Institutt for geovitenskap, Det matematisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet
I am a research scientist in marine geophysics at the department of Earth Science, University of Bergen (UiB), and associated to the K.G.J. Centre for Deep Sea Research and the Norwegian Ocean Observation Laboratory. I am also an adjunct scientist at the department of Geology and Geophysics (G&G) of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).
My research aims at understanding how hydrothermal systems persist, function and respond to external oceanic and crustal forces by studying the coupling between sub-surface flow and oceanic and crustal conditions that is fundamental for assessing energy budget, transport for deep-sea-relevant resources and productivity of associated hydrothermal ecosystems. I approach this topic through a mix of observational work, data analysis, and modeling with the aim of integrating and reconciling complex flow observations into a coherent theoretical framework. Lately, I have been focusing on using state-of-the-art and innovative spectral analysis and theoretical poroelastic and thermal models to illuminate the origin, patterns and cause-and-effect relationships in hydrothermal flow response to ocean and crustal phenomena (tides, eruptions, earthquakes).