Research group

Laboratory of Seafloor and Subseafloor Geological Processes

Understanding Earth Processes to manage geohazards, georesources and the environment

The Laboratory of Seafloor and Subseafloor Geological Processes (LS3GP) carries out multidisciplinary research embracing all contemporary physical processes that occur at or beneath the seafloor, including the anthropic influence on these processes, and those that occurred in the geological past.

The LS3GP has ample experience in

  1. marine field data acquisition,

  2. laboratory and numerical methods and

  3. data interpretation.

A strong emphasis is brought on offshore geohazards and marine sedimentology.

STAFF
4
PUBLICATIONS
11
FUNDING*
1.384
k€
* 2021 Data

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    Destacats

    - R. Urgeles is editor-in-chief of the journal "Marine Geophysical Research" (2015-2018)

    - R. Urgeles designated as "Distinguished Lecturer" by the "European Consortium on Ocean Research Drilling" (ECORD), 2013.

    - R. Urgeles is Editorial Board member of "Marine Geophysical Research" published by Springer-Nature (2014-2015, 2019-).

    - R. Urgeles is Editorial Board member of "Geosciences" published by MDPI (2020 -).

    - X. Garcia is associate editor of “Geophysics” (2013-)

    - X. Garcia is Board Member of EAGE Oil & Gas Geoscience Division (2014-)

    Publicacions
    • Mencaroni, Davide; Urgeles, Roger; Camerlenghi, Angelo; Llopart, Jaume; Ford, Jonathan; Sànchez-Serra, Cristina; Meservy, William; Gràcia, Eulàlia; Rebesco, Michele; Zitellini, Nevio;
      2021

      A mixed turbidite - contourite system related to a major submarine canyon: The Marquês de Pombal Drift (south-west Iberian margin)

      10.1111/sed.12844
    • Haroon, Amir; Micallef, Aaron; Jegen, Marion; Schwalenberg, Katrin; Karstens, Jens; Berndt, Christian; García, Xavier; Kühn, Michel; Rizzo, Enzo; Fusi, Nicoletta Chiara; Ahaneku, Chibuzo Valeria; Petronio, Lorenzo; Faghih, Zahra; Weymer, Bradley A.; De Biase, Michele; Chidichimo, Francesco;
      2021

      Electrical resistivity anomalies offshore a carbonate coastline: Evidence for freshened groundwater?

      http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2020GL091909
    • Nemocon, Ana Milena; Julià, Jordi; García, Xavier;
      2021

      Lithospheric structure of the western Borborema Province from receiver functions and surface-wave dispersion: Implications for basin inversion

      http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2021.229024
    • Llopart, Jaume; Lafuerza, S.; Le Friant, Anne; Urgeles, Roger; Watremez, Louise;
      2021

      Long-term and long-distance deformation in submarine volcanoclastic sediments: Coupling of hydrogeology and debris avalanche emplacement off W Martinique Island

      10.1111/bre.12553
    • Ford, Jonathan; Urgeles, Roger; Camerlenghi, Angelo; Gràcia, Eulàlia;
      2021

      Seismic Diffraction Imaging to Characterize Mass‐Transport Complexes: Examples From the Gulf of Cadiz, South West Iberian Margin

      10.1029/2020JB021474
    Projectes
    • IMPACTO DEL RETROCESO DEL CASQUETE GLACIAR Y CONTROLES GEOLOGICOS EN LA DINAMICA DE FLUJO DE FLUIDOS DEL MARGEN CONTINENTAL DE LA PENINSULA ANTARTICA

      Period: from 2021 to 2025
      Funding entity:
      PN2020 - PROY I+D+I - PROGRAMA ESTATAL DE I+D+I ORIENTADA A LOS RETOS DE LA SOCIEDAD - PLAN ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACIÓN CIENTÍFICA Y TÉCNICA Y DE INNOVACIÓN 2017-2020
      Principal Investigator:
      Urgeles Esclasans, Roger, Laboratory of Seafloor and Subseafloor Geological Processes
      Ref.:
      PID2020-114856RB-I00
      Amount awarded:
      175000.00€
    • Sharing and enhancing capabilities to address environmental threats in Mediterranean sea

      Period: from 2019 to 2022
      Funding entity:
      INTERREG MED V-B 2014-2020
      Principal Investigator:
      García Martínez, Xavier Antoni, Laboratory of Seafloor and Subseafloor Geological Processes
      Acronym:
      SHAREMED
      Ref.:
      6184
      Amount awarded:
      380000.00€
      Abstract:

      Marine ecosystems are exposed to the impact of a number of multiple stressors, resulting from multiple drivers, also acting in different areas. A non-exhaustive list of co-existing pressures includes climate change (e.g. warming and acidification), pollution (litter, NHS), maritime traffic, exploitation of living and non living resources, oligo/eutrophication, invasive species. The need to assess and address the increasing presence of coexisting environmental threats, which propagate in space and time across political boundaries, calls for transactional coordinated actions based on evidence-rooted common understanding. There is a clear need for sharing of data, procedures, information and knowledge, in order to support multilevel governance and shared spatial planning. At the same time there is a need to improve observation and assessment capabilities, by integration of existing systems, development of short term forecast systems, and incorporation of emerging technologies. 

      SHAREMED will increase the capability of managing authorities and scientific community to assess and address hazards related to environmental threats by:

      1) Providing frameworks for collection, comparison, integration, harmonisation of existing experiences and increasing the possibility to find, access and use existing information.

      2) Studying and testing procedures, multilevel agreements, protocols to standardise and produce a shared database and products to be used to assess environmental health and environmental hazards.

      3) Improve observation and assessment capabilities by: defining cooperation practises, integration of existing infrastructure in joint transnational systems; defining and implementing a relocatable forecast system; and incorporation of emerging technologies, with particular reference to operational systems and biological properties.

      The project will capitalise on knowledge provided by previous projects and ongoing programs, and will contribute to the definition of gap analysis, best practises, long term strategies and an action plan for assessing and addressing environmental threats in the Mediterranean Sea. The approach towards reaching the project goals will be applied throughout the duration of the project through active participation of all Project Partners in all Work Packages.

      Project title: Sharing and enhancing capabilities to address environmental threats in Mediterranean sea
      Total budget: 3,100,000.00 €
      ERDF funding: 2,575,50.00 €
      IPA funding: 59,500.00
      Project duration: 01.10.2019 – 30.06.2022
      Lead partner: Istituto Nazionele di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale

    Contractes