Submarine Mass Movements and their Consequences

7th International Symposium

  • Geoffroy Lamarche
  • Joshu Mountjoy
  • Suzanne Bull
  • Tom Hubble
  • Sebastian Krastel
  • Emily Lane
  • Aaron Micallef
  • Lorena Moscardelli
  • Christof Mueller
  • Ingo Pecher
  • Susanne Woelz

Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 41)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Geoffroy Lamarche, Joshu Mountjoy, Suzanne Bull, Tom Hubble, Sebastian Krastel, Emily Lane et al.
    Pages 1-12
  3. Submarine Mass Movement in Margin Construction and Economic Significance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. David C. Mosher, Jan Sverre Laberg, Alain Murphy
      Pages 15-26
    3. Ovie Emmanuel Eruteya, Murad Safadi, Nicolas Waldmann, Yizhaq Makovsky, Zvi Ben-Avraham
      Pages 39-47
    4. Cleverson C. Silva, Antonio T. dos Reis, Rodrigo J. Perovano, Marcus A. Gorini, Marcos V. M. dos Santos, Izabel K. Jeck et al.
      Pages 49-60
    5. Tuviere Omeru, Joseph A. Cartwright, Suzanne Bull
      Pages 61-70
  4. Failure Dynamics from Landslide Geomorphology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Benjamin Bellwald, Berit Oline Hjelstuen, Hans Petter Sejrup, Haflidi Haflidason
      Pages 73-82
    3. Ander Biain, Ricardo León, Roger Urgeles, Luis Somoza, Teresa Medialdea, Mercedes Ferrer et al.
      Pages 83-92
    4. Daniele Casalbore, Alessandro Bosman, Francesco L. Chiocci, Michela Ingrassia, Leonardo Macelloni, Andrea Sposato et al.
      Pages 93-101
    5. Jason D. Chaytor, Amanda W. J. Demopoulos, Uri S. ten Brink, Christopher Baxter, Andrea M. Quattrini, Daniel S. Brothers
      Pages 103-113
    6. A. Tadeu dos Reis, Cleverson G. Silva, Marcus A. Gorini, Rafael Leão, Nara Pinto, Rodrigo Perovano et al.
      Pages 115-123
    7. Thomas Hubble, Jody Webster, Phyllis Yu, Melissa Fletcher, David Voelker, David Airey et al.
      Pages 125-134
    8. Veerle A. I. Huvenne, Aggeliki Georgiopoulou, Leo Chaumillon, Claudio Lo Iacono, Russell B. Wynn
      Pages 135-144
    9. Sebastian Krastel, Russell B. Wynn, Peter Feldens, Anke Schürer, Christoph Böttner, C. Stevenson et al.
      Pages 145-154
    10. Charles K. Paull, Krystle Anderson, David W. Caress, Eve Lundsten, Roberto Gwiazda
      Pages 155-162
  5. Geotechnical Aspects of Mass Movement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Matthias Fleischer, Stefan Kreiter, Tobias Mörz, Marc Huhndorf
      Pages 181-189
    3. Carl Fredrik Forsberg, Håkon Heyerdahl, Anders Solheim
      Pages 191-199
    4. Max Oke Kluger, Stefan Kreiter, Jean-Sebastien L’Heureux, Sylvia Stegmann, Vicki Moon, Tobias Mörz
      Pages 201-209
    5. Sylvia Stegmann, Stefan Kreiter, Jean-Sebastien L’Heureux, Maarten Vanneste, David Völker, Nicole Jeanne Baeten et al.
      Pages 211-219
    6. Lutz Torbahn, Stefan Strege, Arno Kwade
      Pages 221-227
    7. Dominique Turmel, Jacques Locat, Gary Parker, Jean-Marie Konrad
      Pages 229-239
    8. Dick Mastbergen, Geeralt van den Ham, Matthieu Cartigny, André Koelewijn, Marco de Kleine, Mike Clare et al.
      Pages 241-249
  6. Multidisciplinary Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Matthias Forwick, Jan Sverre Laberg, Katrine Husum, Jenny A. Gales
      Pages 253-263
    3. Jan Sverre Laberg, Nicole J. Baeten, Maarten Vanneste, Carl Fredrik Forsberg, Matthias Forwick, Haflidi Haflidason
      Pages 281-289
    4. Katja Lindhorst, Sebastian Krastel, Henrike Baumgarten
      Pages 291-300
    5. Elda Miramontes, Antonio Cattaneo, Gwenael Jouet, Sebastien Garziglia
      Pages 301-309
    6. Alexandre Normandeau, Gabriel Joyal, Patrick Lajeunesse, Pierre Francus, Scott Lamoureux, François Lapointe
      Pages 311-320
    7. Thibaud Pichot, Sara Lafuerza, Martin Patriat, Walter Roest
      Pages 321-329
    8. Maria I. Prieto, Lorena Moscardelli, Lesli J. Wood
      Pages 331-338
  7. Tectonics and Mass Movements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Emmanuel Chapron, Anaëlle Simonneau, Grégoire Ledoux, Fabien Arnaud, Patrick Lajeunesse, Patrick Albéric
      Pages 341-349
    3. Oded Katz, Einav Reuven, Yonatan Elfassi, Anner Paldor, Zohar Gvirtzman, Einat Aharonov
      Pages 351-359
    4. Jacques Locat, Dominique Turmel, Marion Habersetzer, Annie-Pier Trottier, Patrick Lajeunesse, Guillaume St-Onge
      Pages 361-370
    5. Gregory F. Moore, Michael Strasser
      Pages 371-379
  8. Fluid Flow and Gas Hydrates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. Gareth J. Crutchley, Joshu J. Mountjoy, Ingo A. Pecher, Andrew R. Gorman, Stuart A. Henrys
      Pages 401-409
    3. Roberto Gwiazda, Charles K. Paull, David W. Caress, Tom Lorenson, Peter G. Brewer, Edward T. Peltzer et al.
      Pages 411-418
    4. Aaron Micallef, Joshu J. Mountjoy, Sebastian Krastel, Gareth Crutchley, Stephanie Koch
      Pages 419-426

