Earthquake Seismology and Geodynamics
  • Developing advanced seismic imaging techniques to estimate physical properties
  • Understanding subduction zone processes leading to mega-thrust earthquakes
  • Measuring fluid input into the mantle
  • Developing new robust techniques to assess hazard and risk associated with earthquakes
  • Developing new more sensitive tools for hydrocarbon exploration in complex geological areas
  • Modelling rifting a basin evolution
  • Creating novel e-Science applications in Seismology

Our internationally renowned research group brings together seismology, geodynamics and geodesy to develop new approaches to derive quantitative Earth models in various tectonic settings, from rifted margins and basins through to subduction zones and large scale continental faults.

Together with our national and international partners we conduct large field studies all over the globe. Our newly established seismic instrument pool of 30 broadband and about 50 short period stations gives us the unique opportunity to bring together field experiments and new quantitative inversion techniques to study fundamental Earth processes.

Our work advances quantitative understanding of fundamental Earth processes and directly benefits industry (hydrocarbon/civil engineering/reinsurance) and has societal impact in terms of hazard and risk reduction.