List of Figures

1. Active subduction zones with related basins
2. Subduction-related driving mechanisms.
4. Active back arc opening in relation to major slab features.
5. Mediterranean evolution in the Oligocene to Mid-Miocene
6. Mediterranean evolution since the late Miocene
7. Tectonics and kinematics in the western Pacific region
9. Deformation pattern in the old Melanesian arc
10. Boundary between the Australian and the Pacific plates