Chris Jackson visited Mary Ford and Guillaume Caumon at the Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France (7th-8th January, 2016) to discuss a collaborative research project focused on stochastic model of near-fault deformation patterns. It transpires that geologists and numerical modellers speak very, very different languages…as part of this trip, Chris gave an invited talk entitled ‘Hot Rocks Under Our Feet; Seismic Reflection Imaging of Igneous Rocks’, focusing on the how 3D seismic reflection data provide new insights into the processes and products of magma intrusive in the Earth’s crust, and the plumbing systems of ancient volcanoes.
Members of the Basins Research Group (BRG) decamped to Oslo, Norway to visit seismic acquisition, processing and interpretation company CGG to view some of their new, state-of-the-art, broadband 3D seismic reflection data. These data, collected over large parts of the North Sea Basin, reveal, in exquisite detail, intra-crystalline basement structure and the geometry of overlying rift basins. They will now be used as part of the Norsk Forskningsrad-funded (Research Council of Norway), Statoil-supported, MultiRift project.
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).