Academy of Finland  
Funding decision
Organisation University of Helsinki
Project title Fingerprinting the origin and ascent of magmas through the crust in rift zones (FinMag)
Applicant / Contact person Beier, Christoph
Decision No. 338714
Decision date 03.06.2021
Funding period 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025
Funding 540 943
Project description
FinMag is a research project in which the response of magmatic systems to changes in the regional lithospheric stress field will be investigated. The project combines geochemistry, structural geology, and geodynamic and magma modelling to determine the spatial and temporal changes in mantle melting and crustal magma ascent during post-glacial rebound (<11 ka) in Central East Iceland. FinMag establishes a sustainable research environment by implementing national, Nordic, European and intercontinental collaborations (LUOMUS, UH, GTK, UTU, UHawaii, UIceland, UBochum). It supports early career researchers and advances fundamental research in Nordic and polar magmatic systems. FinMag contributes to decision-making raising the awareness of the geological diversity and importance of understanding the geological evolution of Earth.