where to address major questions regarding mechanisms of lithospheric deformation in connection with climate and surface processes.
allows apprehending processes of mountain building (from oceanic to continental subduction and late orogenic extension) and subsequent active deformation involving large seismological faults.
Major Natural Hazards such as earthquakes, typhoons, landslides, floods, tsunamis...
For over thirty years, the cooperation between France and Taiwan in the field of Earth Sciences is a particularly active partnership. This fruitful collaboration was first developed in the context of a growing scientific interest for the collision of tectonic plates with the chain of Taiwan as an exemplary model because of his young age, high rates of tectonic movements and erosion processes. More recently, studies in Taiwan have been motivated by a dire need in mitigating the consequences of geodynamic processes on the environment and society. Historically, the French-Taiwan collaboration in Earth science mainly involved researchers studying geodynamic and tectonic processes both onshore and offshore Taiwan. The arrival of new researchers in the field of continental surfaces and interfaces, deep earth interior, as well as atmospheric sciences opens new research perspectives and highlights the dynamism of this collaboration aiming at renewing not only its task force but also the scientific goals to tackle.