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Marine geology

In marine geology we study rocks and sediments in oceans and seas. We try to understand the physical, chemical and biological processes affecting them. We use sea floor mapping, seismic, gravitational and electromagnetic techniques, as well as examinations of laminar sediments containing microfossils, to reveal the structure and history of the sea bottom. From this we can make conclusions about, for example, outflows from land, biological production, oxygenation and climate change. We are also interested in how geological processes, such as sedimentation, affect our cultural heritage.


People at our department are engaged in the following sub-topics of marine geology. Please click on the names to read more about what we do in the different sub-topics.

Applied marine geology

Kjell Nordberg

Marine environmental geology

Kjell Nordberg

Marine isotope geology / isotope chemistry

Kjell Nordberg

Marine sedimentology

Charlotte Björdal

Torsten Linders

Marine stratigraphy

Kjell Nordberg

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