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Professor Christine Peirce, B.Sc. Cardiff, Ph.D. Cantab (Geophysics), FRAS, FGS

Professor of Marine Geophysics in the Department of Earth Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42315
Room number: Rm 317

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Biography

Professor of Marine Geophysics, University of Durham (since Oct 2010)

Reader in Marine Geophysics, University of Durham (Oct 2003-Oct 2010)

Lecturer in Marine Geophysics, University of Durham (Oct 1990-Oct 2003)

Research Assistant, Marine Group, University of Cambridge (Apr 1990-Oct 1990)

Christine has more than 30 years of sea-going research experience applying marine geophysical methodologies to a wide range of geological targets. She has participated in more than 30 marine geophysical cruises, 20 as Principal or Co-principal Scientist. She has spent the majority of her post-PhD research career studying continental margins, subduction systems, mid-ocean ridges and oceanic islands, the latter from a flexural perspective.

Her research group in Durham is one of two remaining in the UK committed to the design, construction, development and use of seabed geophysical instrumentation and she is currently a Director of the Ocean Bottom Instrumentation Consortium that, initiated with JREI funds, aims to provide an extensive and broad range of seabed instrument platforms to the wider academic community.

Throughout her career she has served on many of the NERC’s peer review panels (Services and Facilities, Earth Sciences Peer Review Committee, Research Vessel Advisory Panel, Fellowships, ODP, Ocean Margins etc) and is currently a member of the NERC’s Marine Facility Advisory Board and reviews grant applications for NERC and NSF and articles for many leading journals. She is a member of American Geophysical Union, Fellow of the Geological Society of London, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and Member of the British Geophysical Association.

Membership of Organisations and Societies

1) Member of the American Geophysical Union
2) Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society - currently Vice President (Geophysics)
3) Fellow of the Geological Society of London - currently Council member
4) Member of the British Geophysical Association
5) Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (formerly Member Institute of Learning and Teaching)

Associated Research Activities

Ocean Bottom Instrumentation Consortium

*Ocean Bottom Instrumentation Consortium*

Director of the Ocean Bottom Instrumentation Consortium (OBIC) which is hosted at the University of Durham.

The Consortium's goal is to support marine geoscience by providing instrumentation and technical support to the research community, to industry and other organisations. The Consortium comprises academic institutions who have long track records in marine geophysical instrumentation and data acquisition, modelling and interpretation: the University of Durham; and the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. We employ engineers whose role is to maintain, operate at sea and continuously develop and upgrade the instruments, while senior scientists with many years` experience in ocean-bottom instruments fulfil the management role. OBIC are also interested in establishing research collaborations or commisioned research on behalf of others.

email: info@obs.ac.uk
www: http://www.obs.ac.uk/

Research Highlights

We have developed a model showing that accretion at mid-ocean ridges is a temporarily-variant process, that segmentation is not simply a result of focused magma supply and that crustal construction and spreading can be asymmetric within the axial region. Supporting observations include magma-filled axial magma chambers beneath: slow spreading ridges, overlap basins and offset basins all of which contradict existing models.

Research on the dynamics of rifting-to-spreading at the ocean-continent transition along the Atlantic margin, shows that the earliest crust was accreted at spreading rates ~5-10 times than currently observed, having significant implications for margin subsidence, sediment accumulation and hydrocarbon maturation. As such accumulations also load and flex the lithosphere we have shown that the Atlantic lithosphere become progressively stronger as loading continued whilst oceanic island loads are being used to determine the extent of dynamic topographic support and lithospheric reheating from hot spots.

Recently we have imaged a volcanic eruption and caldera collapse in progress on the seabed, measuring the caldera volume increase and the pattern of contemporaneous volcanic activity.

Such projects require high-resolution 3-D whole crustal datasets and we are actively developing multi-sensor instruments to support such research.

