What Lies Beneath: exploring our deep seas and understanding the hazards

Abstract:

Incredibly, we know less about the deep seafloor on Earth than we do about the surface of Mars. Recent deep sea exploration has revealed enormous underwater landslides that caused tsunamis and has provided evidence of large volume sediment flows that travelled over hundreds of kilometres at such speeds that they broke important communications cables. Advanced and robust technology is needed to explore the deep seas and some insights will be provided into how this is possible, with some fascinating images of just how alien the ocean floor can appear.

About the Speaker:

Mike_Clare
Mike Clare is a Senior Engineering Geologist at Fugro Geoconsulting Limited and a Researcher at the National Oceanography Centre.