About this book


This book is a comprehensive collection of state-of-the-art studies of seafloor slope instability and their societal implications. The volume captures the most recent and exciting scientific progress made in this research field.

As the world’s climate and energy needs change, the conditions under which slope instability occurs, and needs to be considered, are also changing. The science and engineering of submarine – or more widely subaqueous – mass movements is greatly benefiting from advances in seafloor and sub-seafloor surveying technologies. Ultra-high-resolution seafloor mapping and 3D seismic reflection cubes are becoming commonly available datasets that are dramatically increasing our knowledge of the mechanisms and controls of subaqueous slope failure. Monitoring of slope deformation, repeat surveying and deep drilling, on the other hand, are emerging as important new techniques for understanding the temporal scales of slope instability. In essence, rapid advances in technology are being readily incorporated into scientific research and as a result, our understanding of submarine mass movements is increasing at a very fast rate.  The volume also marks the beginning of the third IGCP project for the submarine mass movement research community, IGCP-640 S4SLIDE (Significance of Modern and Ancient Submarine Slope LandSLIDEs). The Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences symposium is the biannual meeting under the IGCP umbrella.


Hazards and Submarine Mass Movement Marine Hazards and Tsunamis Mass-movements and Tsunamis Submarine Landslides and Coastal and Marine Hazards Submarine Mass Instability and Coastal Hazards

Editors and affiliations

  • Geoffroy Lamarche
    • 1
  • Joshu Mountjoy
    • 2
  • Suzanne Bull
    • 3
  • Tom Hubble
    • 4
  • Sebastian Krastel
    • 5
  • Emily Lane
    • 6
  • Aaron Micallef
    • 7
  • Lorena Moscardelli
    • 8
  • Christof Mueller
    • 9
  • Ingo Pecher
    • 10
  • Susanne Woelz
    • 11
  1. 1.National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)WellingtonNew Zealand
  2. 2.National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)WellingtonNew Zealand
  3. 3.GNS ScienceLower HuttNew Zealand
  4. 4.School of Geosciences The University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  5. 5.Institute of GeosciencesUniversity of KielKielGermany
  6. 6.National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)ChristchurchNew Zealand
  7. 7.University of MaltaMsidaMalta
  8. 8.Bureau of Economic GeologyAustinUSA
  9. 9.GNS ScienceLower HuttNew Zealand
  10. 10.The University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  11. 11.National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)WellingtonNew Zealand

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