Department

Marine Geosciences

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT:

PERE PUIG

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The Marine Geosciences Department research activities focus on the understanding of the sediment dynamics, stratigraphy, geomorphology, geophysics, geodynamics and geochemistry that control the evolution of coastal regions, continental margins  and oceanic basins . This objective includes a wide range of topics from, the analysis at high resolution of the temporal and spatial variability of sedimentary processes in response to external forcing, to the evolution of geohazards in the marine environment. In addition, it comprises the development of new strategies and methods for the study of sediment dynamics and for the study of the structure and physical properties of the seafloor. This knowledge provides the basic support for the study of coastal vulnerability, marine pollution, marine infrastructures, hydrocarbon exploration, earthquakes, tsunamis, weather and climatic related-sea level changes.

Researchers at the Department of Marine Geosciences lead four research groups: Ocean and Littoral Sedimentary Processes; the Continental Margins Group; the Barcelona Center for Subsurface Imaging, recognized and funded by the "Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca" (AGAUR) dependent of Catalunya governement; and the Laboratory of Seafloor and Subseafloor Geological Processes.

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STAFF
32
Publications *
84
Funding *
2052
k€
* Data from the last two years

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Highlights

C. R. Ranero elected 2018 Union Fellow by the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

E. Gràcia Doctor Honoris Causa 2018 University of Brest.

Roger Urgeles is chief editor of the journal “Marine Geophysical Research”

 

Publications
  • Bridging the gap between the shallow and deep oceans: The key role of submarine canyons
  • Serreta 1998-2001 submarine volcanic eruption, offshore Terceira (Azores): Characterization of the vent and inferences about the eruptive dynamics
  • The Alboran volcanic-arc modulated the Messinian faunal exchange and salinity crisis
  • The Crustal Domains of the Alboran Basin (Western Mediterranean)
  • Sediment properties in submarine mass-transport deposits using seismic and rock-physics off NW Barents Sea
Projects
  • VALORACION DE LOS IMPACTOS DE LA PESCA DE ARRASTRE EN LOS SEDIMENTOS MARINOS PROFUNDOS
  • FACTORES DE RIESGO GEOLOGICO ASOCIADO A CABECERAS DE CAÑONES SUBMARINOS EN LOS MARGENES CONTINENTALES MEDITERRANEOS DEL SUR DE IBERIA
  • New approaches in subaqueous PALEOseismology using high-resolution SEISmics to derive single net paleoearthQUAKEs displacement and to characterize the seismic cycle on active faults
  • CARACTERIZACION DE GRANDES ESTRUCTURAS SISMOGENICAS Y TSUNAMOGENICAS DEL GOLFO DE CADIZ CON TECNOLOGIAS DE MUY ALTA RESOLUCION
  • Submarine LAndslides and Their impact on European continental margins
Contracts
  • Análisis de metales pesados en muestras de sedimentos marinos
  • Manteniment i gestió del sistema de monitoratge i el procesament de imatges
  • GEOMARGEN-4: Tectónica activa del dominio del Golfo de Cádiz y Bajo Guadalquivir
  • Trabajo de investigación sobre métodos sísmicos avanzados titulado SOUND 2019
  • Fulfillment of the Research and Development Project entitled Faulting,landslides and subsequent tsunamis in the Ulleung Basin