MultiRift Research Themes

This interdisciplinary project will be organised around three major research themes that will allow us to address the overall aim and specific objectives of the project. Each theme addresses specific aspects of pre-existing structural control on the structural and sedimentary evolution of rift basins. Hypotheses arising from Theme 1 will guide specific modelling experiments in Themes 2 and 3, and the results will, in turn, be fed back to aid our subsurface interpretations. This integration of carefully chosen subsurface investigations and numerical modelling will allow us to improve our fundamental knowledge of the influence that pre-existing structures have on normal fault development and syn-rift depositional systems.