Last week Dr Charlie Thompson and PhD student Sam Griffith from Geology & Geophysics began a fieldwork project investigating the survivability of DNA in submerged bone. Cow femur bones, acting as human analogues, are being submerged at four sites in estuarine, riverine and marine areas in Hampshire. In the environment a number of physicochemical and… Read More G & G team begin fieldwork looking at DNA degradation in submerged bone.
G&G phd student Hachem Kassem has recently accepted an award for the AQUAscat 1000R acoustic suspended profiler; the first prize at the Aquatec Equipment Awards 2014 for his research on vertical turbulence structures in the benthic boundary layer. The award comprises a 3 month instrument loan and a travel grant, to deploy the instrument in an upcoming field campaign. The… Read More PhD student Hachem Kassem awarded first prize at Aquatec Equipment Awards
Karen Weitemeyer and the Marine Electromagnetics Laboratory (Marine EM Lab) is part of an international European consortium of 19 large industry and research organisations with various maritime fields of expertise that will develop solutions that bring deep sea mining closer to reality. The “Blue Mining” project will address all aspects of the value chain in… Read More EU grant awarded to Dr Karen Weitemeyer for project: “Breakthrough Solutions for Mineral Extraction and Processing in Extreme Environments – Blue Mining”.
Derek Keir has recently been awarded a little over half a million pounds through a NERC large grant. Project Rift Volcanism: Past, Present and Future aims to use various geophysical techniques, petrology and geology to understand volcano behavior and hazards in the Ethiopian rift. Derek will be leading the seismology component in collaboration with the… Read More NERC grant awarded to Dr Derek Keir for project: Rift Volcanism: Past, Present and Future
Ryan Gallacher achieved excellence at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference in December 2013 by obtaining an honorable mention for the GeoPRISMS AGU Student Prize. He was, indeed, the only student from a non USA institution to place in the competition! Ryan’s achievement demonstrates that he is conducting high-level research that is international leading. Many… Read More PhD student Ryan Gallacher recieves GeoPRISMS AGU Student Prize mention