Marine and Environmental Geology

General information

Coordinator
Register date
01/01/1998
Code
XM2

Contact

Address
Facultade de ciencias do mar (campus de Vigo, Lagoas-Marcosende)
Phone
986 812 004
Website
http://www.geoma.net/

Research areas

Research lines
Evolution of the climate in the last 30 to 200 k years (Global Change) and its implications for the assessment of Global Warming and climatic variability.
ITCZ, integral management of the coastal zone: environmental impact, coastal engineering, pollution, with special emphasis on the understanding of the integral dynamics of the Galician Rías.
Prospecting of geological resources.
Marine geological risks.
Hydrogeology.
Geophysical prospecting (acoustic, magnetic and electrical) and analysis of geochemical data. Acquisition, analysis, processing and numerical modelling of the swell and transport conditions in marine sedimentary environments.
Keywords
Sedimentology
physical properties of sediments
petrology
geochemistry characterization
cartographies themed
high resolution seismic
hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics
environmental impact
technical and acoustic sediment sampling
environmental magnetism
paleomagnetism
magnetostratigraphy

Technological offer

Services offered
Sedimentology:
Modelling of present-day sedimentary environments.
Environmental quality assessment of sedimentary environment.
Mapping:
Bathymetry.
Thematic mapping gis/xis.
Environmental susceptibility mapping.
Seismic characterization of the seabed:
Multibeam echosounder.
Side scan sonar.
Sub-bottom profiler.
Dredge: shipeck, van veen, box corer.
Piston and gravity corers.
Characterization of physical properties of marine sediments:
Grain size analysis (sieving, nephelometry and laser)
Sem/bs determination of general texture, sphericity, roundness and quartz surficial texture colour (spectrophotometry)
Magnetic properties: susceptibility (at different frequencies and temperatures) and remanence (j, arm, irm, af)
Gamma density
Vp
Resistivity
Geochemical characterization of marine sediments:
Total inorganic carbon
Total organic carbon (toc, om)
Elemental analysis of marine samples
Heavy metal assessment
Mineral characterization by x-ray diffraction
Petrology:
Thin section characterization of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks by optical and electron microscopy (sem).
Mineralogy diagnosis by x ray difraction.
Coastal engineering and hydrodynamics:
Currents and waves measurements.
Measurement of beach profile and planform
Wave modeling.
Beach equilibrium and sediment balance modelling.
Sediment and archeological objects dating:
Palaeomagnetic, archaeomagnetic and magnetostratigraphic dating and thermal demagnetization alternating fields
Interpretation and calibration of radiocarbon data.
Micropaleontology.
Pb.
Cs.
Environmental impact reports:
Evaluation, effects and incidences.
Remediation measurements.
Assessments of environmental risks.

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