Our main interest is the Geomarine exploration and understanding of the structure, composition and processes of continental margins and deep oceans.
- DEVELOPMENT OF NEW MODELS FOR DEEP-WATER SEDIMENTARY SYSTEMS. Geomorphology, depositional architecture, tectonic structures, and seismic and sedimentologic characteristics of turbidite fans, bottom current deposits, glaciomarine systems, submarine canyons, and seamounts.
- HAZARDOUS MARINE PROCESSES. Mobile seafloor, seafloor erosion, gas and submarine volcanic eruptions; seismic faults and seafloor stability and their tsunamigenic potential.
- PALAEOGEOGRAPHIC, PALAEOCEANOGRAPHIC AND PALAEOCLIMATIC RECONSTRUCTIONS. Links between natural climatic, oceanographic and geographic changes on geological-time frequencies (thousands of years to millennial scale).
- UNIQUE AND CONVULSIVE SEDIMENTOLOGICAL EVENTS. The Messinian Salinity Crisis and the related convulsive Atlantic flooding, both affecting the entire Mediterranean Basin.
- MARINE RESOURCES. Modern analogs of submarine fans and contourites for hydrocarbon prospecting. Searching of shelf sandy deposits for beach nourishment.