|Neotectonic processes have been in the focus of studies conducted during several TTR cruises. In most cases the areas where these processes were encountered were also characterized by active mud diapirism/volcanism and related fluids expulsion. Manifestations of compressional tectonics were studied in the eastern Mediterranean collision zone, in the Sorokin Trough (Black Sea) and in the Gulf of Cadiz (Northeast Atlantic). In 1998-2001 neotectonic processes taking place on a passive continental margin west of Portugal and along the extention of the North Anatolian Fault in the North Aegean Sea were studied. Particular attention was paid to seismogenic and potentially tsunamigenic faults which might affect densely populated areas. A historical example is the 1755 earthquake and tsunami which destroed much of Lisbon.|
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