PhD Student Tim Hughes receives multiple awards at BGA, NSGG, and HubNet Smart grids conferences

PhD Student¬†Tim Hughes, from the Geology and Geophysics Research group, has¬†received multiple awards at recent conferences around the UK; including best presentations at the¬†British Geophysical Association¬†(BGA) Postgraduate Research Progress Meeting ¬† and¬†Near Surface Geophysics Group¬†¬†(NSGG) graduate symposium¬†in May, where he also recieved the “Best Paper” prize following his talk¬† the Marine Geophysics session entitled Environmental… Read More PhD Student Tim Hughes receives multiple awards at BGA, NSGG, and HubNet Smart grids conferences

Surfing robot captures turbidity current on video

Check out this video of what happens when you get a remotely operated vehicle entrained within a turbidity current. Surfing robot captures turbidity current on video Observations of turbidity currents (underwater sediment laden flows) are exceedingly rare and this video and associated measurements provide unique insight into the structure and concentration of these enigmatic and… Read More Surfing robot captures turbidity current on video

Marine Geotechnical Investigations and Maritime Archaeology Continuing Professional Development Course

COARS will be hosting a three day training event at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton between the 13th and 15th January 2015. The event will focus on providing knowledge, skills and practical experience in marine geoarchaeology, in relation to offshore geotechnical investigations, to national and local curators, and those working in, and engaging with, the… Read More Marine Geotechnical Investigations and Maritime Archaeology Continuing Professional Development Course

PhD projects available in surface bed layer dynamics

Are you interested in doing a PhD at the University of Southampton? Check out these projects in G&G on: Surface bed layer dynamics: Modelling bed changes in estuaries; and Surface bed layer dynamics: in situ monitoring and quantitification Check out more projects in G&G and other disciplines at the National Oceanography Center, Southampton here¬†and info… Read More PhD projects available in surface bed layer dynamics

Experimental observation of water saturation effects on shear wave splitting in synthetic rock with fractures aligned at oblique angles

A new paper with experimental observation of water saturation effects on shear wave splitting in synthetic rock with fractures aligned at oblique angles has recently been published, by G&G member Kelvin Amalokwu and colleagues, in Geophysical Journal International. Abstract Fractured rocks are known to exhibit seismic anisotropy and shear wave splitting (SWS). SWS is commonly… Read More Experimental observation of water saturation effects on shear wave splitting in synthetic rock with fractures aligned at oblique angles

COARS to convene a session on “Geoarchaeology of submerged and deeply buried landscapes” at the 2015 INQUA Congress in Nagoya, Japan

Once every four years Quaternary researchers from all over the world meet at the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) Congress to exchange the latest research results and develop agendas for the years to come. In 2015 the Congress will take place in Nagoya, Japan. COARS are very proud to announce that they¬†will be convening… Read More COARS to convene a session on “Geoarchaeology of submerged and deeply buried landscapes” at the 2015 INQUA Congress in Nagoya, Japan