The ZIP Project

ZIP project is a collaborative research and training project (Marie-Curie ITN) funded by the European Community: 12 PhD and 2 postdoctoral fellows are involved in ZIP, in a network comprising 12 leading international universities, research centers and 10 industrial partners.




Subduction zones play a fundamental role in our daily life: half of the world’s population lives on top or nearby one of them, in coastal areas repeatedly devastated by large earthquakes, tsunamis or volcanic eruptions. more



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The investigation of processes occurring in and along the plate interface of subduction zones requires a rich inter-disciplinary, multi-scale research methodology based on:

  • quantitative characterization of long-lived and transient deformation in geological structures at different scales, both in the field and in the lab more

Work packages

List of Work Packages and Workflow more