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
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
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
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 ‘ 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.
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
Shari Gallop, Charlie Thompson and Ivan Haigh have been funded by SCOPAC (Standing Conference on Problems Associated with the Coastline; http://www.scopac.org.uk/) and the Southern Coastal Group (http://www.southerncoastalgroup.org.uk/) to investigate sediment transport pathways offshore of Poole and Christchurch Bays in The Solent, UK. They plan to focus on Dolphin Bank and Dolphin Sand that are approximately 10… Read More SCOPAC grant awarded for sediment transport study
During June and July 2012, Dr Charlie Thompson and Mr Hachem Kassem, from the Geology and Geophysics Research Group, participated in the Hydralab IV, EU funded Barrier Dynamics Experiment (BARDEX II), at the Delta Flume Facility in the Netherlands. The overall aim of the project was to collect prototype data set on sandy beaches to improve… Read More The Barrier Dynamics Experiments 2