Dynamics of the Ocean Floor

Marine Geodynamics - Projects

Current projects

LOBSTER
AlpArray Schwerpunktprogramm

STEMM-CCS
Strategies for Environmental Monitoring of Marine Carbon Capture and Storage

GeoSEA
Geodetic Earthquake Observatory on the Seafloor
- Chile
- Marmara Sea
- Mount Etna

MARCAN
Topographically-driven meteoric groundwater an important geomorphic agent

RITTER ISLAND
Tsunami potential of volcanic flank collapses

ALASKA
Deep seismic and bathymetric studies of the subduction zone of Alaska and a comparing global study.

Blue Mining
Breakthrough Solutions for Mineral Extraction and Processing in Extreme Environments

OSCAR
OCEANOGRAPHIC AND SEISMIC CHARACTERISATION OF HEATDISSIPATION AND ALTERATION BY HYDROTHERMAL FLUIDS AT AN AXIAL RIDGE

SUGAR Projekt
Submarine Gas Hydrate Reservoirs
1. phase & 2. phase & 3. phase

DEEP‐Alboran
Crustal domains characterization under the Alboran Basin from wide‐angle seismic velocity models and multichannel seismic reflection images

approved projects

SEKT
Sector collapse kinematics and tsunami implications
- Not jet scheduled -

CLOCKS
Northern Cascadia: Extent of locked zone, prism deformation, slip-to-toe, and the edge of subduction
- Not jet scheduled -

MAWACAAP
Quantifying the role of MAss WAsting in submarine CAnyons on Active and Passive margins
- Not jet scheduled -

Grimsey EM - POS524
Geophysical and geological survey near the Grimmest hydrothermal field to assess the geo-thermal potential and possible ore mineralization

Concluded projects

Projects funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation): 

  • DOKU-GAS: Fluid flow in the Don-Kuban deep-sea fan (Black Sea) and deduced fluid venting at mud volcanoes and cold seeps; project period: 01.11.2011-31.12.2014
  • ISOLDE: Electromagnetic, gravimetric and seismic measurements to investigate the Tristan da Cunha hot spot and its role in the opening of the South Atlantic Ocean; project period: 01.11.2010 - 31.06.2013 
  • ELCONA: On/offshore deep electrical conductivity structure to investigate the Walvis Ridge magmatism and its interaction with the Kaoko Mobile Belt in northern Namibia; project period: 01.01.2009-31.12.2011 
  • TYRRHENIS: TYRRENIan sea Seismic experiment on continental break-up and structure of conjugated rifted margins; project period: 01.01.2010-31.12.2012
  • TOPOMED: Plate re-organization in the western Mediterranean: Lithospheric causes and topographic consequences; Individualprojekt IP1-GE Ocean-bottom seismology in the Alboran Sea / Gibraltar Arc
  • DIONYSUS: Deep Structure of the Ionian Sea and Sicily

Projects funded by BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research): 

  • NEMESYS: Variabilität von submarinen Gasaustritten in Struktur und Chemie und deren Klimarelevanz – Hikurangi Margin Neuseeland
  • CHRIMP: Mechanism of formation of pockmarks at the southern Chatham Rise and their influences on gashydrate stability, benthic habitat and climate 

Projects funded by the EU: 

  • ECO2  WP1: Sub-seabed CO2 storage: impact on marine ecosystems
  • MIDAS Managing Impacts of Deep-seA reSource exploitation

Excellence Cluster Future Ocean: 

  • ICEFLOW ACTIVITY: Iceflow Activity Revealed From Submarine Morphology - mapping glacial-morphological manifestations of a retreating ice-front.
  • MASS-Andaman-Sea : Morphodynamics and Slope Stability of the Andaman Sea Shelf Break 
  • MaTeP ROSSO: Pilot study to evaluate a novel approach for acoustic seabed investigations and to gather a first dataset for a general proof of concept.

Contact

Anne Völsch
Phone: +49 (0)341 600-2271
Email: avoelsch(at)geomar

Jasmin Mögeltönder
Phone: +49 (0)341 600-2265
Email: jmoegeltoender(at)geomar.de