The ASTARTE-BAL cruise, organised and led by CRG Marine Geosciences of the University of Barcelona (UB, partner 10), took place from 11th to 21st July 2014 onboard R/V Francisco de P. Navarro in southern Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Spain). The scientific team was composed by six researchers from the University of Barcelona and a researcher from the Spanish Institute of Oceanography. R/V Francisco de P. Navarro belongs to the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO). A. Calafat, D. Amblas and G. Lastras served as chief scientists.
FFCUL's Luís Carriço presented ASTARTE work on a smart-phone application for safe and rescue, part of WP10.
The paper, entitled "Structural control on the Tohoku earthquake rupture process investigated by 3D FEM, tsunami and geodetic data", was published this month on Scientifc Reports and is available here.
The lead authors are from ASTARTE's partner Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), in Italy.
This article is a contribution to ASTARTE's work package 3.
The ASTARTE #1 geophysical marine survey took place from the 19th-29th May 2014 onboard the vessel Xu-Nauta.
The mission was conducted by IPMA with Pedro Terrinha as chief scientist together with researchers from LNEG. João Noiva (IPMA) will coordinate data processing efforts.
The scientists collected multichannel seismic data, covering more than 300 nautical miles (now under processing), in the offshore of Quarteira, Algarve, South of Portugal. In this area, the historical documents of the 1755 Lisbon tsunami report that wave heights exceeded 10m. The pre-collected vibro and gravity cores of the area (existing at IPMA) will serve as calibration for stratigraphy and detection of backwash tsunami deposits.