Our work is underpinned by world-class facilities for controlled source electromagnetic sounding, ocean bottom seismology, high resolution sea floor imagery, and the analysis of cores and other sea-bottom samples.
To find out more about our current activities please visit the Geology & Geophysics Blog Contact: Dr Justin Dix We have over 20 years experience of collecting high resolution geophysical data for research projects as diverse as small object detection (including forensic work); wreck based surveys, Quaternary natural and archaeological landscape studies, neotectonics, and large scale sedimentological and structural analysis.
3d Chirp is a surface-towed sub-bottom profiling system capable of imaging the upper tens of metres of the sub-surface on three dimensions with decimetric horizontal and centimetric vertical resolution.
The university is equipped to carry out field research programes in CSEM surveys - for both academic and applied research topics.
GAU-Radioanalytical is an industry and government-agency focussed organisation that offers specialist radioanalytical research and analytical services.
This facility primarily focuses on making high quality sections of a range of materials for teaching and research. This facility houses state-of-the-art instrumentation as well as a shielded room to support paleomagnetism, rock and mineral magnetism, magnet stratigraphy, and palaeoenvironment related research.
Cutting services, vacuum impregnation and staining techniques are also available. The XRD facility located at NOCS provides a service for the qualitative or quantitative analysis of rock samples to determine bulk mineralogy and/or clay mineralogy. Dosso (University of Victoria, Canada) Characterising the permeability and structure of onshore and offshore chimney structures - relevance to Carbon Capture and Storage Prof Jonathan M Bull, Tom Gernon, Angus Best (NOCS) Clastic Shelf Plays, Reservoirs and Seals: New insights through the correlation of high resolution seismic imaging of Quaternary and terrestrial analogues Dr Justin Dix, Dr Esther Sumner Crustal and sedimentary structure of the Eastern Black Sea Basin from long-offset seismic reflection data Prof Tim Minshull, Héctor Marín Moreno Reconstructing the ocean floor shape in turbidite basins using seismic interpretation, forward modelling, and outcrop analogues Dr Frank Peel (NOCS), Esther Sumner (Uo S), Gillian Apps (NOCS) and Doug Paton (Leeds) Subsea impact assessment using active and passive acoustic inversion methods Dr Mark Vardy, Mike Clare, Matthieu Cartigny, Mohammed Belal (Physics Dept Uo S), Matthew Himsworth (Physics Dept Uo S) Triggering of giant submarine landslides and implications for hydrocarbon structures Mike Clare, Dr Mark Vardy, Lead Supervisor: Antonis Zervos (Faculty of Engineering & the Environment, University of Southampton) BLUE MINING: Development of a model for multi-frequency sonar backscatter responses of the seafloor with applications to the assessment of polymetallic nodule density and abundance and environmental mapping Dr Tim Le Bas, Dr Bramley Murton, Prof Tim Henstock Volcanological development of the North Atlantic during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum Dr Thomas Michael Gernon, Prof Martin Palmer, Prof Gavin Foster, Prof Toby Tyrrell, Dr Ian Harding Scour Evolution Around Offshore Structures Dr Justin Dix, Dr Mark Vardy, Professor Richard Whitehouse and Dr John Harris (HR Wallingford); Dr Chris Roman (University of Rhode Island); Peter Hogarth (Kongsberg Maritime) Using AUVs to develop multispectral geoacoustic characterization of the seafloor and sub-seafloor Dr Bramley Murton, Dr Mark Vardy, Prof.
We have two vessels based at NOCS that are available to staff and students of Ocean and Earth Science. Ph D Project Titles Active fault kinematics during non-volcanic rifting in East Africa Dr Derek Keir, Prof Jonathan M Bull Bayesian analysis of marine controlled source electromagnetic data for a laterally-variable subsurface Prof Tim Minshull, Lead Supervisor: Dr Romina A. Tim Henstock, Dr Tim Le Bas Smart Coast: Adaptive real-time assessment of coastal bio-dynamics using UAV and AUVs Professor Martin Solan (Uo S-OES; Lead Supervisor), Dr Julian Leyland (Uo S-GEOG), Dr Charlie Thompson (Uo S-OES), Dr Sasan Mahmoodi (Uo S-ECS), Dr.