Departmental Duties

Board of Studies
Board of Examiners
Dissertation Co-ordinator

Research Groups

Department of Earth Sciences

Research Interests

  • Construction of ocean-bottom instrumentation for use in geophysical experiments and microearthquake studies at sea
  • Continental margin studies
  • Magma chamber studies at mid-ocean ridges
  • Marine seismology
  • Invesitgation of lithospheric flexure, gravity and geoid anomalies associated with subduction zones, continental margins, oceanic islands and seamounts

Indicators of Esteem

  • 2015: Current - Council Member of the Geological Society of London:
  • 2015: Current - Vice President (Geophysics) of the Royal Astronomical Society:
  • 2014: Winner - Coke Medal - Geological Society of London:
  • 2013: Current - Member of the NERC Marine Facilities Advisory Board:
  • 2013: Current - Member of the NERC Peer Review College:
  • 2011: Previously - Member of the Royal Astronomical Society Medals Panel (Geophysics):
  • 2011: Previously - Secretary of the British Geophysical Association:
  • 2010: Current - Member of the British Geophysical Association:
  • 2010: Current - Member of the National Oceanography Association Advisory Panel:
  • 2010: Previously - Member of the British Geophysical Association Executive Committee:
  • 2008: Current - Member of the NERC Geophysics Equipment Facility Advisory Board:
  • 2008: Previously - NERC User Group Head - Geophysics: Advisor to the NERC on all matters marine geophysical. Community representative and advisor on NERC funding and equipment facilities.
  • 2007: Current - Contract Holder and Manager of the NERC Ocean-Bottom Instrumentation Facility:
  • 2007: Current - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy:
  • 2005: Current - Chair of the Ocean-Bottom Instrumentation Consortium:
  • 2005: Current - Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society: Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • 2005: Current - Member of the American Geophysical Union: Member of the American Geophysical Union
  • 2005: Current - Member of the Institute of Learning and Teaching: Member of the Institute of Learning and Teaching (ILTHE)
  • 2005: Previously - EU OBS Facility Management Panel: Member of the EU OBS Facility Management Panel
  • 2005: Previously - NERC Peer Review College - including grading and interviewing panels:
  • 2005: Previously - NERC Peer reviewing of grant applications: Member of the NERC's Peer Review College
  • 2003: Previously - NERC Earth Sciences Peer Review Committee: Past member of the NERC's Earth Sciences Peer Review Committee (ESPRC)
  • 2003: Previously - NERC Ocean Margins LINK Peer Review Committee: Past member of the NERC's Ocean Margins LINK Peer Review Committee (ESPRC Representative)
  • 2003: Previously - NERC ODP Peer Review Committee: Past member of the NERC's ODP Peer Review Committee (ESPRC Representative)
  • 2000: Current - Peer reviewing for national and international journals and research councils:
  • 2000: Previously - NERC British Initiative on Mid-Ocean Ridges (BRIDGE) Data Archive Committee: Past member of the NERC British Initiative on Mid-Ocean Ridges (BRIDGE) Data Archive Committee
  • 2000: Previously - NERC Research Vessel Advisory Panel: Past member of the NERC Research Vessel Advisory Panel
  • 2000: Previously - NERC Services and Facilities Committee: Past member of the NERC's Services and Facilities Committee
  • 1995: Previously - JAGSPEI advisory committee on seismic instrumentation: Past member of the JAGSPEI advisory committee on seismic instrumentation

