The AlpArray initiative

AlpArray is a European initiative to advance our understanding of orogenesis and its relationship to mantle dynamics, plate reorganizations, surface processes and seismic hazard in the Alps-Apennines-Carpathians-Dinarides orogenic system. The initiative integrates present-day Earth observables with high-resolution geophysical imaging of 3D structure and physical properties of the lithosphere and of the upper mantle, with focus on a high-end seismological array.

How is the station deployment so far? Check here!

Check here for interesting stories from the OBS deployment: e.g. the last weekly report from the research vessel life!

AlpArray seismic network - Final configuration 2017

5th annual AlpArray scientific meeting (Nov. 9-12/2021)

5th AlpArray scientific meeting 2021

the 5th annual AlpArray scientific meeting to be held in Prague and co-hosted by the IGCAS in Prague and 4D-MB in Germany.
You will find the registration information and a preliminary program on our website by clicking this link:



The registration deadline is August, 19 2021.

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May, 2020

Open access SPECIAL ISSUE on Solid Earth EGU Journal

New insights on the tectonic evolution of the Alps and the adjacent orogens.

Editors: Emanuel Kästle, Mark Handy, Giancarlo Molli, Anne Paul, Claudia Piromallo, Christian Sue, Mirijam Vrabec, and Charlotte Krawczyk

Submit your work now!

The special issue is dedicated to state-of-the art research on the Alps and the adjacent orogens. This multi- and interdisciplinary effort integrates geophysics, tectonics, petrology, geochronology, and basin and surface studies. We invite researchers from the AlpArray project and beyond, and from all fields to contribute to this volume.

The deadline for submission is 30 December 2020.

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