GD2

From Craton to Basins, the dynamic evolution of northern Africa
Convener: U. A. Glasmacher 
Oral Programme
 / Wed, 22 Apr, 08:30–10:00  / Room 17
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Tue, 21 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Halls X/Y
Northern Africa, including the continental margins, has a long term geodynamic evolution since changing from a cratonic Precambrian area into a long term subsidence with the evolution of large hydrocarbon bearing basins. Basin evolution was strongly influenced by the break up of Pangea, the opening of the Central Atlantic, the Alpine collision, and Miocene to recent formation of the Canary Islands. The session will try to link near surface to basin scale processes with mantle processes. Papers of different geoscientific disciplines will be accepted to provide a comprehensive overview.