Formed in 1991 as a result of the University Grants Committee (UGC)
review of UK Geology Departments, we are a small group who are
interested in the dynamics of the world's ocean basins and their margins.
To date, we have participated in four research cruises on the RRS
Charles Darwin, one on the RRS James Clark Ross and one on the commercial
ship, GECO Prakla. The cruises have been collaborative efforts with
scientists from the Universities of Birmingham and Durham, the
Southampton Oceanography Centre, the British Antarctic Survey and, the
Institute of Earth Sciences in Barcelona. The cruise data have been the
subject of three Ph.D theses and several publications.
The group maintains a small network of SUN workstations and has access
to the ProMax, GeoQuest, GeoTracker, ERDAS, ErMapper, GMT and MB software
systems for the processing and display of underway geological and geophysical
This web site offers an overview of the group's activities. New data will be
released via this site as it becomes available.
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Oxford
Oxford OX1 3PR
Switchboard: 44 (0) 1865 272 000
Direct Fax: 44 (0) 1865 272 032