A workshop on sinkholes will be held on Tuesday, 19. August 2014 at the German Research Centre for GeoSciences (GFZ). The workshop will focus on recent developments in research on sinkhole formation including Distinct Element modeling, on the mapping of sinkholes with traditional and novel methods, as well as on the identification of sinkhole vulnerable regions. Additionally, ongoing and future field campaigns in sinkhole affected areas will be addressed during the meeting.

The workshop is organised in the framework of DESERVE WP 1.


Date: Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Time: 10-17h

Venue: German Research Centre for GeoSciences (GFZ), Sect. 2.1, Helmholtzstr. 7, House 7, Room 218, Potsdam, Germany.

Contact and registration:

Djamil Al-Halbouni
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Section 2.1: Physics of Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Helmholtzstraße 6/7
14467 Potsdam


Past news on sinkholes:
Flood surges and sinkhole formation in the Wadi Ze'elim fan
Shear-wave reflection seismic field work in Ghor Haditha