LITO 2018

Lithosphere 2018 Symposium November 14-16, 2018, Oulu, Finland                                            

The National ILP Committee of Finland organizes the Lithosphere 2018 Symposium at the University of Oulu, Finland on Nov. 14 -16, 2018. This is the 10th symposium in a sequence from 2002. The symposium is aimed for all geoscientists working with problems of the lithosphere in general, and the Fennoscandian lithosphere in particular. The language of the symposium is English.

The symposium has the following themes:

  • Fennoscandian lithosphere from upper crust to asthenosphere
  • Precambrian and Phanerozoic evolution of Fennoscandian lithosphere
  • 3D and 4D modeling of lithosphere structures and evolution
  • Orogenies: Structure, deformation, magmatism and metamorphosis
  • Neotectonics, seismicity, deglaciation and postglacial uplift of Fennoscandia
  • Natural resources and metallogeny
  • Scientific drilling projects in Fennoscandia
  • Seismic studies of lithosphere structures
  • Short communications and briefings on new and on-going projects

     The program will consist of oral and poster presentations and short communications. An abstract volume will be published in the Report Series of the Institute of Seismology, University of Helsinki (also available in the web). Student posters are evaluated and the best poster will be rewarded.
    Detailed information on the program, registration, practicalities and instructions for writing the extended abstracts can be found at
  Participation fee is 100 € (students 30 €) and it includes the symposium publication, the lunch, coffee/tea service during breaks and the ice-breaker party.

Lithosphere 2018 meeting flyer

Please feel free to download and print copies of the Lithosphere 2018 meeting flyer for posting in your department, survey or organisation. We welcome national and international contributions from researchers studying any of the themes posted above.

Participation fee

100 € (the student price is 30 €)

The participation fee includes the symposium publication, a coffee/tea service during breaks and an ice-breaker party. The payment should be made to the bank account of the National Lithosphere Committee: BIC: DABAFIHH, Danske Bank Finland, account no. FI40 8000 2436 4077 29 (owner of account: ILP KV Litosfääriohjelma). In the message field please write your name. Deadline of the payment is Nov 2, 2018.


Early registration: September 28, 2018
Extended abstracts: October 17, 2018
Selection of presentations for orals and posters: Oct 22, 2018
Registration:  October 29, 2018
Deadline of registration fee payments: Nov. 2, 2018
Meeting starts on November 14 (Wed) at 10:00 and ends on November 16 (Fri) at 15:00

Symposium venue

University of Oulu, Linnanmaa campus, street address:  Pentti Kaiterankatu 1, 90570 Oulu

Organising committee

Ilmo Kukkonen, University of Helsinki (ilmo.kukkonen [at], Suvi Heinonen, Geological Survey of Finland (suvi.heinonen [at], Hanna Silvennoinen, University of Oulu (hanna.silvennoinen [at], Fredrik Karell, Geological Survey of Finland, Timo Tiira, University of Helsinki, Arto Luttinen, University of Helsinki, Elena Kozlovskaya, University of Oulu, Kaisa Nikkilä, Åbo Akademi University, Pietari Skyttä, University of Turku, Eija Tanskanen, Aalto University, Markku Poutanen, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, Vesa Nykänen, Geological Survey of Finland. Kati Oinonen, University of Helsinki