Department of Earth Science

Glaciated North Atlantic Margins (GLANAM)

Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) 2013-2017

Colm O’Cofaigh

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GLANAM aims at improving the career prospects and development of young researchers in both the public and private sector within the field of earth science, focusing specifically on North Atlantic Glaciated Margins. The scientists will perform multi-disciplinary research and receive training through interconnected work packages that collectively address knowledge gaps related to the large, glacial age, sedimentary depocentres on the North Atlantic Margin.

The scientific goal of GLANAM is to determine the controls on the development, in time and space of glaciated continental margins. Research objectives will focus on:

1. The role of different glacial/non-glacial sedimentary processes in shaping the glaciated NA margins.

2. The extent, timing and rates of decay of marine- based ice sheets.

3. The influence of ice ages on hydrocarbon systems.

4. The influence of climate change and sedimentary processes on the fluid flow (and gas hydrate) systems.

5. To identify the controlling factors and the role of submarine mass movements (with resulting tsunamis) on the glaciated NA margins.

All posts will be located at one of the partners institutions: University of Bergen (UoB), University of Tromsø (UoT), University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), North Energy Exploration, Durham University (UDUR), Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), University of Ulster (UoU), Denmark and Greenland Geological Survey (GEUS)

For more information on the GLANAM project, visit http://www.glanam.org/, or contact the coordinator: Prof. Hans Petter Sejrup (UoB) sejrup@geo.uib.no

GLANAM receives funding from the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union’s 7th  Framework Programme under REA grant agreement no. 317217.