By PhD student Sebastian Pitman: A team of researchers from both the Geology and Geophysics and Physical Oceanography research groups at the University of Southampton have recently spent two weeks studying rip currents on Perranporth beach in Cornwall. The deployment forms an integral part of G&G PhD student Seb Pitman’s research, helping to ground truth… Read More Southampton team research Cornish rip currents
In recent years extensive geotechnical and environmental sampling survey programs have been conducted in support of numerous coastal and marine development projects. The data generated from these surveys can play a key role in understanding the historic marine environment. However, to properly engage with this resource, it is important that the data collected, the types… Read More Marine Geo-Archaeological Skills Shortage Assessment
Tim Minshull from G&G has just been awarded a grant to analyse seismic data from the Porcupine Basin west of Ireland, a region where the continental crust has been highly extended but not quite enough to form an ocean basin. The project is in collaboration with the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies (DIAS), the University… Read More Understanding the Porcupine Basin west of Ireland
This year’s Near Surface Geophysics Group (NSGG) postgraduate symposium took place on the 13th of May at the headquarters of the British Geological Survey in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire. A wide variety of topics were represented. The talks were categorized into one of four research themes: “Soils, Cryosphere and Archaeology”, “Marine Geophysics”, “Seismics and Geohazards”, and “Geoelectrics”,… Read More NSGG Postgraduate Symposium 2014
Melis Cevatoglu and John Davis had a successful cruise in Ardmucknish Bay (Oban, Scotland) on board R/V Seol Mara, on 23 and 24 April 2014, under the scope of the QICS Experiment (Quantifying and Monitoring Potential Ecosystem Impacts of Geological Carbon Storage). QICS experiment, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council of the UK, with… Read More Return to Ardmucknish Bay – is the CO2 still in the sub-surface?
Researchers from the Geology and Geophysics research group (Jon Bull, Mark Vardy, Justin Dix and Tim Henstock) and the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (Tim Leighton and Paul White) licensed a 3D sub-bottom profiling system to GeoAcoustics Ltd some years ago. We are pleased to report that the first commercial system “Geochirp 3D” has… Read More First 3D Chirp commercial delivery
Helen Miller and Jon Bull (from Ocean and Earth Science) recently organised a successful workshop in Windermere, which aimed to increase the impact recent research on Windermere as part of a NERC Impact Acceleration Account to the University of Southampton. The workshop was well attended, with 30 delegates from 12 different organisations including the Centre… Read More Windermere Workshop
A team from Ocean and Earth Science (Jon Bull, Alan Kemp, Helen Miller, and PhD students Rachael Avery and James Fielding) together with Geographer Pete Langdon, and the British Geological Survey (Carol Cotterill and Josepth Hothersall) spent an enjoyable day collecting gravity cores on Windermere on Friday 2nd May. There was a competitive spirit to… Read More A 2-boat core-fest on Windermere
Karen Weitemeyer was invited to present at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) held in Houston Texas from May 4-9, 2014. Weitemeyer presented work on mapping gas hydrate Systems in the Gulf of Mexico using marine controlled source electromagnetic methods (CSEM). The OTC attracted over 108,000 delegates covering all aspects of the off shore industry.
Dr Michael Grant, COARS, is lead author on a new paper published in the international journal Environmental Archaeology, entitled “A palaeoenvironmental context for Terminal Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic activity in the Colne Valley: Offsite records contemporary with occupation at Three Ways Wharf, Uxbridge.” The paper documents multi-proxy analyses from floodplain deposits in the Colne Valley,… Read More Dr Michael Grant publishes article on the important Palaeolithic site of Three Ways Wharf, Uxbridge.