Researcher Steve Hicks felt an earthquake on last Saturday when in Swansea and describes here his experience: Visiting family in Bristol on Saturday, at around 2.30 pm, I started to notice the structure of my partner’s parents’ house move slightly backwards and forwards for a few seconds. I initially thought that it was the washing… Read More Swansea’s earthquake
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
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
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.
A few years ago I was lucky enough to witness the infamous summit eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in 2010. Despite all the hassle it caused, especially the financial losses incurred by the aviation industry, the eruption created more awareness of the importance of volcano research in the UK. Subsequent studies of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption have advanced… Read More The 4 year anniversary of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption: My eyewitness account
Chiara Marieni (a second year PhD student undertaking research on “Seafloor mineral carbonation as a guide to improved geological CO2 storage” with Damon Teagle [Geochemistry] and Tim Henstock [G&G]) has recently had an elegant and innovative paper published in Geophysical Research Letters on Carbon Capture and Storage that identifies the regions of the ocean floor… Read More Carbon Capture and Storage: Geological storage of CO2 within the oceanic crust by gravitational trapping
We are pleased to announce that University of Southampton/NOCS has been chosen to host the BGA (British Geophysical Association) Postgraduate Research in Progress Meeting 2015. The conference is an ideal opportunity for postgraduate students (geophysics) to network with other students from around the UK and to present their research in a supportive environment. The conference… Read More OES to host British Geophysical Association Postgraduate Research in Progress Meeting 2015
Are large submarine landslides temporally random or do uncertainties in available age constraints make it impossible to tell? by PhD student Ed Pope Large submarine landslides can potentially generate very destructive tsunamis and damage expensive seafloor infrastructure. Understanding their frequency and triggers is therefore important especially if it is likely to change significantly due to… Read More Are large submarine landslides temporally random or do uncertainties in available age constraints make it impossible to tell?