Character and timing of extension in the Cycladic Blueschist Belt in the Aegean Sea, Greece

The Aegean Blueschist Belt is one of the most studied extensional zones on Earth. However still there is disagreement as to the complex tectonic history and exhumation of the HP/LT eclogite and blueschist rocks. New and extensive geochronology studies with meso-scale and micro-scale structural analysis of the complexly deformed central Aegean is being undertaken so as determine the different stages of evolution and to have a new look at the processes and models associated with the exhumation HP-LT rocks as well as a renewed look at the timing of extension in the Aegean micro-plate.