Scrips Institution of Oceanography University of California San Diego (SIO-UCSD), San Diego, US

Outgoing phase institution

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography mission is to seek, teach, and communicate scientific understanding of the oceans, atmosphere, Earth, and other planets for the benefit of society and the environment. Since its founding in 1903, the institution has expanded its scope to include studies of the physics, chemistry, geology, biology, and climate of the Earth. Hundreds of research programs are underway today in a wide range of scientific areas on every continent and in every ocean. The Geosciences Research Division is one of the research sections of Scripps with interests that cover a wide variety of topics in the atmospheric, marine and solid Earth sciences, and in many cases, these topics are cross-disciplinary. Research activities encompass modeling studies, laboratory experiments, and field-based expeditions, including ship-time.

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Institute of Marine Sciences – Spanish National Research Council (ICM-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

Return phase institution

The Institute of Marine Sciences is one of the 71 institutes or centres that belong to the Spanish National Research Council. The ICM is entirely devoted to the study of oceans and seas and is the largest marine research center in Spain and one of the most important in the Mediterranean region. The ICM’s long experience and a team of specialists in different fields of oceanographic research (physics, chemistry, geology and biology) give the institute a broad vision of the marine ecosystem, and the ability to assess changes and human impacts on the environment and seek appropriate solutions. The ICM researchers have been involved in national and international projects and in oceanographic surveys in almost all the seas and oceans of the world. The ICM publishes Scientia Marina, the only scientific journal dedicated to oceanography that is published in Spain. As public institutions, the ICM is also committed to communicating and disseminating the knowledge acquired through their activities.

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Hector Perea Manera

Project PI

Hector is a researcher in geology focused on localization and characterization of active faults and seismic hazard. He has worked on a broad set of active tectonics processes, from regional seismotectonics to site paleoseismological trenching studies. As a result, he has extensive experience in the characterization of the recent activity of active faults, seismotectonic and paleoseismological analysis, stratigraphy and structural seismic profile interpretations, to extract as much meaningful information as possible to be used in seismic hazard studies.

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Neal Driscoll

Project supervisor outgoing phase

Neal is professor of geosciences at SIO-UCSD. His primary interest is in tectonic deformation and the evolution of landscapes and seascapes and manages a lab focus in these research topics ( His research has been primarily focused on the sediment record to understand the processes that shaped the earth, on unconformity generation and stratigraphic development in tectonically active settings.


Eulàlia Gràcia Mont

Project supervisor return phase

Eulàlia is a senior researcher at ICM-CSIC. Her research interest is focused on the study of the active faulting at sea and their implications for seismic and tsunami hazards. She is also involved in the integration of the onshore-offshore information about active faults. To this end, she primarily works with modern techniques of seismic imaging, swath bathymetry and coring.


This project has received funding from the European Union's horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No 6657769

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