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The study area in my project is the North Atlantic Ocean, comprising the Norwegian margin, the eastern Greenland margin, the western Barents Sea margin, the western Svalbard margin and adjacent fjord systems, and the work involves interpretation and analyses of 2D and 3D seismic data, TOPAS high-resolution seismic profiles, bathymetric records and sediment cores.

My PhD project focuses on the character, the failure pattern and possible triggering mechanisms of mass movements and involves interpretation and analyses of 2D and 3D seismic data, bathymetric records and sediment cores

The PhD study is separated into three projects: (i) An overview study on submarine slides in the North Atlantic and in adjacent fjord systems, (ii) a case study on mass movements in the Hardangerfjorden system, and (iii) a study on triggering mechanisms of mass movements and preconditions to slope failure, in which slide modeling is to be included.

My PhD project is furthermore part of the ESF FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network on Glaciated North Atlantic Margins (GLANAM), which has its research focus on knowledge gaps related to the large glacigenic sedimentary depocentres within the North Atlantic Ocean.