Dr Angus Best

Contact details

Position: 
Head of Marine Geoscience, Leader of Marine Geophysics
Group: 
Marine Geoscience
Email: 
angus.best@noc.ac.uk
Location: 
Southampton
Telephone: 
+44 (0)23 8059 6577

Profile

Biography

As Head of Marine Geoscience, I am responsible for strategic science direction, income and workforce planning. As Marine Geophysics Team Leader with expertise in the physical properties of rocks and sediments, my research interests include: seismo-acoustic, electrical and geotechnical properties of marine sediments, gassy sediments and gas hydrate-bearing sediments. Seismic and electrical properties of hydrocarbon reservoir rocks, seismic attenuation, anisotropy and carbonates; physical properties of massive sulphide deposits. Applications to: marine geohazard assessment (seafloor slope failure); impacts on global climate change (e.g., seabed methane gas venting); seabed structures, pipeline and cable route surveys; military sonar performance; hydrocarbon exploration, reservoir development, enhanced oil recovery and monitoring; geological CO2 storage; deep sea mining.

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