The Marine Geology and Seafloor Surveying group within the Department of Geosciences, University of Malta, undertakes multidisciplinary studies of seafloor and sub-seafloor environments using advanced mapping and observational techniques. The group combines well-established strategies with innovative data, concepts and methodologies from geology, geomorphology, sedimentology, geophysics and engineering to address long-standing and fundamental questions in marine geosciences.
The methods they use are rooted in a multi-scale approach that incorporates accurate field measurements topographic analyses, laboratory simulations and numerical modelling. The key driver of their research is to understand the fundamental processes and dynamics of seafloor and sub-seafloor evolution. The group's work has applications ranging from hazard assessment, palaeo-environmental reconstruction, resource assessment and management, and ocean governance, among others.
Fields of expertise include geology, hydrogeology, remote sensing, and numerical modelling. The Department of Geosciences will participate in WP5, primarily by providing data and testing the developed services for the Malta use case.
Contact Name: Aaron Micallef
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