Selected Publications

Conference Paper

  • Gregory, E.P.M., Hobbs, R.W., Peirce, C., Wilson, D.J. & Zhang, L. (2017), 3D P- and S-wave velocity structure and anisotropy of 5.9 Ma oceanic crust at ODP borehole 504B, 19: EGU. Vienna, EGU, EGU2017-8513.
  • Zhang, L., Tong, V.C.H., Hobbs, R.W., Peirce, C., Lowell, R., Haughton, G., Murton, B.J., Morales Maqueda, M.A. & Robinson, A. (2017), Axial crustal structure of the Costa Rica Rift: Implications for along-axis hydrothermal circulation, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. American Geophysical Union.
  • Wilson, D.J., Moorkamp, M., Hobbs, R.W., Peirce, C., Harris, R.N. & Morgan, J.V. (2017), Determining the extent of hydrothermal interaction on the southern Costa Rica Rift ridge flank during the past 8 Ma from joint inversion of geophysical data, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. American Geophysical Union.
  • Gregory, E.P.M., Hobbs, R.W., Peirce, C. & Wilson, D.J. (2017), Porosity, fracturing and alteration of young oceanic crust: new seismic analyses at borehole 504B, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. American Geophysical Union.
  • Castiello, G., Peirce, C. & Grevemeyer, I. (2016), Characterising the evolution of transform continental margins – a geophysical study of the Swan Island transform margin-Cayman trough intersection, Caribbean Sea, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, T43B-3041.
  • Robinson, A.H., Peirce, C., Funnell, M.J., Watts, A.B. & Grevemeyer, I. (2016), Construction and subduction of the Louisville Ridge Seamount chain – insights from wide-angle seismic imaging, Postgraduate Research in Progress Meeting. UCL London, British Geophysical Association.
  • Parnell-Turner, R.E., Sohn, R.A., MacLeod, C.J., Peirce, C., Reston, T.J. & Searle, R.C. (2016), Detachment fault behaviour revealed by micro-seismicity at 13N, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, T33A-2998.
  • Wilson, D.J., Peirce, C., Hobbs, R.W., Tong, V.C.H., Zhang, L. & Gregory E.P.M (2016), Evolution of young oceanic crust formed at the Costa Rica Rift in the Panama Basin, an overview of the OSCAR project, InterRidge Theoretical Institute. China, InterRidge.
  • Robinson, A.H., Peirce, C., Funnell, M.J., Watts., A.B. & Grevemeyer, I. (2016), Geophysical investigations of crustal and upper mantle structure of oceanic intraplate volcanoes (OIVs), American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, T52A-08.
  • Harding, J., van Avendonk, H.J., Hayman, N.W., Grevemeyer, I. & Peirce, C. (2016), Model for the evolution of an oceanic core complex and its hydrothermal vent on the ultaslow spreading Mid Cayman Spreading Center, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, T32A-01.
  • Searle, R.C., Tominaga, M., Peirce, C., Reston, T.J. & MacLeod, C.J. (2016), Near-bottom high resolution magnetic observations over and around an active oceanic core complex, MAR, 13N, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, T33A-2999.
  • Falder, M., Reston, T.J., Peirce, C., Simao, N.M., MacLeod, C.J. & Searle, R.C. (2016), Seismic reflection imaging of detachment faulting at 13N on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, T33A-3000.
  • Grevemeyer, I., Merz, M., Dannowski, A., Papenberg, C., Hayman, N., van Avendonk, H. & Peirce, C. (2016), Seismic structure of lithosphere emplaced at ultra-slow spreading rates, 18: EGU. Vienna, EGU, EGU2016-12833.
  • Gregory E.P.M., Hobbs, R.W., Peirce, C. & Wilson, D.J. (2016), Seismic velocity structure and anisotropy at Hole 504B: a 3D investigation into fracturing, alteration and fluid flow, InterRidge Theoretical Institute. China, InterRidge.
  • Funnell, M.J., Peirce, C., Robinson, A.H., Watts, A.B. & Grevemeyer, I. (2016), Structure and evolution of the forearc-arc crust along the Tonga-Kermadec subduction system from integrated geophysical data, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, V13C-2868.
  • Reston, T.J., Falder, M., Peirce, C., Simao, N.M., Searle, R.C. & MacLeod, C.J. (2016), The role of detachment faulting in slow seafloor spreading: first results from cruise JC132 to the MAR at 13N, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, T33A-2997.
  • Wilson, D.J., Peirce, C., Hobbs, R.W., Gregory, E.P.M. & Zhang, L. (2016), Time-dependent changes in magmatic and hydrothermal activity at the Costa Rica Rift recorded by variations in oceanic crustal structure, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, T13B-2708.
  • Wilson, D.J., Peirce, C., Hobbs, R.W. & Gregory E.P.M. (2016), Triple seismic source, double research ship, single ambitious goal: integrated imaging of young oceanic crust in the Panama Basin, 18: EGU. Vienna, EGU, EGU2016-3022.
  • Grevemeyer, I., Merz, M., Dannowski, A., Papenberg, C.A., van Avendonk, H.J., Hayman, N.J. & Peirce, C. (2016), Un-roofing of mantle at the ultra-slow Mid-Cayman spreading centre, Caribbean Sea: constraints from wide-angle data and Vp/Vs ratios, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, T33-A-2995.
