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The evolution of the Carpathians - Dinarides - Pannonian orogenic and sedimentary basins system (co-organized)
Convener: Liviu Matenco  | Co-Conveners: Mircea Radulian , Viktor Wesztergom 
 / Wed, 11 Apr, 15:30–17:00
 / Attendance Wed, 11 Apr, 17:30–19:00

The Carpathians - Dinarides - Pannonian system of Central Europe provides an opportunity for multidisciplinary studies addressing coeval orogenic build-up, magmatism and sedimentary basins formation during subduction and continental collision associated with a rapid evolution of subducted slabs. A significant number of recent international projects and studies have demonstrated a close interplay between the mechanics of shortening and subduction in the Carpathians and Dinarides conditioning the formation of contractional and extensional basins. This deformation culminated with the formation of a large number of Miocene sedimentary basins, including the large continental Pannonian back-arc system, whose extension and subsequent inversion was controlled by the interplay between the Carpathians slab dynamics and the Adriatic indentation in the Dinarides.

Understanding the complex mechanics of the Carpathians - Dinarides - Pannonian system requires an interdisciplinary approach, where tectonics, geodynamics, seismology and structural geology are combined with investigations on magmatism, evolution of depositional facies and climate forcing in sedimentary basins, high resolution stratigraphic and sedimentological studies, active tectonics and related dynamics of river networks and landscape evolution. We welcome observation and modelling contributions in all these related fields of study aimed at providing key constraints for understanding this system or defining process-oriented mechanisms for the coupling between orogenic build-up and sedimentary basins formation and evolution.