Model of the PICASSO project were presented on the EGU meeting 2009 - 27/April/2009

EGU logo Jan-Philipp Schmoldt presented a preliminary model of the subsurface geological structure along a profile from Madrid to the Mediterranean Sea on the European Geophysical Union (EGU) meeting 2009 in Vienna. The model uses the orientation of the Betic mountain chain and the Trans-Alboran Suture zone in order to put constraints on the geoelectric strike direction, which appears to be fairly variable along the profile and with depth.


Presentation of PICASSO results given at 52nd IGRM - 22/February/2009

EGU logo The purpose of magnetotelluric measurements, its application together with processing of the collected data and first results of the PICASSO project were presented at the 52nd Irish Geological Research Meeting (IGRM) by Jan-Philipp Schmoldt.


Results of PICASSO project are chosen for oral presentation on 52nd IGRM - 04/February/2009

EGU logo On Sunday 22nd of February, the results of the PICASSO project will be presented to the wide audiance attending the 52nd Irish Geological Research Meeting (IGRM). The presentation will be given at 09:15 in Trinity College Dublin, Geology Department.

Abstract about results of PICASSO project has been accepted for EGU meeting 2009 - 01/February/2009

EGU logo We are delighted to hear, that the abstract "PICASSO Phase I: MT Investigation of Spain from Madrid to the Betics - preliminary results and models" has been accepted for presentation at the European Geophysical Union (EGU) meeting 2009 in Vienna.


New PICASSO PhD student has arrived in DIAS - 28/January/2009

We are glad to announce, that Said Gaci has started his PhD studentship in DIAS today. He will be part of the PICASSO project team and we are all looking forward to fruitful cooperation and further enhancement of productivity.


First results of PICASSO have been presented on 19th EMIW in Beijing - 29/October/2008

19emiw logo During the 19th ElectroMagnetic Induction Workshop (EMIW) in Beijing, China, the first results of the PICASSO project were presented by Jan-Philipp Schmoldt. The organising committee aggreed for an oral and a poster presentation titled "PICASSO - Phase I: MT Investigation of the Betic-Rif mountain. Comparison of actual robust processing algorithms and enhancement of time series data through separate E-line channel interpretation".


Second meeting about the PICASSO - Phase II held in Barcelona - 01/October/2008

Proposed profiles PICASSO phase II
Proposed profiles PICASSO phase II
Following the meeting on the 4th of September, a second meeting was held in Barcelona to liase with collaborators for the PICASSO MT fieldwork in Morocco (Spring 2009). Members of the University Bari (Italy), Barcelona (Spain), and the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (Ireland) came together along with members of the Institute Jaume Almera (Spain) to agree on the location and schedule for the fieldwork in 2009. Furthermore, plans have been made on how to optimise the MT instruments and personnel of the participating institutions.


First meeting about the PICASSO - Phase II - 04/September/2008

The first multinational / multi-institutional meeting with members of the University Barcelona (Spain), the Institute Jaume Almera (Spain), Rice University (USA), and the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (Ireland) was held in Barcelona. Delegates of the projects: US-PICASSO, Ireland PICASSO-MT, TOPOMED, TOPOIBERIA-SIBERIA, and SIMA came together to coordinate their activities in the area of Western Europe, the Mediterranean Sea and Morocco to optimise their scientific campaigns.


Abstract has been accepted for 19th EMIW meeting - 08/July/2008

19emiw logo The abstract "PICASSO- Phase I: MT Investigation of the Betic-Rif mountain. Comparison of actual robust processing algorithms" has been accepted. Thus, first results of the PICASSO MT fieldwork will be presented on the 19th ElectroMagnetic Induction Workshop (EMIW) in Beijing, China at the end of October.


Fieldwork in southern Spain is completed - 01/December/2007

Phase 1 of the PICASSO MT fieldwork was succesfully completed. MagnetoTelluric (MT) data has been collected on 21 Long period and 25 broadband stations along a 400 km profile from Madrid to the Mediterranean Sea.

Scouting of southern Spain is completed - 01/July/2007

Oriol Rossel Novell of the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and Jan-Philipp Schmoldt from Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) have returned alive from their scouting trip in the area of the Mediterrenian sea. They were able to explore about 33 sites and 8 additional possible spots. At the moment the collected data is being analysed.

Scouting of southern Spain has started - 25/June/2007

Oriol Rossel Novell of the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and Jan-Philipp Schmoldt from Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) have arrived in Madrid and started their scouting trip towards the Mediterrenian sea. They hope to explore about 45 sites for the MT instruments with 10 km distance in-between.


PICASSO Homepage is launched

The PICASSO homepage is now available online. We hope that it will help us to ease communication and data exchange.


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