Field campaign investigating the hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics in Venice Lagoon, Italy

A¬†research team from the coastal processes research theme¬†within Geology and Geophysics,¬†led by Prof¬†Carl L. Amos, with¬† PhD student¬†Hachem Kassem, has recently completed a scientific¬†field campaign in Venice Lagoon, Italy.¬†The work was undertaken within¬†RITMARE¬†framework, the¬†Italian National programme of scientific and technological marine research; through sub-project 3, Work Package 4, Action 5; ¬†WP4.A5 on hydrodynamic and morphodynamic… Read More Field campaign investigating the hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics in Venice Lagoon, Italy

Fieldwork at the Steart managed realignment scheme, Somerset, 5-11 September 2014

In order to monitor the early effects of tidal inundation on the morphology and sedimentology of an artificial creek system, fieldwork was undertaken between the 5th and the 11th of September at the Steart peninsula. Participants to this fieldwork were new G&G postgraduate student Clementine Chirol, responsible for the PhD project on the morphological evolution… Read More Fieldwork at the Steart managed realignment scheme, Somerset, 5-11 September 2014

PhD student Hachem Kassem awarded first prize at Aquatec Equipment Awards

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

Southampton team research Cornish rip currents

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‚Äôs research, helping to ground truth… Read More Southampton team research Cornish rip currents

An automated tool for grain size analysis from sediment profile imagery

Acquiring physical properties of the seabed is important for understanding sediment transport and resuspension processes and for monitoring the changing health of benthic ecosystems. Increasingly sediment profile imagery (SPI), a rapid, in-situ technique is used in conjunction with grabs and cores to obtain these properties. SPI is an inverted periscope that penetrates the seabed and… Read More An automated tool for grain size analysis from sediment profile imagery

Ocean Sciences, 2014, Hawaii: Benthic-pelagic coupling and exchange.

At this years Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii (23-28th February), Dr Charlie Thompson, Research Fellow in G&G, was co-convener of a session on ‚Äė Benthic-pelagic coupling and exchange across the sediment-water interface’, alongside¬†Dr Fay Couceiro (University of Portsmouth), ¬†Dr. Linda Kalnejais (University of New Hampshire) and Dr. Kai Ziervogal (University of North Carolina). The… Read More Ocean Sciences, 2014, Hawaii: Benthic-pelagic coupling and exchange.

Sediment storage and reworking on the shelf and in the Canyon of the Indus River-Fan System since the last glacial maximum

We might hope that the deep-water sedimentary record reflects processes¬†on land in the region where the sediments are sourced, giving us insight into¬†a combination of tectonic activity and climatic changes. A study looking at the¬†Indus Shelf and Canyon offshore Pakistan led by Peter Clift and including Tim Henstock¬†from G&G suggests this isn’t the case, even… Read More Sediment storage and reworking on the shelf and in the Canyon of the Indus River-Fan System since the last glacial maximum

PhD position vacant: Morphological evolution of managed realignment schemes

Applications are currently being taken for a PhD in Morphological evolution of managed realignment schemes. This exciting project is multidisciplinary between coastal morphodynamics and engineering. Supervisors are Dr Shari Gallop (G&G), Dr Ivan Haigh (Physical Oceanography) and Dr Nigel Pontee from Halcrow – a CH2M Hill company. For more details on the project see: http://noc.ac.uk/gsnocs/project/morphological-evolution-managed-realignment-schemes… Read More PhD position vacant: Morphological evolution of managed realignment schemes

Seb Pitman awarded best first year PhD presentation

In November the National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, hosted the annual Postgraduate Research in Marine and Earth Science Conference. This conference is primarily aimed at PhD and early-career researchers in a broad range of earth and marine disciplines, providing a platform to practice presentation skills and poster production. The event was a huge success… Read More Seb Pitman awarded best first year PhD presentation

Fieldwork in Cabras Lagoon, Sardinia, Italy

  Prof Carl L. Amos and PhD student Hachem Kassem, from the coastal processes research theme within Geology and Geophysics at NOCS/University of Southampton, have recently participated in a scientific field campaign in the Cabras Lagoon, Sardinia, Italy. The work was undertaken within ¬†RITMARE, the Italian National programme of scientific and technological marine research; through… Read More Fieldwork in Cabras Lagoon, Sardinia, Italy