TOPOMOD is a training project designed for a team of early-stage and experienced researchers to investigate and model the origin and evolution of topography of the continents over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales.
TOPOMOD will carry out 15 cross-disciplinary research projects in well-chosen key areas from the Mediterranean, the Middle and Far East, west Africa, and South America, with new developments in structural geology, geomorphology, seismology, geochemistry, InSAR, laboratory and numerical modelling of deep mantle to surface process.
TOPOMOD involves 12 European research teams, 3 high-technology enterprises, and 1 large multinational oil and gas company.
TOPOMOD will provide to 13 early-stage researchers (ESRs) and 2 experienced researchers (ERs):
- A state-of-the-art concepts and leading edge research techniques;
- A strong career management skills;
- Connections with industry;
- Socially-oriented skill on environmental risks management.
TOPOMOD will create an internationally recognized leading European platform on advanced geodynamic modelling.