DynaMOD: An oceanographic and sediment DYNAmic MODelling study of MOunded contourite Drifts Ghent University
The aim of this project is to study in very high resolution the past (Quaternary) and present-day evolution of a submarine sedimentary deposit (contourite drift), created by bottom currents, located offshore Ireland. Through the use of a multidisciplinary approach, combining geology, geophysics and physical oceanography we aim to understand and reconstruct the driving oceanographic processes.
The object of the assignment is the preparation and evaluation of a new LAT reference surface for the Belgian part of the North Sea for cartography and navigation purposes.
Services include the analysis and processing of existing measurements with the aim of defining a reference surface for cartography and navigation.
Inventory and documentation of algorithms and procedures underlying the existing LAT surface....
Understanding and predicting the bio-geomorphological development of new mangrove forests in a tropical river delta. University of Antwerp
Achieving food security across the agro-ecosystems in the Galapagos Islands in a context of change KU Leuven
The understanding of the Galapagos’ agro-ecosystems and its responses to climate change, addressing uncertainties associated with the fluctuation of natural resources and variation of socio-economic activities, will lead to more effective and resilient food security management programs, which ensure stakeholders engagement, reduce societal inequalities, and promote inclusive resource use. This research project aims to understand the complex ...
Understanding how glacier dynamics is recorded in lake and fjord sediments (GLADYS) Ghent University
The goal of this research is to identify the signature of glacier dynamics in lake and fjord sediment
s. To do so, we (1) collect evidence of historical glacier variability through remote sensing and written and iconographic archives, and (2) compare the recent glacier evolution with changes in the properties of proglacial sediments from lakes or fjords.
- Quantifying and understanding geomorphic processes (e.g. catchment sediment export, gully erosion, landsliding) at regional, continental and global scales through the integration and analysis of legacy data, modeling and fieldwork.
- Better understanding land degradation and hydro-geomorphic hazards, their causes, interactions and impacts with a focus on the Global South.
- Contributing to land and catchment management ...
Towards efficient and detailed analysis of turbidite records for geo- and climate hazard reconstructions – An integrated approach combining X-ray CT, magnetic, grain-size and geochemical analysis Ghent University
Turbidite records can provide valuable information on the past occurrence and magnitude of several types of geo- and climate hazards. They have been used to reconstruct earthquake recurrence and rupture patterns, flood and lahar histories, rockfall events etc. Furthermore, detailed analysis of turbidite sedimentary structures, fabric and texture has the potential to allow reconstructing sequences and timelines of the geo- and climate hazards, ...