Rift and rifted margin deep-water depositional systems: Application to Late Jurassic – Early Cretaceous rifting on the NCS (DeepRift)
Generate new understanding of the deposits within deep-water continental rift basins and rifted continental margins
The DeepRift project aims to generate new understanding of the deposits within deep-water continental rift basins and rifted continental margins with a focus on the Gulf of Corinth, Greece, and the Norwegian continental shelf. We will investigate how the structural evolution of rift sedimentary basins interacts with environmental change (e.g. climate and sea-level) to control the source(s), timing and routing of sediment into deep-water rift basins, and the location, geometry and heterogeneity of the resulting deep-water rift deposits.
Funding: NFR Project no 308805
Project Period: 01/01/2020 to 31/03/2024
Project Leader: Rob Gawthorpe (UiB-GEO)
Involved people at UiB: Rob Gawthorpe, Atle Rotevatn, Ritske Huismans, Isabelle Lecomte, Nele Meckler, Rolf Pedersen
Project Partners: UiB, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (Greece), Imperial College (UK), National And Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), Northern Arizona University (USA), University of Leeds (UK), Université de Lorraine (France), University of Southampton (UK), Aker BP, ConocoPhillips, Equinor, Neptune Energy, Wintershall