Dr. Amir Haroon

PostDoc | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel | RD4: Dynamics of the Ocean Floor | RU: Marine Geodynamics


Tel.: +49 (0)431 600 2563

Email: aharoon(at)geomar.de



GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Building 8, East Shore
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel


  • 2016 PhD, University of Cologne
  • 2012 Master of Science, University of Cologne
  • 2010 Bachelor of Science, University of Cologne


  • 01.2020 - current: Bridging PostDoc for the Digital Earth Project
  • 01.2018 - 12.2019: PostDoc for DFG Projekt: 389727048
  • 10.2017 - 12.2017: PostDoc at the University of Southampton
  • 07.2017 - 09.2017: PostDoc at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
  • 01.2017 - 06.2017: PostDoc at the University of Cologne
  • 01.2014 - 12.2016: Research Associate (PhD Student) at the University of Cologne
  • 02.2013 - 12.2013: Teaching Assistant at the University of Cologne
  • 10.2012 - 12.2012: Young Scientist Exchange Student at the Geophysical Institute of Israel


  • 2019: Best Paper in Geophysics for 2018 (Society of Exploration Geophysicists)
  • 2017: Günter Bock Prize (German Geophysical Society)
  • 2017: GSGS Travel Grant (University of Cologne)
  • 2012: Young Scientist Exchange Fellowship (BMBF)
  • 2011: German Scholarship (University of Cologne)


  • POS535, Loki2Grimsey, June 2019
  • RV Hercules, Malta, October, 2018
  • POS524, Grimsey, June 2018
  • MedEx (EcoOcean), Bat Yam, April 2016
  • Etziona (IOLR), Bat Yam, May, 2012


Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals


Romina Gehrmann, Amir Haroon, McKinley Morton, Axel T. Djanni, Timothy Minshull (2020). Seafloor massive sulphide exploration using deep-towed controlled source electromagnetics: Navigational uncertainties, Geophysical Journal International, 220(2), pg. 1215-1227.

Amir Haroon, Sebastian Hölz, Romina A. S. Gehrmann, Eric Attias, Marion Jegen, Timothy A. Minshull, Bramely J. Murton (2018). Marine dipole–dipole controlled source electromagnetic and coincident-loop transient electromagnetic experiments to detect seafloor massive sulphides: effects of three-dimensional bathymetry, Geophysical Journal International, 215(3), pg. 2156-2171. 

Eric Attias, Karen Weitemeyer, Sebastian Hölz, Samer Naif, Tim A Minshull, Angus I Best, Amir Haroon, Marion Jegen-Kulcsar, Christian Berndt (2018). High-resolution resistivity imaging of marine gas hydrate structures by combined inversion of CSEM towed and ocean-bottom receiver data, Geophysical Journal International, 214(3), pg. 1701–1714.

Amir Haroon, Klaus Lippert, Vladimir Mogilatov, Bülent Tezkan (2018). First application of the marine differential electric dipole for groundwater investigations: A case study from Bat Yam, Israel, Geophysics 83(2), pg. B59–B76.

Amir Haroon, Vladimir Mogilatov, Mark Goldman, Rainer Bergers, Bülent Tezkan (2016). Exploration of resistive targets within shallow marine environments using the circular electrical dipole and the differential electrical dipole methods: a time-domain modelling study, Geophysical Journal International 25(2), pg. 1032–1048. Oxford Journals.

Amir Haroon, Juliane Adrian, Rainer Bergers, Markus Gurk, Bülent Tezkan, Ali Mammadov, Ali Novruzov (2015). Joint inversion of long-offset and central-loop transient electromagnetic data: Application to a mud volcano exploration in Perekishkul, Azerbaijan, Geophysical Prospecting 63(2), pg. 478–494.

Mark Goldman, Vladimir Mogilatov, Amir Haroon, Eldad Levi, Bülent Tezkan (2015). Signal detectability of marine electromagnetic methods in the exploration of resistive targets, Geophysical Prospecting 63(1), pg. 192–210.

Pritam Yogeshwar, Bülent Tezkan, Amir Haroon (2013). Investigation of the Azraq sedimentary basin, Jordan using integrated geoelectrical and electromagnetic techniques, Near Surface Geophysics 11(4), pg. 381–389.