Modelling of present-day sedimentary environments.
Environmental quality assessment of sedimentary environment.
Thematic mapping gis/xis.
Environmental susceptibility mapping.
- Seismic characterization of the seabed:
Side scan sonar.
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)
- 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
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
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.
- Environmental impact reports:
Evaluation, effects and incidences.
Assessments of environmental risks.