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We are committed to bring today’s dispersed, highly specialised, and niche individual research back on a community level to sharpen both the individual effort and our common understanding on SZI.

Read all about it here!

Subduction zone initiation (SZI) events

*Incomplete list of SZI events  that have occurred between

~100 Ma and present day, and are included in the SZI database.

Subduction zone initiation

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The SZI database originates from YoungCEED 2018, an early-career researcher project that was funded by the Centre of Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) at the University of Oslo.


  • vEGU21 abstract submission
    13. jan., 13:00 CET
    Join the community get-together discussing the latest SZI-related insights!
  • Digital presentation
    03. jun. 2020, 17:00 – 18:00 CEST
    Everything you need to know about the SZI Database and online platform!
  • #shareEGU20 display
    #shareEGU20 (EGU online general assembly)
    06. mai 2020, 08:30 – 10:15 CEST
    #shareEGU20 (EGU online general assembly)
    Valentina will be presenting the SZI Database!
  • Poster presentation
    30. aug. 2019, 09:40
    Siena, 53100 Siena, Province of Siena, Italy
    Check out an exclusive preview of the new SZI database!

The team

behind the SZI project