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CD 166: Exploring underwater avalanches offshore Morocco


 


Who's who on board the ship...


The scientific team

Russell Wynn

Russell is a sedimentologist at SOC and is the scientist in charge of this cruise. He is lead co-ordinator of a research group looking at landslides and underwater avalanches in the deep ocean. Russell is also an expert on seabirds and marine mammals.


Bryan Cronin

Bryan is a sedimentologist at the University of Aberdeen and will be helping Russell to run the cruise. Bryan's main area of expertise is applying scientific results, such as those collected during and after this cruise, to the oil and gas industry.


Pete Talling

Pete is a sedimentologist at the University of Bristol, specialising in ancient deep ocean sediments which now preserved as sedimentary rock sequences on land. On this cruise he has a particular interest in comparing the modern-day ocean sediment layers in the Agadir Basin with the ancient marine sediments which occur in the Italian Apennine mountains.


Doug Masson

Doug is also a geologist specialising in sedimentology at SOC. He has a great deal of experience in sediment coring, and his main interest on this cruise will be looking at the deposits of past landslides from the flanks of the Canary Islands.


Neil Kenyon

Neil is a sedimentologist at SOC, and with Andrey (below) will be investigating the sedimentary system in the Gulf of Cadiz at the start of the cruise. In particular, they'll be looking at how the seawater in the deep ocean moves between the Mediterranean into the Atlantic, and how this affects sediment movement on the seafloor.


Andrey Ahkmetzhanov

Andrey is a sedimentologist at SOC, and with Neil (above) will be investigating the sedimentary system in the Gulf of Cadiz at the start of the cruise. In particular, they'll be looking at how the seawater in the deep ocean moves between the Mediterranean into the Atlantic, and how this affects sediment movement on the seafloor.


Michael Frenz

Micha is a sedimentologist from the Challenger Division at SOC, and has recently moved the to UK from Germany. He is specialised in the analysis of particle-size distributions of deep-sea sediments. The detailed core descriptions provided during the cruise will help him to develop sampling strategies for his studies onshore in Southampton.


Marga Garcia (CSIC Barcelona)

Marga is a PhD student at CSIC Barcelona, focusing on sedimentary architecture of deep marine systems and submarine valleys. Her previous work has involved the submarine valleys of the Gulf of Cadiz and NE Alboran Sea, and she is now working in the Bransfield Basin area (Antarctica) with high-resolution methods such as seismic profiles and swath-bathymetry.


Christine Holz (Bremen)

Christine is a PhD student at the ‘Research Center Ocean Margins’ at Bremen University. It’s her second cruise in the subtropical Northern Atlantic studying sediment transport and structures along the NW African continental margin offshore Mauritania. During this cruise she will be involved in the coring activities and sample preparation for x-ray radiography.


Sünje Dallmeier-Tiessen (Bremen)

Suenje is a student at the ‘Research Center Ocean Margins’ at Bremen University. This is her first ‘big’ cruise, and her aim is to obtain as much experience as possible on board. She is using samples and information of this cruise for her master thesis, and therefore will be involved in the coring activities and sample preparation for x-ray radiography.


Adriano Mazzini (University of Aberdeen)

Adriano is a marine geologist who has recently completed his Ph.D. at the University of Aberdeen, where he worked on carbonate deposits related to methane gas seepage on the deep-sea floor. He is a specialist in sea floor sampling and will work closely with the core material.


Aggie Georgiopoulou (SOC)


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April 2004
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