses on structural control of geoeconomic deposits, tectonics and sedimentation in Argentina.

 

June 2016

Date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016 -
14:15 to 15:45
Location: 
GFZ Potsdam - Telegrafenberg - House C4 - Room 1.06
 

Magdalena Scheck-Wenderoth is deputy speaker and principal investigator of the International Research Training Group "StRATEGy" and holds a professorship in georesources at Technical University of Aachen. She is head of the Basin Modeling section at GFZ Potsdam. Her research interest is in geodynamics of sedimentary basins on various scales, geoenergy potentials, and the integration of structural and subsidence analysis into 3-D models of the subsurface.

 

Date: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 -
09:00 to 16:00
Location: 
Kongresshotel Potsdam


Photo by Tom Walter (creative commons)

The PhD-students will learn to refine their oral presentation skills, stress-management strategies, and public speaking. Subsequent presentations at network-wide meetings will help to reach this goal and prepare them for presentations at national and international meetings

REE - Rare Earth Elements

StRATEGy Lecture Series II

Date: 
Thursday, June 23, 2016 -
16:15 to 17:45
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 27 - Room 2.36
 

Uwe Altenberger is principal investigator in the International Research Training Group "StRATEGy" and holds a professorship in mineralogy at the University of Potsdam. His research interest is constraining the magmatic evolution of the Andes from the Eastern Cordillera in Columbia to Patagonia in Argentina. Furthermore, he has expertise in Rare Earth Element metallogenesis, the formation of pseudotachylites, and the preservation of historical monuments.

 

Date: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 -
14:15 to 15:45
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 27 - Room 2.36
 

Stephan Sobolev is principal investigator in the International Research Training Group "StRATEGy" and holds a professorship in geodynamics at the University of Potsdam. He is head of the Geodynamic Modeling section at GFZ Potsdam. His expertise is in geodynamic, petrophysical, and geophysical modeling and the development of new numerical methods. His research approach is a very good example for how geoscience can work as an interdisciplinary synthesis.

 

Sediment Cascades in the Andes

StRATEGy Lecture Series II

Date: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016 -
14:15 to 15:45
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 27 - Room 2.36
 

Oliver Korup is principal investigator in the International Research Training Group "StRATEGy" and holds a professorship for geohazards at the University of Potsdam. His research is aimed at understanding the mechanisms of natural hazards, the processes shaping the Earth's surface, and the controlling factors of erosion and sediment flux in mountain belts like the Himalaya and the Andes.

 

Applications in Basin Modeling

StRATEGy Lecture Series II

Date: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 -
14:15 to 15:45
Location: 
GFZ Potsdam - Telegrafenberg - House C4 - Room 1.29
 

Robert Ondrak is principal investigator in the International Research Training Group "StRATEGy" and senior scientist in the Organic Geochemistry section at GFZ Potsdam. His expertise is in modeling petroleum systems, mass and heat transport, fluid rock interactions, and geological processes.

 

May 2016

Date: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 -
15:15 to 16:45
Location: 
GFZ Potsdam - Telegrafenberg - House F - Room 409
 


Photo by Niels Hovies

Date: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016 -
14:15 to 15:45
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 27 - Room 2.36
 

Robert Trumbull is principal investigator in the International Research Training Group "StRATEGy" and senior scientist in the Inorganic and Isotope Geochemistry section at GFZ Potsdam. His research focuses on igneous petrology, economic geology, and isotope geochemistry. Since more than 20 years he is working in the Andes on various magmatic and volcanic complexes, which makes him to a very experienced Andean researcher within the "StRATEGy" team.

 

March 2016

Date: 
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 18:00 to Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 10:00
Location: 
NW Argentina: Tucuman - Santa Maria - Cafayate - Cachi - Salta - San Antonio de los Cobres - Tilcara - Salta

Date: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 11:15 to Friday, March 11, 2016 - 18:00
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 27 - Computerpool


Image by Manea et al.; Nature Communications, 2013

February 2016

Date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2016 -
16:15 to 17:45
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 27 - Room 2.36
 

Date: 
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, February 12, 2016 - 18:00
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 27 - Room 1.10

The course introduces methods of data analysis in earth and environmental sciences using MATLAB, one of the leading software packages for the solution of mathematical problems. The content of the course includes basic statistics for univariate, bivariate and multivariate datasets, time-series analysis and signal processing, processing and displaying digital elevation models, gridding and contouring, and image processing and analysis.

Date: 
Thursday, February 4, 2016 -
16:15 to 17:45
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 27 - Room 2.36
 


Photo by Heiko Pingel

January 2016

Date: 
Thursday, January 7, 2016 -
16:15 to 17:45
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 27 - Room 2.36
 


Image by Mulch et al.; EPSL, 2016 

December 2015

Date: 
Thursday, December 10, 2015 -
16:15 to 17:45
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 27 - Room 2.36
 

Date: 
Thursday, December 3, 2015 -
16:15 to 17:15
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 27 - Room 2.36
 

November 2015

Date: 
Thursday, November 26, 2015 -
16:15 to 17:45
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 27 - Room 2.36
 

Date: 
Thursday, November 19, 2015 -
16:15 to 17:45
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 27 - Room 2.36

Manfred Strecker is the speaker of the International Research Training Group "StRATEGy" and holds a professorship in geology at Potsdam University. His research interest is the evolution of tectonic stress fields through time, the relation between climate and tectonics and their influence on erosion and sedimentation patterns in time and space.

 

Date: 
Thursday, November 5, 2015 -
16:15 to 17:45
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 27 - Room 2.36

Manfred Strecker is the speaker of the International Research Training Group "StRATEGy" and holds a professorship in geology at Potsdam University. His research interest is the evolution of tectonic stress fields through time, the relation between climate and tectonics and their influence on erosion and sedimentation patterns in time and space.

 

October 2015

Date: 
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 11:30 to Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 11:30
Location: 
Potsdam University - Golm - House 1 - Room 2.27

We give the "StRATEGy" PhD students and also all involved researchers the opportunity to learn spanish on the beginner level A1. During the winter semester 2015/16 the courses are every thursday from 11:30 to 15:00.

Speaking spanish in a country like Argentina is important because most of the studies and fieldwork will take place in remote areas. For the logistics and the cultural interaction during that time it is a huge advantage to speak and understand the basics of that language. 

Reading and Discussing I

Argentina paper seminar

Date: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 14:15 to Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 14:15
Location: 
Golm

Aim of this seminar is to introduce the "StRATEGy" PhD students to relevant research topics and problems in the foreland basin of the Andes and the orogen itself. The seminar runs every Wednesday during the WS2015/16 and is organized by principal investigators, post-docs, and associated members of the International Research Training Group.