Among the four working groups FLOWS will address to improve our current understanding of the interplay between seismic activity and fluid dynamics at ocean transform-type plate boundaries. Specifically, it aims to

  • foster our understanding of processes leading to seismic rupture at ocean transform faults
  • link researchers and engineers to develop future in-situ sensors and experiment novel technologies
  • promote the emergence of a novel scientific topic of excellence and high societal relevance


Working Group 1: Seismicity and fluid flow at TTPBs: field data and modeling
Working Group 2: Deep lithospheric structure and mechanical behaviour of TTPBs
Working Group 3: Fluids, minerals, and microbial processes at TTPBs
Working Group 4: Integration and dissemination