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Aaron & Siobhán at GEOHAB 2018

15 May 2018

UCC Marine Geosciences Research Group represented at GEOHAB2018

Last week Dr Aaron Lim and PhD student Siobhán Burke travelled to Santa Barbara, California for GEOHAB's (Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping) annual conference. PhD student Siobhán Burke gave a talk during session 6 of the conference which focused on Marine Minerals. This was Siobhán's first international talk of her amazing research she is doing here at UCC. It was titled "Exploration for Offshore Placer Deposits: Integrating Shallow Seismics with High Resolution Seabed Mapping Techniques- NW Mayo, Ireland".

Dr Aaron Lim gave two talks during session 9 of the conference which focused on Deep-Water Coral Habitats. The first talk Aaron presented based on his work titled "High Resolution Facies Zonation and Survey Design at a Deep-Water Coral Mound; the case of Piddington Mound Porcupine Seabight, NE Atlantic". The second talk Aaron gave was introducing the amazing project being carried out by the team here at UCC "Mapping, Modelling and Monitoring Key Processes and Controls on Cold-water Coral Habitats in Submarine Canyons (MMMonKey_Pro), under Professor Andy Wheeler. Aaron even impressed the crowd with a video mosaic of a cold-water coral mound, while he explained habitat characterisation.

The GEOHAB 2018 conference saw geologists, biologists, acousticians, statisticians, spatial analysts and environmental managers from all around the world come together so that they could exchange knowledge and ideas in relation to ocean management and mapping.

More information on the conference can be found at the following link ->

Marine Geosciences Research Group

University College Cork

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, North Mall Campus, University College Cork, North Mall, Cork City, T23 TK30