  • Gregory, E.P.M., Hobbs, R.W., Peirce, C., Wilson, D.J. & Zhang, L. (2016), Understanding fracturing and alteration at ODP borehole 504B: 3D seismic structure and anisotropy of 5.9 Ma oceanic crust, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, T13B-2712.
  • Simao, N.M., Peirce, C., Falder, M., Reston, T.J., MacLeod, C.J. & Searle, R.C. (2016), Velocity structure of the crust at 13N on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge: implications for crustal accretion and oceanic core complex formation, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, T33A-2997.
  • Robinson, A.H., Peirce, C., Stratford, W., Watts, A.B. & Grevemeyer, I. (2014), Crustal and upper mantle structure of the Louisville Ridge Seamount chain at its intersection with the Tonga-Kermadec subduction zone, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco CA.
  • Funnell, M., Peirce, C., Startford, W., Watts, A.B. & Grevemeyer, I. (2014), Crustal structure and flexural characteristics of the Louisville Ridge and Tonga-Kermadec subduction system, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco CA.
  • Wilson, D.J., Peirce, C., Watts, A.B. & Grevemeyer, I. (2009), Seismic constraints on the flexural response of the lithosphere to loading at the Cape Verde Swell, EOS Transactions of the AGU American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. S13B-1746.
  • Tang, G., Barton, P.J., Henstock, T., McNeill, L., Dean, S., Vermeesch, P., Peirce, C. & Burchell, A.C. (2008), 3-D seismic refraction tomography in the Sumatra subduction zone, Eos Transactions of the AGU, Fall Meet.ing Supplement, Abstract U51A-0005 AGU Fall Meeting.
  • Paulatto, M., Minshull, T.A., Henstock, T., Sparks, R.S.J., Baptie, B., Mailin, P., Kenedi, K.L., Voight, B., Shalev, E., Hammond, J., Ryan, G. & Peirce, C. (2008), A glimpse inside an active volcano: 2D inversion of acombined refracted and reflected arrivals at Montserrat, British Geophysical Association: Postgraduate conference. Durham University, UK., Durham University.
  • Minshull, T.A., Paulatto, M., Baptie, B., Dean, S., Hammond, J.O.S., Henstock, T., Kenedi, C.L., Malin, P., Peirce, C., Ryan, G., Shalev, E., Sparks, R.S.J. & Voight, B. (2008), Crustal structure of Montserrat and surrounding area from integrated onshore, ocean bottom and multichannel reflection seismic data, Eos Transactions of the AGU, Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract V51C-2037 AGU, Fall Meeting.
  • Wilson, D.J., Peirce, C., Watts, A.B. & Grevemeyer, I. (2008), Seismic constraint on the structure of the Cape Verdes swell, Eos Transactions of the AGU, Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract S11C-1761 AGU Fall meeting.
  • Wilson, D.J., Peirce, C., Watts, A.B. & Grevemeyer, I. (2008), Seismic constraints on the structure of the Cape Verdes swell, British Geophysical Aassociation: Postgraduates in Geophysics Meeting 2008. Durham University, UK, Durham University.
  • Kenedi, C.L., Sparks, R.S.J., Dean, S., Hammond, J.O.S., Malin, P., Minshull, T.A., Paulatto, M., Peirce, C., Ryan, G., Shalev, E. & Voight, B. (2008), Volcano-tectonic history of the island of Montserrat, West Indies, from seismic reflection data, Eos Transactions of the AGU, Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract V53C-06 AGU Fall Meeting.
  • Watts, A.B., Peirce, C., Hobbs, R.W., Rodger, M. & Greenroyd, C.J. (2007), Crustal structure and evolution of the NE Brazil Margin, Ocean Margins LINK Meeting. London, London.
  • Greenroyd, C.J., Peirce, C., Rodger, M., Watts, A.B. & Hobbs, R.W. (2007), Crustal structure of the continental margin – implications for rifting and early spreading of the equatorial Atlantic, European Geophysical Union.
  • Watts, A.B., Rodger, M., Peirce, C., Greenroyd, C.J. & Hobbs, R.W. (2007), Crustal structure, sediment loading, and flexure at the NE Brazil margin, Geological Society of London Bicentenary Meeting.
  • Burchell, A.C., Peirce, C. & Minshull, T.A. (2007), Future development in seabed geophysical instrument platforms, New Advances in Geophysics, BGA Special Meeting. Geological Society, London, Geological Society of London.
  • Greenroyd, C.J., Peirce, C., Rodger, M., Watts, A.B. & Hobbs, R.W. (2006), Crustal structure of the French Guiana continental margin - implications for rifting and early spreading of the equatorial Atlantic, Ocean Margins LINK Meeting. London, London.
  • Rodger, M., Watts, A.B., Greenroyd, C.J., Peirce, C. & Hobbs, R.W. (2006), Gravity anomalies, crustal structure, and flexure at the NE Brazil rifted continental margin, Ocean Margins LINK Meeting. London, London.
  • Rodger, M., Watts, A.B., Greenroyd, C.J., Peirce, C. & Hobbs, R.W. (2006), Gravity anomalies, crustal structure, and flexure at the NE Brazil rifted continental margin, European Geophysical Union.
  • Peirce, C., Sinha, M., Topping, S., Gill, C. & Gardiner, A. (2006), Segmentation and volcanic cycles: their relationship and evolution at the southern Reykjanes Ridge, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, European Geophysical Union.

