G&G Seminars

The upcoming G&G Seminars over the next three weeks are as follows! 

Tuesday 20th February, in the seminar room at 15:00 to celebrate the award winning talks and posters at AGU Fall Meeting 2017 of: 

          Aude Lavayssiere – Imaging rifting at the lithospheric scale in the northern East African Rift using S-to-P receiver functions

          Finn Illsley-Kemp – Formation of an Oceanic Transform Fault During Continental Rifting

          Maria De La Fuente Ruiz – Hydrate-CASM for modeling Methane Hydrate-Bearing Sediments

          Callum Fry – Identifying Conventionally Sub-Seismic Faults in Polygonal Fault Systems. 


Thursday 1st March, in room 074/02 at 12:00 we will have 

        Professor Justin Dix – Sediment controls on lifetime HV Cable Performance. 


Thursday 8th March, in room 074/02 at 12:00 we will have two speakers: 

         Duncan Stevens – How is seismogeneis affected by sediment thickness at convergent margins? 

         Dr. Stephen Hicks – Imaging volatile recycling in the Lesser Antilles arc – first results from the VoiLA ocean-bottom experiment. 


Our next bi-weekly G&G meeting  tomorrow Tuesday 8th April in the NOCS Red Room (125/02) in the Library at 12.00-13.00.  We currently have two speakers with presentations from:

Amelia Astley:

“A seventeen year, near-annual, bathymetric time-series of a marine structure (SS Richard Montgomery)” 

Marianne Karplus:

“Tracking fin whales using OBS data: a brief literature review


Our next bi-weekly G&G meeting tomorrow Thursday 27th March in the NOCS Lab G2 (166/27) at 12.00-13.00.  We have two speakers this week:

Marianne Karplus:

“Revisiting P-receiver functions from the Tibetan Platea”

Casey Nixon:

“Localized vs distributed deformation associated with an active normal fault, Whakatane Graben, NZ ”


Our next bi-weekly G&G meeting is next Tuesday 11th March in the NOCS Red Room of the Library (125/02) at 12.00-13.00  with presentations from:

Mike Cassidy:

“Rapid and slow: Varying magma ascent rates provide the mechanism for small vulcanian eruptions”

Edward Pope:

“Are large submarine landslides temporally random or do uncertainties in available age constraints make it impossible to tell?”

Mike Clare:

“Implications of reduced turbidity current and landslide activity for the Initial Eocene Thermal Maximum”

All are welcome to attend.


NEXT SESSION THURSDAY 27th Feb 12.00-13.00 in the NOCS Conference Rm (344/32) at 12.00-13.00  

This week there will be a 25 min presentation from this years Imperial Barrel Award team who would like a practice run of their presentation before heading to the European Finals in Prague next week so any constructive feedback would be much appreciated:

Presenters: Alice Wenborn, Benjamin James, Christopher Wilkinson, Samuel Bunnett, Suzanne Millis 

Title: “Hydrocarbon Potential of the Cooper Basin”
An evaluation of licence block PEL 106 in the south-western Cooper Basin, south east Australia. The Cooper Basin is a proven petroleum system with numerous plays in terrestrial sedimentary sequences. We focus on the Permian Patchawarra formation with intercalated fluvial sand reservoirs and coals, demonstrating both intraformational and regionally extensive seals.

Our prospect is a combined structural-stratigraphic trap mapped using seismic attributes. We identify a primary gas play in the Patchawarra sands, sourced from the intercalated Permian Coals with an estimated volume of 22.39 Bcf. We also identify a secondary unconventional play of coal seam gas and consider its future potential.


Tuesday February 11th G&G Talks

Location: NOCS conference room (344/32) at 12.00-13.00

Shari Gallop:

“Great Barrier Reef: How reef morphology and sea level affects wave transmission”

Becky Cook:

“Characterisation of along- and across-strike variation of accretionary prism structure offshore north-central Sumatra and relationships to earthquake rupture”

Savas Ceylan:

“How reliable is two-plane-wave tomography?”


Upcoming G&G seminar dates and locations, talk titles TBA

Date Time Room
11/02/2014 12:00 – 13:00 344/32 Conference Room
27/02/2014 12:00 – 13:00 344/32 Conference Room
11/03/2014 12:00 – 13:00 125/02 Red Room
27/03/2014 12:00 – 13:00 166/27 Lab G2
08/04/2014 12:00 – 13:00 125/02 Red Room
24/04/2014 12:00 – 13:00 344/32 Conference Room
06/05/2014 12:00 – 13:00 166/27 Lab G2
22/05/2014 13:00-14:00 125/02 Red Room


We have four informal talks this week in the G&G seminar series:

Justin Dix:

“Post-Afghanistan – Drones for less combative purposes”

Martin Wood:

“Geospeedometry – Extracting Cooling rates directly from Oceanic Olivine, to constrain Hydrothermal Processes”

James Hunt:

“An island under duress: relationships between caldera and flank collapses on Tenerife”

Today (Thursday 30/01/2014) 12:00-13:00 Location: Conference Room NOCS (B68) 344/32.


We have four informal talks this week in the G&G seminar series:

Gaye Bayrakci and Tim Minshull will give a double header on 3D data offshore Galicia

Seb Pitman will give his award winning talk at the recent Postgraduate Research in Marine and Earth Science Conference on  “Formation, persistence and spacing of rip currents

Mark Vardy will give a preview of his AGU talk “High-resolution seismic reflection, just a qualitative tool?

Today (Thursday 28/11/2013) 12:00-13:00 Location: Conference Room NOCS (B68) 344/32.


The three talks in the informal G&G seminar series are this week (Tuesday, 15/10/2013):

Tom Gernon: Volcanism in the North Atlantic during the PETM

Tim Hughes: HV Cables under the Seafloor and their Effect on the Surrounding Environment

Jon Bull: Adventures in Bangladesh

Location: NOCS (B68) CONFERENCE ROOM 344/32.


This weeks G&G Informal Talk’s are on Thursday, 03/10/13, at 12:00 in the John Swallow Room. Two talks lined up:

Bendanta Goswami: “Preliminary look at gas hydrate saturations around Vestnesa Ridge pockmark from CSEM data”.

Derek Keir and Tom Hall: “Earthquake Clustering and Seismic Hazard Analysis of Africa”


Tuesday (12:00-13:00)

Martin Jutzeler – Explosive submarine eruptions and formation of pumice rafts Helen Miller – Lake bed environments, modern sedimentation and pollution history in Windermere, The Lake District.

Tom Hall – Segmentation of the Sumatran Fault