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Geodynamics of the Eastern Mediterranean region

A scientific Seminar was held on October 13 at the CNRS-L jointly organized by the CNRS (National Council for Scientific Research- Lebanon), the LPA (Lebanese Petroleum Administration), the IFPEN (Institut Français du Pétrole Energies Nouvelles) and the ESIB- USJ (École Supérieure des Ingénieurs de Beyrouth), on the theme: “Geodynamics of the Eastern Mediterranean region: lithospheric modelling to basin analysis”. It discussed recent works aiming to better understand the nature of the crust and its impacts on the geodynamics of the Levant basin and at a larger scale the Eastern Mediterranean region. The deep processes that affect and relate to the shallow sedimentary basin evolutions were also explored. The outcome of this seminar highlighted how the scientific community has and will benefit from the considerable amount of data that has been provided due to the recent gas discoveries; including high-resolution seabed mapping, 2D and 3D reflection seismic surveys, gravimetric and magnetometric campaigns, and even drilling. The presenters finally tried to link the ongoing research programs with societal and industrial interests.