Conference Proceeding

  • Peirce, C., Davidson, J.P. & Macpherson, C.G. (2006). Subduction: Integrated Earth-Ocean-Atmosphere System Processes and Hazard Assessment (SIPHA). NERC Town Meeting, Durham.
  • Schultz, A., Peirce, C. & Lampitt, R. (2001). British Dynamics of Earth and Ocean Systems (B-DEOS). NERC Town Meeting, Cardiff.

Journal Article

Report

  • Grevemeyer, I. & and the Scientific Party. (2008). Tonga Thrust Earthquake Asperity at Louisville Ridge (TOTAL).
  • Grevemeyer, I. & and the Scientific Party. (2005). Cape Verde Hotspot: A Seismic Refraction study of Isostasy and Magmatic underplating (CHRISMA).

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Selected Grants

  • 2014: OSCAR - Oceanographic and seismic characterisation of heat dissipation and alteration by hydrothermal fluids at an Axial Ridge (£537361.61 from NERC - Natural Environment Research Council)
  • 2014: Role and extent of detachment faulting at slow-spreading mid-ocean ridges (£363370.56 from NERC - Natural Environment Research Council)
  • 2011: THE LOUISVILLE RIDGE-TONGA TRENCH COLLISION (£820406.29 from NERC - Natural Environment Research Council)
  • 2010: Reduction of noise broadband ocean-bottom seismographs through sensor design optimization using numerical and laboratory studies (£18215.18 from NERC - Natural Environment Research Council)
  • 2008: A geophysical investigation of the evolution of continental margins – the “S-reflector”. Service provision under NERC Facility Pay-you-go £261,817
  • 2008: A seabed sensor calibration survey. A hire contract with Stingray Geophysical Ltd - £15,000.
  • 2008: NERC Service and Facility Capital Infrastructure: instrument enhancement to facilitate long-deployment passive recording £65,250
  • 2008: NERC Service and Facility Capital Infrastructure: matching contribution to facilitate the 100% expansion of instrument numbers £325,080
  • 2008: The Louisville Ridge-Tonga Trench collision: implications for subduction zone dynamics. Service provision under NERC Facility Pay-you-go £427,459
  • 2007: International Polar Year - Norway. A NERC facility instrument provision - £44,711
  • 2007: NERC Service and Facility Contract for the Ocean-Bottom Instrumentation Facility
  • 2007: OCEAN BOTTOM INSTRUMENTATION FACILITY (£4273453.82 from NERC - Natural Environment Research Council)
  • 2007: Seismic imaging of Montserrat. A hire contract with the University of Southampton for instrument facility access - £45,000
  • 2007: Seismic investigation of the origin of the Sumatra great earthquakes. A NERC facility instrument provision - £514,548
  • 2007: The Louisville Ridge-Tonga Trench collision: implications for subduction zone dynamics (NERC - £1,242,826, with Prof. A.B. Watts, Oxford)
  • 2006: Dynamics of the Tonga-Kermadec subduction zone (NERC - £1,036,607, with Prof. A.B. Watts, Oxford and Prof M.C. Sinha, Southampton)
  • 2006: Origin of the Shatsky Rise (NERC - £953,322, with Prof G.R. Foulger)
  • 2006: SIPHA Town Meeting (NERC £3,000)
  • 2006: Seismic investigation of Black Rock. A hire contract with Gardline Geosurvey Ltd and Providence Resources Ltd for instrument facility access - £52,212
  • 2006: Seismic investigation of the Andaman subduction zone. A hire contract with the Institut de Physic du Globe, Paris for instrument facility access - £100,237
  • 2006: Seismic study of volcanism at mid-plate swells (Leverhulme - £124,903, with Prof A.B. Watts, Oxford)
  • 2005: A geophysical investigation of the Saldhana Seamount. A hire contract with the University of Southampton for instrument facility access - £52,250
  • 2005: Seismic investigation of the evolution of the Black Sea. A hire contract with the University of Southampton for instrument facility access - £64,750
