Institute of Applied Geoscience (IAG)

Geoscience Seminars Archive

We have an exciting programme of seminars throughout the year. Listed below are the events that we have enjoyed so far this year.

Upcoming Earth and Environment seminars
Friday 16th March 2018 15:00 to 16:00

Geoscience Seminar - The hard parts of the Cambrian Explosion – fossils, molecules and the ‘biomineralization toolkit’

Presenter: Duncan Murdock, Oxford University, Museum of Natural History
Location: SEE Seminar Rooms 1&2, 8.119

The Cambrian Explosion was the most dramatic event in the history of animal life on Earth, yet the processes underlying it are poorly understood not least the role of biomineralization in driving...

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Wednesday 7th March 2018 16:00 to 17:00
Geoscience Seminar - Preliminary Design and Risk Management of Tunnels under Geotechnical Uncertainty

Geoscience Seminar - Preliminary Design and Risk Management of Tunnels under Geotechnical Uncertainty

Presenter: Spyridon Konstantis , Ruler Consult
Location: SEE Seminar Rooms 1&2, 8.119

Tunnels and underground works present a high level of risk, primarily attributed to the inherent uncertainties of the surrounding ground and the unforeseen conditions (and unforeseeable unknowns?)...

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Friday 16th February 2018 15:00 to 16:00

Geoscience Seminar - Structural controls on the formation of Irish Zn-Pb ore deposits: 3D insights into faulty fluid flow!

Presenter: John Walsh, University College Dublin
Location: SEE Seminar Rooms 1&2, 8.119

3D analysis and modelling of Irish Zn-Pb deposits provides an excellent basis for investigating fundamental structural controls on the origin and nature of mineral deposits. Irish-type deposits...

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Friday 9th February 2018 15:00 to 16:00

Geoscience Seminar - The Worms That Turned: How Burrowing Creatures Changed the World

Presenter: Liam Herringshaw, University of Hull
Location: SEE Seminar Rooms 1&2, 8.119

“When we behold a wide, mud-covered expanse, we should remember that its mixedness, on which so much of its ecology depends, is mainly due to all the inequalities having been slowly levelled...

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Friday 2nd February 2018 15:00 to 16:00

Geoscience Seminar - THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC MAGMATIC PROVINCE AND THE END-TRIASSIC MASS EXTINCTION

Presenter: Andrea Marzoli, University of Padova
Location: 10.125, School of Earth & Environment

The Censtral Atlantic Magmatic Province (CAMP) is a large igneous province that emplaced over 10 million square km in central Pangea before its break-up. Radioisotopic ages, biostratigraphic and...

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Friday 2nd February 2018 10:00 to 11:00
Geoscience Seminar - Landslide geohazard for pipeline of Natural Gas Transport. Experiences from TAP pipeline along Greek and Albanian territory

Geoscience Seminar - Landslide geohazard for pipeline of Natural Gas Transport. Experiences from TAP pipeline along Greek and Albanian territory

Presenter: Vasilis Marinos, , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Location: SEE Seminar Rooms 1&2, 8.119

Landslides represent a significant hazard for pipelines because they can generate permanent ground displacement and tend to result in complete failure or significant leaks, major environmental...

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Friday 26th January 2018 15:00 to 16:00

Flooding, coastal erosion, and shelf fans along the Santa Barbara Channel, Southern California

Presenter: Alex Simms , UC Santa Barbara
Location: SEE Seminar Rooms 1&2, 8.119

In recent weeks, flash flooding has brought deadly debris flows to the small mountain-side communities near the city of Santa Barbara, California.  These events provide a sober reminder that...

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