Several members of ESE (Ian Bastow, Alex Coleman, Jenny Collier, Christopher Jackson, Bhavik Lodhia, Craig Magee, Carl McDermott) attended and presented at the Rifts III conference hosted by the Geological Society of London and convened by ESE’s very own Al Fraser.
Chris Jackson braved Zone 5 of the London Underground system to give a talk to the Harrow and Hillingdon Geological Society (9th March). His talk was entitled ‘Salt of the Earth’.
As part of the Norwegian Research Council-founded MIMES (Mechanical Implications of Magma Emplacement in Sedimentary Sequences) and DIPS (Dynamics of Igneous Plumbing Systems in Sedimentary Basins) projects, on which they are both co-Is, Craig Magee (@drcraigmagee) and Chris Jackson (@seis_matters) engaged in a live ‘tweeting’ session as they interpreted one of the world’s largest sill-like igneous intrusions imaged in seismic reflection data from the NW Shelf of Australia. The ‘Chandon’ sill, so-called after the 3D seismic survey in which it is best-imaged, is 70 km long and 40 km wide. In short, it’s a monster. Follow the DIPS-MIMES project on Twitter at @magma_pulse.
Gaia Stucky de Quay has been awarded the Ian Hillier Academic Award from the London Petrophysical Society and a grant to continue her work on geochemical analysis of core samples from her buried channel in the Bressay region of the North Sea.
Sam Brooke has been awarded funds from the BSG and Geological Society to continue his fieldwork in Death Valley, USA as part of his search for climate signals stored in alluvial fan sediments.
The Basins Research Group (BRG) at Imperial College London focuses on the geodynamic, struc-tural, and stratigraphic evolution of sedimentary basins. This range of ac-tivities is centred around a multidisciplinary group of Earth Scientists who are committed to understand-ing the fundamental geo-logical processes opera-ting in evolving sediment-ary basins, and the application of this under-standing to determining the nature, origin and occurrence of natural resources (see Themes).