Staff

Gareth Crutchley

FB 4: Dynamik des Ozeanbodens
FE Marine Geodynamik

Office:
Phone:
+49 431 600-2337
Email:
gcrutchley(at)geomar.de

Address:
Wischhofstr. 1-3
24148 Kiel

Dr. rer. nat. Gareth Crutchley

Dynamics of the ocean floor  |   GEOMAR Helmholtz-Centre for Oceanscience Kiel

 

Research interests

Active tectonic processes

Sub-seafloor fluid flow and its relationship to gas hydrate systems

Submarine landslides on continental slops and volcanic flanks

2D and 3D seismic processing and interpretation

Education and Career

since 2019: Marine Geologist in the Department of Marine Geodynamics at GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

2013-2019: Marine Geophysicist at GNS Science, New Zealand

2009-2013: Postdoc in the Department of Marine Geodynamics at GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

2006-2009: PhD in Geophysics at the University of Otago, New Zealand

          2005: Geologist at Tonkin and Taylor, Dunedin, New Zealand

2001-2004: B.Sc. (hons) in Geology at the University of Otago, New Zealand

Research Projects

2017 - 2022: Economic opportunities and environmental implications of energy extraction from gas hydrates(HYDEE). PI from 2017-2019. Funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

2017 - 2020: Active submarine landslides ride on gas pockets. Co-PI. Funded by the Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Grant.

2013 - 2017: Gas hydrate as a potential energy resource in New Zealand (GHR).

2012 - 2013: Impact of focused fluid flow on gas hydrate stability, Costa Rica

2011 - 2012: Long-term controls on methane seepage at Hydrate Ridge, USA

2010 - 2011: RRS James Cook 45 – Site survey for the IODP leg 341 offshore Montserrat

2009 - 2010: Active tectonics in the Gulf of Cadiz

 

Research Cruises

RC Poseidon (POS538) | 2019 (Aegean Sea): 2D and 3D seismic imaging of the Kolumbo Volcano and surrounding region.

RV Tangaroa (TAN1808) | 2018 (Pacific Ocean): Gas hydrate systems of New Zealand’s southern Hikurangi subduction margin.

RV Sonne (SO247) | 2017 (Pacific Ocean): Submarine slope stability related to gas hydrate systems, Hikurangi margin, Bew Zealand.

RV Tangaroa (TAN1508) | 2015 (Pacific Ocean): Gas hydrate systems of New Zealand’s Hikurangi margin.

RV Tangaroa (TAN1404) | April 2014 (Pacific Ocean): Submarine landslide processes – Tuaheni Landslide Complex, New Zealand.

RV Sonne (SO227) | April 2013 (South China Sea): Gas hydrate systems of the South China Sea.

RV Meteor (M87-2) | May 2012 (Voering Plateau and Nyegga): Acquisition 2D and 3D seismic data, OBS, multibeam and magnetotelluric data and Hybis video dives.

RV Meteor (M86/2) | Dec. 2011 – Jan. 2012 (Ionian Sea): Slope stability processes on Mt Etna’s marine flank.

RV Sonne (SO214) | 2011 (Pacific Ocean): Gas hydrate fluid flow systems, New Zealand’s Hikurangi subduction margin.

RV Alkor (AL381) | October 2011 (German Baltic Sea): Acquisition of seismic, side scan sonar data and sediments samples.

RV Alkor (AL360) | September 2010 (German Baltic Sea): Acquisition of seismic, side scan sonar data and sediments samples.

RRS James Cook (JC45/46) | April – May 2010 (Caribbean Sea): Volcanic flank collapse processes, off Montserrat, Lesser Antilles.

RV Sonne (SO191) | 2007 (Pacific Ocean): Cold Seeps on New Zealand’s Hikurangi subduction margin.

RV Tangaroa (TAN0607) | 2006 (Pacific Ocean): Gas hydrate systems, New Zealand’s Hikurangi subduction margin.