  • 2005: Seismic investigation of the evolution of the Chixulub impact crater. A hire contract with the Universities of Cambridge and Southampton for instrument facility access - £49,650
  • 2005: Services and Facilities Application: Seabed Geophysical Instrumentation Pool. (Submitted to NERC - £375,000, with Prof. T.A. Minshull, Southampton)
  • 2005: The structure, origin and evolution of abnormally thin oceanic crust at non-volcanic continental margins and its role in along-strike heterogeneity. (Submitted to NERC - £605,720, with Dr R.W. Hobbs and Prof. A.B. Watts, Oxford)
  • 2004: A DEEP SEISMIC STUDY OF HOTSPOT VOLCANISM (£31328.96 from NERC - Natural Environment Research Council)
  • 2004: A deep seismic study of hotspot volcanism on the Cape Verde mid-plate swell (NERC - £31,329, with Prof. A.B. Watts, Oxford)
  • 2004: OCEAN BOTTOM INSTRUMENTATION CONSORTIUM (£127000.00 from University of Birmingham)
  • 2003: A DEEP SEISMIC STUDY OF THE AMAZON CONE (£189617.98 from NERC - Natural Environment Research Council)
  • 2003: Deep seismic investigation of lithospheric flexure beneath the Amazon Cone, Brazil: implications for the ocean continent transition and the mechanical properties of the lithosphere (NERC's [Ocean Margins LINK thematic programme] - £501,898 including £250,949 industry funds, 2 PhD studentships and ship time, with Prof. A.B. Watts, Oxford)
  • 2000: BRIDGE D235 DATA (£30000.00 from NERC - Natural Environment Research Council)
  • 1998: SLOW SPREADING REYKJANES RIDGE (£37666.00 from NERC - Natural Environment Research Council)
  • 0000: Controlled source electromagnetic and seismic studies of the Valu Fa Ridge, Lau Basin (SW Pacific) (NERC[BRIDGE] £192,349 plus ship time, with Prof. M.C. Sinha, Southampton)
  • 0000: Deep structure of an ocean-continent transform margin off Ghana, West Africa (NERC and Nuffield Foundation £12,755)
  • 0000: Detailed investigation of accretionary processes occurring at the slow spreading Reykjanes Ridge at 57° 45'N - RAMESSES II (NERC[BRIDGE] - £67,666 plus ship time and PhD studentship, with Prof. M.C. Sinha, Southampton)
  • 0000: Development of new processing and modelling techniques for wide-angle seismic data (University of Durham £7,282 - one of three Special Awards for Younger Staff)
  • 0000: Geophysical investigations of the axial volcanic region of the Reykjanes Ridge – RAMESSES (NERC £51,766 plus ship time, with Prof. M.C. Sinha, Southampton)
  • 0000: Imaging the processes of oceanic crustal accretion in three dimensions - a tomographic approach (University of Durham - £5,000 - one of three Special Awards for Younger Staff)
  • 0000: Multichannel seismic study of lithospheric flexure in the vicinity of the Canary Islands (NERC £44,521 plus ship time, with Prof A.B. Watts, Oxford)
  • 0000: Ocean bottom seismic and electromagnetic receivers for multidisciplinary studies in solid Earth science (NERC[JREI] - £773,837 including £184,859 industry funds, with Prof. T.A. Minshull and Dr T.J. Henstock and Prof. M.C. Sinha, Southampton; Dr J.S. Collier and Prof. M. Warner, Imperial)
  • 0000: Seismic structure of the Garret Fracture Zone and adjacent East Pacific Rise crest (NERC £75,278 plus ship time, with Prof. T.A. Minshull, Southampton)
  • 0000: Structure of transform margins (Royal Society £7,200)
  • 0000: The virtual Earth: On-line visual multimedia tutorials in Earth Science (University of Durham - £9,570 – Teaching and Learning Initiatives)
  • 0000: Tomographic seismic investigation of accretionary processes occurring at the slow-spreading Reykjanes Ridge, Mid-Atlantic Ridge (University of Durham - £8,729)